West Dean College – Courses

PANDEMIC – numerous courses have been cancelled – 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.

Veronique’s courses at West Dean include:

The Authentic Creative Self – finding your voice

The Authentic Creative Self – finding your power

Drawing With the Senses

Drawing and Painting with the Senses

Courses have been postponed due to the pandemic – please contact West Dean College for up to date information about these courses. 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk


Bookings and enquiries:

Call: West Dean College on 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 full time self employed artist and artist’s 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 schools, college and University since 1980’s. She currently leads workshops as a short course tutor at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Near Chichester, West Sussex UK 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. She’s been practicing and teaching mindfulness and meditation since 1980’s and is currently training for ordination with the Triratna Buddhist Order.

In her own art practice Veronique explores ‘The Creative Process as a Devotional Practice’. Her mentors include Professors; Danny Rolph and Michael Tucker, Sir Antony Gormley, Simon Grennan, and Janine Antoni. Since 1994 Veronique is been a recipient of numerous grants and awards. Most recently, in December 2020 Veronique was awarded a DYCP grant from Arts Council England, to support further development of her creative practice.

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).