Expressive painting is a process in which you work from your senses, experiences and memories to make work. Through guided exercises discover ways to notice and respond more deeply, increase your scope for expression, and develop a more personal visual vocabulary.
The course begins with a process that will help you to identify and let go of any preconvieved ideas you may have of how one should paint. You will then be guided through a series of exercises that will help you to become more aware of, and to listen to, your own inner voice, your intuition. With this personal direction you then explore your creative urges and ideas that are waiting to emerge. The tutor will support you as you work with materials, ideas and means to express yourself, as you consider how you mix and apply paint, colour, texture, layering, removing/adding, mark-making, and using your body to paint confidently and intuitively.
Veronique brings a wealth of experience, teaching methods and processes to help students to achieve their potential, responding to each person so that you are challenged to learn. These include visualisation, guided mediation, individual and group discussion. She will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, take risks and be willing to fail in order to find new and innovative ways to express yourself.
By the end of the course you will have increased your confidence to explore, to experience more of the unknown for longer so that you can learn more, and increase trust in your own instinctive creative nature. You will have learned to notice more, to respond more deeply, increased your scope for expression and developed a more personal visual vocabulary.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
"The course was brilliant - Veronique Marie was a great tutor/mentor, and we were very lucky to have such a lovely studio to share between us! It was a real luxury. I loved the rest of the college facilites too."Tita, 2018
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.