FAQ

FAQ

Common questions that tend to recur through posts or queries by new users or are related to common knowledge gaps in online information. You may also visit the links below.


Updated November 22, 2023

Yes! Prerequisites are not required for any class with a skill level that lists "Absolute beginner."

Absolute beginners to advanced are welcome to enroll. Please review each registration form's "skill level" if you are looking for intermediate to advanced.

Updated November 22, 2023

Sketching, art journaling, drawing or painting are skills that may be learned with knowledge, practice, and a supportive community!

Updated November 22, 2023

Learning is vital to the success of any classroom, but it doesn't just happen. Our instructors are essential in the process, and we believe good teaching is an art!

We recognize unique visual artists who are lifelong learners with exceptional intrapersonal communication skills as vital in learning. We provide them a platform to teach as visual art instructors, a way to connect with others outside the studio and become an integral part of our overall curriculum.

Each of our instructors creates an experience and is critical in the process. Each builds a community of learners, encouraging individuals to improve their skills or make meaningful connections with others. They create a respectful environment that is warm, welcoming, and non-judgemental, where learners focus on techniques of medium or subject matter, not a specific artistic style or unique aesthetic.

Updated November 22, 2023

Below are some links to perspectives that can inspire you to get started or continue on.


Updated November 22, 2023

Yes, you may!

Donations Without a Tax Credit

Yes, we may take your art supply donations. However, we operate as a privately owned small business and can not provide you with a tax credit receipt.

Donations With a Tax Credit

If you wish to receive a tax credit for your art supply or book donations, please donate to the Tucson Pastel Society.

They are a 501(c)(3) operated organization and will happily provide you with a receipt and drop-off location.

You may contact them via their contact form. Click here.

Updated May 5, 2023

Tuition is the sum charged for a class, workshop, or event that involves an exchange of educational services.

A "material fee" is charged for consumable materials or supplies provided during a class, workshop, or event. A "model fee" is changed for any class, workshop, or event that uses a live model to pose for drawing or painting from life.

Updated May 5, 2023

If the class, workshop, or event is still open for enrollment, the tuition fee is listed in the course catalog above the "enroll or register" button. If the tuition fee is no longer displayed, the event is no longer open for enrollment.

Updated May 5, 2023

Tuition fees may vary as each class or workshop is unique in that it may or may not include materials within the price of the class.

Tuition fees for a weekly class of three hours usually average around ~$40 per session.

Updated May 5, 2023

We do not offer reduced tuition rates for seniors or anyone on a fixed income.

Other Options

Visit the Drawing Studio's website for information on the programs for seniors. Visit the Pima County Library for more details about free art classes. Filter by location to find out dates and times for those events.

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