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Art Classes and Workshops for Adults and Teens
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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 summer, we will continue with a 50% return to on-campus classes. Class listings include a note on how the class will be structured where applicable. Please note on-campus students must submit vaccine documentation. To continue receiving the most up-to-date information, please sign up for our email listnew window. We hope you join us this fall for a class!
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Summer 2022 Catalog
Check out our Summer 2022 catalog (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) with both on-campus and remote offerings. Congratulations to Aysha Akhtar, who created the cover artwork At Home Waiting for Mom.

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.

 

Summer 2022 Schedule

Visual Arts

Art History, Theory, and Professional Development

Have you ever wanted to give a compelling art talk to the public? Or to talk about your own artwork with clarity in any context? From artists to collectors to docents, everyone in the art world has to talk about art effectively. The best talks aren’t by the best artists, they’re by the best speakers. Learn to format, prepare, and perform a talk with confidence. Invest your speech with presence and authenticity while delivering an organized and conceptually clear talk. Learn the tools of the trade, like effective storytelling and handling Q&A sessions. Throughout the class, you will create, polish, and practice a final 15-minute presentation in a safe and supportive environment. Open to students of all levels. Having produced your own body of work is not required. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS572                  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#: 16837    10 Sessions      Sa

6/4-8/13            10 a.m.-12 p.m.

No class 7/2

Instructor: Rissa Millernew window

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Learn to use Etsy 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. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS540                  12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $195
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $315

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 16811    5 Sessions        Th

7/14-8/11         6:30-9 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

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Learn to capture professional-quality photographs of your artwork. Quality images of artwork are vital to any artist’s career, and are needed for applications to shows, grants, residencies, and for general marketing. A good art photographer can also make a side income doing work for others. Learn camera settings you can use in any camera (including smartphones) to improve images of flat and 3D artwork. Explore the proper equipment and techniques for lighting artwork, and how to get great shots even without the right equipment. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to create photographs that show off the true quality of your art. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS558                  9 Hours

$70 + $59 fee = $129; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $129
MD seniors 60+                    $59
Non-MD residents                $249

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 17054    3 Sessions        Sa

7/16-7/30         9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

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Ever wonder how copyright applies to your artwork? Or when it’s safe to use other people’s work in your own? Explore the answers to these questions and more! Delve into the world of copyright and fair use, using case studies to discover their use and limits. Learn the difference between copyright and trademark and how each applies to your work. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS569                  4 Hours

$30 + $29 fee = $59; Non-MD residents add $50

Maryland residents              $59
MD seniors 60+                    $29
Non-MD residents                $109

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 16807    2 Sessions        M

6/6-6/13            4:30-6:30 p.m.

Instructor: John Masonnew window

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Mass media drenches our daily lives, yet few people understand its impact. Discover how media is used as a powerful tool for information, persuasion, and social effect. Discuss the messaging delivered by mass-media outlets through the windows of aesthetics, economics, and sociology. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART066                  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

Hybrid: Rockville & Online

CRN#: 16828    9 Sessions        M Th

6/2-7/7              9-11:25 a.m.

No class 6/20, 7/4

On-campus class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class TVRA134, CRN 46570

Instructor: Elizabeth Feldmannew window

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Analyze major trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Western civilization. Explore art movements from the Renaissance through the 20th century, including Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, Expressionist, Cubist, non-objective, and 20th century art. No prerequisites. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART075                  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#: 16848                              

7/11-8/19         Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT201, CRN 16410

Instructor: Cristin Cashnew window

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Discover video storytelling and use it to create effective videos for online platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and your website. Video content is the best way to grab attention on the web. Whether you’re working for clients, advertising your artwork, or making personal projects, video is a vital tool for promotion and communication. Learn video production principles that apply to any camera from a smartphone to professional video camera, and any software from free to professional. Finish class with five short videos for your portfolio. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS565                  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#: 16815    5 Sessions        M

7/25-8/22         9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Biljana Milenkovicnew window

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Do you have boxes of slides or photos in storage? A shelf of home movies on VHS? Learn to digitize them to access on your computer and share on the web. Learn the principles of personal archiving, including digitizing media, file processing and handling, and safe storage and backup. Whether you’re an artist with work documented on physical media or someone with family memories trapped in obsolete media, this class will help get your media into the 21st century! Students must have access to a computer running Windows 10 or higher or Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher. Prerequisite: experience using a computer, including folder creation and navigation, internet browsing, use of a mouse/touchpad, and using cut and paste commands. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS501                  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#: 46764    5 Sessions        M

6/6-7/18            9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                No class 6/20, 7/4

Instructor: Biljana Milenkovicnew window

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Drawing & Illustration

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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS509                  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#: 46766    10 Sessions      W

6/1-8/10            7-8 p.m.           

