Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Sculpting the Human Anatomy
Mondays, Mar 20 – May 22 (9 classes*)
*No class on April 10
Teaching Artist: Talon Smith
Open To: All Experience Levels
This course will introduce students to the fundamental sculptural processes of addition, subtraction, and substitution. Emphasis will be on studying and sculpting human anatomy. You’ll begin by sculpting the hand, the foot, the face, or even a single bone. As you progress, you’ll utilize the skills acquired in this course to create interesting surface textures and bring your fantastical ideas to life.

Decals and Surface Design
Tuesdays, Mar 21 – May 30 (10 classes*)
*No class on April 11
Teaching Artist: Talon Smith
Open To: All Experience Levels
The patterns… Oh, the beautiful patterns! Explore different approaches for adding designs to the surfaces of functional or sculptural pieces. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop to create your own patterns digitally, and then physically apply them to your work using a variety of techniques, including laser-printed decals, screen printing, and mono printing.

Mug Madness
Wednesdays, Mar 22 – May 31 (9 classes*)
*No class on April 12, May 3
Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington
Open To: All Experience Levels
For all you wheel throwers and hand builders out there, get ready to dive into different kinds of drinking vessels. Learn how to make them, and why they have the different characteristics that make them unique. From the classic mug to Japanese tea vessels such as the yunomi and chawan, you’ll explore and create vessels that are used for specific purposes.

Amazing Atmospheres
Thursdays, Mar 23 – Jun 1 (10 classes*)
*No class on April 13
Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this class, you’ll be making functional and sculptural vessels that will be finished using alternative firing processes. These special firings will drastically affect the final results of your artwork. You will be specifically focusing on Raku and soda firings, both of which create unique surfaces that are not commonly available. This class will be ideal for all students, whether you enjoy wheel throwing, hand building, or both.

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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