All our teachers are working professional artists with strong backgrounds in teaching and a passion for sharing their knowledge. We invite you to click on the links below and check out each teacher's gallery.
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.
Born in 1952 in Arvida, Quebec, Chris Charlebois has spent most of his life in British Columbia. He attended the Vancouver School of Art and his painting instructors were Don Jarvis and Bruce Boyd. Since then his work has been collected by numerous private and corporate collectors. Inspired by the west coast environment his work is evolving into a kind of nature based abstraction.
Born in Taiwan, Leo has lived in Canada the past nineteen years, specializing in oil painting, drawing, watercolour painting, and sculpture. Leo has been awarded various scholarships since he was in Arts training school. He has worked as an Oil & Acrylic Painting instructor for many arts clubs around Vancouver and as the Board of Director for the Western Canadian Taiwanese Artist Society of Greater Vancouver.
Mike Radford: Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and regular traveler to Latin America, Mike has been teaching watercolour at Phoenix Art Workshop from its inception in 2001. Mike works almost exclusively in watercolour and chooses a variety of subjects to paint, from still life to landscape.
Annie Tsai grew up in Taiwan where she completed her art education at the National Taiwan Academy of Art (now the National Taiwan University of Art). Annie’s highly skilled rendition of landscape, still life and portraits are proof of her keen, observant eye well trained technique and study of impressionist art.