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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

Create!

We want learners to engage with the content and begin applying it as soon as possible. Join us for a practice session or an open studio!

We provide opportunities for social learning and create meaningful connections by practicing art together!"

Social learning is the glue that makes knowledge stick! Through enduring, ongoing interactions, relationships, sharing knowledge or information exchange, it's an effective way to develop or hone your skills.

Collaborative Questions

We ask ourselves & one other....

  • What is?
  • What can?
  • What if?
  • What should?
  • What will?
  • What happened?

Verve Meetups

Come sketch, draw or paint with us, work in any medium of your choice! Beginners are welcome! We're an active group made up of adults across all generations from beginner to advanced. Find other like-minded folks, create within a supportive community, share your tips, tools or techniques with us.

Sponsored by the Art Verve Academy, 'Meeups' give participants time to learn, create or cultivate their skills or appreciate the visual arts outside the classroom.

Sketch, draw or paint from life or work on self-directed projects. Participate with other enthusiasts, share completed work or bring in your work for individual feedback.

For more information, visit Meetup.com/Art-Verve.

Art Verve Meetup

Art Meetup May 5, 2018
Instructors (left to right) Linda Chappel, Michele Vaughan & Christy Olsen

Verve Village Practice

Sometimes it takes a friendly village with verve to be inspired, find motivation or feel supported! Village art practice allows face-to-face contact, the free flow of ideas & place where individuals can cultivate together. Come draw or paint with us within a supportive studio environment.

Note that these sessions are only offered in spring or fall, we break during the summer. If you would like to practice in a group setting during the summer, please join one of our free meetups. Visit Meetup.com/Art-Verve for times and locations.

Village Art Practice

Village Art Practice Session

Social learning is the glue that makes knowledge stick! Through enduring, ongoing interactions, relationships, sharing knowledge or information exchange, it's an effective way to develop or hone your skills.We can, and sometimes must learn in isolation, but sharing information with others is usually the glue that makes any knowledge stick.

Work on self-directed projects in these sessions. Set up your own still life or bring in a reference photo. Use any medium. Access easels, drop cloths, tables & chairs. Bring in your own supplies, sample new materials or try a whole new medium (tools & consumables provided).

Participate with other enthusiasts in the group review, share completed work or bring in your work for individual feedback. Note that you are not required to share your own work during the review.

An Art Verve instructor will be present to moderate, answer questions, provide plenty of individual feedback, one-on-one instruction, or perform short requested demonstrations.