Veterans Art Outreach Program

Arizona Artists Guild recognizes the sacrifices made on behalf of our communities and benefits enjoyed as citizens of the USA, and wants to share with Veterans of US Military service the opportunity to discover and develop their own creative artistic abilities. AAG provides free monthly art instruction at the AAG building on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Four other arts organizations are offering their own Veterans Art programs. Here is the full list:

Scottsdale Artists League

Rita Goldner, Program Coordinator – – 480-948-6547
Alliance Headquarters, 2717 W. Southern Ave., Ste 6., Tempe, AZ 85282

Arizona Artists Guild

David Bradley, Program Coordinator – – 602-828-4713
AAG building at 18411 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85023.

WHAM Art Organization

Connie Whitlock, Program Coordinator – – 480-823-4120
WHAM building at 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise, AZ 85378

Mesa Art League

Loralee Stickle-Harris, Program Coordinator – – 480-223-3641
Mesa Active Adult Center, 247 N. MacDonald Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Sonoran Arts League

Pat Bell-Demers, Executive Director and Veterans Program Coordinator – or – 480-575-6624
6051 E. Hidden Valley Dr. #3, Cave Creek, AZ 85327


Program Objectives


Participants will demonstrate understanding of Art techniques and concepts including compositional balance, value, perspective, 3d illusionistic techniques, and color, through the use of graphite pencils, charcoal, markers, pens, watercolor, acrylic paint, collage and photography.


Concepts/Techniques to be covered:


Gesture drawing

Value study

Reductive drawing

Color wheel

Analagous color

Complementary color

Linear perspective

Aerial perspective

Contour line

Symmetrical and asymmetrical balance

Masterpiece studies

Digital photography

Figure study


Each monthly session new concepts will be introduced, techniques demonstrated, practiced and explained, and previously introduced concepts will be reviewed. This course is designed to introduce concepts of Art using traditional drawing media. These concepts and techniques are based on traditional academic art instruction, and provide the artist with a fundamental approach to making art.


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