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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, and Cultivate the Visual Arts!

  • Learn the Pastel Medium!
  • Learn Mixed Media with Michele!
  • Learn Watercolor or Gouache!
  • Learn Watercolor!
  • Cultivate with Linda Chappel!
  • Join the Fun!
  • Cultivate with Stacy Egan!
  • Learn Linear Perspective Drawing
  • Create Animal Portraits!
  • Cultivate with Michele Vaughan!
  • Learn Charcoal or Graphite!
  • Create Abstracts!
  • Request a demonstration during 'Art Nite'
  • Learn Opaque Watercolor!
  • Cultivate with Christy Olsen!
  • Lean on Location!

Learn, create or cultivate the Visual Arts with Us!

Practicing the Visual Arts will enrich your life, it provides a source of self-fulfillment and challenge, combined with social interactions and meaningful connections!

We provide face to face interactive adult art classes with quality instruction, designed to inspire, motivate or encourage the individual learner within a group setting! We proudly offer sketching, art journaling, drawing or painting in a variety of mediums, subject matter and techniques.

"As we learn to draw, paint or create, it connects us with the outside world and the community that surrounds us."

Christy Olsen
Art Verve Academy Co-Founder

We believe that anyone can learn to sketch, art journal, draw, or paint with knowledge, practice and a supportive comunity! 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.

Get started today!

We believe good teaching is an art!

Learning is vital to the success of any classroom, but it doesn’t just happen. We believe that good teaching is an art! Our team of instructors create an experience and are key in the process. Each builds a community of learners, encouraging individuals to improve upon their skills or to make meaningful connections with others. They create a respectful environment that is warm, welcoming and non judgemental where learners focus on techniques of medium or subject matter, not a specific artistic style or unique aesthetic.

We Are a Mobile Art School!

We are a Tucson based mobile art school. We do NOT own or have a dedicated building, we rent spaces for our classes around Tucson, through strategic partnerships with other local organizations to aid, sponsor or support the local economy & the vibrant arts community.

We proudly offer classes in sketching, art journaling, drawing or painting, face to face or within a group setting in a variety of mediums, subject matter or techniques. Adults, ages 16 & up (or accompanied by a guardian) at any level are welcome to enroll.