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Through the Veterans' Voices Initiative we have expanded our efforts bringing more art classes to our Veteran community.  Under the direction of creator/curator Deprise Brescia we continue offering FREE ART CLASSES in multiple locations for our veterans, active military, their families and dependants. 

Giving Veterans' Voices thru Free Ongoing Classes & Workshop

Fused Glass Classes

Surfboard Making Workshop

Fused Glass Classes

Glasswork by Larry LeBrane for the Veterans Voices glass class made possible in part by the California Arts Council and Deprise Brescia

 Larry LeBrane teaches veterans basic skills to create fused glass artwork.  In his classes, you’ll design, cut & prepare items for glass fusing & slumping, with access to tools, molds, kiln firings & scrap glass to create individual projects with design & technical guidance. 

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Pottery Classes

Surfboard Making Workshop

Fused Glass Classes

Jim Marx partakes in the pottery workshop at Anam Cre' in SLO for Veterans' Voices.  Made possible in part by the California Arts Council and Deprise Brescia.

 Shevon Sullivan - Anam Cre' Pottery Studio

Clay pottery classes for veterans provides Instruction on pottery wheel, sculpture and painting techniques. Requires two sessions to complete the work made, set date in class. Finished work available after being fired.

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Surfboard Making Workshop

Surfboard Making Workshop

Inspired by ZenTangle Workshop

Rusty Smith makes a surfboard and teaches a class free for veterans with Ampsurf.  Made Possible in part by the California Arts Council, Arts Obispo and Deprise Brescia.

Veterans Artist Rusty Smith teaches a FREE surfboard making workshop in partnership with Ampsurf for our veterans.  

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Inspired by ZenTangle Workshop

Inspired by ZenTangle Workshop

Inspired by ZenTangle Workshop

A black and white drawing of patterns designed to put you into a meditative state by creating art.  Made Possible in part by the California Arts Council, Arts Obispo and Deprise Brescia.

Karen Coleman teaches a meditative art experience inspired by Zentangle.  FREE for Veterans and their Families in partnership with Veterans Outreach SLO.

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

Inspired by ZenTangle Workshop

Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

Glass mobile pieces s from Kelly Johnson's glass mobile workshop as part of Veterans' Voices.  Made Possible in part by the California Arts Council, Arts Obispo and Deprise Brescia.

 This two-day veterans workshop/classes are family inclusive. We request at least one member of the family be a veteran and that no unsupervised young children, as we will be working with glass.  The first Sunday artist Kelly Johnson will guide the participants through the layout of their glass mobiles.

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

SmartPhone Art Classes

Inspired by ZenTangle Workshop

Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

Michael Messina's Iphone art as part of the making art with your smartphone workshop for Veterans' Voices.  Made Possible in part by the California Arts Council, Arts Obispo and Deprise Brescia.

MICHAEL MESSINA’S

Painting with Light Using the Camera Always with You

Creating Art with Your Smartphone 

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Poetry Workshop

Creative Journaling Expressive Arts

Creative Journaling Expressive Arts

Bob Simola poetry and artwork as part of the poetry workshop for Veterans' Voices.  Made Possible in part by the California Arts Council, Arts Obispo and Deprise Brescia.

Bob Simola PHD English Teacher & Artist

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions recollected in tranquility”

from ‘The Lyrical Ballads’    1798

Focus for the veterans for these classes is on coming up with ideas and getting the words and ideas down on paper.    

Identify how and when to revise.

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Creative Journaling Expressive Arts

Creative Journaling Expressive Arts

Creative Journaling Expressive Arts

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In an effort to help our Veterans from the armed services better deal with PTSD, we are offering creative journaling classes beginning the month of June 2017.  These classes are created specifically for our Vets and build upon one another.  These classes explore tools to help deal with emotions in a safe way.

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Family Paint Days

Creative Journaling Expressive Arts

Veterans Outreach Partner

Family Paint Day for Veterans Voices.  Free for veterans and their families. Made Possible in part by the California Arts Council, Arts Obispo and Deprise Brescia.

  As a collaborative effort with the Veterans Outreach of San Luis Obispo, we are committed to providing ongoing services through the arts for our veterans and their families.  Veterans Outreach provided the veterans and we provided the art space and materials with minimal limitations and maximum creativity.  Our Veterans day "Rock Painting"  was quite popular, so we are continuing to provide this service for our veterans. 

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Veterans Outreach Partner

Veterans Outreach Partner

Veterans Outreach Partner

Our partnership with Veterans Outreach for Veterans' Voices and the painting activities.  Made Possible in part by the California Arts Council, Arts Obispo and Deprise Brescia.

 As a collaborative effort with the Veterans Outreach of San Luis Obispo, we are committed to providing ongoing services through the arts for our veterans and their families.  Ideas for a new workshop maybe???

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

VetArt.org Partner

Veterans Outreach Partner

VetArt.org Partner

Bronze busts of Paso Robles Veterans by VetArt.org, part of the Veterans Voices art exhibition.

VetArt.org a continuing partner in the Veterans Voices 3 art exhibition provides FREE bronze bust for our veterans.  Thank you for a great workshop!

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Family Portraits

Veterans Outreach Partner

VetArt.org Partner

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Photographers John Rector and Deb Hoffstetter provided FREE portraits for veterans and their families during the opening night reception.  

Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Palette Knife Painting With Deprise Video

Palette Knife Intro

Deprise invites you to bring your unique perspective into the art.  This is the beginning or intro of a multi-part series of videos offering FREE demo/ lessons in this unique style of painting.  Made possible in part by the California Arts Council , the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

The Background Canvas Part 2 of The Series

 The Background Canvas Part 2 of The Series.  This free tutorial about palette knife painting is done by The Artist Deprise.  This second video segment goes into the background painting of the canvas, creating a foundation for the artwork as the beginning of this palette knife process.  Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Palette Knife Part 3 Repurposed & New Canvases and Chalking The Outline

 This third video segment goes into the different canvas finishes created in the previous segment and drawing the tree trunk , creating a foundation to begin the next stage of this palette knife process.  Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Palette Knife Part 4 Building The Tree Trunk

 This fourth video segment goes into the palette knife painting of the tree trunk, creating a foundation for the flower blossom artwork that are next.  Deprise shows examples of palette knife strokes and their effect on the work.   Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

Palette Knife Painting Part 5 Tree Blossoms and Mixing

 This fifth video segment goes into the palette knife painting of the tree blossoms, along with a variety of mixing of colors and product.  Deprise shows examples of palette knife strokes and their effect on two different canvas panels.  Made possible in part by the California Arts Council, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the SLO County Office of Education.

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The Deprise Brescia Art Gallery in Paso Robles, California is closed due to COVID.  The working art studio for Deprise is also her gallery showroom.  She offers classes and curates the Veterans Voices Project from here.  We are centrally located in beautiful Paso Robles.  Feel free to message me here.

Deprise Brescia Art Gallery

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