Teen Storytelling Collective: Comics

About this recurring event

Practice your design and storytelling skills while exploring personal cultural stories.

A teen working on a computer with a museum staff member.

Storytelling is central to many different cultures, though each has a unique way they share their folklore. Current 8th grade to 11th grade students are invited to submit their applications to join Field staff for our Teen Storytelling Collective Summer Session. Throughout this week-long program, participants will explore cultural fables, folklore, and family stories. Using these cultural stories, students will be tasked with creating their own 21st century graphic novel.

In this program, students will

  • Design an individual comic that is part of a larger anthology
  • Participate in small and large group activities designed to practice storytelling skills
  • Reflect on and share personal cultural experiences, passions, and stories

There will be two sessions of Teen Storytelling collective. Both programs will run from 10am to 4pm and will be held in person at the Field Museum.

  • Session 1: June 20-24
  • Session 2: August 8-12

Teen Storytelling Collective is a free program, however, space is limited to 20 participants. Teens must apply in advance to participate, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Storytelling Collective Application

If you have any questions about the program or application, please email chaslam@fieldmuseum.org.