Manchester Craftsmen's Guild


Real Painting
Mondays, Jan 5 – Mar 2 (7 classes*)
*No class on Jan 19, Feb 16
Teaching Artist: Di-ay “The Real Deal” Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
Need a break from computers and tablets and digital painting? Want to use REAL PAINT to create real paintings? Come experiment with acrylics in this fast-paced painting course. First we’ll start with a limited color palette and focus on proportions, perspective, and composition. Then we’ll move on to creating finished works. We’ll be painting real people, real still lifes, and real… imaginary creatures.

Fierce Fashion
Tuesdays, Jan 6 – Mar 3 (8 classes*)
*No class on Jan 20
Teaching Artist: Di-ay “Fierce” Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
Challenge your fashion sensibilities by using non-traditional materials to create wearable garments and accessories. Create entire gowns out of paper plates and straws, hats of origami cranes, vests out of bubble wrap. Each day of the class, students will be introduced to a new material with which to create a fierce garment. Artwork created in this class will be displayed at the annual fashion show at the end of the year.

Painting ‘n Animating
Wednesdays, Jan 7 – Mar 4 (8 classes*)
*No class on Jan 21
Teaching Artist: Ben ”Boom Boom” Pyles & Di-ay “No Joke” Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
Paint? Who needs paint? Come learn how to paint digitally, no brushes or canvas required. Learn some tips and tricks to get you painting like the pro’s. Just a class about digital painting would be pretty sweet, BUT WE’RE NOT STOPPING THERE. We’ll show you how to throw a skeleton on your drawings and animate them in After Effects. No joke, you can make your drawings MOVE. Sounds awesome? You’re right.

Art in Motion
Thursdays, Jan 8 – Mar 5 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Ben “Zazz” Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
Do your drawings just sit on a wall, moping, hoping someone would look at them? Zazz them up with technological wizardry. Make your prints glow and light up the page by adding LED lights to them, you can even make your piece literally sparkle. Adding lights not quite enough to satisfy your need for greatness? You’ll also learn how to use motors and build simple machines with pulleys to bring your art to life with the magic of motion.

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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