Phoenix Art Workshop is an independent visual arts centre, locally-owned and located in Historic Steveston Village, Richmond, BC, Canada. We began as a custom framing shop in 1997 and pride ourselves on creative design solutions and professional service with extensive knowledge in conservation techniques and restoration. Our commitment to supporting creativity lead us to expand our location in 2001, offering a wide range of art courses and workshops as well as offering a full range of art supplies to inspire both professionals and students alike. (more about us)
Art Supplies: We dove into the art supply business 21 years ago and have never looked back. It is a very competitive market, competing with online sales, large discount retailers, and a changing global market. Not only have we survived but we have thrived due to our commitment to product knowledge, customer service, and a passion for what we do ... supporting creativity from canvas to frame.
The Art of Custom Framing: We began as a custom framing shop over 26 years ago and quickly established a reputation for uncompromising craftsmanship, attention to details, and a flare for creative and considerate design. Whether you are framing a one of a kind family heirloom or an inexpensive poster, rest assured your work will be handled with the care and patience of priceless artwork. Trained in modern conservation and restoration techniques, we use only the finest material and have hundreds of moulding and mat samples to suit your individual needs. Email us to book a consulting appointment or ask our staff a question.
Classes and Workshops: In September 2001, four years after we opened Phoenix Art Workshop, we expanded our commitment to the arts by opening up our studio to the public. Our idea was to provide an intimate setting where youth and adults could experience a mentoring experience much like a European Atelier, focusing on the fundamentals of drawing, painting, and sculpture, and inspiring our students to strive for excellence. Our studio motto is: "ideas and craftsmanship matter.”
The Travelling Brush: Our international art excursions bring you to stunning locations full of art, culture, and natural beauty, providing time to sketch, paint, and relax with a group of like-minded artists. In 2005 Phoenix Art Workshop organized and led our first international artist excursion to Cuba. We created this site to feature all our adventures; past trips like Guatemala, China, Italy, Bali, and Colombia, as well as our upcoming trips to Croatia, Italy, and other exotic locations in Central and South America.
Galleries: Welcome to our Gallery pages, where you will find a collection of galleries, from our teacher's pages to student's work, to give you an idea of some of the creative activities happening at our teaching studio. Visit our founder Mark Glavina's Gallery where he shares a variety of mediums and techniques to help inspire imagination.
Art Happenings: Phoenix Art Workshop is a community-first art resource, and as such we believe in facilitating creativity, from encouraging young artists to supporting professionals to inspiring our growing retired community to explore their imagination. Art happenings are all about our community, featuring art events, news, tips, tricks, and inspiration for all levels of artists.