My Creative Future

My Creative Future: The Graphic Narrative 

Create a short narrative in just 3 weeks! Participants will illustrate a story in the graphic narrative/comic book format. Basic story telling components will be discussed as well as the basic biology of the comic: i.e. splash page, gutters, tiers, frames, spreads, etc. Participants will also gain exposure to inking penciled drawings, lettering and logos, and coloring.

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Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays | November 29 – December 15
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: The Alpha Workshops | 245 W 29th St. Floor 2, New York NY 10001
Cost: Registration, materials, and subway fare (when applicable) are provided at no cost to participants.

Enrollment is now open! Prior art experience is not required!

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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.

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. 

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




    My Creative Future: Portrait 

    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 will create charcoal drawings, pencil sketches, and works in paint.

    My Creative Future: Character Design

    Character Design explores the creation of a character’s aesthetic, personality, behavior, and overall appearance. Learn to develop original characters as vehicles for storytelling

    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.