Visit to Maison des métiers d’art de Québec
Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec, a school of applied arts in Quebec City offering courses in ceramics, textile design and sculpture. I was given a tour of the school by it’s director, Carole Baillargeon.
The school offers a Techniques de métiers d’art professional training program, leading to a Diploma of College Studies in partnership with CEGEP Lemoilou.
Students are encouraged to develop technical and artistic skill in an environment that fosters entrepreneurship and professional practice. The daylight-flooded studios are well equipped and open to graduates for a time after school to provide much needed support as they transition into a career as an artisan/creator.
The school also offers a residency program available to both young artists and established professionals from Canada and abroad. Residencies take place from September to June from 4 to 6 weeks in duration. Proposals may be submitted anytime.