On this course you will learn to escape from the rush of making, to slow down and gradually let go of the visual stimuli that can dominate how we respond creatively to a subject. The tutor encourages you to let your other senses, including smell, taste, touch and sound, come to the fore. Through structured exercises you will be guided to home in on these senses, the information they gather, and explore ways to describe your personal experience of different materials, including ink, pencil, pen, graphite, charcoal, chalk, paint, clays and paper.
The tutor will guide you to become more aware of subtle changes to your body sensation and movement, and ways to translate these into your mark-making.
You will leave the course with a heightened awareness of your senses, an increased visual and sensory language, more confidence to use everyday materials in experimental and playful ways, and a more relaxed and confident attitude towards drawing and self-expression.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Veronique Maria has a BA (hons) in Wood, Metals, Ceramics and Plastics from Brighton University, an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology (Applied to Fine Art Practice) from Middlesex and is a Leadership Graduate with The Coaches Training Institute USA. She has worked as designer, artist and artists' mentor for forty years and exhibits internationally. She makes sculpture, painting and video and is passionate about the transformative power of creativity.