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JUNE 2024

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Calling all 16-24 year old Filipino-ANGELENOS...

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Unleash your creativity and nurture your well-being through the power of art

Join us in JUNE 2024 for a 7 part in person creative wellness series

Here’s what you can expect...

cultural exploration

Dive deep into your unique experiences and explore ways to enhance mental well-being

CREATIVE expression

Express your story through the captivating medium of comic book art


Connect with fellow Fil-Am artists in a supportive environment


Showcase your comic book masterpiece in a festive gallery exhibit

But wait, there’s more!

get paid $500 for full participation!

That’s right.

Participate in all 7 sessions + the exhibit, and get paid for your invaluable contribution to this enriching experience.

The details:

  • No prior art experience is necessary.
  • We encourage individuals of all genders, abilities, and personal mental health experiences to apply.
  • Must be Filipino-American.
  • Must live in Los Angeles County.
  • Must be between 16-24 years of age.
  • If you’re under 18, you must get permission from your parent or guardian.
  • Must commit to attending the full in-person program which includes:
    • 7 interactive wellness sessions (includes journaling, meditation, breathwork, self-expression, art therapy + more)
    • 6 comic book education sessions (includes themes & characters, plot development, script writing, storyboarding, editing, printing + more)
    • 1 gallery exhibition of the group‘s work
  • IMPORTANT: The comic book you create will become the property of the LA County Department of Mental Health to help support others in our community!

The schedule & agenda:

  • Tuesday, June 18th, 10 am -12 pm: Introductions, Ground Rules, Mental Health Discussion & Wellness Activities (2 hours)
  • Thursday, June 20th, 10 am -1 pm: Culture & Art Therapy (1 hour) + Comic Book Theme & Character Development (2 hours)
  • Friday, June 21st, 10 am -1 pm: Empowerment & Creative Journaling (1 hour) + Comic Book Plot Development (2 hours)
  • Monday, June 24th, 10 am -1 pm: Love & Inspiration (1 hour) + Comic Book Script Writing & Storyboarding, Part 1 (2 hours)
  • Wednesday, June 26th, 10 am -1 pm: Heroes & Masks (1 hour) + Comic Book Script Writing & Storyboarding, Part 2 (2 hours)
  • Friday, June 28th, 10 am -1 pm: Communication & Social Media (1 hour) + Comic Book Editing (2 hours)
  • Monday, July 1st, 10 am -1 pm: Fantasy & Imagination (1 hour) + Comic Book Printing (2 hours)
  • July 11, 6-8 pm: Gallery Exhibit & Celebration

Remember, you must attend all sessions plus the exhibit to get paid!

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