Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Art After Dark - Art classes for adults


Multimedia: Movement
Mondays, Mar 20 – May 22 (9 classes*)
*No class on April 10
Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Open To: All Experience Levels
Multimedia photography is back with exciting new projects. Not only will you use DSLR cameras and go on field trips, but you will focus on movement. You’ll create transparencies to make prints in the darkroom and use video to make cinemagraphs (a mash up of photography and videography).

Lights, Camera, Action!
Tuesdays, Mar 21 – May 30 (10 classes*)
*No class on April 11
Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Open To: Students with prior photography experience
Who wants to learn Photoshop for photography? You, that’s who! In this session, you’ll use lights and cameras to photograph models and go on field trips (of course) to build a portfolio. You’ll use those images by learning how to incorporate and create actions in Photoshop to enhance stills. Learning how to soften skin, make blemishes disappear, sharpen images and add awesome effects.

Wednesdays, Mar 22 – May 31 (9 classes*)
*No class on April 12, May 3
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Experience the artistic genre of black and white photography! Students will have the opportunity to take pictures with the pioneers in film photography. Using a light tight box with a hole in it, aka a camera, you’ll experience the pinhole phenomena. Then progress to 4×5, 2¼ and 35mm film cameras. Completing you’re traditional photography experience, you’ll spend time processing and printing your very own pictures.

Abstract Photography
Thursdays, Mar 23 – Jun 1 (10 classes*)
*No class on April 13
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open To: All Experience Levels
Take a walk in the creative side of digital photography. Abstract photography is a unique genre that makes a viewer wonder what in the world they’re looking at. We’ll take lots of trips, experiment using different lenses, fittings and camera techniques. This course is geared towards the intermediate and the advanced photographers, but we’ll accept those just learning about photography, too.

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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