MENTORING SESSIONS AVAILABLE NOW, booking in advance is advised.
One to One online Mentoring Sessions are available with Bea . These are tailored to suit your needs and can be weekly / monthly / quarterly or an intense focused session to support you through imminent creative issues. Please contact me via email for further details and cost. Please note these sessions are affordable as they are aimed at fellow artists.
- SPECIAL NEEDS
- CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
- ELDERLY & VULNERABLE
- ONE TO ONE SESSIONS
- RECENT GRADUATES
- PORTFOLIO PREPARATION
- ARTIST STATEMENTS & APPLICATIONS
- ADVICE & SIGNPOSTING
- BEA HAS ADVANCED DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND AND IS PVG CERTIFIED
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WHAT IS MENTORING?
Mentoring is different to teaching. It is led by the mentee . The Mentor is there to support you , to offer advice, to signpost and guide you. The Mentor is there to help in a non judgemental way and all held in confidence.
A Mentee may be a recent graduate looking for support in order to establish their creative practice or a more mature artist looking to pick up their career after having taken a break. Perhaps you are an artist seeking support with a project or an established artist looking for some peer mentoring.
HOW DO THE MENTORING SESSIONS WORK?
Mentoring sessions are available in a variety of ways and are flexible depending on your needs. From one off sessions through to regular meetings .They can be as frequent or infrequent as you desire and are guided by your wants and needs. An online session for example generally lasts and hour and includes preparatory and written feedback from myself. The frequency of the sessions is led by the client and consist of a one off session or regular sessions over the course of the year. For booking a group of sessions, four or more, please ask for discounted rates.
HOW I CAN HELP…..
As a mentor I can help support you through your practice. Artists statements, C.V’s and applications . Mentoring is supportive and will help in a non-judgmental way to guide you through any issues you may be having. This could be help with writing an artist statement but could also be used to help you move your creative practice forward. I can help support you with marketing, publicity and international sales through to creative mark making, sketchbooks and the creative process.. Sometimes a conversation may be all that is needed, to help focus and clarify the artists intentions or support with forthcoming exhibitions, project proposals and applications. I have over 30 years experience of working in the creative industries having studied at art school for over five years. From community arts practice, arts in healthcare, corporate and private sectors, applications as an artist and as a selection board panel member for CABN – Creative Scotland (amongst others) . From Commercial galleries to Public galleries, Artist collectives and Open Studios.
Peer mentoring for Upland members!
We are offering 1:1 peer mentoring sessions for Upland Members, allowing artists and makers to gain peer support through a focused session with a fellow artist who has suitable experience.
These sessions are aimed at members working in any discipline and may be at any stage in their career, from emerging to established.
You can find out more on our website: https://www.weareupland.com/opportunities
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…
…The Visual Arts Summer Studio with Bea Last will run from 13th-29th July 2023 at @Gracefield Arts Centre. Spaces are limited, so book your place now! Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visual-art-summer-studio-tickets-559418254057
This is an intensive short course for young people that will cover various elements of the creative visual art process is open to all D&G based young people aged 16-25 years, and totally FREE!
‘Join artist Bea Last for a three 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 16-25 years. The course will take place over 9 days on the following dates: 13th – 15th July, 20th – 22nd July, and 27th – 29th July (Thurs-Sat over 3 weeks) 10:30am – 3pm (with a half hour lunch break) at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.This is a FREE opportunity but spaces are limited (12 spaces available.’ Upland For more information, and how to book tickets, follow the link: https://www.weareupland.com/opportunities/visual-arts-summer-studio-with-bea-last-2023Image: Bea Last’s Visual Arts Summer Studio 2022
TESTIMONIALS FROM CURRENT & PREVIOUS MENTEES….
” I was mentored by Bea through CABN with a number of one-to-one meetings. Bea was a fantastic mentor. She was generous with her knowledge and experience whilst being encouraging. She really helped me to look at where I was and where I wanted to be with my own work. I would say being mentored by Bea was invaluable for me and has helped me to go further in my career as an Artist ” – AMY WINSTANLEY, ARTIST.”Thanks to Upland I’ve been having some mentoring with @Bea Last Artist which has been fantastic. It’s really helped me focus and clarify my thoughts. One of the things Bea has helped me with is re-writing my artists statement, which I’ve been meaning to do for ages!” HELEN WALSH, DELICATES STICHES, ARTIST/MAKER
UpLAND creative process workshop 1&2nd July 2022 FREE Ages 30+
Upland Arts Summer School– For ages 16-30yrs. FREE. July 2022
Gracefield Arts Centre,Dumfries,Scotland .This course is aimed at those considering going to art school or are in need of getting a good portfolio together. We will look at the use of scetchbooks and contemporary art and artists. The emphasis is very much focused on the creative process.
BETTER LIVES PARTNERSHIP
– The Scottish charity that supports young adults on the Austism Disorder Spectrum http://www.betterlivespartnership.org.uk
Join Bea Last for a tutorial on how to create your own collages! This video is part of Better Lives Partnership’s work with our resident artist Bea Last, to create an online Art Community which provides accessible videos to enable the exploration of different art practices. See the rest of our tutorials in our Art Community playlist. If you would like to join our Online Art Community you can join our dedicated Teams site and request an art pack to provide you with materials that will be used in the videos here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FA...
GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
Bea Last Artist –INSIDE MY SKETCHBOOK :
Bea Last previously facilitated the GSA Widening Participation Portfolio Preparation course held at GRACEFIELD ART CENTRE DUMFRIES. This course was designed to help those wishing to apply to art school allowing supportive time to explore and experiment with a focus on sketchbooks . Led by a Professional Creative Practioner