My Creative Future

My Creative Future is an innovative, introductory decorative art program that provides young adults ages 18-24 in the LGBTQIA+ community with the opportunity to explore the creative process through various visual mediums at The Alpha Workshops. Courses include both hands-on classes and field trips to various local artists and artisans. Through the financial generosity of donors who believe in the power of the creativity, the MCF program is 100% donor funded via the MCF Creative Capacity Building Scholarship. Participants in the MCF program will have the opportunity to create and learn in a safe, supportive environment at no cost to themselves.

The Alpha Workshops is an inclusive community that embraces the strength of diversity.


My Creative Future: Portraits

Dates: November 5th to December 12th
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm  – 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE to applicants – scholarship includes all materials, supplies, and field trips.

Portrait will explore all stages of creating a portrait, from quick charcoal sketches to painted conceptual representations. Creatively and thematically participants will not be limited to a face on a page. The course will examine various definitions of what a portrait is and what it can be: introspective, diverse, and interpretative. Participants will create three finished pieces: a charcoal drawing, a pencil sketch, and a portrait in paint. Each piece will be presentation-quality for inclusion in a portfolio.

Students will cultivate and enhance artistic abilities that can be used in any professional art career or creative environment.


MCF Program Start

  • November 5th, 2019

MCF Program End

  • December 12th, 2019


To apply to MCF: Portrait please email


The Art Effect

“Studies have shown that participating in music and art can alleviate pain, help people manage stress, promote wellness, enhance memory, improve communications, aide physical rehabilitation, and give people a way to express their feelings.” – USA TODAY, March 2018. To read more about the transformative power of the arts, click here. 


Please email to connect with an enrollment specialist.