VAAS warmly thanks Delphine Perret for conducting a great workshop on illustration! First session enabled Year 1 students to understand the perks of simplification. Second session had the students create a playable « memory » board game. In the last session students wrote and illustrated a leaflet about their likes and dislikes. Thank you Delphine! សាលាសិល្បះសូនរូបមានភាពរីករាយដោយបានសហការជាមួយអ្នកស្រី Delphine […]


VAAS had the great pleasure to work French-Cambodian author Tian for a two-week workshop on comic book writing. Both narration techniques and graphic styles were discussed in the opening session. Year 2 students then took on writing a class fanzine under the caring supervision of the author. Please feel free to take a look at the […]


VAAS was delighted to host this great exhibition lent by the French Institute in Phnom Penh. When visiting children and adults got to understand all the steps required to make a book and found out about related jobs. A selection of illustrations from famous artists by French publisher École des loisirs and student’s works were […]

Jamie Vickers / 2D animation techniques

It was the second time Jamie Vickers ran a 2D animation techniques workshop at VAAS (both traditional and digital). He is a animator with long professional experience at Disney and in Japanese studios. The aim of his visit was to strengthen the capacity of the students in VAAS l. He did a great number of […]

Student Stories: Serey Rath from Kindergarten

Serey Rath is a lively, smiling five year old girl. She comes from a family of four that lives in Kach Kor village, not far from the PPS campus. When I ask Serey how long she has been coming to classes at the kindergarten, she frowns and thinks for a moment. “About ten years,” she […]

Creating Puppets!

Strange, twisted creatures made of metal and cloth swooped and danced across the stage at Phare Ponleu Selpak this month… Our students are taking a puppet workshop! For two weeks, a group of performing arts students worked with master puppeteer, Leutmany Insisiengmay, from Laos. Mr.  Insisiengmay has worked in drama and puppetry for over 30 […]

Internships for year 3 students

Before beginning the year 3 personal project to get their diploma, we assigned all of the year 3 VAAS students to find an internship. Our  aim was to oblige the students to enroll in an internship to improve their career choices. We searched for businesses in Cambodia with vacant positions that would take our students as interns […]


XAVIER DUPRÉ/ TYPOGRAPHER/ CALLIGRAPHER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER Xavier Dupré is French and graduated from an applied art school in Paris, Kwon as typographer and calligrapher. He won consecutively the certificates of excellent typography in New York and Tokyo’s type director’s club. It was a great privilege for the students and VAAS team to have the opportune occasion to […]

Pride of Cambodia: Phare circus artists perform at the Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco

On September 30th, Phare Ponleu Selpak artists had the honor to perform at the Ignite Event in San Francisco, hosted by our partner Give2Asia. “Amazing performance”, “vibrant”, “impressive” and “incredible” were some of the comments we heard after our show. Phare’s friend Professor Muhammad Yunus was the key speaker of the event, and was granted […]


 Welcome to the inauguration of the VAAS Building at Phare Ponleu Selpak. “INVITATION” Inauguration event for the Visual and Applied Arts building at Phare Ponleu Selpak! PPS is thrilled to announce the opening of its new building, co-funded by AFD and CCFD This building is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that will enable students to gain […]