COVID 19 UPDATE:
AAG hosts virtual classes for Veterans and Survivors of Suicide on the Fourth Saturday of each month.
Monthly art classes for US military veterans
In recognition of the sacrifice made in service to our country, AAG offers a program to provide free art instruction for Veterans of US military service. The class provides the opportunity for Veterans to discover and develop their own creative artistic abilities.
VETERANS ART CLASSES
Open to Veterans this program meets on the fourth Saturday of the month. Classes are held simultaneously in-person and via zoom. Class space is limited. Please email email@example.com for more information and to register for the class.
When: the fourth Saturday of each month | 10:00 am
Location: AAG and Zoom. click here for schedule
WOMEN VETERANS ART CLASSES
Open to Female Veterans, this program meets on the third Monday of the month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This program has been suspended due to Covid. Please check back for updated availability. However women veterans are welcome to join the Veterans Art Class via zoom held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Click here for schedule
Participants will demonstrate understanding of Art techniques and concepts including compositional balance, value, perspective, 3d illusionistic techniques, and color, through the use of graphite pencils, charcoal, markers, pens, watercolor, acrylic paint, collage and photography.
Each monthly session:
new concepts will be introduced, techniques demonstrated, practiced and explained, and previously introduced concepts will be reviewed. This course is designed to introduce concepts of Art using traditional drawing media. These concepts and techniques are based on traditional academic art instruction, and provide the artist with a fundamental approach to making art.
Concepts/Techniques to be covered in AAG Veterans Art Program:
Gesture drawing | Value study | Reductive drawing
Color wheel | Analagous color | Complementary color | Linear perspective
Aerial perspective | Contour line | Symmetrical and asymmetrical balance
Masterpiece studies | Digital photography | Figure study | and more
This project is supported in part by the Arizona Art Alliance which receives support from the Arizona Department of Veteran Services.
Other arts organizations are offering their own Veterans Art programs:
Arizona Artists Guild
David Bradley, Program Coordinator – 602-828-4713
WHAM Art Organization
Connie Whitlock, Program Coordinator – 480-823-4120
WHAM Art Center | 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise, AZ 85378
Mesa Art League
Loralee Stickle-Harris, Program Coordinator – 480-223-3641
Mesa Active Adult Center | 247 N. MacDonald Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Sonoran Arts League
Cait Huble, Executive Director and Veterans Program Coordinator