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COURSES Led by Veronique Maria 


2018 and 2019

The Authentic Creative Self – Finding Your Voice
The Authentic Creative Self – Finding Your Power
Drawing with the Senses
Painting from imagination

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Retreat Days in Arundel,

West Sussex, UK.




Saturday 7th July 2018

 A Retreat Day for Artists 

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.

This one-off, one day retreat-workshop 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.

The retreat day will be held in Arundel on Saturday 7th July 10am – 5pm.

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.

Please book as early as you can. This group will be intentionally very small so places are very limited.

Please email for further details


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 is currently considering ordination.

Veronique Maria is passionate about the importance of authentic self expression and believes creative integrity  transforms 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 further information about all areas of Veronique’s work –
For workshop bookings and coaching/mentoring enquiries–  email:






Retreat Days in Arundel, West Sussex, UK. 2017


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23rd September 2017 (Arundel, West Sussex)
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COURSES at West Dean College, Near Chichester, West Sussex 

led by Veronique Maria


23 – 28 April 2017 at West Dean College

23rd – 28th September 2018 at West Dean College

A course for writers, visual artists, performers and makers, refine your creative focus and direction as you delve into the depths of your inner landscape. Learn how to establish a relationship with your core self through new pathways. From this new connection create authentic and powerful pieces. You will explore your own inner dialogue and then communicate this potent and authentic voice through creative expressions.

Line open from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Bookings and enquiries @ West Dean: +44 (0) 1243 818300



15 – 17 September 2017 at West Dean College

27th – 29th April 2018 at West Dean College

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.

Line open from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Bookings and enquiries @ West Dean: +44 (0) 1243 818300



8th November 2017 at West Dean College

20th September 2018 at West Dean College

Taster day – Beginners

Discover the joy of drawing with your senses to capture the essence of your subject. Experience and explore mark making techniques with different mediums.


9th – 11th February 2018 at West Dean College (dates to be confirmed – please check with West Dean Bookings Office) 

Weekend (Fri evening to Sunday afternoon)

Suitable for all

Discover how to both experience and draw your object with greater sensitivity using touch, smell and sound. Explore dynamic mark making techniques with different mediums to describe the essence of your subject.

Line open from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Bookings and enquiries @ West Dean: +44 (0) 1243 818300


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Retreats and Workshops in Arundel, West Sussex, UK

Retreat/workshop day – 10th June (10am-5pm)

other dates in July, September, and December to be confirmed soon.

please bookings and other information please email 

 International Courses 

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

Please email or phone me to discuss your requirements.



Veronique Maria:

phone +44 (0) 7939530771



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