Explore the breadth of your creativity and uncover your passion and purpose. Work with image, text and form, guided by your senses through visualisation, meditation and process.
Your tutor is both an artist and mentor, providing you with a supportive and encouraging space for you to explore more of the breadth of your uniqueness as a creative individual.
Working with your senses, dreams and imagination, you will be led through a number of exercises designed to uncover, reveal and strengthen your creative core. Using your favourite materials and techniques, alongside some new ones, you will begin to express the essence of your creative self, through images, text, texture and form. Sixty percent of the course is working with the senses, using visualization, meditation and process, and forty percent is expressing your voice through materials.
You will be encouraged to take risks, to let go of any preconceived ideas you may have about yourself and your creativity, and to be really open to meet and explore your most authentic creative self.
This course is about experiential and experimental processes, not about making finished pieces. It is suitable for visual artists, writers, musicians and makers. No previous experience is necessary.
You will leave the course with a new found confidence in your creative self, a deeper understanding of your purpose for creating and a concrete plan around maintaining your practice in the following months.
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 until 9pm, 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)
Veronique Maria is passionate about the transformative power of creativity. She has worked as designer, artist and artists' mentor since 1970s and exhibits internationally. She 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. Since 1989 Veronique has received numerous grants, awards and international residencies, the most recent being a ‘Grants for the Arts’ award through Arts Council England to further develop her creative practice from 2020 through to 2022.
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