The DuPage Art League and Rolling Thunder Illinois Ch1 are partnering to offer six (6) scholarships for art classes to disabled veterans. The league will give scholarships for the actual classes and Rolling Thunder is donating monies to purchase the supplies needed for the classes.
Any disabled veterans interested in applying for a class can call the league at 630-653-7090 or visit the school and gallery at 218 West Front Street in Wheaton between 9 and 5 Mon. to Fri. and 9 to 2 on Sat.
The partnership came about because a disabled veteran with limited finances came to the league expressing an interest in classes but without the resources to pay. The league has long run a scholarship program but the supplies are paid for by the student. The staffer at the front desk brought the problem to the board and a way was found to cover the cost of supplies. A board member had a relative active with Rolling Thunder and told him about the student and how much he was enjoying the class. Rolling Thunder is a non-profit organization dedicated to publicizing the POW-MIA issue and to helping American Veterans from all wars. The case was presented to the group and they voted to provide money for supplies.
The DuPage Art League offers a full schedule of classes in drawing, acrylics, oil painting, pastels, watercolor and other mediums for adults and children. Classes are in 4 and 6 week sessions. They also provide free art related programs and have a gallery for members’ art. More information can be found on their website www.dupageartleague.org.
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