INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT RETREATS

façonnage bas reliefAt Solart studio, we are happy to share you our passion and  transmit you our professional expertise through our intensive individual development retreats of 3 or 10 days.

You can book a specific formation composed of a pre-established content that matchs your needs, or plan a personalized development program in collaboration with us to meet your specific needs.

View the available pre-established specific formations.

The training of your choice will be offered to you in 6 sessions of 3 hours of individual mentoring with the artist Michelle Lemire. These sessions will take place during the first 3 days of your development program. If you wish to spend more time in the studio to deepen your understanding of the techniques we transmitted you during your formation and explore new artistic avenues, you can turn your 3 day development program into a 10 days one by booking a consecutive complementary  period of artist residency of one week long.

To plan a custom development program tailored to your specific needs, we invite you to contact us directly.

VIEW THE AVAILABLE DATES AND BOOK AN INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT RETREAT PERIODE CORRESPONDING TO YOUR AVAILABILITY.

We invite you to consult the Studio page to review the complete description of the rooms, workstations and equipment available at the Solart studio gallery.

SCHEDULE OF AN INTENSIVE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT RETREAT:

DAY1 / Sunday:

  • Arriving at the artist loft dedicated to students during their training period at Solart studio starting from 4pm.
  • 1st night of your stay at the artist loft reserved for our students.
  • Block of 4 hours access to the workshop in the evening evening from 17h to 21h.

DAY2 / Monday:

  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm: individual mentoring sessions with artist Michelle Lemire.
  • 1 pm to 4 pm: individual mentoring sessions with artist Michelle Lemire
  • .Block of 4 hours access to the workshop in the evening evening from 17h to 21h.
  • 2nd night at the artist loft reserved for our students.

DAY 3 / Tuesday:

  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm: individual mentoring sessions with artist Michelle Lemire.
  • 1 pm to 4 pm: individual mentoring sessions with artist Michelle Lemire
  • .Block of 4 hours access to the workshop in the evening evening from 17h to 21h.
  • 3rd night at the artist loft reserved for our students.

DAY4 / Wednesday:

  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm: individual mentoring sessions with artist Michelle Lemire.
  • 1 pm to 4 pm: individual mentoring sessions with artist Michelle Lemire
  • .Block of 4 hours access to the workshop in the evening evening from 17h to 21h.
  • 4th night at the artist loft reserved for our students if you have chosen to extend your internship by adding a consecutive artist residency period of 1 week.

DAY 5,6,7,8,9 / Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday:

  • 9:00 am to 9:00 pm: Full day of access to the workstation of your choice.
  • 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10th night at the artist loft reserved for our students during their residency period at Solart studio.

DAY 10 / Wednesday:

  • Block of 4 hours access to the workshop in the morning from 9h to 13h.
  • Block of 4 hours access to the workshop in the afternoon from 13h to 17h.
  • Departure of the artist loft reserved for our students for 13h

The individual intensive development programs offered includes the following resources:

  • Unlimited access to a designated workstation of your choice and to the specialized equipment of the room where it is located without reservation every day during the period of residence between 9h and 21h.
  • Possibility to let your work in progress at your assigned workstation throughout the period of your residency.
  • Access to an individual storage shelf in a large cabinet to store your projects and belongings from the beginning to the end of your residency period.
  • Access to a complimentary  individual storage space including several shelves by your designated workstation to store your production.
  • Access a complimentary designated individual storage space in the kiln room.
  • Access to the laboratory and glazing room upon reservation.
  • Access to the foundry and finition room  upon reservation according to your experience.
  • Access to an outdoor work area for lost wax casting, raku and smoke firing upon reservation according to your experience.
  • Access to a bathroom.
  • Access to free parking.
  • Access to the raw materials sales service of the studio according to the current pricing.
  • Access to the firing service of the studio according to the current pricing.
  • Access to a computer for research in the office upon reservation.
  • Access to a large selection of technical reference documents to consult.
  • Access to a free wireless internet connection.
  • Access to free recycled clay from the studio upon availability.
  • Access to a private artist loft to accommodate you for a 3 or 10 days period according to your reservation.
  • Visibility to promote your artistic practice for free on the website and the news-letter of Solart studio Gallery if you wish.
  • Opportunity to collaborate to the realization of cultural activities organized by Solart studio gallery.
  • Access to a food and variety store within walking distance.
  • Access to the Petite-Nation-River within walking distance.
  • Access to a catering service that prepares food to take out and deliver in our area.
  • Access to a private shuttle service upon reservation to pick you up or drive you back to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport located 92 km from our property or another address within the same distance.
WHAT YOU MUST PAY:
  • Mentoring fees are $ 135 per 3-hour individual session: $ 135 x 6 sessions = $ 810. These fees are payable in full at the time of your reservation.
  • The fees for short-term periods of studio access are $ 25 per 4-hour block and $ 75 per full day. If you choose to reserve the 3-day internship : 3 blocks of 4 hours @ $ 25 only = $75. If you choose to reserve the 10-day internship : 3 blocks of 4 hours @ $ 25 = $ 75 + 7 additional full days @ $ 75 = $525. These fees are payable in full at the time of your reservation.
  • The purchase costs of raw materials if you choose to buy the materials you need for  your project at Solart studio gallery. This fee will be charged according to your needs and your use during your period of residence. We invite you to consult the list of raw materials available for sale at the workshop to make an estimate of the total cost of purchasing the materials you will need to carry out your respective project.
  • Firing service fees if the realization of your project requires firing and you choose to fire your pieces at our premise during your period of residence. The charges for the space occupied by your pieces in the kiln will be charged to you while the kiln is being load during your period of residence. We invite you to consult the firing service tab to find out how to book the service offered at the studio and to be able to estimate the total service charges generated by the quantity of pieces you wish to fire at the studio during the realization of your respective project.
  • Meal expenses, that is, your grocery bill if you choose to buy food at the nearby market and cook your meals in the kitchen provided for that purpose, or the fees of the catering service if you choose to order your meals in advance from «Frigo qui roule» the caterer that is available in our area. We invite you to visit their website  to know the available menus and how to book their service in order to estimate your meal costs or place your order.
  • The loft housekeeping service fee after your stay at $ 45. This fee is payable at the time of your reservation.
  • The private shuttle service fee of $ 105 per trip if you wish to be picked up or driven back at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport located 92 km from our hotel. These fees are payable at the time of your reservation.
WHAT SOLART STUDIO GALLERY OFFERS YOU FREE OF CHARGE TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR DEVELOPPEMENT PROJECT:
  • A private artist loft for students and artists in residence at the Solart studio gallery, offering all the essential amenities for a self-contained stay including a full kitchen with a stove and a large size refrigerator, counters and stools to prepare and enjoy your meals, a closed bathroom with shower and washer-dryer to do your laundry, a desk to work, a storage space, a large bed and a sofa bed for rest. Bedding, towels, toilet paper, dish soap, kitchenware, fan, electric heater, picnic table, Wi Fi and parking
  • Recycled clay from the studio on request according to availability to allow you to explore new avenues.
  • The loft housekeeping service following your visit if you book an artist residency period of 4 weeks or more.
  • Private Shuttle Service Fee if you book an artist residency period of 4 weeks or more and wish to be picked up or escorted back to Ottawa Macdonald International Airport -Cartier located 92 km from our establishment.