Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Surreal Art
Mondays, Mar 20 – May 22 (9 classes*)
*No class on April 10
Teaching Artist: Jill Wiggins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Surrealism is a genre that focuses on bringing your dreams and imagination to the canvas for others to see. You’ll start out in Photoshop, creating your own unique works inspired by some of today’s contemporary surrealism artists. Next, you’ll design and create a surreal piece that will be laser engraved on wood. Finally you’ll have the opportunity to design and 3-D print a surreal creature!

Music. Marketing. Posters.
Tuesdays, Mar 21 – May 30 (10 classes*)
*No class on April 11
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Let the music move you in the digital studio! In this course, you’ll use Sony Acid Studio software to create loop-based digital music and instrumentals. You’ll then learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate photos and graphics to design high-quality promo posters. Finally, you’ll get to print your creation on our state of the art large-format Epson color printer.

Anime Appreciation – Mecha Edition
Wednesdays, Mar 22 – May 31 (9 classes*)
*No class on April 12, May 3
Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero
Open To: All Experience Levels
Are you ready to be spirited away by laser engraving? Can you see yourself as a 3-D printing alchemist? It’s time for an attack on Tech Suite! In this course, you’ll learn how to turn your anime- and manga-inspired art and turn it into physical objects. Returning students, don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of time to draw Yuri on Ice fan art.

Eclectic S.O.D.A.
Thursdays, Mar 23 – Jun 1 (10 classes*)
*No class on April 13
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
The Eclectic School of Digital Arts is now open! Navigate your way through the digital studio as we explore the wacky ways of art creation through science and technology. Learn how to scan and print a 3D model of your hand. Discover how to manipulate pixels in Photoshop to create uniquely hilarious gifs and then upload them to Facebook and share them with friends.

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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