No class 7/6

Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.

Instructor: Jamie Noguchinew window

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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS504                         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#: 16809    10 Sessions      Tu

5/31-8/9            7-9:30 p.m.

No class 7/5

Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 16870    10 Sessions      W

6/1-8/10            6-7:30 p.m.
No class 7/6

Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each 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 Drawing: Introduction 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 Drawing: Introduction or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS568                  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#: 16817    10 Sessions      W

6/1-8/10            10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

No class 7/6

Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 46801    18 Sessions      M Tu W Th

5/31-6/30         9 a.m.-1:10 p.m.

No class 6/20

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT100, CRN 40064

CRN#: 46800    18 Sessions      M Tu W Th

5/31-6/30         5:30-9:40 p.m.

No class 6/20

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT100, CRN 40065

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Painting

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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 16825    10 Sessions      Tu

5/31-8/9            1-3:30 p.m.

No class 7/5

Instructor: Rissa Millernew 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. Bring tubes of red, blue, and yellow watercolor paint, a one-inch flat watercolor brush, and a jar for water to the first class. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS531                  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#: 16803    10 Sessions      Sa

6/4-8/13            9:30-11:30 a.m.

No class 7/2

Class meetings are supplemented by a half hour of self-paced content each week.

Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

CRN#: 16808    10 Sessions      M

6/6-8/22            9:30-11:30 a.m.

No class 6/20, 7/4

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. 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. Prerequisite: ADS350/ADS531 Beginning Watercolor or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS532                  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#: 16805    10 Sessions      M

6/6-8/22            1-2:30 p.m.
No class 6/20, 7/4

Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 16804    10 Sessions      Sa

6/4-8/13            9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

No class 7/2

Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 16816    10 Sessions      W

6/1-8/10            9:30-11 a.m.              

No class 7/6

Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

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From trompe l’oeil techniques to abstract expressionism, develop your own painting style. You will primarily work on paintings and subjects of your own choosing. There will be a limited number of group studies intended to enhance the participant’s own direction. Bring your oil painting supplies, including canvas of your choice and your painting concept, to the first class. Prerequisite: At least two semesters of oil painting studies. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS530                  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#: 16830    10 Sessions      Sa

6/4-8/13            9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

No class 7/2

Classes are organized into one-on-one meetings with the student and instructor during the class period for most sessions.

Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Collenew window

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Get personal attention from one of our many talented art instructors! This time you call the shots: what projects you want to work on, skills you want to learn, and even who you want to work with. Tutoring is available in drawing, painting, graphic design, digital arts, illustration, photography, film & video arts, printmaking, crafts, and more! Contact us at communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu and let us know what you want to study and/or who you would like to work with. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS543                  10 Hours

$146 + $549 fee = $695; Non-MD residents add $300

Maryland residents              $695
MD seniors 60+                    $549
Non-MD residents                $995

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 16812    10 Sessions     

5/31-8/15        

Student will work with instructor to determine a schedule.

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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.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS524                  25 Hours

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

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

Online: Distance Learning

CRN#: 16801                              

5/31-8/15         Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings.

Instructor: Karin Rodney-Hodgenew 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.html. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 46803    18 Sessions      M Tu W Th

5/31-6/30         1-5:10 p.m.

No class 6/20

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT116, CRN 45416
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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.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS526                  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#: 16802    10 Sessions      Tu

5/31-8/9            11 a.m.-12 p.m.        

No class 7/5

Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.

Instructor: Lena Ruanonew 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.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS525                  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#: 46769    8 Sessions        Tu Th

6/7-6/30            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.html. Prerequisite: ADS525/ADS198 Adobe Photoshop: Imaging Basics or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 16806    8 Sessions        Tu Th

7/12-8/4            6:30-9:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jerry Truongnew 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.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 47063    5 Sessions        W

6/1-6/29            6:30-9:30 p.m.

