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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

  • Learn the Pastel Medium!
  • Cultivate with Linda Chappel!
  • Learn Opaque Watercolor!
  • Create Animal Portraits!
  • Cultivate with Christy Olsen!
  • Join the Fun!
  • Learn Watercolor or Gouache!
  • Lean on Location!
  • Cultivate with Michele Vaughan!
  • Learn Charcoal or Graphite!
  • Learn How to Oil Paint!
  • Create in Color!
  • Learn Mixed Media with Michele!
  • Create Portraits or Figure!
  • Create Abstracts!
  • Create Still Life or Florals!
  • Learn Watercolor!
  • Take an Adult Art Class with Us!
  • Learn Linear Perspective Drawing
  • Cultivate with Stacy Egan!
  • Request a demonstration during 'Art Nite'

Learn, create or cultivate the Visual Arts with Us!

Practicing the Visual Arts will enrich your life, it provides a source of self-fulfilment and challenge, combined with social interactions and meaningful connections!

We believe that anyone can learn to sketch, art journal, draw, or paint with knowledge, practice and a supportive comunity! Whether you are an absolute beginner, novice or professional artist, you will find an experience with us that will take your skills to the next level.

Get started today!

We believe that good teaching is an art!

Our team of art instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, perceptive and clear. They are key in the learning process, with a focus on teaching medium, subject matter or technique not a specific artistic style or aesthetic. Each creates a respectful classroom environment that is warm, welcoming, non judgemental and encouraging, where students can make meaningful connections, develop or improve their skills.


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