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 Operation A.R.T. to bring art classes to the veterans in our community.  In 2018, the program expanded to include veteran’s immediate family members.  Operation A.R.T.™ students 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

OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP – JULY 23rd
Oil Painting Workshop – July 23rd Have you always had an interest in art but never taken a class? This workshop
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PHOTOGRAPHY I – for beginners
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 WORKSHOP
Painting with Watercolor Workshop    Have you ever had the desire to paint with watercolor but not sure how begin? This
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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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OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP – JULY 18th
Oil Painting Workshop – July 18th   Have you always had an interest in art but never taken a class?
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BASIC DRAWING WORKSHOP
Basic Drawing Workshop   Would you like to be able to express your ideas and feelings through drawing? This is 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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Success

BAGS-n-BBQ 9th Annual Cornhole Tournament  May 11, 2019 12-5pm Wakefield Plantation Country Club 3350 Canes Way Raleigh NC 27614 SUCCESS!!! We had a great time with over 150 in attendance.  We ate over 40lbs in BBQ. Saw 20= kids get their faces painted. 42 people entered the tournament AND…  We raised over $5000 for The Read More

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BAGS-n-BBQ 9th Annual Cornhole Tournament  May 11, 2019 12-5pm Cornhole Tournament | Award Winning BBQ All you can eat BBQ, Beer and fixins’. | Musical Entertainment | Kid Activities $20 per person, adults 21 and over $10 per person, kids 11 and over (kids 10 and under free) $5 per person Optional Tournament – starts Read More

OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP – JULY 23rd

Oil Painting Workshop – July 23rd Have you always had an interest in art but never taken a class? This workshop is design to help student express their ideas through painting.  Students will touch on color theory, composition, color mixing and the application of paint using a palette knife.  No experience necessary. Supplies and lunch will be Read More

Bags-n-BBQ 2019

BAGS-n-BBQ 9th Annual Cornhole Tournament  May 11, 2019 12-5pm Wakefield Plantation Country Club 3350 Canes Way Raleigh NC 27614 SUCCESS!!! We had a great time with over 150 in attendance.  We ate over 40lbs in BBQ. Saw 20= kids get their faces painted. 42 people entered the tournament AND…  We raised over $5000 for The Read More

PHOTOGRAPHY I – for beginners

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 WORKSHOP

Painting with Watercolor Workshop    Have you ever had the desire to paint with watercolor but not sure how begin? This is a hands-on workshop that will offer an introduction to the art of watercolor. Students will explore different paints, brushes, and papers as well as different techniques to create those magical effects. This two-day painting workshop will help Read More