Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


3D, Bling, Lasers & Things
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Mondays, April 4 – May 23 (8 classes)
Open To: All Experience Levels
Be bold, be original, and be creative while learning about laser engraving and 3D printing. Create one of a kind works of art to wear, share, and show off. Learn how to create multilayered jewelry pieces and intricate wooden sculptures. Come and discover the many ways in which technology and a bit of imagination are allowing us to push the envelope in our artistic expression.

One Beat At A Time
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Tuesdays, April 5 – May 31 (9 classes)
Open To: All Experience Levels
Mic check 1, check 2! We’ll provide the computers, the rest is up to you! Swing by the Digital Studio for an afterschool jam session. In this course, you’ll learn about new techniques and tools while creating beats using Sony Acid Music Studio. Learn about music production, what software to use, and industry tricks and trades. Participate in beat competitions, meet new people, share ideas, and just have fun.

Anime Appreciation
Wednesdays, April 6 – June 1 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero
Open To: All Experience Levels
Are you ready to go Super Saiyan with your artwork? We’re talking large-format, full-color posters. Not ready for that? You can hone your skills by sketching in your own hardbound sketchbook. When you’re ready, you can scan your art and use Photoshop to make it evolve into a whole new species. Then unlock the magic Wacom tablet to defeat the mighty Ganon… Err, to unlock your hidden potential.

Hey! What’s Your Problem?
Thursdays, April 7 – June 2 (8 classes*)
*No class May 5
Teaching Artist: Jill Wiggins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Are you a curious person? Do you like a challenge? In this 3D modeling and printing class, we are going to create 3D solutions to problems in the real world. From designing your own gear wraps to keep your chargers and headphones organized to printing a cup holder to fit on grandpa’s walker. Last year, a student designed and printed a charging station for her phone. The possibilities are endless.

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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