503 West Hatcher Road Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 842-4400

Veteran Owned and Operated 501(c)(3) Non-Profit EIN#81-5132573 

MISSION: We help prevent homelessness and suicides by providing our veterans camaraderie, mentorship, family healing and valuable expressive arts industry vocational skills for economic stability and successful reintegration into civilian life.

At Creative Drill Sergeants (CDS) our philosophy of using Expressive Arts to heal Veterans begins with healing their families too! We help our Veterans and their Family Units have successful integration into civilian life by providing a self-transformative healing experience through Expressive Arts, vocational skills, coping skills, life skills and Holistic mind-body-spirit philosophies and practices. 

CDS Expressive Arts Unit (EAU) Instructors support our EAU Members suffering from trauma and reintegration issues by eliminating barriers — such as stigma associated with mental health issues and disabilities – through creative expression. 

Trauma Informed Care Practices assist CDS in preventing homelessness and suicides among Veterans, especially those with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and other mental and physical.

Our Expressive Arts Unit Members (Veterans and their Families) learn valuable Expressive Arts industry vocational skills from our mentors in our free classes to build networks, start new careers, gain practical work experience, and earn extra income by participating in our Mission Support Program (MSP) Veteran Artist Employment Project (VAEP).

Train in the Expressive Arts Fields

Our Expressive Arts Industry Vocational Skills Training not only affects healing possibilities, but also economic stability for veterans and their youth age 15 and up. Expressive Arts Unit (EAU) Members learn skills from qualified mentors that impact their employment enjoyment and potential for success within Arts fields such as: Graphic Design, Videography, Media, Music and Sound Production, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts and more.

Veteran Artists Employment Project

Secure Enjoyable Employment with Vocational Skills Training in Graphics and Media Arts!

Join Our Elite Expressive Arts Unit to Participate in the Veteran Artists Employment Project for Graphic Design, Printing, and Web Development

Flexible 8 Week Courses and Individual Classes

Graphic Design and Media Arts

8 Week Certificate Program

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Check Out Our Calendar of Classes and Upcoming Events!


Drawing Classes


Watercolor Painting

Acrylic Painting

Metal Fabrication

Advanced Graphic Design

Container Gardening

Holistic Healing 

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