& Teacher Dutch, NT2
Teachings Painting, Poetry,
Meditations - Vipassanã, Eurythmie
Biography of Manon Posthuma
My name is Manon Posthuma and I was born on June 24th, 1977.
After graduating from High School and PABO (Pedagogical Academy for Primary Education) I travelled along
the North American East Coast for four months and taught there at several places.
Afterwards I was teaching in the Netherlands on many different kinds of Schools, including Waldorf Schools (Anthroposophic).
I got through the selection for the Art Academy of Fine Arts in 2001, mainly painting.
After several years I got selected to the Full-Time study and in terms of painting I developed and flourished there very well. Two years later I graduated for my Bachelor with a series of Paintings and also some Poetry. I also finished one subject; "Media Considerations" at the University of Twente.
I taught for over 6 years NT2 (Dutch as a Second Language) lessons. I also gave my own Painting Workshops with Meditations and Visualisations.
For over five years I have had intensively practised Vipassanã (Insight Meditation) and took several courses including Reiki, Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicines for people).
I also gave Team-Building Workshops where the starting point was to create a painting together as a team or subteams.
I have also been a teacher in Dutch language at the VMBO (16 year old students). And I also gave Private lessons and have been teaching to people of several kinds of ages.
Last couple of years I was studying Art Therapy and followed Medical Painting Therapy classes for a short while and took Eurythmy classes (a Dance Art form), all based on Rudolf Steiners "Antroposofie".
Currently I have my own Exhibition at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in The Hague. I am also busy with my research question in which the element of Movement is the central focal point, both in Autonome Painting and in the Dance and Music aspects of it.
"Life is movement, without lyric in the movement there is no breathing at all in (Painting)Art" MP 2011