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Throughout the ongoing pandemic, Montgomery College has prioritized the health and safety of its students and employees above all else. This spring, we are running 70% of our classes on campus and 30% online. On-campus classes will have safety measures in place based on up-to-date recommendations from our public health team. More information is available herenew window. To receive the most up-to-date information, please sign up for our email listnew window. We hope you join us this spring for a class!
Spring 2023 Catalog
Spring 2023 Catalog
Check out our Spring 2023 catalog (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) with both on-campus and remote offerings. Congratulations to Pam Parker, who created the cover artwork Flower in Glass.

Join us for affordable visual & performing arts classes taught online and in-person. We offer classes in drawing, painting, graphic design, video, photography, crafts, art history, dance, music, theater, and professional development. Professional artists teach all classes.

Community Arts classes are for artists and hobbyists 16 and up. Discounts are available on select classes for Maryland seniors 60 and up.

If you have any questions, feel free to email John Deamond new windowor call 240-676-1567.

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NOTE: Co-Listed Classes

Some of our classes are co-listed with credit classes. The two sections meet together, and students are held to the same expectations. The only differences are that non-credit students do not have to apply to the college, do not receive a final grade, and seniors can sign up at any time and receive a waiver. Co-listed classes usually have a small number of seats (2-5), so sign up early.

 

Spring 2023 Schedule

Visual Arts

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Art History, Theory, and Professional Development

Get your artwork critiqued and practice your critique skills on other artists' work! Critique is a fun and valuable process when done well, whether your work is being critiqued or you're there to be part of the conversation. Gain insight into the artistic process as you collaborate to improve an artist’s work and its interpretation. Leave the critique with new inspiration and a deeper understanding of how to analyze and discuss artwork. Critiques are guided by a working artist with a background in art analysis and the critique process. This is a free class; feel free to sign up ahead, but walk-ins are welcome. If you'd like your work to be critiqued, email Dr. Norberto Gomez at norberto.gomez@montgomerycollege.edu at least a day before the critique session. In-progress and finished artwork welcome. Open to participants of all levels.

Course: ADS590                          2 Hours

Free to everyone

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Thursdays         12 -2 p.m.

CRN#: 34460    2/9

CRN#: 34461    2/16

CRN#: 34462    2/23

CRN#: 34463    3/2

CRN#: 34464    3/9

CRN#: 34472    3/23

CRN#: 34465    3/30

CRN#: 34466    4/6

CRN#: 34467    4/13

CRN#: 34469    4/20

Instructor: Dr. Norberto Gomeznew window

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Get an edge in exhibiting your artwork by learning the secrets of a successful art show application. Explore the structure of the exhibition scene, learning to identify where your work fits in and the best time to apply for shows. Discover where to find exhibition opportunities and which are worth applying for. Put together an impactful portfolio, prepare the elements of an application, and apply for an exhibition in class. Learn to manage your application resources effectively and track your progress. Discover how to approach venues professionally, from coffee houses to for-profit galleries. Prepare and implement an exhibition plan that outlines what successfully exhibiting your work means to you. Prerequisite: you should have previously completed some artwork so you have something to submit to exhibitions.

Course: ADS557                          12 Hours

$119 + $75 fee = $194; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $194
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $314

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34147    5 Sessions        F
2/10-3/10         1:30-3:54 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

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Learn to use Etsynew window as a platform to market and sell artwork. Etsy gives artists a venue to sell their work without setting up their own websites or working with galleries and centralized stores. Set up your account and your shop in class, and learn to upload images, price your work, write descriptions, and get paid. Explore more advanced topics such as promoting your art on Etsy and other platforms, and understanding your sales numbers. This course is designed primarily for those new to Etsy or internet selling.

Course: ADS540                          12.5 Hours

$119 + $75 fee = $194; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $194
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $314

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33642    5 Sessions        Th
2/9-3/9              7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

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There's no way around it: money is always a factor in art-making. Professional artists must not only be good at their craft and publicity, but be adept at managing money. Even hobbyists should set goals based on income, budget, and expenses. Learn to plan finances for your art practice, from creating budgets through managing taxes. Set clear financial goals based on analysis of costs vs income and fiscal responsibility. Develop skills in inventory management, pricing, and waste reduction. Learn what to expect when creating a business and working with representation or agents. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ADS560                          6.25 Hours

$49 + $45 fee = $94; Non-MD residents add $50

Maryland residents              $94
MD seniors 60+                    $45
Non-MD residents                $144

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33655    3 Sessions        Th
3/23-4/6            7-9:05 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

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Writing about art is the basis for museum labels, art criticism, philosophy, poetry, and prose, shaping the way we perceive artwork. Gain a foundation in art writing for a variety of audiences and purposes, honing your ability to communicate your unique perceptions. Improve your observational skills while deepening your appreciation of the visual world. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ADS510                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33572    10 Sessions      Sa
2/11-4/22         10 - 11:30 a.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Rissa Millernew window

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Go beyond the classroom and experience Art in DC, a course designed around field trips and firsthand meetings with art professionals. Gain a deeper understanding of our local art scene by visiting a dynamic range of museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions in the DC metro area. Meet with curators, directors, educators, and more, learning about their perspectives and engaging with diverse artworks along the way. Each class starts at a different location, most of which are accessible by public transportation, and we will often walk to multiple stops on the same day. Bring your enthusiasm, curiosity, and critical-thinking to this interactive course!

Course: ADS442                          24 Hours

$149 + $195 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $195
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33557    8 Sessions        Th
2/9-4/6              1-4 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Alice Cisterninonew window

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Discover the richness of Havana, Cuba's art and culture and its contribution to the world. Havana is one of the oldest European-founded cities in the hemisphere, having just celebrated its 500th anniversary. Explore the arts and architecture of Havana and how they influence and are influenced by history and social development. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ADS589                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34352    10 Sessions      Tu
2/7-4/18            7-8:30 p.m.
No class 3/14
Instructor: Reemberto Rodrigueznew window

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Discover the art and culture of major African regions. This course emphasizes architecture, sculpture, painting, crafts, and performance. Explore cross-cultural and outside influences, religion, philosophy, and everyday life as they relate to the art of various African peoples.

Course: ART090                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Distance Learning
CRN#: 34355    Online 24/7     
1/23-5/14        
This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT270, CRN 32815.
Instructor: Dr. Cristin Cashnew window

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Discover the architecture, painting, sculpture, and artifacts of the world, from the Paleolithic through the Middle Ages. Learn the history of prehistoric, Near Eastern, Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Pre-Columbian, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art.

Course: ART076                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Distance Learning
CRN#: 33577    Online 24/7     
1/23-3/12        
This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT200, CRN 32451.
Instructor: Dr. Cristin Cashnew window

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Explore different types of museums and their relationship to our shared histories, cultures, and communities. Investigate the history and purpose of museums, and how they have changed over time. Learn to access the enormous extent of resources we have in DC region museums and how you can put them to use for art and research projects. This class has no scheduled class meetings or group field trips. Complete coursework on your own time with the flexibility to do fieldwork at physical or virtual museums. Students must qualify to register for credit classes. Contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu  for details if you have never taken a credit class.

