ArtTroop is a free, bi-monthly program designed to empower veterans and active military service members by encouraging them to tell their stories through art making. ArtTroop creates a positive and stress-free atmosphere to help students build artistic confidence and problem-solving skills, strengthen identity through therapeutic arts activities, and develop community with their peers.
Throughout the year, students are introduced to a variety of art media and techniques and explore themes of art, life, and healing. Running from February to November, each class is a three-hour block of exploration and reflection. The program culminates with a month-long exhibition in November, the opening of which coincides with Veterans Day.
November 13, 2021 - Applications will be open to attendees of our Veterans Art Day event.
November 15, 2021 - The online application is open to the public.
December 20, 2021 - The application is due by 5 p.m.
*Students will be selected based on submission date, completion of application materials, thoughtfulness in responses, and expressed commitment level. Previous art experience is not required.
ArtTroop aims to cultivate a safe, inclusive, and supportive space. That said, while this program is therapeutic in nature, it is not a therapy service. Our instructors are not licensed therapists, but rather professional teaching artists who come with years of studio experience and a commitment to compassion, empathy, and respect.
If you would like more information about ArtTroop, contact Nikki Sullivan, Director of Outreach + Community Programs, at [email protected] or 317.255.2464 x 2220.
ArtTroop, presented by Jim and Pat LaCrosse.