OPERATION A.R.T.™

Artistry • Reconnection • Transformation

A.R.T. always tells a story. A.R.T. is a way to share without speaking. In 2017, The Joel Fund launched a partnership with the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre to bring art classes to the veterans in our community.  This year, the program is expanding to include the veteran’s family members.  Operation A.R.T.™ students will have the opportunity to be introduced to a new art medium or continue developing skills in a known medium.  

OPERATION A.R.T.™

CLASSES

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“I’ve really enjoyed taking the painting classes through Operation A.R.T.™ The classes have not only been very therapeutic, but they have inspired me to paint again.”  P.E. – Veteran


OPERATION A.R.T.™ CLASSES

PHOTOGRAPHY I
Photography I   Are you interested in having a basic understanding of a digital camera and basic shooting techniques? This
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INTUITIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP
Intuitive Painting Workshop   In this workshop, students will learn the process of intuitive painting. This unique approach is about
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SCULPTURAL HAND-BUILDING WORKSHOP
Sculptural Hand-Building Workshop   Using handbuilding techniques we will create a cool textured Birdhouse or Lantern to enjoy indoors or
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BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE POTTERY WHEEL
Beginning/Intermediate Pottery Wheel   Use the potter’s wheel to make cups, mugs, bowls, vases & much more. If you’ve never
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DRAWING-BASED WATERCOLOR
Drawing-Based Watercolor   Easy and inexpensive! Only 3 brushes and 5 tubes of watercolor!  Each week focuses on one basic
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PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR
Painting with Watercolor   Have you ever had the desire to paint with watercolor but not sure how to start
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HAND-BUILDING CERAMICS
Hand-Building Ceramics   This class will teach various hand-building techniques including pinch pots, working with coils and slab construction. Students
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PHOTOGRAPHY III
Photography III   Are you interested in improving your photographs?  This is an introductory course using computer software to edit
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INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING
Introduction to Oil Painting   Have you always had an interest in art but maybe you have never taken a
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PHOTOGRAPHY II
Photography II   Are you interested in taking your photographic skills to another level? In this course, you will learn
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BECOME AN OPERATION A.R.T.™ INSTRUCTOR

PHOTOGRAPHY I

Photography I   Are you interested in having a basic understanding of a digital camera and basic shooting techniques? This class will help you answer those questions as well as help you to take photographs that are more meaningful. Students will work with their camera’s manual to understand its capabilities. Composition skills will be developed Read More

INTUITIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP

Intuitive Painting Workshop   In this workshop, students will learn the process of intuitive painting. This unique approach is about letting go of expectations, experimenting, and allowing your creativity to unfold naturally. Working in a non-judgmental and playful environment, students will focus on personal expression and their own creative journey. They will learn to connect Read More

SCULPTURAL HAND-BUILDING WORKSHOP

Sculptural Hand-Building Workshop   Using handbuilding techniques we will create a cool textured Birdhouse or Lantern to enjoy indoors or out. You will explore surface treatments with texture, and colored slips. All skill levels are welcome! $20 due at registration.   DURHAM CLASS LOCATION: Durham Arts Council Clay Studio, Northgate Mall – Space 836, 1058 Read More

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE POTTERY WHEEL

Beginning/Intermediate Pottery Wheel   Use the potter’s wheel to make cups, mugs, bowls, vases & much more. If you’ve never used a potter’s wheel before, you’ll learn the skills needed to make pottery. If you’re a returning student, we’ll focus on improving your skills. This class takes place at the DAC Clay Studio is located Read More

DRAWING-BASED WATERCOLOR

Drawing-Based Watercolor   Easy and inexpensive! Only 3 brushes and 5 tubes of watercolor!  Each week focuses on one basic drawing strategy plus one simple watercolor technique. Weekly lessons, demos, group critiques and projects guide our exploration. Students practice in class and through weekly homework projects. All experience levels are welcome. Please check the DAC website for Read More

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR

Painting with Watercolor   Have you ever had the desire to paint with watercolor but not sure how to start or what to do? This workshop will offer many possibilities for you to enjoy the art of watercolor.  Students will learn to apply paint using wet and dry techniques. Students will experiment with adding pencil, pen Read More

DRAWING THROUGH DESIGN WORKSHOP

Drawing Through Design Workshop   Have you ever had the desire to draw but not sure how to start or what to do? This workshop will offer many possibilities for you to enjoy the art of drawing. Students will begin with simple shapes, patterns and design exercises to get you creating outside the box. This Read More

WRITING WORKSHOP

Writing Workshop with Joseph Bathanti   Description:  This workshop is designed to get participants thinking about specific episodes / scenes that in some ways exemplify their identities as soldiers and how that identity during and after service has influenced and shaped them. In many ways, this workshop is an exercise in memory. What you write Read More

HAND-BUILDING CERAMICS

Hand-Building Ceramics   This class will teach various hand-building techniques including pinch pots, working with coils and slab construction. Students will also learn finishing techniques including painting with slip and glazing. Challenge yourself, try something new and go home with something great!  This class takes place at the DAC Clay Studio is located at Northgate Read More

PHOTOGRAPHY III

Photography III   Are you interested in improving your photographs?  This is an introductory course using computer software to edit your images (such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom).  Learn how to open, save and resize an image. Understand how resolution affects your final print. Learn to adjust the tone and color of an image.  Take Read More