Artistry • Reconnection • Transformation

A.R.T. always tells a story. Operation A.R.T. classes are a way to express emotions without speaking. In 2017, The Joel Fund launched a program to bring A.R.T. classes to the Veterans in our community. We have since expanded our Operation A.R.T program to include Veteran’s immediate family members and now offer virtual classes for veterans across the U.S.  Operation A.R.T. students have the opportunity to be introduced to new art skills or to continue developing in new proficiencies in different A.R.T classes.


“The great unexpected benefit of taking these classes was interacting with other veterans.  I’ve gained some very solid friendships, which I consider a gift beyond a value I can put into words.”  – Jim, Veteran


Writing your Life:  A Virtual Writing Workshop for Veterans Veterans' life stories are important; it’s time to explore them through
Virtual Photography II If our Photo I course left you hungry for more, then Photography II is definitely the next
Watercolor II This class is designed to expand on the lessons from our Painting with Watercolor class.  Students will review
Writing for Hope: Express Yourself!  A Virtual Writing Workshop for Veterans Every veteran has important life stories worth telling! Over
Oil Painting II Are you interested in taking your oil painting skills to the next level?  Are you an experienced
Introduction to Woodworking Are you interested in learning woodworking basics?  This introductory course is designed to teach milling and joinery
Photoshop II Are you interested in learning more advanced photo editing techniques? In this class, students will learn how to