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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create & Cultivate!

Village Art

Learning is made up of enduring, ongoing interactions, relationships, and information exchanges. We practice art together. We want learners to engage with the content and begin applying it as soon as possible.

Village Art Practice

Sometimes it takes a friendly village with verve to be inspired, find motivation or feel supported! Village art practice allows face-to-face contact, the free flow of ideas & place where individuals can cultivate together.

Village Art Practice

Visual Art Practice Session

Social learning is an effective way to develop or hone your skills. We can, and sometimes must learn in isolation, but sharing information with others is usually the glue that makes any knowledge stick.

Work on self-directed projects in these sessions. Set up your own still life or bring in a reference photo. Use any medium. Access easels, drop cloths, tables & chairs. Bring in your own supplies, sample new materials or try a whole new medium (tools & consumables provided).

Participate with other enthusiasts in the group review, share completed work or bring in your work for individual feedback. Note that you are not required to share your own work during the review.

An Art Verve instructor will be present to moderate, answer questions, provide plenty of individual feedback, one-on-one instruction, or perform short requested demonstrations.

Art Verve Village

Sponsored by the Art Verve Academy, 'Meetups,' are free and give participants time to learn, create or cultivate their skills in visual arts or appreciate local artwork outside the classroom!

Art Verve Village

We practice drawing, sketching or painting in a variety of different mediums. Anyone at any level may work with us in a supportive environment, find other like-minded folks, build comradery or share tips, tools and techniques.

We also facilitate art demonstrations, museum tours, art events or art show openings. Lifelong learning is our goal & we strive to reach that goal.

Art Verve Meetup

Art Meetup May 5, 2018
Instructors (left to right) Linda Chappel, Michele Vaughan & Christy Olsen