Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Design

Animation Schmanimation
Mondays, Mar 23 – May 18 (8 classes*)
*No class on Mar 30, May 25
Teaching Artist: Di-ay Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
Want to make awesome animations without being in front of the computer the entire time? Would you rather hand draw, hand paint, cut things out of magazines, or use printmaking than use Photoshop or Illustrator? If so, then sign up for this class. Our studio will be equipped with new computers and software to use. We’ll also discuss storyboarding, timing, sound, and loops. If you’re interested in a very hands-on approach to making things move on screen, this is the class for you.

Magic Quilt
Tuesdays, Mar 24 – May 26 (9 classes*)
*No class on Mar 31
Teaching Artist: Di-ay Moonbeam Battad
Open To: All Experience Levels
This class incorporates sewing and quilting skills with electronics, and students will work together toward a final “magic” quilt. The quilt will use touch and sounds sensors to activate patterns of lights, sounds, and decorations. No sewing or electronics experience necessary – sign up if you want to learn these skills in the fun, laid-back environment of the Design Studio. Sign up if you’re interested in the crafts of wizardry.

Printacular Spectacular
Wednesdays, Mar 25 – May 27 (8 classes*)
*No class on Apr 1, May 6
Teaching Artist: Ben Babycakes Pylez
Open To: All Experience Levels
Why take a class and only learn about one technique? In this class you’ll learn all kinds of different printmaking processes, and then smash them all together! I’m talking mixed media, the swankiest of all art. While some classes might be fun with one process, we’ll be having a blast with ALL of them.

Shadow Play
Thursdays, Mar 26 – May 28 (9 classes*)
*No class on Apr 2
Teaching Artist: Ben Shady Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
Create beautiful artwork with nothing more than a piece of paper and an exacto knife. Not impressed with just cutting up pieces of paper? Well you’re a tough customer. How about learning how to wire up a light box to make your work come to life with light? Join us and harness the power of shadows to create amazing works of art.

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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