coffee painting


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magical coffee moment


Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn the techniques of painting with coffee and applying texture and tones using coffee as a painting medium.

Kit materials include watercolor paper, practice board, 3 types of brushes and coffee

Senior PhP 1,000.00

Regular PhP 1,400.00

Kit PhP 700.00

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sunshine plata-alimagno

Sunshine Plata- Alimagno is a visual artist who became better known for her unique use of coffee as her painting medium since 2000. 2021 marks her 21st year of continuously making art pieces with this humble earth-friendly medium.

She is a B.S. Psychology major from the University of Santo Tomas. She shifted careers from pre-school teaching to becoming a full-time painter only in 2007. Her very first solo exhibit on Jan.12,2008 which was supported by Nestle Philippines became a success until two of her art pieces from the one night only show were bought by the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. They were exhibited at Ripley's Believe It Or Not along with the priced Ripley's collection in Times Square in New York. Her works entitled "Fairy of Sorrows" and "Reina dela Luna" were featured in the April Fool's Day episode: "Art that Fools the Eye" of America's home-living icon Martha Stewart. She was given a special edition Ripley's cartoon which was released on March 30,2008 and printed in newspapers worldwide. Sunshine's coffee paintings became a feature on television, radio, in the web and in print internationally and locally. Her painting entitled "Diwata" was seen in the different countries' newspapers and made it to the front page of India's newspaper "Hindustantimes".

Sunshine has always loved making art. Ever since she was little, she delighted in leafing through picture books and admiring the details in the lines and curves of their illustrations. In her own way, she would make her own renditions of such stories she read about with her own illustrations like, "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", "The Brave Tin Soldier" etc. With just her Art classes and Art Club participations in her years as a student in Woodrose, she has been intent on discovering her own style and voice in the use of coffee when she saw a 19th century signature displayed at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. Her claim was that, "If someone signed his name in coffee and made it last a hundred years, then I can also paint with coffee and make it last that long too!"

Every dot, every swirl and every stroke in each of her art pieces contains a thousand whispered prayers with blessings of peace, wellness, love, comfort, joy, healing, acceptance, honesty, prosperity and forgiveness that is sent to the new adoptive owner. In turn, each purchase of her art piece, reaches out to the varied endeavors she supports.