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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

About Our Classes or Workshops

The Art Verve Academy takes great care to provide learners with information and advice on classes, workshops, programs, or policies. We want you to succeed in your goals, so we strive to be accurate at all times. However, in the event that there is a discrepancy between written and/or oral communications and this website, the text on this website supersedes any communication. We encourage you to regularly review the website and take ownership of your artistic journey by familiarizing yourself with relevant policies.

See below for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on instruction.


What We Offer

We offer sketching, art journaling, drawing or painting classses or workshops in a wide range of mediums, subject matter & techniques.

Age?

Adults over the age of 18 are welcome to enroll. Unfortunately, we do not offer any classes for youth or teens under the age of 18. Ages 16 to 18 are welcome to enroll, if they are accompanied by a guardian at all times in class.

Class Size?

The maximum class size is thirteen.

How Many Classes Do We Offer?

We do not have a set amount of classes that are offered. We schedule classes based on when instructors are available or when a specific location is available.

Classes on Demand?

Specialized classes are on demand, offered by a need or student's request. Some classes are offered in series, revolving around a specific topic or technique. Students may enter our carousel curriculum at any time based on their own comfort level or skill.

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Classes for Beginners?

Drawing classes are offered annually for beginners, such as "Down to Earth Drawing" or perspective.

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.

Repeating Classes?

You are welcome to repeat classes as many times as you like based on your interests.

Subject Matter

We offer visual arts classes in the following subject matter, which includes animals or wildlife, portrait or figure, abstract, landscape and still life or floral.


Mediums

We offer classes in the following mediums.

Drawing Mediums?

Drawing mediums include charcoal, graphite, pen & ink, pastel pencils or monotypes.

Painting Mediums?

Painting mediums include watercolor or gouache (opaque watercolor), oil, encaustics, or pastel.


Skill Levels

Each class or workshop enrollment form will list the desired skill level. See the following definitions to assess your skill level.

Absolute Beginner

Is unfamiliar with art supplies or has never taken an art class before. May not know what to buy in an art supply store or has never been in one before.

Beginner

Has taken at least one art class or a drawing class but may not yet be confident in either drawing or painting (just starting to learn a skill).

Intermediate

In Drawing - Has a solid understanding of line, shape and value.
In Painting - Has a solid understanding of color mixing and brush types.

Advanced

Has both superb drawing and painting skills & has mastered mutliple or any medium.


Schedule

The academic calendar year is the same as the calendar year.

Academic Holidays?

We reserve the right to respect traditional Academic holidays, they are listed on our calendar.

Seasonal?

Yes we are! The majority of our classes are held in the fall, winter or spring. The best times to find a class with us would be September to early December or January to May. We so occasionally offer one or two classes during the summer within a well air conditioned location.

Weekly Class Schedule?

Most of our classes are offered on the weekends or at night in the following time slots.

  • Mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Afternoons from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Evenings from 6:000 PM to 9:00 PM

Length of Weekly Scheduled Classes?

Maybe offered in 2, 3, 4 or 6 week sessions.

Weekly Class Session Duration?

Weekly class sessions are 3 hours long, including a 15 minute break.

Workshop Session Duration?

Workshop sessions are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, including a 1 hour lunch break.


Tuition

Tuition fees for each class are listed on the registration form. Tuition fees may vary, each class is unique in that it may or may not include materials.

Cost?

Tuition fees will usually average around $40 per each weekly session of three hours.


Materials

Materials Included?

Materials are included in some classes, please check the registration form for more details.

What do I need to bring with me?

General supply lists are available on each class enrollment form, listed at the bottom of the page. Some instructors will email a more detailed supply list, prior to the start date of the class. This email routes to the email that you provided when you enrolled. Please check your spam folder.

Read about materials via our blog, TheArtVerve.com.