Manchester Craftsmen's Guild


Get Up, Stand Up! Art for Social Change
Mondays, Jan 5 – Mar 2 (7 classes*)
*No class on Jan 19, Feb 16
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
March on up to the digital studio to create art with a message. Social issues have an affect on everyone on this planet. Let your voice be heard and express your concerns or enlighten the public on issues that directly affect you. Create buttons and posters to get the word out. Use our DSLR cameras, Wacom tablets and Photoshop to create cool imagery with a message. Learn how to edit videos to create a 30 sec PSA on issues that are important to you.

Awwww Snap, the Grammy’s are Back!
Tuesdays, Jan 6 – Mar 3 (8 classes*)
*No class on Jan 20
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
It’s awards season, and that mean’ the Grammys are back! Each week we’ll explore and create music from some of America’s most popular genres such as jazz, rock, hip hop, R&B, classical and dubsteb. We’ll create music using Sony Acid Music Studio Software using our large library of loops and samples. We’ll also make our own predictions for some of the Grammy Award winners. At the end of the course we’ll conduct our very own Mock Grammy Awards.

Anime Appreciation
Wednesdays, Jan 7 – Mar 4 (8 classes*)
*No class on Jan 21
Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero
Open To: All Experience Levels
Back by popular demand, this time around you’ll have access to sewing machines and screen-printing equipment. That’s right, those of you who want to work on your cosplay outfits can do so. Want to print a t-shirt? You can do that, too. Interested in improving your drawing skills? Pull up an easel and grab some charcoal. Of course you’ll have access to Adobe graphic design software, too.

Foundations of Digital 3D Art
Thursdays, Jan 8 – Mar 5 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Jill Wiggins
Open To: Being a Little Geeky Helps
Whether you like to design jewelry, sculpture, robots, or cool phone covers you’ll gain the skills needed to make your ideas a three dimensional reality. We’ll use 123D Design modeling software to construct our models and print them on our cool MakerBot 3D printers. By the end you’ll sound like an expert using words like chamfer, extrude, split face and fillet. We’ll take a field trip to ExOne where each of you will get one of your 3D models printed in metal.

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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