Ceramic Art Program for Veterans

AAG is proud to partner with Paradise Valley Community College to offer in-person ceramic art classes to Veterans.

The class is part of a research study for 10 to 60 Veterans. During this research you will make pottery and sculpture using clay.
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Each Module has six classes, and meets for 3 hours per class.

MODULE 1: Sculpting the Portrait | January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, & March 6, 2021
Create a clay sculpture using slabs of clay wrapped around a newspaper form. Participants will sculpt a life size bust of
someone close to them, a favorite pet, or a historical figure.

MODULE 2: Pottery on the Wheel | Saturdays – March 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2021
Make plates and bowls on the potter’s wheel. Participants will also learn how to use and apply ceramic glazes for color and design.

MODULE 3: Raku| Saturdays – May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & June 5, 2021
Participants will learn the non-traditional type of ceramics called raku.

Times: Classes will run from 1-4 pm.
Location: D Building
The Ceramics Studio of Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix AZ 85032

David L. Bradley | david.bradley@paradisevalley.edu
or Tess Mosko Scherer | admin@ArizonaArtistsGuild.net

*Note: Due to Coronavirus this schedule may be subject to change to meet the needs of the participants.
Classes will be held in an open air studio, strictly adhering to all CDC guidelines: wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and ongoing sanitary measures.

What this means to you:
-Attend one or more Module (6 classes)
-Attend 6 classes per module
-Make art between classes (optional
-All materials are provided
-No previous experience required
-Fill out a brief survey. Researchers want to understand how making art might change thinking, mood, and social activities of Veterans.

Participant Eligibility:
-Open to Veterans who have not participated in a Veterans Art Course at Arizona Artists Guild or Paradise Valley Community College.

“These awards demonstrate the resilience of the arts in America, showcasing not only the creativity of their arts projects but the organizations’ agility in the face of a national health crisis,” said Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “We celebrate organizations like Paradise Valley Community College for providing opportunities for learning and engagement through the arts in these times.”

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. Included in this announcement is a Research Grants in the Arts award of $ 20,000 to Paradise Valley Community College for a Ceramics Art Experience for Veteran and a Research Study. This is one of 15 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category.

“We have been involved in ongoing veterans art programs for nearly 7 years and are excited that the program is extending into research. Community Outreach is a vital part of AAG’s mission. This program will extend the reach of the benefits of arts for everyone.” stated Ivan Halvorson, president of the Arizona Artists Guild. Congratulations AAG members and grant recipients: Caron Sada, Tess Mosko Scherer, Lisa Wayman and David Lloyd Bradley.

In partnership with Arizona Artists Guild, Paradise Valley Community College, with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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