Thank you to our Veterans Art Sponsor! Stout & Caldwell Engineers and Surveyors
Free Art Classes for Veterans "MAC/VAC" is Now Online!
2nd & 4th Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost: FREE to US Veterans Instructors: Art Smith, Jill Radwell and Toni Frary
As a thank you to those who served in the U.S. Military, the Medford Arts Center is offering free art classes to local veterans. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their creative side in a warm and inviting atmosphere. A new project will be offered each week. All materials will be supplied and no art experience is required. All levels and experience are welcome to attend. Register to participate in this Free program!
ART SMITH, TONI FRARY & JILL RADWELL
A.H. Smith the founder of our Veterans Art program came to NJ from Phoenix where he taught art and creative writing in the Arizona Public Schools and on the Apache and Navajo reservations. He retired several years ago and through the Arizona Artist Guild taught classes to veterans, elder non-English speaking refugees, and young women who are the victims of sexual assault and trafficking.
Toni Frary attended Connecticut College, a small Liberal Arts College in New London. She majored in Art and minored in Biology, and had a successful career as an art teacher for 25 years in Medford Lakes, NJ. She was honored as the first “Teacher of the Year” for her school district Many of Toni’s inspirations come from Robert Bateman, a Canadian wild life artist who has had his paintings displayed at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. His influence is seen through her paintings of her favorite subjects - animals, scenery, and anything to do with the natural world around us. Toni spends her time with commissions work and she has continued to teach at a retirement center, art center, camp programs and her local church, The “Cathedral of the Woods”. Currently she is involved with teaching the free Veterans Art Class at the MAC and completing a number of dog portraits.
Jill Radwell is a certified teacher with over 15 years of experience. She enjoys working with various mediums and teaching students of all ages.