Easter Scholarship Competition – Last Chance

Deadline midday, Monday 10th February 2020

For those of you aged 16-20, you have until next Monday to apply for our Easter Scholarship Competition. LARA is offering two young people the chance to win a place on our Easter School | Drawing and Painting Bootcamp (30th March – 2nd April 2020, worth £870) and one runner-up the chance to be hosted for one week of the Easter School (subject to availability, worth £435). Entrants will be required to submit a portfolio of work, as well as a written statement. The lucky winners will not only have the opportunity to learn a new skill and discover the world of atelier training, but also boost their art portfolios and enrich their personal statements!

For more information on how to enter, read our previous post here.

What do our previous scholarship winners have to say?

We’ve had some fantastic scholarship winners over the years at LARA, each having shown real dedication to their work, as well as great talent and promise.

Edie Samuels: Summer Scholarship Competition Winner 2019

Edie Samuels - Chuck Close
Edie Samuels’ Chuck Close transcription for GCSE


I’ll be forever thankful for having had the opportunity to do LARA’s Summer School. As a young person, it was lovely to be around other artists who share an appreciation for and love of traditional methods of painting and drawing, giving me so much more confidence in pursuing this type of work myself. The course provided the fundamental skills that I desired to improve my art practice (particularly painting) and I have been able to employ these in my final year of A Level Art. After A levels, I currently intend to do an Art Foundation course, whilst saving up enough to hopefully pursue an atelier education, most definitely inspired by my time at LARA. My time at LARA has helped shape the way I see my potential as an artist in the future. The teaching and critique was in depth, tailored and to an unbelievably high standard. I loved every minute of the course and would most definitely recommend!

Follow Edie on Instagram @ediepencilsto see more of her work.


Hattie Quigley: Summer Scholarship Competition Winner 2019

Hattie Quigley - Scholarship Competition Winner


The course I took at LARA was unbelievably beneficial to my art and the whole time I just felt like a sponge absorbing information. Portraiture has always been my passion within art, so it was so nice to be able to gain fundamental skills specifically in that area. I learned so much about colour mixing and mixing flesh tones for skin, as well as different values and tones. At the moment I’m taking my A Levels, then hope to earn a living from commissions in my gap year, to hopefully go on to Glasgow School of Art after that.

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