Course: ARTT140 & 140L      37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents               $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Distance Learning
CRN#: 34355                       Online 24/7     
1/23-5/14        
This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. 
Instructor: Dr. Cristin Cashnew window

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Drawing & Illustration

Begin your journey as an artist or improve the foundations of your current practice. Drawing is at the core of arts disciplines from graphic design to sculpture and everything in between. Learn fundamental drawing skills such as gesture, proportion, composition, cross contour, line, and perspective. Working from direct observation with still life, you will learn to translate three-dimensional space to a two-dimensional image. Explore various techniques, including graphite, pens, and ink. Leave class able to communicate observations and ideas visually with drawing media. No prior drawing experience necessary.

Course: ADS504                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33562    10 Sessions      Su
2/12-4/23         10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33565    10 Sessions      Th
2/9-4/20            7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Carrie Rennoldsnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33568    10 Sessions      Th
2/9-4/20            1-2:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content per week.
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

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Have you taken an introductory drawing class but want to further develop your drawing skills? This course picks up on the techniques introduced in Introduction to Drawing and provides further analysis and exploration of drawing skills, techniques, and concepts. Emphasis is on more complex problem solving in the visual interpretation of three-dimensional forms. You will utilize a variety of black-and-white and color drawing media. Bring a sketchbook, charcoal, and pencils to the first class. Prerequisite: ADS039/ADS504 Intro to Drawing or equivalent experience.

Course: ADS568                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33662    10 Sessions      F
2/10-4/21         10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

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Explore methods, materials, and drawing techniques using graphite, charcoal, and ink. Learn to use line and value both to convey meaning and as expressive tools. Gain confidence in learning to see and record experiences on paper. Leave class able to create technically adept drawing compositions that are more than the sum of their parts. This 75-hour class goes into more depth than ADS504 Drawing: Introduction, and is the equivalent of that class plus ADS568 Drawing: Intermediate. No prior drawing experience necessary. 

Course: ART085                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33583    30 Sessions      M W
1/23-5/10         6-8:40 p.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT100, CRN 30059.
Instructor: Miriam Ewersnew window

CRN#: 33584    15 Sessions      Sa
1/28-5/13         9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/18
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT100, CRN 30062.

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Explore both representational and abstract visual interpretation of the human figure, both as a separate study and in relation to its environment. Prerequisite: ADS504 Intro to Drawing, ART085/ARTT100 Drawing I, or equivalent experience.

Course: ART019                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33538    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT205, CRN 33334.

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Develop your own drawing style as you work on independent projects with instructor guidance. Start with a concept, develop it through sketches, experiment with media, and create finished artworks. Create in color or black-and-white media of your choice. Work with the aid of a drawing expert who can help you develop your ideas, problem solve, and bring out the best in your artwork. Based on student interest, the instructor may perform group demos. Prerequisite: at least two semesters of drawing classes.

Course: ADS575                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33683    10 Sessions      M
2/6-4/17            9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/13
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to illustrate a children's book? Learn about visual storytelling, the layout and design of children's books, and the process of conceptualizing a picture book from start to finish. Choose a story to work with, create a storyboard, and work on a book dummy. We will look at examples, discuss composition, drawing and painting methods, and how to pitch to publishers or self-publish. Note: though you will be drawing, this is not a how-to-draw class. The focus is on narrative visual storytelling in the picture book format, as opposed to a specific drawing method/style. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ADS567                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33657    10 Sessions      Th
2/9-4/20            7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Rebecca Solownew window

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Discover the basics of visual storytelling frame-by-frame! Whether your interest is in slice-of-life stories or super hero epics, you’ll learn to build your own narrative style. Take on everything from drawing backgrounds and environments to illustrating action to writing dialogue and narration. Bring a sketchbook and your favorite drawing tools to the first class, and get ready for lots of drawing! Open to students of all skill levels; no prior experience required.

Course: ADS576                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33684    10 Sessions      M W
2/6-3/8              7-8 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Jamie Noguchinew window

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Develop the tools to create a compelling visual narrative. Harness line, form, and shading to render characters and environments that capture the imagination. Explore the power of lettering to convey voice and tone. Discover how color can manipulate your readers' emotions. Finish your comic with professional inking techniques. Learn to publish your own stories for the world to enjoy. Prerequisite: ADS509 Drawing Comics or a basic knowledge of drawing action and backgrounds and writing dialog and narration.

Course: ADS549                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33681    10 Sessions      M W
3/20-4/19         7-8 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.
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Painting

Explore painting in depth, creating original works in representational, abstract, and non-objective styles. Develop your compositional skills and intentionally apply color theory to your artwork. Discover how to use color to convey light, volume, space, and texture in a painted image. Learn the technical skills of a painter, from preparing a canvas to the safe use of painting materials. At the beginning of class, you'll choose to work in oils or acrylics and continue in that medium for the rest of the semester. Prerequisite: ARTT100/ART085 Drawing I, ADS504 Drawing: Introduction, or equivalent experience.

Course: ART026                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33548    30 Sessions      M W
1/23-5/10         10 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT211, CRN 30108.
Instructor: Katherine Knightnew window

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Discover the medium of the masters! Learn to paint with the same tools as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Raphael, and Picasso. Take advantage of the thickness and long dry-time of oils to build up your canvas with textures and layers. Learn paint mixing, color relationships, composition, brushwork, and how to create depth. No experience required.

Course: ADS515                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33573    10 Sessions      M
2/6-4/17            7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/13
Instructor: Racquel Kellernew window

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Explore the amazing medium of acrylic paints! Acrylic is the dominant painting medium of the 20th century, used by artists like Rothko, Warhol, and Hockney. It’s also non-toxic and cleans up with water! Learn how to use a wide variety of acrylic products, including paint, gels, medium, and grounds. Practice mixing clean colors, controlling drying time, and creating glazes and textures. This course is designed for new artists and those who have never explored acrylics in depth.

Course: ADS529                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33630    10 Sessions      M
2/6-4/17            1-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/13
Instructor: Racquel Kellernew window

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Further your exploration of acrylic painting, the dominant painting medium of the 20th century and today. Advance your technical and conceptual skills by creating representational, abstract, and non-objective paintings. Explore the use of a variety of acrylic media as well as mixing, surface preparation, and application strategies. Prerequisite: ADS414 Intro to acrylic painting or equivalent experience.

Course: ADS457                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34351    10 Sessions      Tu
2/7-4/18            7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/14
Instructor: Racquel Kellernew window

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Break free of the constraints of representational art by embracing abstraction! Abstraction became popular in Western art in the late 19th century, and has dominated painting since then. Non-objective painting—artwork with no anchor in observed reality—has often been referred to as the purest form of art. Focusing on 20th century art as a starting point, paint in abstract and non-objective styles while learning design and paint application strategies. Explore ideas that go beyond the canvas and physical reality and express these concepts in a non-representational manner. Prerequisite: Introductory painting class in the medium listed in section notes. 

Course: ADS587                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34153    10 Sessions      Tu
2/7-4/18            10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/14
Medium: Acrylic
Instructor: Racquel Kellernew window

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Discover the rich and delicate medium of watercolor painting! Watercolor came of age in the Renaissance, and has been in constant use ever since. Continue in the tradition of artists like Georgia O’Keefe, Andrew Wyeth, Paul Klee, and William Blake. Learn the balance of control and freedom in creating watercolor paintings. Explore color mixing and application, layering, washes, and textures, and their part in creating an effective composition. Subject matter includes still life, landscape, and portrait painting.

