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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create & Cultivate!

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"I was drawn to art journaling because I love color and I didn't think I could draw well. Art Journaling gave me a venue to be creative and helped me develop my own artistic process."

Michele Vaughan is a mixed media artist that works in paper and cloth. She loves the creative process and has always had an attraction to inspirational words, quotes, texture and color.

She spends a lot of her free time art journaling. She pairs her watercolors and drawings with collage and other mixed media. She finds this process to be a powerful source of inspiration and motivation that keeps her focused.

After her mom was diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia, Michele quit her job as a corporate executive, working for Hewlett Package (HP) in Colorado to be with her mother in Tucson. The creative process became a haven, and an outlet for her to deal with her mother's dementia. After her mother passed, Michele stayed in Tucson where she began teaching yoga and art. 

Michele feels that art is for everyone and everyone IS creative. She loves to teach absolute beginners or those who do not have any previous art training or a background in art. Michele creates an encouraging community environment where students can learn from each other and be empowered.