Mission: As a disabled veteran with PTSD, I found comfort and peace in working with my hands and creating amazing art out of raw material or vintage articles. I found it therapeutic learning new trades and putting my creative side to work by welding, cabinetry, restoration, and painting. By keeping myself busy with my hands, it kept my mind off of the past and put it to good use in the Now! We want nothing more than to be able to offer the same therapeutic projects to our brave men and women battling with PTSD and disabilities. 3 %, Artisans of Oklahoma Foundation will offer many forms of instructions including: painting, restoration of antiques, woodworking, carpentry, leather work, welding and blacksmithing. We start by teaching individuals to sketch their imagination out on paper, planning the logistics of the project, and then following up with producing the article imagined. While doing all of this, I am also instructing principles based off of Lean Six Sigma philosophy.
Target demographics: Disabled Veterans focus on the "Now" by building unique rustic industrial/southern decor, fixtures and furniture
Geographic areas served: Coweta, OK
Programs: We teach the Veterans how to skitch out their designs and then build it via, woodworking, welding, blacksmithing, antique restoration and painting.