Residency at the Vermont Studio Center

I’m day dreaming about my residency at the Vermont Studio Center  at the end of the month.  I’ll join other Vermont artists for a week of self guided work up north in Johnson, VT.  I’ve never visited the center but everyone who has spent time there has rave reviews of their experience so I’m looking forward to it.  I was actually meant to attend last year, but had to defer for a year.  Now that the date for departure is approaching I’m wondering how to spend my time.  Should I spend time in their well equipped shop

experimenting with metals and tools that  I don’t often use?  Should I keep my time there unstructured and simply experiment with different materials I’ve had on the back burner?  Or should I have a project and goal in mind?  I’ve been thinking of making some “stabiles”, mobiles with an armature that sit on a flat surface.  Or another idea I’ve wanted to work on is a large kinetic wall piece.  Well, hopefully I’ll have some sort of game plan by the time I get there and it may just include a little of all these ideas.  For now I’ll just keep daydreaming….