Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


3D Bling Part 2!
Mondays, Jan 4 – Mar 7 (7 classes*)
*No class on Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 15
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Shine bright like a diamond, again and again. This is a jewelry class with a twist. You’ll be using innovative processes such as additive manufacturing (3D printing) and laser engraving to create original pieces. Create your very own 3D bling just like you did in the last class, but this time you can go bigger and better. Not only will you design jewelry, but you’ll also bling out other cool stuff like dice, jewelry boxes and name plates.

Hollywood Art House
Tuesdays, Jan 5 – Mar 8 (9 classes*)
*No class on Jan 26
Teaching Artist: K. Shabazz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Lights, camera, action! Grab some popcorn, make a right on Hollywood Blvd, and follow the stars to the digital studio. This course will combine movies, graphic Design, and photography. Hone your design skills as you learn advanced Photoshop techniques to create high quality graphics and images inspired by movies. You’ll collaborate with the Photography studio’s 30 Seconds Of Fame class to design posters, buttons and other merchandise to promote the MCG Youth & Arts Film Fest.

Anime Appreciation
Wednesdays, Jan 6 – Mar 9 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero
Open To: All Experience Levels
Do you like anime, manga, video games, and Pocky? That’s a good start. Do you like to create your own art, fan art, or cosplay? If so you should probably be at MCG on Wednesdays. Join us this winter as we take over the Design studio’s space and utilize their facilities, including screen printing and sewing equipment. Want to just keep drawing? You can do that, too. And of course they’ve got computers with Adobe software.

Laser Cutting and Engraving
Thursdays, Jan 7 – Mar 10 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Jill Wiggins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Add a new process to your artistic repertoire in this new offering from the Digital studio. In this course, you’ll learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to prepare your artwork for laser cutting and engraving. Scan in your drawings or create artwork digitally. Learn the difference between vector cutting and raster cutting. Etch on a variety of media including wood, mat board, glass—even food!

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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