My Creative Future

My Creative Future (MCF) is an innovative arts program that provides young adults ages 18-24 in the LGBTQIA+ community and their peer allies with the opportunity to explore the creative process through multiple visual mediums. Such techniques include:

  • Printmaking
  • Wallpaper Making
  • Graphic Arts
  • 3-Dimensional Art
  • Drawing

Students will cultivate and enhance artistic abilities that can be used in any professional art career or creative environment. Each participant is encouraged full creative freedom and space to define and explore their own personal style in a safe, non-judgmental, working artists’ studio. MCF is designed for artists of any level and new artists are always welcome.

Through the generosity of donors who believe in the power of creativity, this program is 100% donor funded. Participants in the MCF program have an opportunity to create and learn in a safe, supportive environment at no cost to themselves. Download Flyer

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

 

CURRENT CLASS:

Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: Classes currently meet online via Zoom
Cost: Registration, materials, and subway fare (when applicable) are provided at no cost to participants.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

For information or to apply, please email learn@alphaworkshops.org

 



PREVIOUS CLASSES

 

My Creative Future: Perspective

Perspective examines ways of seeing: the art of drawing objects when viewed from a particular point in space, and the manner in which our viewpoints are dependent on personal experience and personality. Participants will create three finished pieces: a floor plan, a facade rendering, and a perspectival presentation drawing. Each piece will be portfolio-quality.


My Creative Future: Portraits

Portrait explores 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 examines various definitions of what a portrait is and what it can be: introspective, diverse, and interpretative. Participants 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.