Welcome to MAPA's update
Our latest art program for veterans current and former serving is now available and we are taking registrations. Some exciting news, we have introduced a few new visual arts with printmaking and bookbinding being trialled this semester in the program.
Our printmaking activities will include opportunities for linocut & woodblock printmaking, both using carving techniques to create artworks. In addition we are also working with gelli plates which can create beautiful prints as well as papers that can be used for journals or artwork backgrounds.
We have been gifted a bookbinding press and this will allow us to also undertake some bookbinding classes for veterans to create their own personalised journals in class.
These new classes we are introducing will add to the large number of visual arts activities on offer for current and former serving veterans, providing skills in critical thinking, analysis and design as well as supporting wellbeing.
Survey's supporting MAPA
Our classes will all now include quick surveys for all participants to undertake pre class and post class providing us with valuable information on the arts experiences which in turn assists MAPA with funding and our research. Feedback from surveys is a critical component to ensuring our activities meet our aims with current data from the veteran community.
With plans for our next art exhibition for 2024 underway, we are also working on further development of the support materials for our art-in-the-field deployment kits and exciting news about taking 'MAPA on tour' to veterans interstate to give those interested a taste of visual arts.
If you are an Eastern States subscriber and veteran, and you would be interested in experiencing an art class or activity when we head east in 2024, please click here to fill in our 'MAPA on tour' expressions of interest form and let us know what town/location you are in so we can consider when we are planning.
Thanks to all our subscribers for your ongoing support.