West Dean College – Courses

COVID-19 – The following courses are scheduled to run subject to government safety guidelines – please check with West Dean College for up to date details: https://www.westdean.org.uk/coronavirus

Veronique Maria’s Courses 2020-21

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation,

West Dean, Near Chichester, PO18 0QZ West Sussex, UK.


Drawing and Painting with the Senses – 22nd October 2020

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The Authentic Creative Self – finding your voice – 15-17 January 2021


Bookings and enquiries:

Call: 01243 818300 (Phone lines open 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday)

email: bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk


About the course leader:

Veronique Maria is passionate about creativity and enabling authentic self expression in everyone.

Veronique has worked in the arts since 1975 and has been a self employed artist and artists mentor since 1996. She has trained and worked as a transparency retoucher, artist, designer, psychotherapist, and coach and has been mentoring artists one to one, leading workshops and teaching in University since 1980’s. She leads workshops as a short course tutor at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Near Chichester, West Sussex and hosts creativity retreats at her home in Worthing, West Sussex.

Veronique is interested in how our relationship with ourselves, others and all things, influences and effects our creativity. From a psycho-spiritual perspective she’s particularly intrigued with how love transforms. In her own art practice she explores ‘The Creative Process as Devotional Practice’. Veronique’s mentors include Professors; Danny Rolph and Michael Tucker, Sir Antony Gormley, Simon Grennan, and Janine Antoni.

Veronique Maria has an honours degree in Art and Design (Wood, Metal, Ceramics, Plastics – Brighton University), a Masters Degree in Psychosynthesis (Psychosynthesis Applied to Fine Art Practice – Middlesex University), and professional trainings in psychotherapy (Institute of Psychosynthesis, London), coaching (CTI London) and Co-Active Leadership Co-Active Training Institute, USA). Other experience includes teaching in school, college and university, and over three decades of interior and landscape design, Tantra, energy healing, mindfulness and meditation. Veronique is currently training for ordination with the Triratna Buddhist Order.