Residencies & Retreats with Career Coaching & Art Mentoring on the French Riviera
By award-winning international curator & scholar,
Dr Wendy Gers,
at IARE studios, operated by Artist, Lauren Kearns, in Saint-Raphaël.
Residencies & Retreats
07 Sept – 25 Sep. 2020
28 Sep – 16 Oct. 2020
02 Nov – 20 Nov. 2020
04 Jan – 22 Jan. 2021
23 March – 09 April 2021
23 Nov – 04 Dec. 2020
07 - 18 Dec. 2020
25 Jan – 05 Feb 2021
08 - 19 Feb. 2021
01 - 12 March 2021
3-week Residency - USD 4 500
2-week Retreat - USD 3 500
Uplifting environment & transformational program
A charming Mediterranean sea-side port
Scenic Saint-Raphaël is centrally located on the Côte d’Azur, near several other exciting places: the historic port town of Fréjus with its Roman ruins, Nice & an unspoiled mountainous area called l’Esterel, where hikers & climbers thrive. Beach lovers will also be in sandy heaven! The outdoors is easily accessible, by foot, bicycle, car & public transport.
STUDIO FACILITIES & SCHEDULE
Well-equipped ceramics with new equipment
Located in a bustling commercial area, a 2-minute walk to the nearest bus stop, and a 25-minute walk to the town centre.
Coffee & tea, crockery, fridge, cutlery & microwave available.
Lodging to suit your lifestyle
Outstanding natural & cultural heritage
The program has been designed such that you have the weekends free to explore this beautiful area at your own pace. A treasure-chest of natural & cultural riches, the French Riviera & surrounding Var region offers you amazing museums, monuments, fresh produce markets, vineyards & much more.
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Your inspiring residency
Invest in & grow your art practice
Lauren received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City & MFA in Ceramics at the University of Oregon. Her passion for ceramics has been developed & expressed through her work in porcelain.
Lauren has worked in a variety of capacities in the ceramic and art field. She has taught ceramics & drawing at university level, as well as being a studio artist in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Puget Sound area, Carbondale & Loveland CO.
As the Executive Director for the Carbondale Clay Center 2004-2009, her primary focus was community outreach & engagement. She also worked extensively in continuing education in Santa Barbara, CA, teaching ceramics & drawing.
Her work has been shown in a number of well-known galleries around the United States & in Xixang, China. Lauren's work has also been featured in 500 Pitchers & 500 Teapots, both published by Lark Books & in the recent publication, American Artwork 2018.
All residencies are offered on the basis of obtaining sufficient enrollments. Residencies may be cancelled if the minimum viable number of enrollments is not obtained. In this unlikely event, participants will receive full reimbursement of all payments received. An extensive Terms and Conditions brochure is available to download.
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