Veterans Art Therapy is a joint program between the Castle Rock Artist Cooperative (CRAC) and the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation (DCVMF) — both Colorado-based 501(c)(3)’s — to assist local veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress. The program is designed to use the healing qualities of art to help veterans battling PTS.
Since the program’s inception in November of 2020, we have expanded our offerings of instruction in oil painting to also encompass photography. We are actively recruiting both veterans as well as artists/instructors to teach the courses.
Four veterans participated in our very first Veterans Art Therapy program, which began in November of 2020 and culminated with an exhibit in May of 2021. This program focused on oil painting. Our next oil painting program began in November 2021, and ended in summer of 2022. Stay tuned for updates about this program, as we will be expanding into other artistic disciplines in which veterans will be able to participate.
If you are a veteran who is interested in participating in this program, believes that you could benefit from the therapeutic effects of art, and lives in or can get to Douglas County, Colorado, please click here to apply:
This unique program is funded completely through the generous donations of citizens like you. We are looking for donations to cover the classroom, instructor, and all the supplies. We will continue the program as long as funding is available and veterans are interested in the program.