Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Courses for Adults

MCG Youth & Arts offers art classes for adults as well as youth. Take the time out of your busy life to pause, connect and create in one of Pittsburgh’s best art facilities. Whether you’re an artist, art educator, art lover, or someone seeking a hands-on hobby, our staff of professional teaching artists will help you nourish your spirit in our beautiful and unique facility.


Design Your Own Web Site!
Instructor: Jill Wiggins
Dates: Mar 26 – May 14
6 – 9 pm
8 weeks – Wednesdays
Tuition: $160
Materials Fee: $30
Open to: All Experience Levels
Web site developers are increasingly relying on the use of WordPress templates to develop professional web sites. In this class you will learn to develop your own web site based on a WordPress template that you choose. We will begin by learning some basic html and css coding that is the foundation of web design. Next you will choose your domain name and hosting company. The good news is that there are some very good free hosting companies. Finally you will edit your WordPress template with your content and images. So join us and learn to share your art, writings, travels or philosophical thoughts on your own web site!


Open Studio Pottery
Instructor: Beyvan Schantz
Dates: Apr 1 – May 27
6 – 9 pm
9 weeks – Tuesdays
Tuition: $180
Materials Fee: $60
Open to: All Experience Levels
Come make pots and sculptural pieces in MCG’s clay studio. This class is a great experience for both beginning and advanced ceramicists. Most classes will consist of a 15 to 20 minute demonstration followed by work time, discussion, and individual help. Bring project ideas or develop them in class with instruction. Works made in this class will be high-fired in our gas kiln so they’ll look great and also be microwave and dishwasher safe.

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.

Educator Scholarships & Act 48 HOURS
Scholarships for Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) teachers and PAEA members are 25% and 10%, respectively, off tuition only and do not cover materials fees. 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 $2.00 per class to receive ACT 48 hours for Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

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

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