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.

Greece & Turkey

Oct 19 - Oct 19 2017

Visit the Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, The Grand Bazaar and the relics of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Underground Cistern and the Hippodrome, which are just some of the highlights of just our first day.  visit Chora Museum, considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. Chora is famous for its amazingly vivid and well-preserved mosaics and frescoes, depicting images from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.    Our Adventure continues …

Peru

Mar 8 - Mar 20 2016

Enjoy the warm Peruvian sun and explore your creative flair, learning the enchanting art of encaustic. This ancient medium, using molten beeswax, is a perfect partner to Peru’s historic Incan Empire, stunning landscape, arts, and local colour.  We will hand-alter photographs taken on our cultural explorations of Macchu Piccu, local galleries, architectural wonders, and Peruvian gastronomic and fine arts, learning how to pour, carve, and colour sweet-smelling beeswax to create mixed media photographic paintings.  

Okanagan

Jun 4 - Jun 6 2016

A weekend of plein-air painting at the beautiful Okanagan wineries of Bottleneck Drive in picturesque Summerland, BC.  The weekend kicks off at Giant Head Winery with a Friday night artist reception and painting demonstration.  Join Mark Glavina and guests as we paint the town on Saturday morning in Summerland, starting with a short class on urban composition and street perspective,  followed by a break in the afternoon for a little R&R.  Events continue in the late afternoon with a visit to …

Vietnam & Cambodia

Nov 17 - Dec 3 2016

Paint your way through the ‘pearl of the orient’ on an incredible two week adventure.  Our tour begins in HoChi Mihn City formerly known as Saigon, is located at the heart of the southern part of Vietnam, between the northern edge of the Mekong Delta and the South Eastern region of volcanic red soil.  Over the past three centuries, Saigon, once praised as the “Pearl of the Orient”, was known as an important trade center for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants. Our …

Guatemala

Apr 1 - Apr 24 2019

Semana Santa: There are few places in the world that celebrate Easter quite like Guatemala’s colonial city of Antigua.  Join your host Mark Glavina for an amazing artistic and cultural experience in one of our all time favourite locations. During Holy Week, Antigua Guatemala hosts the most beautiful religious celebration in the America, when huge processions wind their way through the town’s streets.  Discover Guatemala’s Mayan culture as we travel to the highlands and visit the small villages around Lake …

Italy

Oct 15 - Oct 31 2018

Join us in Italy, October 2018, for one of our most popular art destinations on our schedule. Artists – instructors Olga Rybalko, Bill Higginson and your host Mark Glavina in Rome will guide you on this painting holiday full of inspiration. Our art adventure begins with four magical nights exploring Rome’s architectural and artistic jewels. Departing Rome we continue north through the Tuscan countryside to one of the most important art Cities on the planet, the epicenter of Italian Renaissance, …

Croatia

May 27 - Jun 12 2018

Join artist Mark Glavina painting along the meandering Adriatic coast of Croatia May 2018. Our tour begins in the beautiful capital city of Zagreb before making our way to the coastal city of Zadar and then Split; this medieval fortress city with her Diocletian Palace and Roman Ruins will dazzle your senses. We continue our Dalmation coastal odyssey taking a ferry to the Islands of Brač and Hvar before our final destination; the walled city of Dubrovnik. This painting holiday …