TRAINER & MENTOR
Since 2004 Maria has trained hundreds of other artists to be effective artist facilitators. She has also devised and delivered training for artists wishing to work in the Arts in Health sector.
In 2014 Bangor University accredited two courses. Professional Practice (previously known as The Bigger Picture) trained artists and craftspeople on the business of self-employment. Artist Facilitator Training Skills equips artists to devise and deliver high quality workshops based on their own creative practice.
From 2001 – 2007 Maria was the Arts Business Mentor for North West Wales for Cultural Enterprise.
Maria has mentored five professional artists through the Arts Council of Wales training and mentoring grant scheme.
Do get in touch if you would like to commission training or mentoring.
Some quotes from participants
“Maria’s work has enriched my professional life for many years. She taught dance and dramatherapy students to use withies to create body extensions, which enhanced embodied storytelling and created new movement vocabulary for the trainees and the clients they work with.
Her doctoral research invited me to tell the story of the Witte Wieven (Wispy Marsh Women) to a live audience whilst she drew the movements of the telling simultaneously, creating an embodied narrative line.”
Dr Ditty Doktor – Dramatherapist
“Maria brought so much experience and helpful information to the mentoring process and was also very encouraging and generous with her knowledge. I was able to learn so much from Maria and put those things into place. Some ten years on, I now practice solely as a freelance artist and all that I learned from Maria in my mentoring process underpins much of what I do.”
“The whole course was great. Most valuable was the presentation and discussion of the lesson plans. Really valuable to share ideas and practice. Brilliant, thank you.”
Artist Facilitator Training Skills course participant.
“Lots of very useful information and practical exercises. I got a lot out of the whole day.”
Artist training to be an artist facilitator