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Bea Last's Visual Art Summer School

An intensive short course for young people that will cover various elements of the creative visual art process.

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From the 11th - 21st July 2022, artist Bea Last held a "Visual Art Summer School" for young people (ages 16-30) in Dumfries & Galloway at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

Each day presented a specific focus each day, such as creative drawing, drawing to perform, sculptural forms, printmaking, sketchbooks, and collage. Participants also considered documentation, installation, sourcing material and creating personal development projects in order to develop an experimental body of work, enabling the development of artistic practice.

About Bea Last

Bea Last is a visual artist based in Dumfries and 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; Geuzenmaand2022, The Netherlands and the Anatonomy 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.