Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Drawing for Portfolio
Mondays, Sept 12 – Nov 14 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad
Open To: Juniors and Seniors
Learn and improve essential drawing skills using charcoal, graphite, and wet mediums with a focus on preparing for a major in visual art. You’ll start by learning to draw largely and loosely. You’ll also work on talking about your art, and receiving and providing feedback. On November 20th, we will take a trip to Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where you can show your portfolio to representatives from art schools for feedback and possibly admission to college.

Unplugged Screen Printing
Tuesdays, Sept 13 – Nov 15 (9 classes*)
*No class on Nov 8
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
When computers rise up against us, how will we continue to screen print rad t-shirts and posters? The power is in your hands! In this class we’ll explore different techniques in screen printing to create prints without the use of our future computer overlords. Learn how to draw your own designs by hand, cut fancy UV-blocking stencils out of rubylith, create surreal monoprints, and more.

Wednesdays, Sept 14 – Nov 16 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
Do you want to learn how to animate, but don’t like drawing? We’ve got you covered. Join us in our studio and create strange creatures and characters using whatever you can find in magazines through the art of collage. Learn the basics of Adobe After Effects and bring your creations to life using the puppet tool and harness the power of 3-D planes in order to add depth and backgrounds to your projects. There’s no limit to what you can create in this class. If you can think it up, we can make it happen.

Thursdays, Sept 15 – Nov 17 (9 classes*)
*No class on Oct 13
Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
You see illustrations everywhere: posters, flyers, magazines, books, animations, and more. Learn to make them in a super chill and fun environment. From brainstorming to sketching and inking to printing, we will cover an entire process of creating an illustration. This class will focus on technique and will be beneficial for students looking to diversify their portfolio. Advanced students will learn how to create vector illustrations in Adobe Illustrator.

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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