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Joanna C. Cooke

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Zingara Arte Experience

*1988/89 Vancouver Community College - Gold & Silver Jewellery Design Vancouver B.C.
*1989/90 Vancouver Centre For Healing – Aromatherapy Certificate Vancouver, B.C.
*1992/93 Topping International Institute/Enhanced Learning & Integration – Applied Kinesiology West Vancouver B.C./Washington U.S.A.
*1992-94 International Assoc. of Colour Therapists - Colour Therapy Diploma Vancouver B.C
*1994 Dr. Anne MucMurty - Reiki Level I/II –Vancouver, B.C.
*1995-97 Dominion Herbal College – Chartered Herbalist Diploma Burnaby B.C.
*1996 Elaine O’Malley – Ear Candling Certificate White Rock, B.C.
*1998-2000 PartyLite Gifts Inc. – Business Management
Surrey B.C./Toronto, Ottawa Ont.
*2005-2008 Mentoring with Robert Genn Surrey/White Rock, B.C.
*2006 La Escuela – Sketching & Drawing with Keith Keller
San Miguel de Alende Mexico
*2006 Langara College – Acrylics Painting: Technical I & II
Vancouver B.C.
*2006-09 James Picard Studios – Open Studio/Mentoring with James Picard Vancouver B.C.
*2007 Canadian Society of Questers Spring Conference - Coding the
Earth with Freddy Silva Harrison Hot Springs B.C.
*2007 Dr. Carl Johan Calleman – A Journey of Enlightenment – Mayan
Daykeeper Ceremony Training North Vancouver B.C.
*2008 Canadian Society of Questers Spring Conference – Alchemy of Nine Dimensions with Barbara Hand Clow Harrison Hot Springs B.C.
*2009 Hunbetz Men– Cosmic University/Initiation Mayalands Mexico
*2004 Member of: White Rock S. Surrey Art Society – White Rock B.C.
*2004- Present Originating Member of: Artists Collective Eleven – White Rock B.C.
*2004/05 Participant of: White Rock Chics Calendar Fund Raising Project – White Rock B.C.
*2005/06 Member of: Bringers of the Dawn Healing Arts Society – White Rock B.C.
*2007 – Participant of: Follow Your Creative Path Labyrinth Fundraising Project – Surrey B.C.
*2007 – Co-Ordinator/Artist of Art Murals in Action – Spirit of the Sea Festival – White Rock B.C.
*2007 – Participant of: Granville Island 21st Annual Garbage Can Painting Contest – Vancouver B.C.
*April 2007/08/09 – Organizer/Builder of Earth Day Stone Labyrinth – Public Art White Rock B.C.
*2007/08/09 Member of: Canadian Society of Questers – Vancouver B.C. Chapter
*2006- Present Member/Artist of: Artists In Canada.Com - Worldwide
*2006- Present Member/Artist of: International Artist Day – Worldwide
*2011- Present Member/Visual Artist of: White Rock Arts & Culture Hub – White Rock, B.C.
*2011 – Participant of: 25th Annual Granville Island Art Garbage Can Painting Contest – Vancouver B.C. Canada
*2018 Instructor – Art Classes for Teen Moms with DIF (Child Protective Services) – Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo Mexico
*2001 Art Instructor – TLA Homeschool Association, Surrey B.C.
*2005-08 Facilitator – Labyrinth Workshops/Retreats, White Rock/Langley/ Harrison Mills B.C.
*2007/08 Instructor/Board Member/Arts Director – Tomorrow’s Leaders International Foundation – Smart Kids Coaching Program – Vancouver, B.C.
*2008/09 Facilitator - International Women’s Spirituality Celebration - Vancouver B.C.
*2008/09 Creative Administrator - The Merkabah Centre – White Rock B.C
*2009/10 Owner/Operator - Hacienda del Sol Ich Boutique Hotel & Retreat – Tulum Quintana Roo Mexico
*2010-2012 Owner/Operator/Instructor – Galeria Sol-Ich – Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo Mexico
*2008-Present Facilitator – Transformative Art Classes & Workshops - Worldwide
*2017-Present Creative Administrator/Instructor – Zingara Arte Vacations/Classes Workshops & Retreats – Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo, Mexico/B.C. Canada
*2018-Present Private Art Therapy Instruction – Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo, Mexico/B.C. Canada
*2018 Instructor – Art Classes for Teen Moms with DIF (Child Protective Services) – Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo Mexico
*September 2019 Art Instructor (Substitute) – Colegio Britanico - Cancun, Quintana Roo

Joanna is a Visionary Artist & Writer who celebrates life through the Sun. For over 10 years she has traveled throughout Mexico painting, writing and studying the Cosmic Universe. Born and raised on the West Coast of B.C. Canada, Joanna has found a symbiotic flow with the East Coast of the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan of Mexico, where she continues to explore at every opportunity between time on the West Coast of Canada. Combining her early education as a Colour Therapist, her passion for art, and life experiences, she creates a platform to be reflected in her work. Inspired by the mystery of the ocean, the warmth of the sun and the light of the stars and moon in the night skies, her art is born with enthusiasm and an inner vision.

Having mentored with local Canadian Artists such as James Picard & Robert Genn and studying art abroad in San Miguel de Alende along with fundamental learning at Langara College and a basis in Gold Smithing and Jewellery Design at VCC. A broad spectrum of experience has been accumulated and added to Joanna’s style and techniques.

Joanna’s paintings and art installations have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibits and festivals in Canada, from Harrison Hot Springs to West Vancouver B.C. and in Puerto Morelos, MX. Her labyrinth work has been featured on HGTV’s “That’s Clever” and a published article in ‘Labyrinth’s of British Columbia – A Guide for Your Journey’, highlighting her public art installation in Langley B.C. at Sendall Gardens. Joanna’s art can be found internationally with collections in Japan, Switzerland, Mexico, Netherlands, USA and Canada, with artwork also available in various retail and gallery locations in B.C. Canada and Puerto Morelos Mexico.

In designing an entry point to share through Sacred Geometry Joanna primarily works with the Labyrinth, Mandalas and the Flower of Life to continue on a journey of transformation, learning, healing and community. Most of her paintings reflect the symbolism of sacred geometry, whether as a sunflower, an abstract piece or a complex geometric design, you will find this common thread woven into her work.

Practicing the Healing Arts for over 30 years she continues to learn through the process of creation with others and in the sharing of knowledge the learning becomes even more profound. To further expand horizons she offers classes, workshops, retreats, private sessions, 3D installations, and collaborative projects, assisting others through a creative outlet on their journey.

'The purpose she shares on the journey of life is to plant seeds of creation through art & knowledge, inspiring others to know, be, trust, see & love who they are.'


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