Veterans Art Program

Monthly art classes for US military veterans

In recognition of the sacrifice made in service to our country, AAG offers a program to provide free art instruction for Veterans of US military service. 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.


Open to Veterans this program meets on the fourth Saturday of the month. Email for more information.

When:  the fourth Saturday of each month | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location:  Arizona Artists Guild | 18411 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, Az 85023


Open to Female Veterans, this program meets on the third Monday of the month. Email for more information.

When:  the third Monday of each month | 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Location:  Arizona Artists Guild | 18411 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, Az 85023

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.

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.

Concepts/Techniques to be covered in AAG Veterans Art Program:
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 | and more

This project is supported in part by the Arizona Art Alliance which receives support from the Arizona Department of Veteran Services.

Direct questions to program chairs: 
David L. Bradley | 602 828 4713 |  |

Tess Mosko Scherer | 928-300-7185 | |

Other arts organizations are offering their own Veterans Art programs:

Scottsdale Artists League
Rita Goldner, Program Coordinator – – 480-948-6547Veterans_Art_Outreach_Progeram_Arizona_Artists_Guild
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

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