Manchester Craftsmen's Guild



Pop Culture Graphics

Mondays, Mar 24 – May 26 (8 classes*)

*No class on Apr 14 & May 26

Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz

Open To: All Experience Levels

From Andy Warhol to Lady Gaga to Rihanna, Kanye West and Madonna. Come experience the fascinating world of pop culture graphics. In this course we’ll use Adobe Photoshop to create digital artwork inspired by pop culture. Learn how to use a Wacom tablet to create digital illustrations right on the computer. Recreate album artwork, magazine covers and more. If you’ve got the imagination then the possibilities are endless.


Music Media Entertainment Madness

Tuesdays, Mar 25 – May 27 (9 classes*)

*No class on Apr 15

Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz

Open To: All Experience Levels

Have you ever wondered how they come up with the music for your favorite tv shows? Or do you find yourself jamming out to your favorite video game theme music? Have you ever wanted to recreate the dialogue for your favorite movie scene? If so this is the course for you! Come to the digital studio and learn how to put your creativity to the test using music production software Sony Acid and learn recording techniques using Garage Band. This course will be full of different projects inspired by the entertainment industry.


Manga Madness

Wednesdays, Mar 26 – May 28 (9 classes*)

*No class on Apr 16

Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero

Open To: All Experience Levels

Join the MCG otaku every Wednesday as we explore the world of anime and manga. Create your own manga or just focus on character development. Take advantage of our brand new Wacom tablets and powerful Adobe graphic design software like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Draw directly into the computer or scan your original artwork to create wall posters. Students will have ample opportunities to share their knowledge and interests with the class, and we’ll explore other aspects of Japanese culture.


Curating and Installing Exhibitions

Thursdays, Mar 27 – May 29 (8 classes*)

*No class on Apr 17 & May 8

Teaching Artist: Jill Wiggins

Open To: All Experience Levels

To start off we’ll be taking field trips to museums to see what goes on behind the scenes. You’ll meet curators and learn how they select artists, receive and manage artwork and how they design exhibition layouts. Then the class will plan and curate an online exhibition. From theme to display you’ll do it all. Lastly you’ll also get hands on experience preparing and installing artwork for the MCG Invitational. This class will look great on a college application! Open to all.


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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