Courses at West Dean College 2020


Short Courses at West Dean College in 2020 will include:
Drawing with the Senses
The Authentic Creative Self – finding your voice
The Authentic Creative Self – finding your power

More dates and course details for summer 2020 to follow….

Course dates and prices:  West Dean College

Telephone +44 (0) 1243 818300

Phone lines are open from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm 

Bookings and enquiries for West Dean Courses:

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Retreat Days and Workshops in Worthing, West Sussex UK – for Artists and Creators 

Are you feeling fully aligned with your deepest vision for your art practice and your life? Or have you fallen off course a little bit?

Perhaps you have been caught up with too many distracting tasks, been focusing too much on your goals, ambitions and outcomes and taking less time (not enough time) to simply be with the fullness and the depth of your ideas? Or perhaps you’ve been preoccupied with distractions….?

No matter what the reasons… If you’re feeling a little disconnected from what you love the most then it could be time to take a day out of the business and reconnect to what matters too you the most.

One day retreat/workshops are open to everyone and are designed to deepen your connection to your self, your imagination and your creativity.

Two and three day retreat/workshops are designed specifically for those of you who have worked with me before (either individually or in a group) and who want to deepen your connection to your truest love, your creativity, and your artistic and life vision.

Arrive from 9.30am for a 10am start. We will have a shared lunch and there will be plenty of time and space for you to re-connect with yourself, re-member your creativity, and share with others your concerns, fears and blocks and your most delicious and wildest dreams. Within a small, safe and supportive group of like minded people you will be given space and opportunity to re-align with your deepest vision for your art practice and your life and you will leave the day feeling more centred, more connected, more focused and more at peace with who you are and where you are going.


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About the workshop leader:

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

Veronique has worked in the arts for forty-five years. She makes her own art work (mostly painting and video right now), she sees clients 1-2-1 for creativity coaching and artists mentoring and she delivers workshops to groups in UK on her home and at West Dean College, both in West Sussex.

Having trained and worked as an artist, psychotherapist, coach and workshop leader, Veronique is particularly interested in how the quality of our relationships impact on our creativity. As well as making art from this perspective she has written about love in the context of Psychosynthesis theory and practice and is currently writing a book about creative process as a spiritual/devotional practice.

She exhibits and sells her artwork internationally, and has work in publications and collections worldwide.

She has a BA (hons) in Art and Design (Wood, Metals, Ceramics and Plastics, Brighton University),  an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology (Applied to Fine Art Practice  Middlesex University), a professional training in psychotherapy (Institute of Psychosynthesis, London) and she is also a Leadership Graduate. (CTI – The Coaches Training Institute (USA). She has been a practicing Buddhist since 1991 and has requested ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Tradition.

Veronique Maria is passionate about the importance of authentic self expression and believes creative integrity  transforms physical, psychological and spiritual health for individuals and societies.

Her dream is to create a residential retreat centre where artists and non artists can go for ‘hot house mentoring’ to explore their truest unbridled self expression in the context of being in service to others.

For workshop bookings and coaching/mentoring enquiries email:

For details about courses at West Dean College

Telephone +44 (0) 1243 818300

Phone lines are open from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm 

Bookings and enquiries for West Dean Courses:



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Dates of Retreats and Workshops in Findon, West Sussex, UK

More information coming soon…. 

International Courses 

Let me come to you – You gather your own group together and I’ll do the travelling