We offer educational services for adults via studio art classes, workshops, or events held in Tucson or the surrounding area of Southern Arizona!

Whether you are an absolute beginner, novice, or professional artist, you will find an experience with us that will take your knowledge or unique skill set within 2D Visual Arts to the next level!

Take an Adult Art Class!

There are endless benefits, including:

Learn or Be a Lifelong Learner! Anyone can learn to draw or paint with some basic instruction. It is not a talent you are born with. If you wish to be a master, you only need practice.

Explore Your Skills! You may surprise yourself or uncover hidden talents you did not know you had!

Socialize or Connect with the Community! In-person classes are an excellent opportunity to get to know other visual arts community members who may share similar interests!

Experiment or Improve Your Skills! When you learn under the guidance of a professional instructor, they will encourage you to experiment or take more significant creative risks.

Create! You may have a finished piece or artwork that you take with you to show or give to your family or friends.

Find Inspiration! Be surrounded by other creative types, or see what they create.

‘Enable adults at any 2D Visual Art skill level to learn or create within a community setting!"

Our Mission


From students or life-long learners who have attended adult studio art classes, workshops, or events with us in Tucson, Arizona, or the surrounding areas!

Art Verve Academy is a wonderful, friendly place to learn and do art. The instructors are extremely skillful and knowledgeable. I find their classes exciting and so much fun. I highly recommend taking classes from Art Verve Academy!

Adele Abrams
Previously enrolled in watercolor classes.

Instructors are a talented group. They provide constructive feedback.

Pere' Summers
Previously enrolled in drawing facial features classes.

Great watercolor instruction and a wonderful community of artists to talk with and learn from.

Rebecca Miller
Previously enrolled in drawing and watercolor classes.

I had put down my art interest for more than two years. I needed something to 'kick-start' it again. I took two classes from Art Verve Academy.

They were 'Drawing the Human Head' with Christy Olsen and 'Exploring Watercolor Textures' with Stacy Egan.

Both of these classes & their instructors were very, very good & just what I needed to 'kick-start' my art activities again.

I would strongly recommend these classes & the Art Verve Academy!!!"

John Liebert
a.k.a. Artist Wannabe! Previously enrolled in drawing and watercolor classes.

New to the Art Verve?

Verve is synonymous with vigor, the energy or enthusiasm behind expressing an idea, which is vital in the creative process! Artists need this type of stuff to keep on creating over time.

If you would like to get started, it's easy! Visit our orientation for the simple steps to take!

Drawing, painting, or mixed media art classes in Tucson

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