Mixed and other media

Intuitive painting – body, emotion, memory with Veronique Maria

Ref: S3D09263


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About this course

Intuitive painting is a process in which you work from your senses, experiences and memories. Through guided exercises discover ways to notice and respond more deeply. Increase and develop a more personal visual vocabulary.

Course Description

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.

Daily timetable

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.

Last day

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)

Course Materials


  • The course fee includes the cost of providing some paper, glue and drawing media and some flow medium to try shared amongst the group. More can be purchased as required throughout the course from the shop.

What students need to bring

  • Materials for collage - such as papers, texture, textiles
  • Any materials you feel inspired to bring intuitively
  • The materials you have at home that you love to use
  • Left over and unused materials you have at home and don't know what to do with them
  • A blanket and cushion
  • Warm clothes as layers
  • At least one object of personal significance/importance

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Your preferred painting media - acrylics, gouche or watercolours
  • Flow medium
  • Cartridge paper
  • Stretched canvas, un-stretched canvas or boards
  • Sketch book/s including an A5 sketch or note book
  • Pen to write with
  • Pencils and other drawing media - students to select their preferred type/s or be guided by the tutor
  • Optional extras: Soluble pencils, pastels, ink

"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

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.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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