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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

  • Take an Adult Art Class with Us!
  • Request a demonstration during 'Art Nite'
  • Lean on Location!
  • Learn Watercolor or Gouache!
  • Create Abstracts!
  • Cultivate with Michele Vaughan!
  • Cultivate with Linda Chappel!
  • Cultivate with Stacy Egan!
  • Learn Opaque Watercolor!
  • Create Still Life or Florals!
  • Learn Mixed Media with Michele!
  • Join the Fun!
  • Learn How to Oil Paint!
  • Learn Watercolor!
  • Cultivate with Christy Olsen!
“Learn, create or cultivate with us! The Visual Arts provide a source of self-fulfilment and challenge, combined with human interactions and meaningful connections, it will enrich your life!“

We are Tucson’s unprecedented mobile visual art school! We proudly teach as a small service oriented operation in rented spaces around town to aid, sponsor or support the local economy & the vibrant arts community. Serving Tucson, Arizona since the spring of 2016, we provide unique classes & workshops with expert advice in sketching, drawing, art journaling & painting in a variety of mediums, subject matter & visual art techniques. Adults, ages 16 & up (or accompanied by a guardian) are welcome to enroll.


We believe that anyone can learn to sketch, draw or paint with knowledge, practice and a supportive community! We provide quality instruction within a supportive group setting. Whether you are an absolute beginner, novice or professional artist, you will find an experience with us that will take your skills to the next level.

“We provide interactive art classes with quality instruction, designed to support, motivate & inspire the individual learner with verve!“
What's a Verve?

‘Verve’ is not an energy drink or a rock & roll band, it is the spirit or enthusiasm behind any artist's creation. It’s synonymous with vitality, energy, liveliness or vigor. We want to share the visual arts verve with you!

Our Team of Instructors

Are key in the learning process! They are are experienced, supportive, knowledgable, perceptive and clear. Each creates a warm, welcoming, encouraging and respectful environment where anyone can make meaningful connections, learn, create or cultivate the visual arts.

“We believe that good teaching is an art!“


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