Course: ADS531                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33635    10 Sessions      W
2/8-4/19            1-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/15
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33633    10 Sessions      M
2/6-4/17            9:30-11:30 a.m.
No class 3/13
Bring tubes of red, blue, and yellow watercolor paint, a one-inch flat watercolor brush, and a jar for water to the first class.
Class meetings are supplemented by a half hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

CRN#: 33632    10 Sessions      Sa
2/11-4/22         9:30-11:30 a.m. 
No class 3/18
Bring tubes of red, blue, and yellow watercolor paint, a one-inch flat watercolor brush, and a jar for water to the first class.
Class meetings are supplemented by a half hour of self-paced content each week. 
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

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Learn watercolor painting as a process that begins with design, composition, and thoughtful color selection, and ends with a series of finished paintings that reveal personal stylistic expression. You will select subject matter of individual interest and develop personal style through the process of creative expression. Prerequisite: ADS350/ADS531 Beginning Watercolor or equivalent experience.

Course: ADS532                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33640    10 Sessions      W
2/8-4/19            7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/15
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33637    10 Sessions      M 
2/6-4/17            1-2:30 p.m.
No class 3/13
Bring to the first class: 1 full sheet (22 x 30) of 140 lb or 300 lb cold pressed watercolor paper; scraps of paper for sampling color; a palette; tubes of watercolor paint; brushes; and a container for water. Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
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Create collages using aqueous media (watercolor) as a unifying tool. Learn to think in mixed media and use simple design principles to create complex, unified artwork. Conceptualize and assemble compositions related to mythology, symbolism, fantasy, personal iconography, whimsical, and/or spiritual themes. There is no limit on the combined use of aqueous media: we will incorporate found objects, pen and ink, magazine clippings, colored and watercolor pencils; acrylic paints, pastel, pencil, and discarded paintings. Open to students of all levels. 

Course: ADS566                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33656    10 Sessions      W 
2/8-4/19            9:30-11 a.m.
No class 3/15
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

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Discover Chinese painting, one of the oldest artistic traditions in the world. Chinese painting shares basic principles with calligraphy, and seeks to capture the inner essence of a subject. Explore traditional painting methods and principles of composition. Learn the fundamentals of traditional Chinese painting, creating finished works using bamboo brushes and sumi-e ink on rice paper. Complete paintings of traditional subject matter, such as flowers, birds, and landscapes. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ADS553                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33653    10 Sessions      M
2/6-4/17            9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/13
Instructor: Natacha Lonew window

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Continue your study of Chinese painting with modern techniques and next-level brushwork. Build on beginner skills to create more complex, technically challenging works. Explore creative techniques like Po-Mo (ink washes), wrinkling paper, rubbing, and more. Learn to combine traditional and modern approaches to create unique and dynamic artwork. Each semester will focus on a set of traditional themes, with the option for students to invent their own subject matter. Prerequisite: ADS553 Chinese Brush Painting: Introduction or similar experience.  

Course: ADS554                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33654    10 Sessions      W 
2/8-4/19            9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/15
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Graphic Design & Digital Arts

Learn to design like a professional with Adobe Creative Cloud! Edit photographs and images in Photoshop, create graphics in Illustrator, and put it all together in the page layout app InDesign. Discover how to combine these professional programs in a workflow that meets your creative needs. No prior knowledge of computer applications is required to take this course. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window.

Course: ADS524                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33590    10 Sessions      Tu
2/7-4/18            7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/14
Instructor: Karin Rodney-Haapalanew window

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Adobe Illustrator CC is a vector graphics program that artists and designers use to create sophisticated illustrations and type effects. It’s a fun and intuitive drawing program that’s much easier to use than Photoshop for anything line- and shape- based. Start by drawing and manipulating simple shapes, and move on to layered compositions that can be used to create logos, illustrations, and web graphics. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window.

Course: ADS526                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33629    8 Sessions        Th
2/16-4/13         6:30-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

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Discover Photoshop, the industry standard for image editing! Photoshop is one of the most feature-packed digital tools out there, with the capacity to create everything from animated gifs to 3D images. Start your Photoshop journey with the basics, learning different types of image editing and exploring the tools that give you ultimate control over your digital artwork. Experiment with retouching and altering existing images and creating your own! Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window.

Course: ADS525                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33692    10 Sessions      Tu
2/7-4/18            6:30-9 p.m.
No class 3/14
Instructor: Alzira Lena Ruanonew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33628    8 Sessions        M W
2/13-3/8            6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

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Continue your exploration of Adobe Photoshop CC, the most widely used application for graphic design and photography. Gain familiarity with the tools of Photoshop as a channel for your creativity. Practice with real-world creative projects, learning to develop intriguing visual solutions. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window. Prerequisite: ADS525/ADS198 Adobe Photoshop: Imaging Basics or equivalent experience. 

Course: ADS537                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33641    8 Sessions        M W
3/20-4/12         6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

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Use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro to create visual art and graphic design work. Explore the social, cultural, and ethical application of these tools. In addition to learning the software, practice basic digital design principles and engage in collaborative processes utilized in the visual arts. Take advantage of a creative, instructional, and analytical working environment to create a meaningful visual response to the world(s) you live in. Examine your work within the broad context of contemporary art, new media art, and mediated culture. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ART057                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33563    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         6-8:40 p.m. 
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT116, CRN 30070.
Instructor: Alexander McSwainnew window

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Discover the technical and marketing power of emerging social media platforms. Learn to become effective co-creators of social media content while working in a multimedia environment. Produce projects that include sound and video. No prior experience necessary.

Course: ART088                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34250    7 Sessions        M 
3/27-5/8            8:30-11 a.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class TVRA100, CRN 31828.
Instructor: Mary Ellen Diener

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Film & Video Arts

Use Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit digital videos for artistic, commercial, educational, and personal use. Learn basic editing techniques, use of the title tool, layering videos, mixing sound, moving clips, and exporting your finished product. Please bring a 500GB+ USB3.0 external hard drive, headphones with a 3.5 mm jack, and your MyMC login to the first class. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window.

Course: ADS519                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33578    5 Sessions        W
2/8-3/8              7-8:15 p.m. 
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and 45 minutes of self-paced content each week. 
Instructor: Christina Arellanonew window

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Integrate Adobe After Effects into your digital video editing toolkit. Learn to navigate the interface, explore layering in Compositions, and learn special effects like tracking and blurring. Please bring a 500+GB USB3.0 external hard drive, headphones with a 3.5 mm jack, and your MyMC login to the first class. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window. Prerequisite: ADS519 Adobe Premiere Pro: Video Editing Basics or basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Course: ADS520                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33586    5 Sessions        W
3/22-4/19         7-8:15 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and 45 minutes of self-paced content each week. 
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Develop your professional video editing skills and storytelling ability. Explore the process of real-world video production, including project management strategies and collaboration. Use Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve non-linear video editing software to create finished video works for personal, commercial, and artistic uses. Practice the art of storytelling, focusing on design, pacing, and creativity. Investigate genres including commercials, films, music videos, and television shows to identify how editing techniques affect story and message. Engage in class video screenings and feedback sessions. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ART083                         62.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34248    16 Sessions      M
1/23-5/8            6-10:45 p.m. 
No class 3/13
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes TVRA140 & 140L, CRNs 31353 & 31354.
Instructor: Nelson Ginebra-Azarnew window

CRN#: 34249    7 Sessions        Sa
1/28-3/11         10 a.m.-1:35 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content. If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes TVRA140 & 140L, CRNs 32919 & 32920.
Instructor: Bryan Reichhardt

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Build your video portfolio in preparation for your job hunt, and increase your marketability by completing one or more video production industry certifications. Take this opportunity to get weekly guidance and career help. Students should have some background in video production and completed projects to draw from for a portfolio.

