where art meets life

Imagine a world in which art and the creative spirit are fostered as cultural necessities.


Why take an art class? The reasons are as unique as each individual. If you are up for an adventure, The Drawing Studio will set you on a journey that can sustain you for a lifetime. 

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Tucson, Arizona, that brings art and the benefits of creating art to the entire community. We offer affordable fee-based and free classes and workshops, host events and exhibits, and foster awareness of the positive effects of creativity on individuals and the entire community.

Our goal is to bring art and art instruction to everyone regardless of age, identity, or background, because we believe that through the process of learning to draw and developing an art practice, you expand your perspective of the world around you. You find a renewed sense of self-worth and wellbeing. You create a stronger, more connected community for us all. 

Annually we serve 1,500 individuals through a variety of art classes and workshops, and thousands more through outreach, exhibits and shows. We offer classes at night, on weekends and during the day. We serve students of all skill levels and expertise.

We invite you to connect with us as a student, advocate, and supporter. And thank you in advance for believing in the power of creativity