Art Sparks

Art Sparks, a Living Studio by Maria Cofinas

Art Sparks
Maria Cofinas

Belconnen Arts Centre/CAPO Inclusion Award

Foyer Gallery > 26 July – 1 September 2019

Opening night | 6pm Friday 26 July 2019

Maria’s personal practice and teachings use Intentional Creativity®, a process learned from Shiloh Sophia McCloud, which weaves together intention, symbolism, and layers of energetic and creative processes in opening individuals to the transformative power of creativity.

Art Sparks, a Living Studio exhibition, will examine themes around the sacred feminine and nature. Maria brings open curiosity, a joy of learning and sharing, and will use a range of mixed media and painting techniques. Materials include paper, canvas, acrylic and watercolour ink and paint. Maria will also play with the use of thread, wire, weaving and metallic leaf. Her intention is that her art will be a gateway, an alchemical altar, that awakens people to liberate the beauty within and around them.

The public is invited to watch Maria at work and interact with her. A range of free workshops are being offered on Fridays and Sundays, to which all are invited.

Free workshops >

10:30am-12:30pm Sunday 28 July 2019
Face Collage Insights

10:30am-12:30pm Friday 2 August 2019
Colour Mixing Adventures

10:30am-12:30pm Friday 9 August 2019
Creative Symbolism

10:30am-12:30pm Sunday 11 August 2019
What’s in Your Medicine Basket?

10:30am-12:30pm Friday 16 August 2019
10:30am-12:30pm Sunday 18 August 2019
Messy Mandalas

10:30am-12:30pm Friday 23 August 2019
Daily Creative Practices

About the artist >

Maria Cofinas is a visionary artist, incorporating intentional creativity and symbolism into her creative practice. Maria’s approach is accessible to all in the community, no matter what background or experience level, and encourages exploration and experimentation. Maria changed careers in 2016 to pursue her lifelong love of the arts. She joined the IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy and has contributed to exhibitions around Canberra. In 2018, Maria was awarded the Belconnen Arts Centre Inclusion Award through the Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO).