Manchester Craftsmen's Guild


MultiMedia Nature: Fall Edition
Mondays, Sept 15 – Nov 17 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Richena Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
It’s Back!! This is the Fall Edition of MultiMedia Nature, where we experiment with Digital and Film to create unique art. We’ll use the Pentax film and DSLR cameras as well the infamous “toy” camera: the Holga, with a dash of Polaroid film. Immersing ourselves in the nature around us, photographing local parks and going on nature walks. Not only photographing trees and plants but landscapes and people too! This will be an adventurous class, come ready to explore.

Tuesdays, Sept 16 – Nov 18 (8 classes*)
*No class on Nov 4, Nov 11
Teaching Artist: Richena Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
“Selfies” have become the way we show ourselves, friends and experiences to the world. But, do you know how it all started? What about creating your own unique “filters” and frames? We’ll explore the answers through the history of the “Selfie”; experimenting with portraiture and self-portrait photography and create some awesome artwork. We’ll use digital photography, Polaroid film and visit a variety of places in Pittsburgh for that great backdrop!

Photo Op
Wednesdays, Sept 17 – Nov 19 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Photo Opportunity is doing just that, offering the experience of a life-time. Refresh your knowledge of digital photography then explore and document the working world. We’ll get behind the scenes access to Pirates baseball in PNC Park, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Police Crime Scene Investigations, and WPXI-TV. Students with at least one photography course are preferred but beginning students are welcome to join the opportunity of a life-time too.

Film Cameras
Thursdays, Sept 18 – Nov 20 (8 classes*)
*No class on Sept 25, Oct 16
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
It’s hard to deny that black and white photography is art. Many photographers regard it as the purest form of photography. There’s nothing better than knowing how to do it yourself, and this class will show you how. You’ll use a variety of classic black and white film cameras, then process your own film and print your own pictures in the darkroom.

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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