WHAT SOME OF OUR PARTICIPATING VETERANS HAVE TO SAY:
John, Vietnam vet, on Art Therapy and Painting classes: ” Initially I was hesitant to commit the time and I didn’t know what to expect. As a veteran with 100% service-connected disability (hearing loss), I knew communication & following instruction would be an enormous challenge for me. Throughout the heartfelt efforts of therapist Ed, Dixie & David, this is the first time in a long time I felt “included” in a group environment. Masters art therapy student, David, selflessly appointed himself my communication assitant and went so far as to write class conversation & instructions when he saw me struggling. Dedicated, compassionate, creative and upbeat, Ed and Dixie were like a beacon of light in a room full of darkness. It was obvious to me that the attending vets gained from the experience. I recommend, without reservation, that other vets take this class. You cannot put a price on the therapeutic value”. Regarding painting, John says instructor Donna was very engaging, upbeat & genuinely cared for the vets. Incredible person!”
Richard, retired vet: ”The painting was great, but the best was the talk sessions. I will always remember….”
Ken, Operation Iraqi Freedom vet, writes about art therapy classes: “It has been a wonderful journey to share this experience with other fellow veterans and teachers… It has kept me motivated and I feel happier”.
Doug, Vietnam vet says: “I never thought I would say this, but I actually enjoyed my classes. Everyone is great.”
James, Navy vet says he enjoyed the painting classes because of “Fun, Family & Friends – very uplifting”
Courtni, Army R.N. writes “It would be awesome to have a building dedicated to art instruction/therapy for vets. When speaking of painting class, Courtni says why she enjoyed the class……”Friendship, good vibrations & awesome tips!”