Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Welcome Jill Bauman!

It is an honor to have Jill Bauman join our team of instructors and we're looking forward to her class this fall! Jill moved from New York to Tucson in the fall of 2019 and discovered us through the Art Verve Village. We immediately fell in love with her and asked her if she could teach with us.

Unfortunately, soon after we had to shut down for the entire duration of the pandemic. The anticipated wait for Jill's "Drawing in Colored Pencil" class is over, it begins the first week of September 2021.

Prior to Jill's move into southern Arizona, Jill's been a freelance illustrator and designer for over forty years. During this time, she produced hundreds of covers for horror, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and bestselling books.

Jill Bauman

She has also illustrated works by famous authors such as: Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Lilian Jackson Braun, Charles L. Grant, Robert McCammon, Richard Laymon, Jack Williamson, Hugh B. Cave, Fritz Leiber, Pamela Sargent, Michael Resnick, J. G. Ballard, Steward O'Nan and Justin Cronin and many more as well as other products for publishers such as: Ace Books, Tor Books, Avon Books, Doubleday Science Fiction Book Club, TSR, White Wolf, Inc., DAW Books, Berkley/Putam Publishing, St. Martin’s Press, Cemetery Dance Publications, Easton Press, Amazing Stories magazine, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, The Horror Express magazine, Dark Discoveries magazine and Weird Tales magazine.

Jill's work has exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum, the Moore College of Art, Art Students League of New York the Illustrators Society of New York, and the Science Fiction Museum of Seattle. She has also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award five times and has been nominated for the Chesley Award several times. To see more of Jill's artwork visit her instructor page or visit to read more or follow her on social media...

Sunday, May 23, 2021

COVID-19 Update

We will reopen on September 4, 2021 and remain eager to serve our community with health as a top priority.

We will work diligently to implement protocols as recommended by the ADHS and CDC.

For the safety of our instructors, students or staff, the Art Verve Academy will require anyone who comes to class to wear facial masks, until further notice.

Instructors have been vaccinatied however will accommodate for social distancing or health measures, as recommended by the ADHS and CDC. Instructors will use a microphone so everyone can hear them. Stay tunned for more

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Class Cancellations

Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Art Verve has decided to temporarily pause its class offerings to the public beginning March 22, 2020 to this summer.

All remaining classes that were scheduled in Spring 2020 are now cancelled. If you paid tuition, you will receive a full refund credited to the credit card that you used to pay tuition.

The health and safety of our learners, instructors, staff and village is paramount and continues to be our highest priority. We'll keep you in the loop if anything changes via the web site "News" page or our monthly electronic newsletter, "The Art Verve Insider."

Let’s take care of one another in these incredible times and support other small local businesses!