As an over view of what we offer veterans. We offer fellowship and the outlet for them to turn their feelings and experiences into art. We also use art as a very loose term because art means so many different things to so many people. Art could be a painting or a picture.
It could also be a brass sculpture, or an old car restored to its original beauty.
We are here to facilitate this as much as possible by providing the tools, supplies, expertise, and a place to make the art of their choosing. It is our dream to have several sites that offer a wide variety of learning opportunities and the ability to have our veterans
make whatever their hearts desire with the goal of making their lives more fulfilling and giving them tools to relieve stress.
It is my vision that this includes but is not limited to trips to gain inspiration. This could be as simple as taking a trip to the San Juan islands to go whale watching before the veteran sculpts an Orca out of bronze, clay or copper. It could be as big as a trip to SEMA to promote The Art of War and to show off a custom made hot rod or truck we made in the shop.
This is not just about putting something they make on the coffee table. It’s about the healing process that goes long with making something with your hands and feeling the next step. Maybe it’s a service member that has an idea for a new kind of crazy wheel chair or prostatic. The Art of War is here to make possible whatever we can for our service members past and present that have seen war.