Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Retro Game Design
Mondays, Jan 9 – Feb 27 (6 classes)
*No class on Jan 16, 23, Feb 20
Teaching Artist: Jill Wiggins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Are you a fan of Monopoly? Clue? Scrabble? Backgammon? Come to this class and custom design your favorite game board using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Then, engrave your board design on our laser engraver. Imagine a Pittsburgh version of Monopoly with properties like Liberty Avenue, Penn Avenue, and Duquesne Boulevard. Then design your own set of game pieces using Autodesk 123D Design and print them on our 3-D printers.

DigiTech Buffett II
Tuesdays, Jan 3 – Feb 28 (8 classes*)
*No class on Jan 24
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
A computer is for far more than just YouTube and Facebook. Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create high quality posters. Discover how Adobe Illustrator can help you create impressive graphics like the pros. Instead of using Sound Cloud to listen to someone else’s music, learn how to use Sony Acid to create your own. Come sample all the things the digital studio has to offer.

Anime Appreciation
Wednesdays, Jan 4 – Mar 1 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero
Open To: All Experience Levels
Do you really, really appreciate anime? Do you threaten to get physical when people confuse Tekko and Anthrocon? Do you consider watching an entire season in one sitting to be normal? Then, welcome home fellow otaku. Welcome home. In this class we’ll explore the capabilities of the Digital studio—not just the graphic design software, but our powerful printers and other cool hardware.

In The Cut
Thursdays, Jan 5 – Mar 2 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Tired of boring 2-D art? Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to design creative multilayered graphics. Build a scene from scratch using pictures, text and your imagination. After designing, learn how to make your 2-D art come to life through the art of papercutting. Each week we will create a different project adding a new skill to your design toolbox.

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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