ASAP is very excited to partner with The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach and The Art League in Alexandria to offer a free introductory drawing course for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. Over the course of six weeks, participants will learn the basics of drawing — including value, line, positive and negative space, perspective, and proportion. A variety of subject matters will be explored using pencil, charcoal, and other drawing materials.


Upcoming Class

Please note that we are implementing an ongoing Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system throughout 2019. In order to participate in our drawing class, all participants must complete a brief pre- and post-class assessment that measures the effects of ASAP's programming on skill-development and well-being. Your participation in our internal monitoring efforts will help us continuously learn from and improve our programs. If you have any questions about our M&E system, please do not hesitate to contact us at


The Armed Services Arts Partnership offers this course two times this year in both the Hampton Roads, Virginia and DC locations. Classes will start during these months for each session.

2019 Spring Session
Starting in late March or early April

2019 Fall Session
Starting in September

(Currently Taking Applications)


Hampton Roads
(Virginia Beach, VA)
2019 Fall

confirming participants

  • Partner Organization: The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

  • When: Saturdays from September 21st – October 26th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Where: MOCA 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

  • Graduation Show: Tuesday, October 29th

  • Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for the fall 2019 program season.

Washington D.C.
(Alexandria, VA)
2019 Fall


  • Partner Organization: The Art League

  • When: Sundays from September 29th – November 3rd, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Where: Art League, 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Graduation Show: Friday, November 8th

  • Application Deadline: Application deadline for our fall 2019 program season has now passed.


We are honored to receive programmatic support for our drawing class from the Sandler Center Foundation.