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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

Our Story

We are Tucson’s unprecedented mobile art school! We proudly teach as a small service oriented business in rented spaces around town to aid, sponsor or support the local economy & the vibrant arts community.

Serving Tucson, Arizona since the spring of 2016, we provide unique classes & workshops with expert advice in sketching, drawing & painting in a variety of mediums, subject matter & visual art techniques. Adults, ages 16 & up (or accompanied by a guardian) are welcome to enroll

In the summer of 2015, a local art organization received an unexpected donation. After providing a dance for seniors every Saturday night since 1972, "Singles & Friends" a non-profit organization donated a building, fit for a dance hall to the Tucson Pastel Society (TPS).

Conveniently located at 1st and Grant with a large open space spanning 1,832 square feet, this building was perfect for studio visual art classes and workshops. Although a generous and valuable gift, the Tucson Pastel Society would call upon the aid of the surrounding community to help raise the funds needed to make building comply with city code.

In the spring of 2016, a small group of independent artists began teaching art classes and renting from Tuscon Pastel Society to help this 501(c)(3) non-profit financially renovate their building and bring it up to city code.

Those classes were well received. Students requested that they teach more and the Art Verve Academy was born.

Our mobile art school now supports the vibrant arts community, the local economy, & other art organizations by teaching sketching, drawing or painting classes in rented spaces around Tucson, Arizona.