A new way to travel
VAWAA is a mini-apprenticeship with a curated master artist or craftsman, tailored to your skill level.How it works
A lifelong souvenir
Whether it’s honing a passion or getting fresh inspiration, we see travel as an opportunity to grow.Read guest stories
A once in a lifetime opportunity. To experience a new country and culture through the eyes of a local persona and artist is an experience to be treasured forever.Katie G.'s VAWAA with Chikako
It's opening a completely new horizon about traveling. I was hooked by the new approach about moving and learning about human beings, their doings, expression and craftsmanship.Patricia M.'s VAWAA with Thao
I found myself in another rhythm. More relaxed, less worried about perfection and less judgmental about the things I do. It wasn’t just about ceramics!Cecilia A.'s VAWAA with Katja
Stories from the roadRead Blog
From the Studio to the Street: Making Murals in Buenos Aires
Street art was on Dutch painter Marleen’s bucket list for years, but she kept finding a reason to...
August 01, 2018
Learning By Doing: How This Aspiring Art Therapist Pursued Her Interest in Photo Printing Techniques in Berlin
Art runs in Gabriella’s blood. Between studying art at university, practicing art forms such as p...
July 27, 2018
Learning to Live Unapologetically While Painting in Europe
Formerly a businesswoman and now a life coach, Sajili has spent the last several years living wit...
July 25, 2018
The Lost Art of Apprenticeship
In the age of massive - and often unexpected - layoffs, how often do we wish we had practical ski...
June 28, 2018
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The startup offers intimate, customized studio time with creatives around the world—a fresh take on finding local perspectives.
VAWAA is designed for the intellectual traveler who prefers rich cultural immersion to ordinary sun-seeking.
For the restless creative type who wants to learn a new skill while on holiday.