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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

We offer sketching, art journaling, drawing, mixed media or painting classes or workshops in a wide range of mediums, subject matter & techniques. Enroll today, inspiration awaits you!


2019 Classes or Workshops

Classes our announced in our mounthly eNewsletter. Sign up today!


Painting Landscapes

In the Studio!

Ideal for anyone painting in oils, who would like to practice within a studio setting or learn from live demonstrations. Topics will include painting from outdoor sketches, creating compositions and the pitfalls of using any reference photograph.

In class demonstrations will focus on how to use the building blocks of shape, value, edges or color to improve your landscape paintings. This class is open to all levels from beginner to intermediate.

Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 8, 15

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Meets: (4) Sundays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

(Note Acrylics or Water-based oils are also welcome!)

Introduction to Encaustic

Workshop Includes all equipment, tools & consumables!

Explore the fascinating unbounded rich medium of encaustic with a comprehensive introduction! Discover techniques from the history of this ancient medium that date back thousands of years.

Create luminous paintings, using melted pigmented beeswax while you learn the simple steps to get started using an inexpensive setup and the minimal equipment. If you’ve ever been curious, this workshop is for you. No materials are needed, absolute beginners with no experience are welcome!

Dec. 14 & 15 in 2019

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
Meets: (2) days Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 hour lunch break each day)
Location: Private Studio in Tucson, Arizona 85719, (Directions will be emailed by instructor prior to the first day of class).


2020 Classes or Workshops

Classes our announced in our mounthly eNewsletter. Sign up today!

Encaustic, Mixed Media & Paper Collage

Workshop Includes all equipment, tools & consumables!

Explore the fascinating unbounded rich medium of encaustic! Create luminous encaustic bound collages with an expert guide. Add in paper shapes or strips, solid or printed tissue, hair or thread.

Learn how to use lightweight porous papers as a base and how to bond your collage to a soft support. Discover encaustic paints, image transfers and post-collage sewing. Walk away with self-generated resource guide and a beautiful finished piece!

Feb. 22 & 23 in 2020

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
Meets: (2) days Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 hour lunch break each day)
Location: Private Studio in Tucson, Arizona 85719, (Directions will be emailed by instructor prior to the first day of class).


Cold Wax Medium & Oil

Workshop Includes all equipment, tools & consumables!

Interested in oil painting but don’t want to wait so long for the paint to dry? You may be interested in using cold wax and oils as a medium. Find out more in this comprehensive workshop with the guidance of a renowned instructor. 

Experiment or make samples, using your artistic expression! Explore a gamut of techniques and materials used to work in this exciting and versatile medium. Complete a finished piece or if you have any old paintings you don’t like, this workshop will teach you how embellish, salvage or cover them.

Enroll today, inspiration awaits you!

Mar. 7 & 8 in 2020

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
Meets: (2) days Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 hour lunch break each day)
Location: Private Studio in Tucson, Arizona 85719, (Directions will be emailed by instructor prior to the first day of class).


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Previous Offered Classes

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