Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


SOCIAL Street Photography
Mondays, Sept 12 – Nov 14 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Richena ‘Rici’ Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
Do you have a story to tell? Something, someone or some place you want others to know about then let’s tell a story without verbalizing it but photographing it. You’ll have the opportunity to use a Canon DSLR, laptops and Adobe programs. Photoshop and Bridge to create your story. You’ll practice with Portraiture and Street photography; learning the history behind being a visual storyteller. We’ll also follow the creative flow of acclaimed photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani. Following this course you’ll have prints, CD of your work, a chance to exhibit your story and meet, work with Xyza in a three-day workshop in December.

Hidden Treasures
Tuesdays, Sept 13 – Nov 15 (9 classes*)
*No class on Nov 8
Teaching Artist: Richena ‘Rici’ Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
Let’s explore the hidden treasures of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. You’ll use Canon t5 DSLR cameras and Mac laptops, with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge programs to photograph, edit and print images. You’ll have the opportunity to visit Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods when we take field trips to places like Mexican War Streets, The Strip District and Market Square, to name a few. In the end of our explorations, you’ll have Prints, a CD of all your projects and be ready to show on Family Night to all your family and friends.

Next To You
Wednesdays, Sept 14 – Nov 16 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Experience how to make your own pictures from start to finish. You’ll learn the operations of the 35mm SLR camera, process film, print images AND mat and frame your images for exhibition. The theme of this course is taking images that relate to each other while exploring the iconic North Side and beyond.

Photo 101
Thursdays, Sept 15 – Nov 17 (9 classes*)
*No class on Oct 13
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Digital photography is more than just a click of your camera phone. Become one with a digital single lens reflex camera learning how it functions to produce an image. You’ll experience the photography department’s portrait studio, digital darkroom and travel to exciting places to photograph. Open to all skill and non-skill levels of photography.

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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