Course: ART087                         60 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Hybrid (Rockville Campus & Online)
CRN#: 34247    7 Sessions        Th
3/30-5/11         1-3:40 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class TVRA236, CRN 31829.
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Photography

Unlock the power of your smartphone’s camera. Learn the apps, settings, composition techniques, and content that work best with smartphones. We'll look at the smartphone as a photographic tool and explore artists who use smartphone photography in their work. Learn to create, edit, and critique high-quality images taken with your phone. Students of all levels are welcome.

Course: ADS522                           15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33587    5 Sessions        Sa
2/11-3/11         9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33588    5 Sessions        Tu
2/7-3/7              1-2:30 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.
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Begin your exploration of digital photography, one of the most relevant art media of the 21st century. Discover how to control your camera and compose a shot for high quality, consistent results. Learn the basics of camera operation, photo composition, and color and value to capture the best photos you can. Explore the fundamentals of photo editing and digital image management to add interest to your photos and safely handle your files. Required equipment: a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with at least 7.0-megapixel resolution, memory card, and flash drive.

Course: ADS523                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33589    5 Sessions        Th
2/9-3/9              12:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marksnew window

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Explore Lightroom, Adobe's powerful photo editing and management tool! Learn to handle your photos like the pros, from importing and labeling through editing to output. Harness the power of metadata for searching and organizing your photos. Discover lossless editing for rich, clear photographs and image manipulation. Learn to work with jpegs and with RAW images, the industry standard for photography. Complete a project by outputting your images for books, slideshows, prints, or the web. Please have a collection of digital photo files ready for the first class. Open to students of all levels. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window.

Course: ADS542                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Online: Structured Remote 
CRN#: 33647    5 Sessions        Tu
3/21-4/18         6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

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Street photography has been described as the essence of photography, relying purely on the world around you and finding the decisive moment. Continue in the tradition of artists like Diane Arbus and Walker Evans, capturing striking, off-the-cuff images of everyday life. Learn the strategies of a street photographer, like pre-focusing and the no-look shot. Explore composition and storytelling techniques like juxtaposition, color contrast, and implied narrative. Go out in the field as a class and put your new skills to the test! Class meets on campus and at locations in Washington, DC. Prerequisite: Introductory class or experience using a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Students must provide their own cameras.

Course: ADS588                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $95

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34154    5 Sessions        Th
3/23-4/20         12:30-3:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Donovan Marksnew window

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Harness the power of portraiture to create stunning photographs of people. Portraiture is one of the most important skills in a photographer's toolkit: a good portrait can engage viewers and humanize your message. Engage with the psychology of expressing a person's essence through the camera. Discover the tools and camera settings you need to create formidable portraits. Open to all camera types (including smartphones) and students of all levels.

Course: ADS551                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33651    5 Sessions        Sa
3/25-4/22         9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

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Create powerful photographs of the landscape, capturing a feeling of place in the natural and built environment. Investigate the work of landscape photographers and what contributes to a good composition. Learn the technical skills that go into a good landscape photograph and useful tools for photographing landscapes with any camera. Explore how external factors like weather and time of day can dramatically change a landscape. Practice these skills at optional on-location photoshoots! Open to all camera types and students of all levels.

Course: ADS550                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34354    5 Sessions        Tu
3/21-4/18         1-2:30 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.
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Explore digital photography as a means of expression, and the creative tools at the photographer’s disposal. Beginning with traditional photographic and art concepts, engage with the photographic medium as a fine art. Develop an effective workflow for reliable image management and consistent results. Create powerful photographs by harnessing composition techniques, color theory, and the essentials of camera work. Learn to manipulate images using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Build a series of projects using in-camera techniques and editing software to create artistic images. Students must provide their own digital camera. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ART080                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 
CRN#: 33579    30 Sessions      Tu Th 
1/24-5/11         9-11:40 a.m. 
No class 3/14, 3/16   
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT112, CRN 33451.
Instructor: Mieke Gentisnew window

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Discover the tools and skills needed for a career in commercial photography. Learn to manage exposure, composition, depth of field, and more to get great shots right out of the camera. Edit photographs to correct problems, alter images, and add punch. Explore print production for black-and-white and color photographs. Practice studio techniques that include portrait lighting and still life photography. Finish the class by creating a photographic portfolio. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ART084                         67.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote 
CRN#: 33581    15 Sessions      M
1/23-5/8            6-10:40 p.m.
No class 3/13
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes PHOT161 & 161L, CRNs 32183 & 32184.
Instructor: Anne Benolkennew window

CRN#: 33582    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         8-10:10 a.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes PHOT161 & 161L, CRNs 31011 & 31012. 
Instructor: Donovan Marksnew window

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Printmaking

Discover the art of intaglio and use it to create delicate, expressive prints. Since the Renaissance, artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have used intaglio techniques to create some of their most important works. Intaglio printmaking involves drawing fine lines with a sharp tool on a metal plate. Ink pressed into these lines forms the final image. Learn intaglio techniques of drypoint hardground, softground, aquatint, and engraving, and use them to create a final edition of prints.

Course: ART022                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33541    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT230, CRN 34349.
Instructor: John Carrnew window

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Explore lithography, a fine art printing process that uses oil drawings or transfers on large stone slabs and metal plates. Lithographs have been used both in fine art and for printing graphics commercially, from the 19th century until today. Practice both stone- and plate-lithography, creating editions of prints in both black and white and color. Use multiple plates to blend colors and develop rich, complex images. Finish class with a portfolio of lithographic prints and the ability to analyze and critique fine art prints technically and aesthetically. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ART086                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34356    30 Sessions      MW
1/23-5/10         2-4:40 p.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT227, CRN 34338.
Instructor: Kevin Bowmannew window

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Explore the dynamic art of screenprinting! From posters to t-shirts, serigraphy is the most ubiquitous printmaking process in use today. Learn the materials and techniques of screenprinting, including various stencils and resists. Complete multiple projects, including multicolor prints using multiple screens.

Course: ART050                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33561    15 Sessions      F
1/27-5/12         9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/17
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT233, CRN 33454.
Instructor: Kevin Bowmannew window

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Learn woodcut and relief printing techniques, including Western and Japanese approaches. Beginning from simple black and white prints from a single block, progress through stages to four-color, multi-block prints. Explore influences on printmaking in Asian, African, European, and American cultures. Develop a body of original work that represents your individual, creative expression. Engage in professional printmaking practices, such as print editioning and archival management. Open to all levels.