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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.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 46767    5 Sessions        W

6/1-6/29            6-7:15 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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Film & Video Arts

Learn to appreciate and analyze film on a higher level. Discover the language of film and methods of interpreting a film’s structure and content. View historic and contemporary films in class and at the American Film Institute. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM001                  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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 46802    9 Sessions        M W

6/1-7/6              12-4:10 p.m.

No class 6/20, 7/4

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class FILM110, CRN 46531

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Create engaging narratives for use in media applications. Starting with concept development, learn the process of building compelling short-form stories for web, TV, and radio. Explore how narrative structure, pacing, and storytelling methods can pull the viewer in and make them want more. Engage in editing for content, clarity, and power to create finished narrative works. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART081                  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#: 16829    15 Sessions      M Tu Th

5/31-7/7            12-2:30 p.m.

No class 6/20, 7/4

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class TVRA129, CRN 46569
Instructor: Mary Ellen Diener

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Discover video storytelling and use it to create effective videos for online platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and your website. Video content is the best way to grab attention on the web. Whether you’re working for clients, advertising your artwork, or making personal projects, video is a vital tool for promotion and communication. Learn video production principles that apply to any camera from a smartphone to professional video camera, and any software from free to professional. Finish class with five short videos for your portfolio. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS565                  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#: 16815    5 Sessions        M

7/25-8/22         9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Biljana Milenkovicnew window

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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.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 46767    5 Sessions        W

6/1-6/29            6-7:15 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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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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

Hybrid: Rockville & Online

CRN#: 16826    12 Sessions      Tu Th

5/31-7/7            6:15-10:20 p.m.

Class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content. If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes TVRA140 &140L, CRNs 40518 & 40519

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Photography

Do you have boxes of slides or photos in storage? A shelf of home movies on VHS? Learn to digitize them to access on your computer and share on the web. Learn the principles of personal archiving, including digitizing media, file processing and handling, and safe storage and backup. Whether you’re an artist with work documented on physical media or someone with family memories trapped in obsolete media, this class will help get your media into the 21st century! Students must have access to a computer running Windows 10 or higher or Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher. Prerequisite: experience using a computer, including folder creation and navigation, internet browsing, use of a mouse/touchpad, and using cut and paste commands. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS501                  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#: 46764    5 Sessions        M

6/6-7/18            9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                No class 6/20, 7/4

Instructor: Biljana Milenkovicnew window

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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 (you may also use a point-and-shoot or DSLR for shooting). Students of all levels are welcome. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 17053    5 Sessions        W

7/13-8/10         6:30-9:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jerry Truongnew 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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 46759    15 Sessions      M W F

6/1-7/8              12-4:50 p.m.

No class 6/20, 7/4

If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes PHOT161 & 161L, CRNs 40394 & 40395

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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.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 47063    5 Sessions        W

6/1-6/29            6:30-9:30 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. Open to all camera types and students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS570                  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#: 16827    10 Sessions      Tu

5/31-8/9            6-7:30 p.m.

No class 7/5

Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

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Learn to capture professional-quality photographs of your artwork. Quality images of artwork are vital to any artist’s career, and are needed for applications to shows, grants, residencies, and for general marketing. A good art photographer can also make a side income doing work for others. Learn camera settings you can use in any camera (including smartphones) to improve images of flat and 3D artwork. Explore the proper equipment and techniques for lighting artwork, and how to get great shots even without the right equipment. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to create photographs that show off the true quality of your art. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS558                  9 Hours

$70 + $59 fee = $129; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $129
MD seniors 60+                    $59
Non-MD residents                $249

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 17054    3 Sessions        Sa

7/16-7/30         9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

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Printmaking

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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 16824    20 Sessions      M Tu W Th

7/11-8/11         1:15-5 p.m.

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT225, CRN 12502

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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 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/ARTT221 Sculpture I. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 16873    10 Sessions      Th

6/2-8/11            1-3:30 p.m.

No class 7/7
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, or ART049/ARTT103 Three-Dimensional Design, or the equivalent by permission of the instructor. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 46804    15 Sessions      M Tu W

5/31-6/29         9 a.m.-2:50 p.m.

