AC5 is excited to be working with Veterans in Contra Costa County and offering a series of FREE self-portrait painting classes as a way of saying "Thank you for your service." 

  Concord      May 5 & 12
Morning & Afternoon
  Antioch       May 19 & 26
  Brentwood  May 20 & 27
  Danville      June 2 & 9

WHO: Any interested Veteran in Contra Costa County. THIS YEAR WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR FAMILY. No painting experience necessary. This is a chance for self-expression. Nothing is being sold. There is no registration fee nor material fee for Veterans who live in Contra Costa.

WHAT: An in-depth acrylic painting class. You will be asked to explore your experience as a veteran and tell your story of transitioning from military life through a self-portrait or other subject as an avenue of self-expression. Artist Victoria Bianco and Veteran Felisa Gaffney will lead you through a series of painting exercises over two days that will result in a finished 18” x 20” painting. Family members may work on other art projects.

WHERE: Workshops are offered in Veteran building, Libraries and other suitable public locations. See each workshop for date, location and time.

WHEN: Workshops will be offered April, May & June 2018. Choose the date, time and location that works well for you when you register. 


Your registration helps us know how much art material to bring to the workshop. We will email you a conformation of your registration or inform you if the workshop has been canceled due to low enrollment.

AC5 is pleased to be partnering with the Contra Costa Veterans Service Department and the Contra Costa Library.

FUNDING: The California Arts Council’s Veterans in the Arts program and Contra Costa County offer this program as a free service to veterans living or working in Contra Costa County.