Course: ART069                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Rockville Campus 
CRN#: 33571    30 Sessions      M W
1/23-5/10         9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.   
No class 3/13, 3/15 
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT225, CRN 30301. 
Instructor: Amanda Millernew window

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Crafts

Take your art practice into the third dimension! Sculpture is one of the most powerful means of expression in art: it occupies the same space as the viewer and inserts its reality into yours. Learn the visual language of three- dimensional design and apply it to your art practice. Create in media like unfired clay, plaster, metals, papier mâché, and recycled materials. Develop your ideas from concept, through ideation and design, to complete sculptural works. Leave class ready to envision and create basic sculptural works from handheld size up to human scale. Open to students of all levels. This class fulfills the prerequisite for ART024 Sculpture I.

Course: ADS571                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 33664    10 Sessions      Tu 
2/7-4/18            1:30-4 p.m.   
No class 3/14
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

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Discover the theory and basic techniques used in relief sculpture and sculpture in the round. Explore the problems and principles of sculpture using both additive and subtractive techniques. Create artwork using a range of materials such as clay, wood, modern plastics, plaster, and metals. Prerequisite: ADS571 Sculpture Basics, ART049/ARTT103 Three-Dimensional Design, or the equivalent by permission of the instructor.

Course: ART024                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Rockville Campus

CRN#: 33545    30 Sessions      M W
1/23-5/10         4-6:40 p.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT221, CRN 32809.
Instructor: Zdeno Mayercaknew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33543    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT221, CRN 32816.
Instructor: Miriam Ewersnew window

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Discover the world of crafts, where physical craftsmanship is valued over high-minded art ideals. Explore craft disciplines used all over the world, such as metalry, weaving, enameling, ceramics, and textile design (see section notes for the topic of each class). Create functional and decorative objects while exploring material as an artform, improving visual literacy, and developing technical proficiency. Cultivate a respect for craft and analyze the social and ethical implications of crafts. Open to students of all levels. 

Course: ART082                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33580    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         6-8:40 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16 
Topics: Weaving on a cardboard hand loom, basketry, paper crafts, papermaking, and book arts. 
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT123, CRN 31461.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

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Discover collage, the combination of different and surprising materials into an artistic composition. Collage is unique because the smallest element is an existing object or image, as opposed to the freeform mark-making of drawing and painting. Continue in the tradition of artists like Picasso, Matisse, Lee Krasner, and Romare Bearden. Construct artwork built on the foundations of composition, color, pattern, space, and shape. Incorporate found objects, texts, images, and other unexpected objects into your art. Create finished two- and three-dimensional artworks that explore the possibilities of this medium. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ADS577                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33685    10 Sessions      Tu 
2/7-4/18            6-7:30 p.m. 
No class 3/14
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

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Refine your collage practice, developing projects based around your own artistic interests. Experiment with new materials and bring other art media into the collage process. Explore next-level techniques, like working at a large scale and incorporating décollage  (work created through removal of elements instead of addition). Create a library of carefully curated collage materials. Finish class with a series of three or four well-developed works. Prerequisite: ADS517/577 Collage & Assemblage Basics or equivalent experience.

Course: ADS578                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33713    10 Sessions      Th
2/9-4/20            6-7:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

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Are you interested in sewing but don’t know how to get started? Learn foundational sewing skills that will aid you in future projects. Practice the basics of hand sewing and the essentials of using a sewing machine. Learn the basic seven stitches needed to connect fabric pieces and hem edges: basting, running, back, slip, hem, catch, and blanket. Explore the basics of embroidery and appliqué. Use simple sewing techniques to create projects like patches, napkins, and tote bags. Sewing machines are available for in-class use, but it is useful to have your own to work on at home. This course is ideal for beginners with no formal sewing experience.

Course: ADS518                          12.5 Hours

$119 + $75 fee = $194; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $194
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $314

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33576    5 Sessions        F
2/10-3/10         1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

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Continue your study of sewing, focusing on the sewing machine. While hand-sewing is an important skill, machine sewing is used for the bulk of most sewing projects. Learn the application for different stitch patterns while completing practical sewing projects. Demystify tension settings for clean, tight stitches. Learn to follow a pattern, add appliqués, and create structure with interfacing. Create useful household and wearable objects, like coasters, tablecloths, aprons, and scarves. Sewing machines are available for in-class use, but it is useful to have your own to work on at home. Prerequisite: ADS456/518 Sewing: Introduction or basic hand- and machine-sewing skills.

Course: ADS584                          12.5 Hours

$119 + $75 fee = $194; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $194
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $314

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 
CRN#: 33690    5 Sessions        F
3/24-4/21         1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

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Create your own textiles using hand- and floor-looms. Design woven works based on existing patterns and your own creative process. Produce practical fiber works and art pieces in two- and three-dimensions. Develop an appreciation and sensitivity for cultural expression as demonstrated through textile works. Learn the technical skills of weaving, such as setting up a loom, threading and treadle sequences, and calculating yardage requirements. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ART045                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33559    15 Sessions      F
1/27-5/12         9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/17
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT247, CRN 33455.

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Create your own original art doll! Dolls and small human figures are older than civilization, and have been used as everything from toys to religious icons. Explore the design process for creating three-dimensional human forms in mixed media. Learn construction methods and use them to assemble an original costumed doll. Begin with rough design concepts and proportional figure sketching, continuing to the construction of a wire armature, hard sculpting the doll’s head and hands, soft-sculpting the doll’s body, and sewing the doll’s costume. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Basic hand-sewing skills; can be learned in ADS518 Sewing: Introduction.

Course: ADS505                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33569    10 Sessions      F
2/10-4/21         10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
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Bring your doll to class and create the special costume and accessories needed to communicate the doll's personality. This class is hands-on and will begin with sketching and exploring design possibilities. We will design and construct a complete head to toe look for your original doll. Please bring your doll to the first class or take this class at the same time as ADS505 Doll Design & Construction. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Basic hand-sewing skills; can be learned in ADS518 Sewing: Introduction.

Course: ADS506                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33570    10 Sessions      F
2/10-4/21         1:30-4 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

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Explore the elements of jewelry design using simple hand tools. Learn techniques such as stamping, texturing, sawing, piercing, and wire wrapping. Design and fabricate your own jewelry in the studio as you develop your creativity and fabrication skills. Discover contemporary trends in jewelry and metalsmithing and how you can apply them to your work. Open to students of all levels. Note: This course does not fulfill soldering prerequisite for upper-level jewelry courses.

Course: ADS512                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34364    10 Sessions      M
2/6-4/17            7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/13
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

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Design and paint your own tiles while exploring traditional ceramic tile design from a variety of cultures. Discover Italian maiolica ceramic painting, a brightly colorful, low-fire glaze process. Combine this with other low-fire methods, such as fired-on ceramic decals, to build up a richly layered surface. Working with six-inch bisque tiles and plate forms, create projects that you can integrate into formats such as trivets, framed tile paintings, and table- tops. Open to students of all levels.

Course: ADS434                          25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160

Maryland residents              $344
MD seniors 60+                    $145
Non-MD residents                $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33556    10 Sessions      W
2/8-4/19            10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/15
Instructor: Robert Deversnew window

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Create your own stained glass panel using the Tiffany method! Learn how to design your pattern, choose colors, cut and grind glass, and solder glass together. By the end of the class, you will complete one stained glass panel. No prior experience needed. Students must bring a pencil and ruler to the first class; any other drawing tools optional.

