Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Knitting & Crocheting
Mondays, Mar 20 – May 22 (9 classes*)
*No class on April 10
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
Do you think knitting is just for your grandma? Do you even know how the heck crocheting works? Do you want to make cool garments and weird forms out of yarn? Well then, come relax, listen to music, and learn how to knit with us. In this class you’ll be able to make your own scarfs, hats, or whatever your little heart desires.

Zine and Heard
Tuesdays, Mar 21 – May 30 (10 classes*)
*No class on April 11
Teaching Artist: Ceci Ebitz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Express yourself. Draw a comic. Start a revolution! Tell the world what matters to you in your very own zine. In this course, you’ll create multiple editions of hand-made or digitally-designed zines. Learn how to create a striking layout and screen-print a limited edition cover. Explore the history of self-published zines, from fanfic to rrriot girls. Trade your zines with friends or sell them at the Pittsburgh Zine Fair.

Story Time Drawing Time
Wednesdays, Mar 22 – May 31 (9 classes*)
*No class on April 12, May 3
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
Interested in comic books, illustration, or just enjoy telling a good story? Come sharpen your drawing skills and practice using your art to tell a story. Free to use whatever medium you want, analog or digital. This course will focus heavily on building narratives, so be ready to be challenged every class with new stories and to illustrate.

Prints and Patterns
Thursdays, Mar 23 – Jun 1 (10 classes*)
*No class on April 13
Teaching Artist: Ceci Ebitz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Who says you can’t mix your plaids and stripes? In this course, you’ll get to design your own fabrics using both traditional and contemporary techniques. Create beautiful patterns with natural dyes, illustrate on cloth with hot wax, and design your own custom fabrics with screen-printing. This is a fabrics class with no sewing required.

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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