International Art Excursions




Proud Sponsor of the Grand Prix of Art, BC


Our international art excursions bring you to exciting and stunning locations full of art, culture, and natural beauty; providing time to sketch, paint, and relax with a group of like-minded artists.  Our teachers and cultural guides show you both the grand attractions and the hidden gems of each location, using unique and beautiful accommodations as a base for artistic exploration.

 Our Travelling Brush trips are perfect for all experience levels, from professional to novice or complete beginner – photographers and non-artist companions also enjoy the pace of our tours, and may discover they have an unexpected artistic talent!

About Us

In 2005 Phoenix Art Workshop organized and led our first international artist excursion to Cuba.  We created this site to chart all our adventures; past trips like Guatemala, China, Italy, Bali, and Colombia, as well as our upcoming trips to Vietnam and Cambodia, France and other exotic locations in Central and South America. Established in 1997, the Phoenix Art Workshop is a privately-run visual arts centre emphasizing visual literacy, design, individual creativity.  A community-based resource for art supplies, custom framing, and education, Phoenix Art Workshop has always encouraged artists to work creatively from life and plein air by hosting our international tours and organizing events like our 24 Hour Life Drawing Marathons, Culture Days, The 100 Day Challenge, and our Grand Prix of Art.

Our International tours have become a huge component of our identity at Phoenix Art Workshop, both here in Canada and the many international locations we have visited over the last 12 years.   Challenging ourselves to observe, absorb and record these experiences while we take the slow travel road, (rather than rushing from location to location just to check off our bucket list) is without doubt the most rewarding way to discover the world.  Join us on an upcoming trip and be prepared to discover for yourself the art of travel.


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