Course: ADS490                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33558    5 Sessions        W
2/8-3/8              6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

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Expand your knowledge of stained glass by working with next-level materials and processes. Learn to incorporate unconventional materials like copper pipe, non-square frames, metal rings, hanging materials, and glass adhesives into your stained glass projects. Prerequisite: ADS446 Stained Glass Introduction or experience creating stained glass panels.

Topic: Working in Three Dimensions Learn to think outside the box, literally! Create 3D forms in stained glass, such as sculptural pieces and containers. Bring unusual materials you may want to incorporate to the first class for discussion.

Course: ADS492                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33560    5 Sessions        W
3/22-4/19         6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

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Performing Arts

Dance

Discover a newfound appreciation of dance as an art form, social practice, and cultural form. Like with any art form, learning about dance opens whole new ways of seeing it. This is primarily a dance appreciation, not dance practice, class. Become a knowledgeable spectator or performer who can discuss and critique dance. Learn about the dancers and choreographers integral to the evolution of dance as an art form. Explore dance forms including modern, ballet, hip- hop, jazz dance, and social dances like Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Tango, and Swing. Learn the role of dance in world societies and how it influences and is influenced by culture. Open to students of all levels.

Course: FLM054                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Rockville Campus

CRN#: 33765    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC100, CRN 30435.
Instructor: Lisa Traiger

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33766    30 Sessions      M W
1/23-5/10         12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC100, CRN 32909.

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Experience the dances of the African diaspora! Dance in Cuban and Brazilian styles while gaining a deeper appreciation of their meaning and history. Explore how the rhythms of West Africa traveled to Cuba, Brazil, and the Black American Church, dancing through the history of Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, and Samba. Learn the roots of these dances and the changes they underwent in the Americas. Open to students of all levels.

Course: PFA096                          7.5 Hours

$50 + $49 fee = $99; Non-MD residents add $50

Maryland residents              $99
MD seniors 60+                    $49
Non-MD residents                $149

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33604    6 Sessions        Sa
2/4-3/11            10-11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33605    6 Sessions        Sa
2/4-3/11            10-11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

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Discover Hungarian traditional dance, a range of styles characterized by improvisation, energetic movements, and enthusiasm. Traditional dance styles were repopularized in Hungary as part of the Táncház movement of the 1970s, as a way of reconnecting to their culture and protesting Soviet occupation. Dance the steps of Hungarian Magyarpalatka-style dance while exploring traditional styling, costumes, and music. By the end of class, students will be able to confidently attend a Tisza Ensemblenew window or other Hungarian organization's táncház programs and be prepared to dance with a partner or in a group. Scholarships are available through Tisza Ensemble. Contact info@tiszaensemble.org for more information. No prior dance experience necessary.

Course: PFA102                          9 Hours

$0 + $39 fee = $39; Non-MD residents add $30

Maryland residents              $39
MD seniors 60+                    $39
Non-MD residents                $69

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34390    6 Sessions        W
2/1-3/8              8-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Cathy Lamontnew window

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Learn to dance Flamenco, a highly expressive Spanish style known for percussive footwork and intricate body movements. Explore the roots of Flamenco in Andalusia, Spain, and its cultural and historical context. Discover Flamenco's palos (musical styles) and the 12-beat compás (rhythms) of Seguiriyas, Solea, Bulerias, and Tangos. Practice precise footwork, upper body posture, palmas (clapping styles), and the connection with music. Dance the choreographed dance of Sevilanas and learn its history. Open to students of all levels. 

Course: PFA097                          7.5 Hours

$50 + $49 fee = $99; Non-MD residents add $50

Maryland residents              $99
MD seniors 60+                    $49
Non-MD residents                $149

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33606    6 Sessions        Sa
3/25-4/29         10-11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33607    6 Sessions        Sa
3/25-4/29         10-11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

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Learn to dance ballet, the quintessential classical dance of Western culture. Explore ballet as an expressive artform through physical exercises and performances. Develop proper technique through exercises on barre, center work (dancing without barre support), and movement through the space. Learn the traditional placement, alignment, and position for feet and arms. Practice warmups and stretches that improve your fitness and performance as a dancer. This course is designed for beginners and those new to ballet.

Course: FLM037                         37.5 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80

Maryland residents              $354.80
MD seniors 60+                    $90.80
Non-MD residents                $935.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33762    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         2-3:15 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC101, CRN 32027.
Instructor: Alice Howesnew window

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Discover modern dance, a free-flowing, expressive dance style equally suited to performance and exercise routines. Dance in a style that arose as a reaction to the restrictive rules of both ballet and Victorian society and dominated the 20th century. Learn to move like a modern dancer, practicing techniques and movement phrases. Develop control with axial and locomotor exercises and add personality with improvisation skills. Explore the history of modern dance and its innovators like Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and Paul Taylor. This course is designed for new dancers and those who have never explored modern dance in depth.

Course: FLM038                         37.5 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80

Maryland residents              $354.80
MD seniors 60+                    $90.80
Non-MD residents                $935.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34365    15 Sessions      F
1/27-5/12         6-8:40 p.m.
No class 3/17
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC103, CRN 34334.
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Discover ballroom dance with a different topic each semester! Move your feet to dances like swing, foxtrot, waltz, and rumba. Learn basic and simple variations, footwork, and lead and follow techniques designed to make you shine on the dance floor. At the end of each class enjoy practicing your new moves to a variety of music.

Course: PFA054                          7.5 Hours

$50 + $49 fee = $99; Non-MD residents add $50

Maryland residents              $99
MD seniors 60+                    $49
Non-MD residents                $149

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33593    6 Sessions        Th
2/2-3/9              7-8:15 p.m.
Topic: Foxtrot 
Learn the fundamentals of one of the most versatile and widely used dances, the Foxtrot. Take a walk in the park as you dance to the music of legends like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and modern-day artists like Michael Bublé. Foxtrot is characterized by its smooth, elegant, graceful and gliding movements and is a must-have in one’s dance repertoire.
Instructor: Gizelle Mercednew window

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Discover tap dance, the dominant performance dance form of the early 20th century. Invented in the African American community, tap quickly became the standard in vaudeville and musical theater, later forming the basis for jazz dance. Perform the basic steps of this percussive, syncopated dance style and walk in the footsteps of greats like Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Fred Astaire, Sammy Davis Jr., and Shirley Temple. Learn to shuffle, flap, paddle, and roll and build simple rhythmic combinations that can combine into more complex choreography. This course is designed for new dancers and those who have never explored tap dance formally.

Course: PFA078                          12.5 Hours

$119 + $75 fee = $194; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $194
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $314

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33596    10 Sessions      W
2/8-4/19            11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 3/15
Instructor: Baakari Wildernew window

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An introduction to the fundamental jazz exercises, techniques, and styles. Basic jazz dance principles are introduced, including body isolations, flexibility exercises, and movement phrases.

Course: FLM039                         37.5 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80

Maryland residents              $354.80
MD seniors 60+                    $90.80
Non-MD residents                $935.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33763    30 Sessions      M W
1/23-5/10         2:30-3:45 p.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC105, CRN 32952.
Instructor: Alice Howesnew window

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Dance to the music from your favorite musicals while learning Broadway’s unique form of jazz dance. Musicals from Westside Story to Hamilton, Chicago to Rent draw on jazz dance for their choreography. Broadway jazz is a unique, high-energy blend of ballet, modern, and jazz and is known for exaggerated movements and storytelling. Learn the warmups jazz dancers use to stay fit and flexible. Practice the dance steps, performance techniques, and body alignment essential to Broadway jazz dance. Explore the Luigi Technique and its philosophy of "never stop moving." Open to students of all levels.

