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Black & White Painting – An Online Visual Art Workshop with Veteran Artist Joe Merritt

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Open Art Studio - An Online Visual Art Workshop with Veteran Artist Joe Merritt

Embrace the shades of creativity at CBAW with Black & White Painting, a workshop by Veteran Artist Joe Merritt. Discover the power of using only black and white acrylic paints to craft stunning landscapes. This session hones your grayscale technique, turning a limited palette into a world of texture and depth. Perfect for both novices and seasoned artists, come join us and paint a masterpiece in monochrome!Black & White Painting with Joe MerrittSuggested Supplies:

  • Acrylic Paint (Black & White)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Canvas (Paper, Wood, or any other suitable painting surface is fine.)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Water Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Straight Edge (Ruler is great, but anything will work.)


Joe Merritt was medically retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2016 after 10 years of honorable service. Joe rediscovered art during his medical treatment and has a successful career as a professional artist, exhibiting his work and presenting gallery talks across the country. He is a steward of the veteran art community, leading art programming with active duty and veteran populations in DC, MD and VA.

About CBAW Visual Arts Workshops
Join Veterans and Artists, Valerie Acosta, Shaun Smith, Joe Merritt, or a special guest to learn new art techniques on Wednesdays at 7pm EST. Come hang out in a collaborative group setting and bring what materials you have. No experience necessary! To register, click the link below.


MissionBelonging is funded in part by Creative ForcesĀ®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, an initiative of the National Endowment in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant program is managed by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

National Endowment of the Arts-Creative ForcesMid-America Arts Alliance


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