Mark Glavina studied graphic design and Illustration at Capilano College and has worked as a teacher and illustrator with various contracts including background painting for animation and private contracts and commissions as well as established a reputation as a muralist. In the 90’s he turned to developing his own fine art, exploring environmental and cultural issues, as well as working with the figure and portrait. Mark has been teaching and facilitating art for over 20 encouraging the benefits of art education for all ages and a pioneer of Community Public Art.
In 1997 Mark Glavina opened Phoenix Art Workshop which has been hosting art classes both locally and abroad with his very successful and popular international art excursions.
Mark’s teaching focus in recent years has been developing a comprehensive teaching philosophy for the fundamentals of art and visual communications. Primarily teaching drawing he concentrates his teaching on observations and visual literacy. For the last 10 years Mark has been leading International art tours in Asia, Central and South America, Europe and the Caribbean and primarily his work is focused on travel and the figure.