Course: PFA101                          7.5 Hours

$50 + $49 fee = $99; Non-MD residents add $50

Maryland residents              $99
MD seniors 60+                    $49
Non-MD residents                $149

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33611    6 Sessions        Th
3/23-4/27         7-8:15 p.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

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Music History & Appreciation

To fully appreciate music, you must understand something of its history and structure. Unlock a whole new world of listening, exploring musical history from medieval to contemporary times. Learn about periods of music and the composers, cultural movements, and historical events that shaped them. Identify structural elements of music, and how they tie periods together or differentiate them. Leave class with a new ability to analyze, appreciate, and talk about music from any time period. Open to students of all levels.

Course: FLM061                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Germantown Campus

CRN#: 33767    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC110, CRN 31158.

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33768    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         9-10:15 a.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC110, CRN 30698.
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Discover the music of world cultures! Explore cross-cultural popular music and the traditional music that influenced it. Learn to identify the social and cultural impact of musical forms. Examine technological and cultural shifts as factors influencing musical development and dissemination. Participate in music-making, listen to live and recorded music, and engage in stimulating discussions. Open to students of all levels. 

Course: FLM063                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33771    26 Sessions      Tu Th
2/7-5/11            11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC117, CRN 32884.
Instructor: Dawn Averynew window

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Go beyond taste and learn to appreciate music for its cultural value. Explore the development of American popular music from the late 19th century to the present. Discover the origin of blues and country music, where rock & roll came from, and lesser-explored topics like Tin Pan Alley, urban folk, swing, and social dance. Learn to analyze music, uncovering not just style and structure, but cultural and socio-political impact. Open to students of all levels.

Course: FLM064                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33772    45 Sessions      M W F
1/23-5/12         10-10:50 a.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15, 3/17
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC131, CRN 30774.
Instructor: Pablo Saelzernew window

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Discover jazz from the early 20th century to the present, developing an appreciation for the music that includes its history, composition, and musical styling. Jazz originated in African American communities across the US as a syncopated blend of different musical styles. Explore the lives of composers and pivotal band leaders and examine the impact of the socio-political environment on jazz. Learn to identify works by significant jazz artists and periods. Apply basic music theory skills to understand what's happening in a jazz composition. Open to students of all levels.

Course: FLM062                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33770    15 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         1-2:15 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16 
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC125, CRN 30772.
Instructor: Pablo Saelzernew window

CRN#: 33769    26 Sessions      Tu
2/7-5/9              6:30-9:35 p.m.
No class 3/14
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC125, CRN 30771.
Instructor: Eric Fiero

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Applied Music

Discover the basic elements of music! Learn terminology, notation, scales, intervals, triads, and traditional diatonic harmony. Apply these to reading, playing, and creating music. This course is intended for students with a limited musical background.

Course: FLM070                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34362    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         9-10:15 a.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC184, CRN 32103.
Instructor: Pablo Saelzernew window

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Explore the nature of musical sound and its perception, fundamentals of musical notations, scales, intervals, triads, and simple diatonic harmony. Learn to apply music theory using the piano keyboard. Discover the phenomenon of tonality, and the hierarchical relationships between pitches and chords. Prerequisite: FLM011/MUSC184 Intro to Music Theory or consent of department.

Course: FLM066                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33773    45 Sessions      M W F
1/23-5/12         11-11:50 a.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15, 3/17
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC190, CRN 30755.
Instructor: Pablo Saelzernew window

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Record your own music on the computer! Digital tools have become the industry standard for music production, used from professional to home studios. Music producers are vital to the process of creating music: through recording, mastering, and musical guidance, they bring an artist’s vision to fruition and help define their sound. Explore idea creation, recording, mixing, and mastering music digitally. Learn to set up a home studio and work with professional production applications. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of computers and computer applications, including use of a mouse; locating, opening, and closing programs, and navigating file structure. 

Course: PFA099                          20 Hours

$174 + $125 fee = $299; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $299
MD seniors 60+                    $125
Non-MD residents                $439

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33610    8 Sessions        M
2/27-4/17         7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leland Edgecombenew window

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An introductory course leading to a basic understanding and appreciation of the elements of music technology, including MIDI, computer music applications, digital audio recording, and sound design. This includes an examination of the elements, instruments, styles, and history of electronic music as well as an overview of necessary music theory. Pre- or Corequisite: FLM022/MUSC 141 or FLM070/MUSC

184, or consent of department. Computer experience and a background in music are preferred.

Course: FLM046                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33764    45 Sessions      M W F
1/23-5/12         11-11:50 a.m.
No class 3/13, 3/15, 3/17
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC174, CRN 32956.
Instructor: Youngik Jangnew window

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Music is a universal language sculpted by the compositions of many great minds. Learning piano introduces you to the elements of this language, such as melody, harmony, and rhythm. In this class, you will learn the basics of piano in a group setting. Using a fundamentals approach, we will play and harmonize melodies from the beginning. No previous experience needed. Textbook required: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1 by Nancy and Randal Fabernew window.

Course: PFA080                          16 Hours

$125 + $99 fee = $224; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $224
MD seniors 60+                    $99
Non-MD residents                $364

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33598    7 Sessions        Th
1/26-3/9            10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Hanyin Chennew window

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Continue your exploration of piano! Improve your fluency when reading music and your hand coordination and movement. Develop a repertoire of elementary piano pieces as a basis for further development and performance. Continue your study of music theory and apply it to the piano. Prerequisite: PFA032 Intro Group Piano or rudimentary skills in reading treble and bass clefs and a basic understanding of keyboard orientation and geography. Textbook required: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1 by Nancy and Randal Fabernew window

Course: PFA081                          16 Hours

$125 + $99 fee = $224; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $224
MD seniors 60+                    $99
Non-MD residents                $364

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33599    7 Sessions        Th
3/23-5/4            10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Hanyin Chennew window

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Learn foundational skills for piano that can be applied as a hobbyist, musician, or educator. Practice playing with both hands while learning chords, scales, and cadences. Develop a basic ability to read music on the bass and treble clef, including notes, rhythms, legato and staccato, dynamics, slurs, and ties. Build a repertoire of elementary piano pieces. Apply these skills to play melodies and accompaniments that can be played solo or in a musical group. This course is designed for beginning musicians and those new to piano.

Course: FLM022                         50 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80

Maryland residents              $354.80
MD seniors 60+                    $90.80
Non-MD residents                $935.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33761    60 Sessions      M Tu W Th
1/23-5/11         1-1:50 p.m.
No class 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC141, CRN 30673.

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Take your first steps to becoming a guitar legend! Even the greats started by muddling through simple chords on an acoustic. Learn basic strumming and picking techniques, common chord progressions, scales, notation, and tablature reading. On completion, you will have a foundation to take more advanced courses, start private lessons, or continue learning on your own. Classical guitars are provided for in-class use, or BYO acoustic if you prefer.

