Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Mondays, Mar 23 – May 18 (8 classes*)
*No class on Mar 30, May 25
Teaching Artist: Richena Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
Explore the city as a tourist using a variety of films and film cameras. We’ll go on field trips and learn how to use a 35mm, Holga and 4×5 format cameras. Learn about emulsions and chemical processes while creating cyanotypes, large format prints and exploring so much more about film, the darkroom and creating fine art prints.

Multimedia Nature: Spring Edition
Tuesdays, Mar 24 – May 26 (9 classes*)
*No class on Mar 31
Teaching Artist: Richena Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
Multimedia Nature is back! We’re going to enjoy the warm weather this spring by visiting different parks and of course photographing nature. Not just the beautiful plants, this go ‘round we’ll use creative ways to photograph animals; both of land and water. Plus, use portraiture and landscape photography. Learning about DSLR, Film cameras, polaroid and transparency processes in this adventurous nature class.

I Like To… Move It!
Wednesdays, Mar 25 – May 27 (8 classes*)
*No class on Apr 1, May 6
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Learn the wonderful world of digital photography in this awesome class! Spring is in the air and what better way to be able to capture the vibrancy through motion photography. Students will operate our new DSLR cameras using different lens configurations. Techniques such as zooming, panning, trucking and spinning will be experienced within class demonstrations as well as on field trips around Pittsburgh and beyond.

Thursdays, Mar 26 – May 28 (9 classes*)
*No class on Apr 2
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Photography can be so much more than just a mere single click of a button. Learn the ins and outs of taking dramatic images in one frame and in multiple frames.  We are going old school traditional photography with our Pentax K1000 and Holga film cameras. Process the film, print your own pictures in our wonderful darkroom and mat your artworks just in time for the Accomplishment Exhibition.

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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