Established in 1997, Phoenix Art Workshop has continued to grow and expand our contribution to the visual arts in our community. 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 picturesque historic Steveston Village, Richmond, BC.
Owner Mark Glavina studied commercial art at Capilano College 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 to all our painting, drawing, and sculpture classes. Join us for a variety of classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, all taught by professional and accomplished artist instructors.
Most of our classes are studio-style classes where students can work on their own projects while the instructor guides them on an individual basis. If you are just starting, please make sure you have the basic supplies from the lists best representing your medium/class, but feel free to bring extra supplies or substitute materials you are more familiar with. Keep in mind that students who register for classes automatically subscribe to our newsletter and receive the Members Discount at our store. Our staff members are familiar with all the supply lists and are more than happy to help you choose the right materials both for your class and your own artistic preferences.
All our classes have limited space, ranging from 8 -12 students. Registration is on a fist come first served basis, with registration being confirmed by payment in full. You can pre-book your class and our staff will contact you for payment when payments are due (usually one week in advance).
We reserve the right to cancel any class, and will contact you at least one week prior to the first session to let you know if we do not have enough registration (this happens very rarely and we apologize in advance should this occur, but we need to meet our minimum registration in order to continue with the classes).
Registered students needing to cancel must do so a minimum of one week before the first class by email or phone to receive a refund on registration.
If you are not able to cancel one week in advance you will NOT receive a credit unless we have a waiting list and are able to fill your spot. If we can do so, we will issue you an in-store credit which you can use for classes, art supplies, or custom framing.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call us at 604-448-1860