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." 

Dates to be Announced
Spring of 2018


WHO: Any interested Veteran in Contra Costa County. 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 John Kleber or Artist Victoria Bianco and artist/Veteran Wesley Evans will lead you through a series of painting exercises over two days that will result in a finished 18” x 20” painting.

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

WHEN: Workshops will be offered March & April 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 Initiative in the Arts program and Contra Costa County offer this program as a free service to veterans living or working in Contra Costa County.