Topics » Arts & Culture   May 18, 2010

Wounded Warriors

Getting Started

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Getting Started

Nguyen starts the course in pencil, a medium she says gives the soldiers a lot of control to practice the basics. The class produces works like this, a pencil drawing of a container. She says this is an important part of the process; by focusing on technique the soldiers take their minds off of their day-to-day pain.