Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Holy Linoleumoly: Linocuts 101
Mondays, Sept 21 – Nov 16 (8 classes*)
*No class on Sept 14, Oct 12
Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
Turn your drawings into fancy art prints! Learn how to use a reductive printmaking process to create multi-color works. This class is perfect for adding variety to your portfolio, or to begin exploring relief printmaking. While you’ll focus primarily on making art prints on paper, you’ll be able to experiment with printing on fabric, as well as combining linocut with painting, drawing, or silk screening. Advanced students will be able to begin large-scale linocut projects or woodcuts.

Portfolio Boot Camp
Tuesdays, Sept 15 – Nov 17 (9 classes*)
*No class on Nov 3
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: Juniors and Seniors
Your portfolio is weak—I saw it struggling to lift that gallon of milk the other day. Join our boot camp and you’ll walk away with a burly portfolio worthy of the gods! Make college advisors weep tears of joy when they behold your portfolio. Once you’re done pumping up your portfolio full of sweet sweet art, take a trip to Baltimore for National Portfolio Day. You’ll get to meet college recruiters and possibly get accepted on the spot.

Special-Tee Printing
Wednesdays, Sept 16 – Nov 18 (8 classes*)
*No class on Sept 23, Nov 11
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
One word, two syllables: T-shirts. Come learn how to design and print your own T-shirts using the power of silk screening. These shirts won’t be your average T-shirts. You’ll be using specialty inks and materials. Add some color changing ink and metallic foil to your designs and you’ll be the envy of the entire lunchroom. Signing up for this class is a one way ticket to looking like a boss.

Drawing For Animation
Thursdays, Sept 17 – Nov 19 (9 classes*)
*No class on Oct 15
Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
Have you ever wanted your art to move? In this class you’ll start at the very beginning—constructing three-dimensional basic shapes and manipulating them on paper. Next you’ll practice drawing characters in different poses. For the final project, you’ll use Adobe After Effects to animate a character. This class is for both beginner, as well as veteran animators looking to hone their drawing skills and understanding of how things move.

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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