No class 6/20

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT221, CRN 46744

Instructor: Zdeno Mayercaknew window

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Create jewelry and metalwork with an unusual and accessible metal, pewter! Pewter is a surprisingly soft metal, and liquefies at so low a temperature that it can be melted in an oven. Create final works in pewter, using hollow forms and casted embellishments. Explore the casting process for pewter, using plaster or rubber molds. Fabricate forms from pewter sheets using fusing and soldering techniques. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS573                  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#: 46792    5 Sessions        F

6/10-7/8            10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Instructor: Lucy Dericksonnew window

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Chain fabrication is an essential skill for jewelry design. A chain is generally used as a support for other components, but can stand alone as a piece of jewelry. Constructing your own adds authenticity and elegance to your final product. Explore traditional and eclectic chain forms that can enhance your jewelry designs or function independently as wearable sculpture. Design and hand-fabricate your own chains while building your forming and soldering skills. Prerequisite: ability to solder and saw unassisted; can be learned in ADS402/491, ART060, or ARTT245. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS574                  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#: 16840    5 Sessions        M

7/11-8/8            10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructor: Nick Grant Barnes

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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 46772    10 Sessions      Tu Th

5/31-6/30         9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 16799    5 Sessions        W

7/13-8/10         6:30-9:30 p.m.

Instructor:  David Baxternew 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 to read and follow a pattern in order to create a final product such as a bag, hat, apron, or stuffed animal. This course is ideal for beginners with no formal sewing experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS518                  12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $195
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $315

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 46770    5 Sessions        Th

6/2-6/30            10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

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Create your own original art doll! Dolls and small human figures are as old as 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: Basic hand-sewing skills; can be learned in ADS518 Sewing: Introduction. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 46765    10 Sessions      F

6/3-8/12            10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

No class 7/8

Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

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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: Basic hand-sewing skills; can be learned in ADS497 Crafts: Introduction or ADS456 Sewing: Introduction. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 17084    10 Sessions      F

6/3-8/12            1:30-4 p.m.

No class 7/8

Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

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Explore collage, the combination of different and surprising materials into an artistic composition. Learn the history of both collage and assemblage, and put it into practice by constructing artwork built on layers of form, color, and design. Incorporate found objects, texts, images, and other unexpected objects into your art. Find inspiration by learning about the work of artists like Picasso, Gretchen Green, Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and others. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS517                  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#: 16800    10 Sessions      Th

6/2-8/11            6-7:30 p.m.

No class 7/7    

Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

Instructor: Holly Troutnew 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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 46805    21 Sessions      M Tu W Th

5/31-7/7            12:30-2:20 p.m.

No class 6/20, 7/4

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC100, CRN 46752

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Dance the choreography from your favorite musicals! 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 body isolations, stretches, and rhythmic patterns. Finish the workshop by dancing choreography from Chicago by the jazz legend Bob Fosse. Open to students of all levels.

Course: PFA100                  1.5 Hours

$24 + $15 fee = $39; Non-MD residents add $30

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 17008    1 Session          Sa

7/9                     10-11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Angela Ingramnew 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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA018                  12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $195
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $315

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 16819    10 Sessions      F

6/3-8/12            11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

No class 7/8

Instructor: Baakari Wildernew 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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 17080    6 Sessions        Sa
7/9-8/13            1-2:15 p.m.
Meets simultaneously with an on-campus class. Remote and on-campus students attend the same class. Sign up for remote or on-campus only; you cannot switch between the two.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 16822    6 Sessions        Sa
7/9-8/13            1-2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 17079    10 Sessions      Sa

6/4-8/13            10-10:45 a.m.    

No class 7/9

Meets simultaneously with an on-campus class. Remote and on-campus students attend the same class. Sign up for remote or on-campus only; you cannot switch between the two.

Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 16823    10 Sessions      Sa

6/4-8/13            10-10:45 a.m.    

No class 7/9

Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

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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.

Topic: Salsa

Join us as we learn the most popular, versatile, social, and fun dance style—Salsa! During this 6 week progressive session, practice fundamentals like basic steps, lady’s right turn, cross body lead, and much more. Develop skills in footwork, partnering, musicality, and styling. Leave class comfortable in your movements and ready for the dance floor. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 16881    5 Sessions        Th

7/21-8/18         7-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Gizelle Mercednew window

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Music History & Appreciation

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 reading, writing, and discussions. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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: Distance Learning

CRN#: 46761                              

5/31-6/30         Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC117, CRN 42406

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CRN#: 16796                              

7/11-8/14         Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC117, CRN 12234

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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.Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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: Distance Learning

CRN#: 16795                              

7/11-8/19         Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC125, CRN 15430

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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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#: 16793    24 Sessions      M Tu W Th

7/11-8/18         9:30-11:05 a.m.

