ART of Healing - Veteran workshop with John Melillo | Thursday 5/23 | 4 - 6pm | Spring 2024

Veterans WS 5/23/24
ART of Healing - Veteran workshop with John Melillo | Thursday 5/23 | 4 - 6pm





May 23, 2024 - May 23, 2024



Start Time

04:00 PM

End Time

06:00 PM


All are Welcome

Number of Sessions


Max Class Size



ART of Healing Veteran workshop by John Melillo, East End Artist/Disabled Vietnam Veteran 

On Thursday, May 23rd 2024, from 4 to 6 p.m. join Veteran artist John Melillo at The Art League of L.I. for a painting workshop. John, a member of the Art League of L.I. & Disabled Vietnam Veteran, has found solace from PTSD through the ART of painting. John will share his story and triumphs with other Veterans and participants suffering through their own situations as we enjoy a painting workshop. No experience needed. John will guide the participants through the practice of painting to create a painting of their own to take home. 

This free workshop is open to veterans, first responders, and active military, including those who are Art League of Long Island members.  

John Melillo is a Disabled Vietnam Veteran who never painted before retiring when his PTSD Trauma became overwhelming. He was to then realize this New Gift of “ART” as a 3rd ACT! ART Saved Me! 

John has been sharing his journey of Survival with a GLOBAL MESSAGE!

“We all have our VIETNAM’s” …… be a death in family, accident, illness, bad relationship, something that stays with us that affects Our lives. It’s something you don’t heal from, you have to learn how to live with! “How we deal with it TENDS TO DEFINE US”. Our theory has been, do something that has self-worth for yourself and in doing so you might find solace! Painting is my Life Saver!” I’m dealing with my PTSD condition by sharing my journey and in hopes to help others. JM

Price $0.00

Art League Members receive discounts on most classes, exhibition entries and events.   But they apply only to current members in good standing. If registrant is later determined to be ineligible for member discount as of the date of this transaction, all charges will be adjusted to reflect the full non-member rate.