Manchester Craftsmen's Guild


Wacky World of Photoshop
Mondays, Sept 15 – Nov 17 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Are you ready for a wacky Photoshop experience? Are you ready to experience the industry standard in digital imaging, aka Adobe Photoshop? In this course you’ll learn to create projects inspired by the latest trends, art and popular culture. Create abstract images, a digital masterpiece—even your own Minecraft character. Come and explore the world of Photoshop, the possibilities are endless.

Music Industry Collabos
Tuesdays, Sept 16 – Nov 18 (8 classes*)
*No class on Nov 4, Nov 11
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Are you interested in learning about the music industry? Do you want to learn how to create digital music? If so this is the class for you! Learn how to create digital music and learn the tricks of the trade of the music industry. We’ll use Sony Acid Studio to create digital music tracks for a class compilation album, and you can create your own solo album as well. We’ll also explore the music industry and Indie label alternatives.

Anime Appreciation
Wednesdays, Sept 17 – Nov 19 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero
Open To: All Experience Levels
Did you watch the entire first season of Attack on Titan in two sittings? Are your fingers still crossed, hoping for a second season of Samurai Champloo? In other words, are you an otaku? If so you’ll be right at home in the Digital studio on Wednesdays. You’ll have the opportunity to share your love of anime (and manga) with the class, and you’ll learn graphic design skills that will help you create anime inspired projects.

Digital Illustration
Thursdays, Sept 18 – Nov 20 (8 classes*)
*No class on Sept 25, Oct 16
Teaching Artist: Jill Wiggins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Learn to create beautiful vector graphics in this class featuring Adobe Illustrator. Each week you’ll create a unique piece of artwork that can resized infinitely while remaining crisp when printed. This is possible because Illustrator draws with paths instead of pixels. Some of the projects include designing and creating cartoon characters and creating 3D video game environments. During the course we’ll visit Toonseum, a museum of comic and cartoon arts.

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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