Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Multi Media Spring Edition
Mondays, April 4 – May 23 (8 classes)
Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
The history of photography dates back to the mid 1820’s, when cameras were little more than a lightproof box with a hole in it. Come explore the roots of this art form by making your own pinhole cameras. Then, progress to a Pentax film camera, and, finally, step into the modern age with a Canon t5 digital camera as we take field trips in and around the city of Pittsburgh.

Build a Camera
Tuesdays, April 5 – May 31 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
Ever wanted to create your very own stylish camera? In this class you will design and build your very own black and white film camera from wood. Like a pinhole camera, this will be a light tight box with a hole in it, but it will look like a vintage camera. The camera will use 35mm black and white film and can photograph panoramic images and more.

Wednesdays, April 6 – June 1 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open to: All Experience Levels
This course in photography will engage your creativity, using the shutter button on the digital SLR camera! Activities will include action photography, long exposure, and experiential field trips. All levels of camera knowledge are welcome to join in on this exciting experience!

Film Photography
Thursdays, April 7 – June 2 (8 classes*)
*No class May 5
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Learn the fundamentals of photography while using a film camera. You’ll have the opportunity to shoot with 35mm, 2¼ and 4×5 film cameras—something you don’t get to do everyday. Working with the various film formats will enable you to increase your camera knowledge and you’ll be able to create terrific art that will impress your friends, family, and perhaps even some college recruiters!

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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