July 9 - 20, 2018
In July 2018, the museum launched Lucas Museum Summer Studio: Draw Your Power, our very first Education program. As a museum dedicated to visual storytelling, our programming aims to inspire and support the next generation of artists and storytellers. Over the course of two weeks, 22 teens from throughout South Los Angeles were mentored by professional artists to create their own mini comics. Each day, these students learned how to become powerful storytellers from prominent comic artist Shawn Martinbrough, the nonprofit writing organization 826LA, and local Los Angeles artists.
The range of topics and artistic styles in the students’ mini comics reflects the wonderful diversity of Los Angeles’ youth and captures each of their unique storytelling voices. Their talent and creativity are an inspiration to us all.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is grateful to several community partner organizations for their early support for program recruitment, planning, and development. The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles, 826LA, Young Storytellers, and the Los Angeles Promise Fund championed Draw Your Power with their constituents, ensuring the museum reached a broad and diverse audience for the program far in advance of opening the museum. The Boys & Girls Club - Challengers Club House generously opened its doors and provided a welcoming space and daily operational support.