Be the Creative Drill Sergeant Over Your Own Healing and Life!

Mission Support Program members (non-Veterans/General Public) help sponsor Veteran families to receive free classes and art supplies. Support Our Mission to help heal Veteran and Military families through Expressive Arts.

Donate and/or join for your membership benefits today! 

Open to the General Public

Mission Support Program Membership

Membership Dues paid by Mission Support Program Members allow CDS to waive fees for our Veterans, Military, and their families. Help CDS to offer quality instruction and a top-notch curriculum for our Veteran families and Our Community who are participating in Operation Enjoyable Employment!

First Join as a Member to Get an Account Login. To Sign-up for Classes Please Use Your New Login Information to Login to Your Account – Then Add Classes to Your Cart and Click Checkout – All Discounts are Applied at Checkout!

Mission Support Program-General Public
Individual $25 or Family $45

Membership-Open to General Public
  • Access to all on-site, Expressive Arts instructional classes if space is available.
  • 25% Discount or quality instruction programs.
  • Access to our member portal and online instructional
  • Assistance with most art supplies for long-term or advanced instructional classes.
  • Youth and Child Classes
  • Limited space available so please be sure to mark Child Classes and number of children on the application when you enroll for instruction.
  • Membership Dues paid by Mission Support Program Members allow CDS to waive class fees for our Veterans, Military, and their families. Your costs provide our Veterans children and youth with concurrent Expressive Arts Programs and help CDS to provide offer quality instruction and top-notch curriculum for our Veteran Families participating in our Veteran Artist Employment Project!

Employ Our Veteran Graphic and Media Artists as a Mission Support Program Member Client!

Mission Support Program Member Clients

MSP Member Client

  • Anyone can join the Mission Support Program as a Member Client to employ our veteran artists and their eligible youth in the Veteran Artist Employment Project (VAEP).
  • MSP Member Client = $65/year
    • Membership Dues paid by Mission Support Program Member Clients allow CDS to offer scholarships for free, quality instruction and top-notch curriculum for our Veteran Families training to participate in our VAEP!
    • Your Donation of $65.00/year covers the Adobe Creative Cloud access and Book Fees required for our Veteran Family Graphics and Media Arts student members to be certified to work for the VAEP.
    • MSP Member Clients will have the most qualified graphic artist from the Veteran Artist Employment Project selected by our Graphics and Media Arts Headmaster to perform their graphic design and printing jobs so they gain experience in taking your jobs from design to print.
    • Every project MSP Member Clients hire our VAEP Members for in Graphic Designs and Printing, 70% of net profit (minus production costs) are paid to the Artist and CDS retains 30% of net profit to cover operations of the enjoyable employment workforce development program.
    • MSP Member Client Benefits:
      • Unlimited use of the VAEP to hire Veterans and their youth 15 and up for production of Graphic Designs and Printing at Wholesale Prices.

    Printing for the Mission Support Program Member Clients are offered at a greatly discounted rate to further our outreach for community participation with the CDS VAEP and our Mission Support Program. We have the support of several printing businesses around the Valley that can provide “On the Job Training (OJT)” for the printing side of Graphic Design, which cannot typically be ascertained from most Graphic Design curriculum or training programs.

    Additional opportunities for EAU Members in the VAE Project to earn income and gain experience in other types of Expressive Arts will be developed as CDS builds its Mission Support Program. For example, EAU Members will be able to create artwork in other forms of Expressive Arts for MSP Member Clients on commission or at a per job rate i.e. a commissioned paintings/sculptures etc. and photography, music, written blog pieces or other creative writing and much more as the MSP and VAE Project grows.

We verify All Members?

…We have youth and children on site at the Expressive Arts Academy! The safety of all our members, volunteers, and the staff is paramount. Membership fees pay for the application and verification of member identities, as well as the identities of volunteers and staff who may interact with your youth and children at the Academy.