Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Travel Photography
Mondays, Jan 9 – Feb 27 (6 classes)
*No class on Jan 16, 23, Feb 20
Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Open To: Anyone Who Loves Field Trips
Let’s travel and explore the wintry landscapes of Pittsburgh. This winter session we don’t have much time together, but we’ll make the most of it using digital cameras to photograph local areas and use Adobe programs Bridge and Photoshop to edit. This class is for you if you like traveling and printing till your heart is content. You’ll get to design CD covers, learn the DSLR camera and print from small to large.

The Masters Series
Tuesdays, Jan 3 – Feb 28 (8 classes*)
*No class on Jan 24
Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this course you’ll study the greats of photography. You will experiment with techniques that past master photographers pioneered. And, you’ll be introduced to a Pittsburgh-based professional photographer. You will see how they work in their studio environment and learn the history of photography as well as a variety of techniques through fun and creative projects with film and digital cameras.

Darkroom Mania
Wednesdays, Jan 4 – Mar 1 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Take your black and white printing skills to the next level in this course. Experience darkroom fun while dodging, burning, solarizing, sandwiching, selective developing, toning, and large scale printing. Even if you have no prior darkroom experience you can start building your skills in an encouraging environment. This course offers a chance to shoot black and white film, but most of the time will be spent in the darkroom.

We Are Family
Thursdays, Jan 5 – Mar 2 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
You love taking selfies and usies. Now use those posing skills and learn how to take better pictures with a high-quality digital camera. This course will focus on the art of portrait photography for yourself and others. Learn to utilize natural lighting, artificial lighting, backgrounds, props, and location shoots to create professional portraits. Whether you like being in front of the camera or operating the camera, you’ll love this course.

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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