Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults

Courses for Adults

Studio Pottery
Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero
Sept 27 – Nov 22 (9 classes)
Tuesdays, 6 – 9 pm
Tuition: $180
Materials Fee: $60
Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced potter, you’ll have a great time at MCG. Although we tend to gravitate towards wheel throwing and functional pottery, you are welcome to create hand-built ornamental and sculptural work as well. Works made in this class will be high-fired in our gas kiln so they’ll look great and be microwave and dishwasher safe. We’ll also do some raku firing, which is an exciting process that leads to interesting and often beautiful results.

3-D Modeling and Laser Engraving
Teaching Artist: Jill Wiggins
Sept 28 – Nov 16 (8 classes)
Wednesdays, 6 – 9 pm
Tuition: $160
Materials Fee: $40
Learn to design and create three-dimensional artwork using Autodesk software. Print your designs on a variety of 3-D printers or process them for cutting on the laser cutter and engraver. Work with a variety of materials including PLA plastic, ABS plastic, acrylic and various woods. Some of the projects include lamps (hanging and table top), ornaments, game boards with playing pieces, night lights, decorative bowls, and more. Let us help your 3-D creative ideas become reality!

Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Sept 29 – Nov 18 (8 classes)
Thursdays 6 – 9 pm
Tuition: $160
Materials Fee: $50
Bring in your own camera or use one of ours. In this course you’ll learn how to use the manual functions on an SLR camera (aperture, shutter speed, ISO/film-speed). We’ll go on field trips to practice capturing images and you’ll have the opportunity to use our fully equipped black and white darkroom. You’ll also have access to our digital darkroom, where you can process and print your work. You’ll learn programs such as Adobe Bridge and Photoshop and talk about other editing and cataloguing programs.

Click here to register online or call Rose Mary Gubser at 412-322-1773 x302

Registration Info

Materials fees cover the basic supplies that are provided and necessary for completion of each course as determined by the course instructor. Students interested in working with more specialized materials or working in greater volume than is allotted will be responsible for the purchase of these additional materials.

Students who register by mail may assume acceptance unless otherwise notified. No confirmation will be sent. MCG will make every effort to maintain the schedule of courses as announced. However, MCG reserves the right to cancel any course and to substitute faculty when necessary.

Spaces are limited! Please register in advance to reserve your space. Payment must accompany registration. Applications are processed in the order received and no spaces will be held without full payment. Space permitting, students may enter a class after the start date however class fees will not be prorated.

Class cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee and materials fee will be refunded by check. Students may opt-out before the second class begins by calling MCG. In this case, a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee will be given. After the start of the second class, no refunds will be made regardless of the number of class sessions you attend.

Educators qualify for 25% off tuition (materials fees still apply). PPS educators are eligible to earn Act 48 hours through the district by completing appropriate documentation at the end of the course. For non-PPS educators, the fee is $5.00 per class to receive ACT 48 hours for Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

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