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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions specific to our classes or workshops, visit the classes page, for all other questions, see below.

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The Visual Arts

What are the Visual Arts?

"The Arts" is a modern umbrella term for a broad category which includes some the artist's disciplines such as the performing arts, conceptual art, and the "visual arts."

The "Visual Arts" category includes fine art as well as applied, decorative arts and crafts.

Training in the visual arts has been through variations of an apprenticeship; a workshop systems called an "Atelier" under a master artist or through an art school or an art program under a university or collage however in the 21st-century art education has forged a new path with a wider variety of options.

Traditional visual arts includes drawing, painting, printmaking, calligraphy, sculpture, metalsmithing, woodworking, jewelry making, origami, glass blowing, glass cutting or fusing, ceramics, monuments, and architecture.

Modern visual arts includes assemblage, collage, mixed-media, fiber art, photography, digital art and installations.

What is Studio Art?

Studio art means working in a place set up for using art supplies or various materials.

A single "studio" is an artist's or worker's workroom. The word 'studio' derived from the Italian word means to study: studio, from Latin: studium, from studere, meaning to study.

In a studio environment or area for art classes, tables or easels provided and used in conjunction any other visual art medium for artistic training or study.

What is a 'Group Critique'

A detailed analysis or evaluation of your work where other students and the instructor provide position opinions and constructive feedback.

Open Studio

What is 'Open Studio'

Otherwise known as "Life Drawing" is a very old academic tradition. It provides an opportunity for students to practice drawing or painting from a live model outside of a class.

Students work without an instructor, observe the work that others are producing within the session, or share information with each other while the model takes breaks.

It's a great way to keep in practice if you can't take a class. Here are a few around Tucson. Be sure to ask & pay the fee.

Art Supplies

What do I need to bring with me?

General supply lists are available on each class enrollment form, listed at the bottom of the page. Some instructors will email a more detailed supply list, prior to the start date of the class. This email routes to the email that you provided when you enrolled. Please check your spam folder.