Established in 1997, Phoenix Art Workshop has continued to grow and expand our contribution to the visual arts in our communities. We first began offering classes in drawing and painting when we moved to our current retail store in 2001, and then expanded into our current studio (one block south of our retail store), perfectly situated in the picturesque historic Steveston Village, Richmond, BC.
Owner Mark Glavina studied commercial art at Capilano Collage and worked and trained as an illustrator during the 80’s and 90’s. Eventually Mark turned his passion to classical drawing and painting, exploring ideas of visual literacy, design, and artistic communications. A strong advocate of the “craft of art” as a basis for creativity, Mark eventually began teaching in the mid 90’s with the philosophy that fundamentals and process leads to creative expression. Our new studio, located at 12211 1st Ave., is home for all our painting, drawing, and sculpture classes. Join us this 2012/2013 season for a variety of classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, all taught by professional and accomplished artists and instructors. Many of our weekly classes students can register one month at a time provided there is space; however, we are pleased to offer several exciting week- end and Saturday-afternoon workshops. The unique four week long Saturday workshops each kick off with a free demonstration open to the public on the first Friday of the month . Our season of classes ends in the spring with our 10th International painting excursion to Bali, Indonesia, with guest artist Shary Bartlett. Look for details of this exciting art trip to Indonesia‘s epicenter of art and culture.