Launched by CPAC and our partners in 2017, the Veterans Workshop Series provides advanced photographic education to Denver-area military Veterans, free of charge. Over 5 months of workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions, participants learn to refine technical skills, hone ideas into a body of work, create a portfolio, write about their work, and present their projects to the community in a public exhibition at CPAC’s gallery.
By taking part in the Veterans Workshop Series, participants develop their artistic voice, cultivate new skills and are offered a range of opportunities and access, including:
• Software and digital media programs
• Photography composition, lighting and design skills
• Self expression and creativity
• A professional portfolio of their work
• Exhibition experience
• Mentorship and networking
Participants can leverage their new skill sets to pursue a career in photography or a path into the professional art world. The program is taught by established artists and leaders in Denver’s photography community, and was designed and developed in partnership with local veteran-led organizations including Art of War Project and Task Force ISO.