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 III
Photography III   Are you interested in taking your photographic skills to another level? In this course, you will learn
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PEN & INK DRAWING II
Pen & Ink Drawing II   Using a permanent ink pen, pencil, blender and paper you will doodle, doodle and
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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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PEN & INK DRAWING
Pen & Ink Drawing I   Using a permanent ink pen, pencil, blender and paper you will doodle, doodle and
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PHOTOGRAPHY I
Are you interested in having a basic understand of a digital camera and basic shooting techniques?  This class will help
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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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FOUNDATIONS TO DRAWING & PAINTING
Foundations to Drawing & Painting   Have you always had an interest in art but maybe you’ve never taken a
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HEROIC MASKS OF SCULPEY
Heroic Masks of Sculpey   For millennia, masks have provided humanity with the means to express specific qualities of the
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BECOME AN OPERATION A.R.T.™ INSTRUCTOR

PHOTOGRAPHY III

Photography III   Are you interested in taking your photographic skills to another level? In this course, you will learn how to create images that can only be seen by your “mind’s eye” using the technical capabilities of your camera. You will also explore ways to manipulate your images to create meaning. This course will 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

PTSD Cases Triple

WASHINGTON — More than one in five veterans receiving federal disability payouts suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, a figure that has spiked in the last decade. Veterans Affairs officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the number of disability cases related to PTSD has nearly tripled in that time, from around 345,000 cases in fiscal 2008 to Read More

Music Therapy Helping Marines

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Iraq War veteran Russell Ault copes through drawing

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Triangle Rock Club

The TRC Mission “To transform and enhance the lives of others by enthusiastically sharing our passion for climbing and fitness.” OUR STORY Triangle Rock Club began as a vision of two former Force Recon Marines who shared a passion for adventure and climbing. After the military and their mountaineering skills lead them around the world Read More