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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

About Us

We are a Tucson mobile art school. We proudly offer classes in sketching, drawing, painting or mixed media, face to face 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.

Who Are We?

We are Tucson's unprecedented mobile art school, proudly serving the community since the spring of 2016!

What We Do?

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.

Where Are We Located?

We do not have a dedicated building of our own, we rent spaces around Tucson, through strategic partnerships with other local organizations to aid, sponsor or support the local economy & the vibrant arts community.

Who Can Take A Class?

Adults at any level, ages 16 & up (or accompanied by a guardian) at any level, (no pre-requistes needed) from beginner to advanced are welcome to enroll.

What are We Dedicated to Do?

  • Teach 2D mediums, including sketching, art journaling, drawing or painting within a group setting
  • Provide quality instruction,we believe that good teaching is an art
  • Provide opportunities and support for self directed individual learners, where they can make meaningful connections or practice
  • Provide support for professional development in the Visual Arts.
  • Raise the awareness of the Visual Arts as a source of self-fulfilment and personal challenge that will enrich anyone's life.

Our Mission

“We enable adults at any level to learn, create or cultivate the visual arts within a group setting!”

Our Vision

"Elevate Tucson, Arizona as one of the top art & cultural destinations within Southern Arizona."



I had put down my art interest for more than two years. I needed something to 'kick-start' it again. I took two classes from Art Verve Academy. They were 'Drawing the Human Head' with Christy Olsen and 'Exploring Watercolor Textures' with Stacy Egan. Both of these classes & their instructors were very, very good & just what I needed to 'kick-start' my art activities again. I would strongly recommend these classes & the Art Verve Academy!!!


John Liebert
a.k.a. Artist Wannabe!
Regarding "Exploring Watercolor Textures" & "Drawing the Human Head" class