Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults

Ceramics

Ceramic Sculpture
Mondays, Jan 9 – Feb 27 (6 classes)
*No class on Jan 16, 23, Feb 20
Teaching Artist: Talon Smith
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this course we will use ceramics to explore three-dimensional space. You’ll learn different sculptural techniques including how to work in parts, creating a ceramic assemblage, hand building, modeling, and carving. You’ll also learn more about the materials, including stoneware, porcelain, slips, and glazes. The possibilities are virtually limitless—create your creepiest or most fantastic idea.

Studio Pottery
Tuesdays, Jan 3 – Feb 28 (8 classes*)
*No class on Jan 24
Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington
Open To: All Experience Levels
Design your ideal dinner set. Make a statement with unique mugs, bowls, and plates. In this course you’ll use the potter’s wheel as well as hand building techniques to make traditional functional vessels that will come life on the dinner table. Works made in this class will be high-fired in our gas kiln so they’ll look great and be microwave and dishwasher safe.

Narrative Vessels
Wednesdays, Jan 4 – Mar 1 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Talon Smith
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this course you’ll explore storytelling through clay. Express yourself and take functional ceramics to another level by creating vessels that convey a narrative theme. You will be utilizing hand building and sculptural techniques to create one of a kind works and then using a variety of surface design techniques to create imagery.

Sets and Servers
Thursdays, Jan 5 – Mar 2 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington
Open To: All Experience Levels
Flex your pottery muscles as you learn how to work in multiples to create sets and services. Simple techniques such as hump and slump molds will provide the foundation for expanding your production capabilities. 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 Offer:

• An environment that is a safe, nurturing sanctuary for creative expression;
• A climate that instills pride, personal value and hope;
• Student strengths are used to determine direction and goals;
• Relationships are the heart of the process;
• Successes are celebrated.

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Our varied studio courses and workshops offer great opportunities for:
• skill development;
• critical thinking;
• experiential learning;
• preparation for careers and higher education;
• individualized mentoring;
• portfolio development;
• educational travel;
• service learning;
• scholarship help.

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