Studio Hillside is an artist workspace located inside (and outside) of a beautiful, bright barn in rural Saint Lazare, Qc.
The space which served as a working barn for over 44 years, has been completely overhauled to host our respective art studios, a kitchen, photography area, workshop room, and bathroom.
It all started with Allison’s dream of a homestead studio, separate from the house. When the perfect property arose, with 3 acres, a 5 stall horse barn, bordering 12 acres of forest and nature trails, it seemed unquestionably too good to be true. But as any motivational speaker will tell you (and not to be too cliché) with fast action, a dream, and loads of HARD WORK, anything can happen. The task at times seemed insurmountable, but with the help of her husband Allen and good friend and Nancy J Farnum, Studio Hillside made a fast transformation to what it is today.
You can follow us on the progress and conversion here.
The beauty of the surroundings not only inspires, but serves as a wonderful stomping ground for Willow and Gretta, the resident studio dogs.
As this dream has evolved we have seen an immediate interest in art courses, workshops and collaborations. Please stay tuned as we develop our course content and event schedule.