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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

  • Take an Adult Art Class with Us!
  • Learn Opaque Watercolor!
  • Cultivate with Christy Olsen!
  • Learn Watercolor or Gouache!
  • Request a demonstration during 'Art Nite'
  • Create Still Life or Florals!
  • Cultivate with Michele Vaughan!
  • Lean on Location!
  • Create Abstracts!
  • Join the Fun!
  • Cultivate with Stacy Egan!
  • Learn Mixed Media with Michele!
  • Learn Watercolor!
  • Cultivate with Linda Chappel!
  • Learn How to Oil Paint!
“Learn, create or cultivate with us! The Visual Arts provides a source of self-fulfilment and challenge, combined with social interactions and meaningful connections, it will enrich your life!“

We are Tucson’s unprecedented mobile visual art school! We proudly teach as a small service oriented operation 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, art journaling & painting in a variety of mediums, subject matter & visual art techniques. Adults, ages 16 & up (or accompanied by a guardian) are welcome to enroll.

We believe that anyone can learn to sketch, draw or paint with knowledge, practice and a supportive community!

We provide quality instruction within a supportive group setting. 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.

“We provide interactive art classes with quality instruction, designed to support, motivate & inspire the individual learner with verve!“
What's a Verve?

‘Verve’ is not an energy drink or a rock & roll band, it is the spirit or enthusiasm behind any artist's creation. It’s synonymous with vitality, energy, liveliness or vigor. We want to share the visual arts verve with you!

Our Team of Instructors

Are key in the learning process! They are are experienced, supportive, knowledgable, perceptive and clear. Each creates a warm, welcoming, encouraging and respectful environment where anyone can make meaningful connections, learn, create or cultivate the visual arts.

“We believe that good teaching is an art!“


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