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC110, CRN 14107

Instructor: William Chang

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 16794    24 Sessions      M Tu W Th

7/11-8/18         9:30-11:05 p.m.

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC110, CRN 14494

Instructor: Christian Harris

CRN#: 46757    25 Sessions      M Tu W Th

5/31-7/7            9:30-11:20 a.m.

No class 6/20, 7/4

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC110, CRN 44899

Instructor: Christian Harris

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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

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: Distance Learning

CRN#: 46762                              

5/31-7/3            Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC131, CRN 40103

Instructor: Jay Crowdernew window

CRN#: 46763                              

5/31-7/3            Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC131, CRN 45746

Instructor: Jay Crowdernew window

CRN#: 16797                              

7/11-8/14         Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC131, CRN 10213

Instructor: Jay Crowdernew window

CRN#: 16798                              

7/11-8/14         Online 24/7

This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC131, CRN 12282

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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM011                  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#: 16792    10 Sessions      M W

7/11-8/10         6-9:45 p.m.

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC184, CRN 10383

Instructor: Justin Boyernew window

CRN#: 46756    9 Sessions        M W

6/1-7/6              6-10:10 p.m.

No class 6/20, 7/4

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC184, CRN 46301

Instructor: Justin Boyernew 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 Faber. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA032                  16 Hours

$126 + $99 fee = $225; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $225
MD seniors 60+                    $99
Non-MD residents                $365

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 16818    7 Sessions        Sa

6/25-8/13         1:30-3:45 p.m.

No class 7/2

Instructor: Hanyin Chennew window

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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 provided, or BYO acoustic if you prefer. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA076                  14 Hours

$126 + $99 fee = $225; Non-MD residents add $140

Maryland residents              $225
MD seniors 60+                    $99
Non-MD residents                $365

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 16820    10 Sessions      Th

6/2-8/11            10-11:24 a.m.    

No class 7/7

Instructor: Scott Giambussonew window

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Theater Arts

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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM009                  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#: 16791    20 Sessions      M Tu W Th

7/11-8/11         10:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET110, CRN 10408

Instructor: KenYatta Rogersnew window

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Discover how to use your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. Learn about a unique, outside the box way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voice-overs can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with minimal overhead! Whether you choose to pursue voice-overs part-time or full-time, this could be the game changer you’ve been looking for. Community Arts offers this workshop in partnership with Such A Voice, an established voice-over training company. It is an intensive 2-hour workshop, not their introductory webinar.

Course: PFA075                  2 Hours

$26 + $19 fee = $45; Non-MD residents add $30

Maryland residents              $45
MD seniors 60+                    $45
Non-MD residents                $75

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 16821    1 Session          Th

7/7                     6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Nicole Billeaud-Porchenew window

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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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA083                  12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Maryland residents              $195
MD seniors 60+                    $75
Non-MD residents                $315

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 17193    5 Sessions        Tu

7/12-8/9        6:30-9 p.m.

Instructor: Sheila Wenznew window

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Become part of a musical theater production! In this intensive 11-week course, we present two major musicals, give 12 public performances, and serve more than 5,000 meals. We look for students who are talented, willing to work hard, and have some theatrical experience. Although Summer Dinner Theatre is a college-level course, we encourage talented high school students (16+) and community members to audition as performers or interview as technicians. Scholarships are available. Students can earn back some tuition costs by working during the dinner portion of the evening. Visit montgomerycollege.edu/sdt for complete information and the student calendar. Contact us at summerdinnertheatre@gmail.com to arrange an audition time. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: SDT001                  50 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $80

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $612.20

Rockville Campus

CRN#: 47064                              

5/17-7/31         Schedule TBA

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Learn theatre professions while working on professional-quality productions. Summer Dinner Theatre Internship Program is a mentorship program where you learn from top Washington D.C. theatre professionals. We offer internships in both administration and stage management. See the breakdown of duties for these positions and complete the application at montgomerycollege.edu/sdt. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: SDT004                  50 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $80

Maryland residents              $532.20
MD seniors 60+                    $136.20
Non-MD residents                $612.20

Rockville Campus

CRN#: 47065                              

5/17-7/31         Schedule TBA

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Locations

Detailed maps and directions.

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.

Detailed maps and directions.

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.

Detailed maps and directions.

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