Course: PFA076                          14 Hours

$125 + $99 fee = $224; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $224
MD seniors 60+                    $99
Non-MD residents                $364

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33594    10 Sessions      T
2/7-4/18            7-8:24 p.m.
No class 3/14
Instructor: Scott Giambussonew window

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Continue your guitar journey with chord songs and melodies. Apply your strumming and fingering skills to songs that use common chord progressions. Learn to read a song with accompanying chord charts while improving your strumming technique. Explore picking rhythms with melodies in the major scale. Prerequisite: PFA082 Guitar: Introductory Group or basic experience with a guitar, including knowledge of major and minor chords. Note: MUSC138/FLM024 covers both Intro and Level 2 Group.

Course: PFA093                          14 Hours

$125 + $99 fee = $224; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $224
MD seniors 60+                    $99
Non-MD residents                $364

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33602    10 Sessions      Th
2/9-4/20            10:45 a.m.-12:09 p.m.
No class 3/16
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Study your instrument one-on-one with a music professional! Whether you’re just starting out or are a musician looking to hone your skills, join us for lessons crafted to your level and goals. See section notes for instrument offered. If a section is full, please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu for availability. Private lessons are open to students of all levels. Private lessons meet once a week for 45 minutes. You will work with your instructor to choose a schedule.

Course: PFA094                          11.25 Hours

$199 + $749 fee = $948; Non-MD residents add $400

Maryland residents              $948
MD seniors 60+                    $749
Non-MD residents                $1348

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 33603    15 Sessions
1/23-5/14        
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Study and perform classic band literature of grades IV and above. For professional musicians such as music teachers, military band personnel, and freelance performers. Participation is open to outstanding non-teachers by audition. Three rehearsals and one concert per section. 0.75 CEUs per section. CPD credits available for MCPS teachers who have the Advanced Placement Certificate. Contact us at communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu.

Course: PFA053                          7.75 Hours

$10 + $33 fee = $43; Non-MD residents add $30

Maryland residents              $43
MD seniors 60+                    $33
Non-MD residents                $73

Rockville Campus

CRN#: 33591    4 Sessions        W Th
2/8-2/23            7:30-9:30 p.m. (W)
                            7:30-9:15 p.m. (Th 2/23)
Performance 2/23 at 7:30 p.m., Montgomery College’s Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Instructor: Adrian Holton

CRN#: 33592    4 Sessions        W Th
4/19-5/4            7:30-9:30 p.m. (W)
                            7:30-9:15 p.m. (Th 5/4)
Performance 5/4 at 7:30 p.m., Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD.
Instructor: Adrian Holton

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Theater Arts

Ever wanted to give stand-up comedy a try? Learn to use your own life experiences and unique sense of humor to create an original 3-minute comedy routine to perform in front of a live audience. The course will cover joke- and comedy-writing basics, stage techniques, and comedic persona—all in a fun, interactive, and supportive atmosphere. Bring something to write on and record with (like a smartphone) to the first class.

Course: PFA083                          12.5 Hours

$119 + $75 fee = $194; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $194
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $314

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33600    5 Sessions        Th
2/9-3/9              7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Kamienew window

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Learn to engage with the theater arts on a deeper level. Investigate the work of the actors, directors, writers, and technicians who create the theatre arts. Learn to analyze script structures and form through historical and modern perspectives.

Course: FLM057                           37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33811    14 Sessions      M W
3/27-5/10         1-3:45 p.m.
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET100, CRN 32089.

Online: Structured Remote 
CRN#: 33812    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         1-2:15 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET100, CRN 32954.

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Unlock your acting talent! Acting is a powerful tool for self-expression, communication, and confidence-building. Explore identity and imitation in drama using role play, character building, and storytelling. Develop your actor's instrument by combining vocal and physical approaches to build roles and characters that effectively communicate your intent to an audience. Use improvisation and scripted scene performance to put your new skills to work. Open to students of all levels.

Course: PFA098                          15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $219
MD seniors 60+                    $95
Non-MD residents                $359

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33609    10 Sessions      M
2/6-4/17            7-8:30 p.m.
No class 3/13
Instructor: Andrés Roanew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 33608    10 Sessions      W
2/8-4/19            1-2:30 p.m.
No class 3/15
Instructor: Wanda Whitesidenew window

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Discover what it takes to be an actor! Employ your body and voice as primary instruments of the actor, and use vocal and physical exercises to tune those instruments. Develop a character through interpretation of a dramatic text. Perform short theatrical works individually and in small groups. Leave class with the fundamentals needed to make a start in community theatre or continue your studies, as well as a better appreciation of theatrical performance whether you're reading, watching, or performing. No prior theatrical experience necessary.

Course: FLM067                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33813    26 Sessions      Tu Th
2/7-5/11            2-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET110, CRN 31287.
Instructor: Jessica Lefkow

CRN#: 33814    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET110, CRN 32955.
Instructor: Jessica Lefkow

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Participate in costuming for theatre productions! Explore sewing techniques, patterning, and fabrics while creating theatrical costumes. Develop costumes based on a theatrical script, taking them from concept to completion. Learn the tools of costume crafts and how to organize a costume shop for efficient costume creation. By the end of class, you will create costumes for a live Montgomery College theatre production. Open to students of all levels.

Course: FLM069                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 33815    30 Sessions      Tu Th
1/24-5/11         2:30-3:45 p.m.
No class 3/14, 3/16
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET230, CRN 31300.
Instructor: Danielle Preston

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Locations

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We are located in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the MC Takoma Park/Silver Spring West Campus. Once the Giant Bakery, the building was reconfigured into an innovative educational facility for the visual arts and design. Our facilities house an art gallery, lecture hall, fine arts, and digital design classrooms, and an art store.

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We are beginning to expand our programs to the Rockville campus. Please let us know if you are interested in more classes in the Rockville area. Join our mailing listnew window to keep up as we add more classes.

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We are beginning to expand our programs to include the Germantown campus. Please let us know if you are interested in more classes in the Germantown area. Join our mailing listnew window to keep up as we add more classes.

Registration

You can register for classes online, by mail, or fax. You can also register in person. Visit Registration Options and Policies for more information about registering for a class. Please call our registration support specialists at 240-567-5188 if you have any questions.

Questions?

Sign up for our email listnew window to learn more about the program and be the first to learn about new classes and workshops. For questions regarding the Community Arts program please contact the Program Director, John Deamond at 240-567-5806 or communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu.

Student Artwork Portfolio

Works produced by Community Arts students
painting by Community Arts student

Artist: Jun Hang; Title: Big Torn Campbell Soup Can; Acrylic, 24"x 18"; Class: Introduction to Acrylic Painting with Rozeal Brown

painting by Community Arts student

Artist: Rafi Ron; Title: Lighthouse; Watercolor; Class: Watercolor Painting with Wendy Daniels

painting by Community Arts student

Artist: Misoon Chun; Title: Yosemite Park, 2016; Watercolor; Class: Watercolor Painting with Wendy Daniels

painting by Community Arts student

Artist: Robert Shiao; Title: Under the Sun; Oil, 20" x 16"; Independent Studies in Oil Painting with Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle

painting by Community Arts student

Artist: Adrienne Price; Title: Banjo Diva; Class: Doll Design and Construction with Wendy Daniels