Manchester Craftsmen's Guild



Painting Panic 101

Mondays, Mar 24 – May 26 (8 classes*)

*No class on Apr 14 & May 26

Teaching Artist: Justin Mazzei

Open To: A passion for paintings required!

Do you get lost in a beautiful painting and wonder why it makes you feel a certain way? Well then ladies and gents, painting panic might be for you. You’ll create paintings learning how to see, mix, and paint color. Capture photographs from various site visits and turn them into personal creative expression in paint. You’ll also learn how to stretch and prepare your own canvas from scratch. There is limited seating so hurry and get your panic on.


Illustration: Sequential Art

Tuesdays, Mar 25 – May 27 (9 classes*)

*No class on Apr 15

Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad

Open To: All Experience Levels

Make art books: graphic novels, coloring books, zines, and even web comics. Interested in storytelling? Drawing? Building a sketchbook for your portfolio? Sign up for this class. Learn new illustration skills, and gain valuable feedback from local illustrators and artists on your work. There will also be life drawing exercises so you can hone your drawing skills. The goal of this class is for each student to complete a project using the resources available in the design studio: light tables, drawing materials, scanner, Adobe Creative Suite, and more.


Screen Printing Collisions

Wednesdays, Mar 26 – May 28 (9 classes*)

*No class on Apr 16

Teaching Artist: Justin Mazzei

Open To: All Experience Levels

Dive into the world of screen printing. In this course you’ll learn all the basic processes of screen printing. From coating and reclaiming screens, to various ways to print, and then combining multiple colored designs. You’ll print on high quality art paper as well as have the opportunity to print on t-shirts. So come prepared to work and create beautiful prints. The only stipulation is your designs have to be original—sorry people, no Hello Kitty or Pokémon.


Crafting Without Cat Hair: The Fashion Show

Thursdays, Mar 27 – May 29 (8 classes*)

*No class on Apr 17 & May 8

Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad

Open To: All Experience Levels

This isn’t your typical design class that culminates in a fashion show. This course is all about interesting, new, and even absurd fashion. Learn the basics—screen printing, sewing, and designing garments and accessories—but also expand your creativity and use unconventional materials to make pieces of wearable art. Take this class if you are interested in fashion, but also take it if you are interested in character design, costumes, props, and unconventional styles.


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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