Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Design

The Motion Comic
Mondays, April 4 – May 23 (8 classes)
Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
A motion comic, or animated comic, is an animated form of storytelling that incorporates elements of comics and graphic novels. Each class will include the screening of an inspiring example of a motion comic, as well as a demonstration on useful features in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. The goal of the class is for each student, or team of two students, to have web publishable episodes.

Really Big Drawings
Tuesdays, April 5 – May 31 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
Do you like teeny tiny, small drawings? Then stay away from this class! We’ve only got room for really big drawings here. Come get out of your comfort zone and make something big! Oh, I can hear you now: “But Ben, I don’t wanna draw fruits and vases!” No problem! This class is a 100% creative drawing course. Draw whatever you want, with whatever you want, as long as it’s huge!

Masters of Intaglio
Wednesdays, April 6 – June 1 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open to: All Experience Levels
Intaglio is back! Join us and learn about one of the oldest forms of printmaking. In this course you’ll get to make a ton of prints using processes like scratching into plexiglass, dipping metal plates into acid, collaging with magazines, and more. Sign up for this class, learn to make prints like the old masters did, and become a master of Intaglio.

Zig Zag Zoom Zines
Thursdays, April 7 – June 2 (8 classes*)
*No class May 5
Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
A zine is a small circulation of self-published images and text, like a smaller-scale, DIY magazine. It can be personal, fictional, thematic, random, linear, non-narrative, only containing images, or only containing text. In this class, we will use creative writing and drawing exercises, as well as quick printing methods such as silkscreening and photocopying, in addition to some bookbinding, to create and publish our own meaningful zines.

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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