My Creative Future

My Creative Future Graphic Novel Flyer with Image

My Creative Future Graphic Novel Flyer with Image

MCF’19: The Graphic Narrative

Dates: May 21, 2019, to June 27, 2019
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm  – 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE to qualified applicants – scholarship includes all materials, supplies and field trips.

Class Description 

The Graphic Narrative encourages students to use art to tell a story – their story. Students will be asked to write a short work (1500-2000 words) or to choose an article from the press or media. The students will then tell that story using virtually all illustration [type may be used sparingly]. The basic biology of the graphic novel form will be discussed (Splash Page, Gutters, Frames, Tiers, etc.) along with penciling, coloring, and inking,


MCF Creative Capacity Building Scholarship

MCF is an introductory art program for LGBTQ young adults, ages 18-24, who have a passion for creative, visual arts and a compelling curiosity to explore these interests in a hands-on learning environment. Through the financial generosity of donors who believe in the power of the creative, visual arts, the MCF program is 100% donor funded via the MCF Creative Capacity Building Scholarship which covers the full cost of the MCF program.


Download the MCF’19: The Graphic Narrative (.pdf )



Application Opens

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

Application Deadline

  • Friday, May 17, 2019

In-Person Interviews / Studio Tour Start (30 – 45 minutes)

  • Tuesday, April 16 – Monday, May 20, 2019 (by appointment via email confirmation)

Applicant Notification of Acceptance

  • Rolling thru Monday, May 20, 2019

MCF Program Start

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019

MCF Program End

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019


To apply to “MCF’19: The Graphic Narrative” please complete the following electronic application HERE



MCF is an innovative, introductory art program that provides 17-24-year-old participants with the opportunity to explore creativity, the creative process, and visual arts in both the Alpha Studio (through hands-on classes) and throughout NYC (with local artisan visits).

Participants in the MCF program will have the opportunity to work and learn in a safe, inclusive environment while being introduced to:

  • a variety of ways of working with their hands;
  • a variety of working artists and many artistic styles;
  • an opportunity to explore their own creative process, both independently and in the community;
  • a broad range of possibilities for creative careers.

Participants in MCF will gain valuable insights and instruction from our instructors about:

  • line, shape, value, and color theory;
  • street art and transfer technique; 
  • stamp, stencil, and printing; 
  • ornamental finishes; and
  • other decorative techniques.

The Alpha Workshops is an inclusive community and embraces the strength of diversity, including Straight, Asexual, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Genderqueer, Intersex, Non-Binary, Transgender, Queer, and Ally members.


The Art Effect.

According to a USA Today (March 2018), “Whether it’s art and music therapy or art and music as therapy, it calms traumatized teens.” What to understand more about the transformational and healing power of the arts, click the link provided here: USA Today March 2018

Questions or Help?

Please email to connect with an AWSS staff member.