Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Beginning Ceramics Challenge
Mondays, Jan 4 – Mar 7 (7 classes*)
*No class on Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 15
Teaching Artist: Beyvan Schantz
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this course you’ll be doing different beginner challenges on the wheel every week. If you’re interested, but have never tried the potter’s wheel before, this class is definitely for you. As you complete challenges, you’ll earn stickers so you can keep track of your progress. There may even be a prize for the student with the most stickers at the end of this course!

Building Blocks
Tuesdays, Jan 5 – Mar 8 (9 classes*)
*No class on Jan 26
Teaching Artist: Beyvan Schantz
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this class, you will sculpt a bunch of simple, fun shapes, make molds from them, and slip cast them so you can make a ton of copies of them. Then the fun begins! You’ll take the shapes you made and cut them up, squish them down, twist them around, and stick them back together again whichever way you can to create crazy unique sculptures and functional pieces.

Woodfire: Winter Edition
Wednesdays, Jan 6 – Mar 9 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Keith Hershberger
Open To: All Experience Levels
The weather outside might be frightful but the wood kiln will be more than toasty—over 2000°! The kiln is fired for three days using nothing but wood and you have to keep adding wood the entire time. Ash from the fire forms a natural glaze on the surface of the pots.  You’ll take a day trip out to the kiln to help fire, then another trip to unload it. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun.

Throw Big or Go Home
Thursdays, Jan 7 – Mar 10 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Keith Hershberger
Open To: Advanced Students
Do you have what it takes to make a huge bowl or vase? As long as you already have some experience on the potter’s wheel, then you do! You’ll learn a variety of different ways to make large scale work on the potter’s wheel, including assembling multiple smaller pieces, and by adding and throwing coils. Keep going until you make a pot bigger than you!

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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