Nov 17


Vietnam & Cambodia

Nov 17 - Dec 3 2015

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 …

Jun 04



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 …

Mar 08



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.  

May 22


Greece & Turkey

May 22 - Jun 5 2015

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 …