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Visual Arts Summer Studio with Bea Last

Join artist Bea Last for a two week visual art summer studio - an intensive short course for young people that will cover various elements of the creative visual art process.

Deadline: 4/07/2022

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Join artist Bea Last for a two week visual art summer studio - an intensive short course for young people that will cover various elements of the creative visual art process.

This course is for young people from Dumfries and Galloway, aged 16-30 years. 

The course will take place over 8 days on the following dates: 11th – 14th July and 18th – 21st July (Monday-Thursday over 2 weeks, 10:30am - 4pm) at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

This is a FREE opportunity but spaces are limited (12 spaces available), so you will have to book here.

Booking will close on the 4th July.

 
About the course:
Each day will present a specific focus such as creative drawing, drawing to perform, sculptural forms, printmaking, sketchbooks and collage. Participants will also consider documentation, installation, sourcing materials and create personal development projects in order to develop an experimental body of work, enabling the development of artistic practice.

These workshops may help to boost your portfolio or just help you explore or develop your creative practice!

About the tutor:
Bea Last is a visual artist based in Dumfries & Galloway with a process-led practice that explores drawing in its broadest sense.

From illustration to sculptural drawings Bea’s practice has developed over the last 30 years and she has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include PLACEing Objects at SpudWORKS, Sway, New Forest, 2020; Geuzenmaand2020, VlaardingenMuseum and World Art Delft, The Netherlands, 2020; Geuzenmaand 2022, The Netherlands and the Anatomy Lesson Revisited - 2023, Netherlands

Bea is an experienced mentor and tutor, facilitating and designing workshops for a range of participants. Bea has previously worked with Glasgow School of Art as a tutor for their Widening Participation Portfolio Preparation Course and is a Professional Creative Practitioner /Support Worker for Better Lives Partnership - autism network Dumfries and Galloway. 

Bea has also previously mentored for Upland on our Emerge Bursary Programme.

Find out more about Bea’s practice here.

Find out more about what the course includes here.

If possible, please bring a packed lunch with you. The Gracefield cafe is open Tuesday - Thursday (please note, the cafe is closed on Mondays).

We have some small bursaries available to help with some additional costs (such as travel, lunches, etc). If this support would be helpful for you then please contact us here - amy@weareupland.com

 

Supported by: The Holywood Trust and the Regional Arts Fund (Dumfries & Galloway Council).