Classroom Policy

The Art Verv Academy strives to maintain a professional environment for all. We take great care to provide learners with information on our policies and strive to be accurate at all times.

Note on discrepancies, in the event that there is a discrepancy between any written and/or oral communications and this website, the text on this website supersedes any oral communications.

Please be courteous or respectful to fellow learners, instructors or administration. When learning a new skill, we all learn from each other. Help create a safe and supportive environment in which we can share information, have open discussions and learn from each other.


Email is our primary means of communications. Phone or text is our secondary means of communication. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address or phone number when you register for any class.

Personal Property

The Art Verve Academy is not responsible for the security of property left in any facility or location. However, we have a lost and found box, contact us if you left something behind.

Cell Phones

As a courtesy to instructors and your fellow students, we ask that you silence your cell phone ringer or put it on vibrate. If you need to take a call, please step out of the classroom to do so.

When learning a new skill, we all learn from each other. Please help us create a supportive environment!


  • Be respectful to your fellow students, everyone should feel free to ask questions without judgment or ridicule.
  • Turn off cell phones or put on vibrate; if you need to take a call, please do so outside the classroom
  • Come to class on time or set up your studio equipment after the lecture, demonstration or critique is over.
  • Bring a willingness to learn or at a minimum, a sense of humor. Attitude is everything!

Please be courteous or respectful to fellow learners, instructors or administration. The Art Verve Academy reserves the right to dismiss any student for misconduct or any behavior that is disruptive to the learning environment or creative process without obligation to issue a refund.

No Smoking or Vaping

According to Arizona State Law, no smoking or vaping is allowed in public buildings or within 20 feet of any building entrance. No smoking or vaping inside the building of any classroom or location.

No Drugs or Alcohol

The use of illegal substances at any location or event is strictly prohibited. Alcohol is not permitted at any location, during any workshop or class.

No Firearms

Concealed or unconcealed firearms or weapons are not permitted at any location, workshop or classroom, no exceptions.

Supply or Material Lists

Supply lists are available online, click here or visit

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. Instructors may directly email you specifics. Note please check your spam folder for any class communications before you contact us.

If you have questions regarding supplies or cannot afford certain supplies specified on the list, the instructor will provide you with materials on the first day and/or cover any details on where to purchase your own for the remainder of the class or workshop.

The Art Verve Academy is an equal opportunity educator and welcomes diversity to any classes, programs, or activities offered. We do NOT discriminate against individuals with disabilities, nor on the basis of gender, race, color, sexuality, national, ethnic origin, or religion.


The Art Verve Academy strives to provide a space that is welcoming and accessible to all. Please let us know of any special accommodations that you might have and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Service Animals

Proper steps have been taken to bring service animals into some locations and are adjusted as needed to support our learners. Please check the page for each location to read the policies for that particular location. If you have any concerns, email us.

Service Animals are...

Individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. A Service animal provides safety, confidence, independence, and companionship to their owner. You may find additional information about the use of service animals at

Service Dog Is Not...

An ordinary dog or pet, there are rules of etiquette for interacting with service dogs.

Service Dog Etiquette

It is not appropriate to ask about a person’s disability, or that the dog demonstrates its ability to perform the work. Rules of etiquette are as follows:

  • Please speak to the handler first.
  • Do not make distracting or rude noises at the dog.
  • Do not touch the service dog without asking for and receiving permission.
  • Do not offer food to the service dog. Resist the temptation to offer treats to the service dog.
  • Announce yourself prior to entering into the handler’s cubicle or office.
  • Do not be offended if the handler does not want to chat about the service dog.
  • Questions of a personal nature should be avoided.

What if...

The service dog barks, growls, or otherwise forgets its manners? Find out what happened before taking action. Was the service dog stepped on, poked, asleep and dreaming, performing its job (some alert their handlers to oncoming seizures by barking once or twice)? If the dog’s behavior is disruptive or destructive, please report it to your instructor.

The Art Verve Academy retains the right to photograph or video any class, work, student or event at its discretion without incurring obligations. Unless informed otherwise, the Art Verve Academy will consider photographs or video taken of students in class or their artwork to be permissible for publication for informational, marketing purposes, web or social media.

Photographing a model is ONLY permitted during a clothed or costumed sessions and at the model's discretion. Please ask first! Taking a shot of any model while posing nude is NOT allowed under any circumstance, no exceptions!

Live Model Etiquette refers to some basic guidelines to follow when working with a live model. Remember the model is here to do a job, so please respect their break time and limit your conversations accordingly. Please be quiet while they are posing. Too much movement or noise makes it hard for them to hold the pose. If you liked the model's poses or felt that they did a good job, please give them a tip when the session is over. Some models charge money if you take reference photographs of them.