Vera is co-director of a programme entitled Integrating Communities through Visual Arts and Body Movement. This holistic programme has been co-developed over a number of years in collaboration with Patty Abozaglo, Capacitar International tutor.

The sessions are a gentle combination of visual arts and Laban Dance & Body movement and Capacitar practices (body movement based). This includes working both as an individual and as a group and explores a wide variety of art materials and processes combined with gentle body movements, all as a form of self-expression. The emphasis throughout is on fun with a focus on wellness, connectivity, cultural diversity and inclusion in our community.  No previous art or dance experience is required.

This is available for a variety of settings and communities, workplaces or corporations. Contact here for more information.

Work in progress.

Natural Mandala. Concept courtesy of Breda Marron

This is the third year of this successful community program. To date we have had the great pleasure of working with: the community in Newbridge, including those in direct provision, the University of the Third Age, Maynooth, and in association with Jesuit Refugee Centre in Dublin. Sincere thanks to Kildare County Council Arts Service and the Jesuit Refugee Centre for their support.

To date some modules have been funded by Kildare County Council Arts Act Grant, Carolann Courtney, supported by Arts and Wellbeing Specialist for Kildare County Council.