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BTS

Tue Sep 27, 3:00 PM - Tue Nov 15, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
DYNOMITE!! BTS is coming to Heinz Hall and MCG is offering you an all-access pass experience! MCG has acquired special Behind the Scenes access of Heinz Hall. Learn digital photography that will be prepare you for the performances of a lifetime. The music industry, environmental photography, architectural photography, and journalism are all professions we’ll explore. Our final performance will be an exclusive photography exhibition at Heinz Hall. All levels welcome!

Tue Sep 27, 3:00 PM - Tue Nov 15, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
We are taking on full-sized busts in this class, so get ready for some intense sculpting! We are going to start with a base bust (either female or male) and customize them from there. By the end of the session, you will have either a self-portrait or a character that is near full-size… Maybe the start of a haunted house!

Tue Sep 27, 3:00 PM - Tue Nov 15, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
In this class, we will be looking for our "creative spark" through the exploration of water-based mediums. We will develop skills in ink drawing, watercolor, resists, and acrylic painting. We will allow the unpredictable nature of fluid mediums trigger our imagination, while also learning to exert control over the liquid paints to create an objectifiable, yet abstracted image. Drawing inspiration from color field painters, we will splash and splatter paint on large canvas! We will also be taking a field trip to the studio of a local artist to learn his technique of creating large-scale paintings.

Tue Sep 27, 3:00 PM - Tue Nov 15, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
In this class, we will be diving into some of the most popular aspects of game design, such as map creation, print-and-play prototypes, branching-path narrative design, and non-linear storytelling. Find out what makes a compelling piece of gameplay by testing out mechanics and strategies that keep the player invested in your creation.
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Nature

Wed Sep 28, 3:00 PM - Wed Nov 16, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Now is the BEST time to get out and enjoy nature! Learn digital photography while exploring the great outdoors. Get up close too, with our macro fittings! Enjoy multiple field trips to local and regional areas to perfect your skills. Photographic editing and printing for our MCG Holiday Market are all on the agenda! This course is open to all skill levels.

Wed Sep 28, 3:00 PM - Wed Nov 16, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Don’t look now, but the holidays are already here. No, don’t look! We are going to turn our attention to the upcoming winter holidays and learn how to make ornaments and jewelry out of colored porcelain that can be gifts or made to sell in our revamped holiday sale! Either way, learn how to use porcelain in new and different ways that fall outside of the traditional pottery aesthetic.

Wed Sep 28, 3:00 PM - Wed Nov 16, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Make art to sell! In this multi-media class, we will make original block-print greeting cards and handmade recycled paper envelops and bound notebooks. You will pick a fiber arts project to perfect and sell - projects to pick from include knit scarves or small sewn objects such as hand-warmers. Finally, we will craft one-of-kind decorations for the holidays. At the end of the semester, you will have the opportunity to sell your unique artisan crafts at the MCG Holiday Market.

Wed Sep 28, 3:00 PM - Wed Nov 16, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Feeling entrepreneurial? Use digital tools to produce merchandise for a convention booth environment. Make wearable designs featuring your own artwork printed, laser-cut, and crafted together, then pitch your wares for the MCG Holiday Market for a chance to turn a profit!
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Holga

Thu Sep 29, 3:00 PM - Thu Nov 17, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Black and white film photography at its finest! Explore the simplicity of the Holga camera, AKA the “Toy Camera”. Shoot 2 ¼” film, which allows you to print big AND shoot with 35mm film to produce some really cool edges on your images. You’ll even have the chance to learn to process and print your own film! All levels of photography are welcome.

Thu Sep 29, 3:00 PM - Thu Nov 17, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
We are jumping into the new school year and onto the pottery wheels! In this class, we will be covering the basics of using the potter’s wheel as well as some basic hand building techniques to make functional pottery – everything from cups, plates, and bowls. Everything we make will be food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

Thu Sep 29, 3:00 PM - Thu Nov 17, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
In this class we will focus on using sewing patterns. We will learn to read ready-made patterns and learn to create our own. This class is for all levels. Beginners will be taught how to use the sewing machines and given simple patterns to work from. Returning students will have the chance to select their own more-advanced patterns. Students may elect to create Halloween or cosplay costumes if they so desire!

Thu Sep 29, 3:00 PM - Thu Nov 17, 5:30 PM (EDT)

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA
There are so many ways to create time-based art using digital media. In this class, we will explore a few of the techniques used by motion graphic artists and animators in both 2D and 3D spaces. From post-production for live-action footage to puppetry tools and traditional frame-by-frame, we will create art that moves you.

For more information about MCG Youth & Arts visit our website at MCGYouthAndArts.org.