Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Earth, Wood & Fire
Mondays, Jan 4 – Mar 7 (7 classes*)
*No class on Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 15
Teaching Artist: Richena Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this class we’ll combine yesterday’s technology with state of the art techniques and equipment. By using 4×5 cameras of the past, you’ll expose images onto metal (tintype) and glass (ambrotype). Then you will use manual 35mm Pentax and Holga cameras to capture images on film. Once processed, you’ll scan your analog images into the computer and engrave the digital images onto wood with the laser engraver.

30 Seconds of Fame
Tuesdays, Jan 5 – Mar 8 (9 classes*)
*No class on Jan 26
Teaching Artist: Richena Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
We’re teaming up with the Digital studio to produce the MCG Youth & Arts Film Fest! You’ll create three video projects to present to the world, and then collaborate with students from Digital to put together a media package for you to promote the film fest. You will learn technical skills such as photography, videography, and digital editing. You’ll also learn how to work for a client, and how to collaborate with other artists.
Winter Photoland
Wednesdays, Jan 6 – Mar 9 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight. We’re happy tonight. Walking in a Winter Photoland. Bundle up and venture into the great outdoors in this digital photography class. You’ll learn about winter photography while visiting local and regional parks. You will also have the opportunity to experience winter professional sporting events such as Pittsburgh Penguins hockey and Steelers football games—even a weekend winter photo getaway!

Darkroom Mania
Thursdays, Jan 7 – Mar 10 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Elevate your skills and take your black and white printing to the next level. Experience darkroom fun while dodging, burning, solarizing, sandwiching, selective developing and large scale printing.  Even if you have no prior darkroom experience, you can still have fun while you learn the fundamentals of film photography. This course offers a chance to shoot black and white film then spend most of the time printing, printing, and printing some more!

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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