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

DRAWING THROUGH DESIGN
Drawing Through Design Class   Have you ever had the desire to draw but not sure how to start or
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DRAWING THROUGH DESIGN WORKSHOP
Drawing Through Design Workshop   Have you ever had the desire to draw but not sure how to start or
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WRITING WORKSHOP
Writing Workshop with Joseph Bathanti   Description:  This workshop is designed to get participants thinking about specific episodes / scenes
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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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BASIC DRAWING
Basic Drawing   Would you like to be able to express your ideas and feelings through drawing? This course is
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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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DRAWING THROUGH DESIGN

Drawing Through Design Class   Have you ever had the desire to draw but not sure how to start or what to do? This class 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. Students 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

Ceramics

Ceramics   Description coming  Click here to register for Ceramics. DURHAM CLASS LOCATION: Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701  INSTRUCTOR: TBA CLASS TIME: TBA  DATES: TBA COST: TBA PREREQUISITE: TBA SPECIAL NOTES: TBA Click here to register for Ceramics   RETURN TO CLASSES

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

PEN & INK DRAWING II

Pen & Ink Drawing II   Using a permanent ink pen, pencil, blender and paper you will doodle, doodle and doodle! You can be a beginner or experienced artist, anything is possible, one stroke at a time. Students will learn methods to begin a doodle or drawing using different shapes and shading to create a Read More

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

Introduction to Oil Painting   Have you always had an interest in art but maybe you have never taken a class? Are you an experienced artist and would like to try oil painting? Then this is the class for you! This course is designed to help student’s develop ways to communicate meaningful ideas and feelings Read More

BASIC DRAWING

Basic Drawing   Would you like to be able to express your ideas and feelings through drawing? This course is designed to help students express themselves while they develop drawing skills. Students will explore drawing while working with graphite pencils, stick charcoal and colored pastels. Students will work on principles of observation, composition, perspective, proportion Read More

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PEN & INK DRAWING

Pen & Ink Drawing I   Using a permanent ink pen, pencil, blender and paper you will doodle, doodle and doodle! You can be a beginner or experienced artist, anything is possible, one stroke at a time. Students will learn methods to begin a doodle or drawing using different shapes and shading to create a Read More