Community Arts

Fall 2019 Catalog
Fall 2019 Catalog

Check out the Fall 2019 catalog (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  and our new global awareness classes on art forms from different areas of the world, including Topics in African Art and Culture, Persian Vocal Music, and African Dance. Congratulations to artist Paulette Saunders, who created the cover image, titled "Women," in ADS339, Collage and Assemblage.

Community Arts provides noncredit classes for professional and aspiring artists, taught by working artists. We build our schedule based on community needs and interests, so we'd love to hear from you! 

So get ready for another semester loaded with arts. As usual, we’re working to bring you more classes in more subjects. We’re introducing more classes across the college, and continually introducing new offerings. 

We look forward to you joining our community of visual and performing artists at Montgomery College.

As a reminder, all classes are for ages 16 and older.

If you have any questions, feel free to email john.deamond@montgomerycollege.edu or call 240-567-5806.

 

Fall 2019 Schedule

Germantown Visual Arts

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. No prior drawing experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS039                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24494  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Hyunsuk Erickson

Learn new and exciting drawing techniques that enable you to tap into your creativity. You may take the workshops individually or as a full series. Now available in both Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Germantown! All materials provided.

Each workshop is 3 hours
Cost of each workshop is $22 + $18 fee = $40; non-MD residents add $30

GERMANTOWN CAMPUS
Instructor: Rozeal Brown

Drawing Workshop: Drawing Basics
Learn basic drawing techniques using pencil, graphite, and tortillons. You will focus on drawing from a still life. This workshop is geared toward optimizing use of materials.
Course: ADS460
CRN#: 24632                          F          10/4     10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Pastel Still Life
Learn to use pastels as a color drawing tool. Explore marking, color blending, and shading techniques. This week, we continue our investigation of depicting still life.
Course: ADS472
CRN#: 24637                          F          10/11   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Hands in Charcoal & Conté
Learn to draw hands, one of the most difficult parts of the body to depict! Continue exploring the use of charcoal and conté crayons as drawing tools.
Course: ADS473
CRN#: 24638                          F          10/18   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Self-Portrait in Multiple Media
Discover tools and techniques for drawing the portrait, including pencil and graphite, color pencil, watercolor, and wet technique pastel. This week, we will explore self-portraiture from a photograph, so please bring a photograph of yourself!
Course: ADS470
CRN#: 24635                          F          10/25   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Ink Still Life
Draw from observation using ink (nibs and/or ballpoint and fountain pens) and learn hatching and cross-hatching techniques. We will continue to work from still life objects.
Course: ADS461
CRN#: 24633              F          11/1     10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Watercolor Pencil & Graphite Still Life
Learn basic drawing techniques combining the use of watercolor pencils and graphite. We will continue our exploration of still life this week.
Course: ADS463
CRN#: 24634                          F          11/8     10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Portraiture in Multiple Media
Discover or revisit the tools and techniques for drawing portraits. We will continue exploring the use of pencil and graphite, color pencil, watercolor, wet techniques, and pastel. This week, we will create portraits based on the photograph of a child, so please bring a photo.
Course: ADS471
CRN#: 24636                          F          11/15   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Narrative Portraiture in Graphite
Learn to tell a story with your drawings. We will depict a person in a symbolic space in order to reveal more about them. Explore the use of pencils and graphite sticks as a drawing medium.
Course: ADS475
CRN#: 24639                          F          11/22   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chinese calligraphy is its own art form; in this class, discover its styles, meaning, and history. Learn the foundational strokes for writing Chinese calligraphy while practicing brush strokes and constructing Chinese characters.

Course: ADS447                    2.5 Hours
$22 + $18 fee = $40; Non-MD residents add $30

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24539  1 Session         S
11/2                 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Amy Quach

Learn the basic tools and techniques of watercolor painting in this introductory class. Emphasis on how to utilize color in creating an effective composition. Demonstration, discussion, and critiques will augment studio work. Bring tubes of red, blue, and yellow watercolor paint, a one-inch flat watercolor brush, and a jar for water to the first class. Subject matter includes still life, landscape, and portrait painting. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS350                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24514  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       9-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Hyunsuk Erickson

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 Beginning Watercolor or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS349                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24511  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       4-6:30 p.m.

Get a basic introduction to the study of narrative film. Analysis of film structure and content will be developed. Basic film technique and language are examined. View and discuss examples of historic and contemporary film at the American Film Institute and in class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM001                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with FILM110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24720  15 Sessions     F
9/6-12/20         2-4:40 p.m.
No class 11/29

Germantown Performing Arts

An examination of dance as an art form and means of multicultural expression, ritual, and tradition. Learn the practices, philosophies, terminologies, and styles of dance and careers in dance. The role of dance in world societies and how it relates to different cultures is explored through lectures, assigned readings, films, recordings, and experiential dance activities. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA015                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC100
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 25116  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 11/27

This course surveys jazz in the United States from the turn of the century to the present. Study several major African-American figures in depth. The art of listening to jazz music is emphasized; outside listening will be required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM010                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC125
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24758  43 Sessions     M,W,F
9/9-12/20         11 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

Explore American popular music from the turn of the 20th century to the present with an emphasis on rock music. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM006                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC131
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24734  15 Sessions     W
9/4-12/18         7-9:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

CRN#: 24735  43 Sessions     M,W,F
9/9-12/20         2-3 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

Discover the rich variety of musical genres available today. Learn how to actively listen to music such as symphony, opera, ballet, chamber music, art song, and contemporary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM013                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24749  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 11/28

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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA017                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET100
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 25127  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         2-3:15 p.m.
No class 11/27

Rockville Visual Arts
Art History, Theory, and Professional Development

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. This class is open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS476        4 Hours
$40 + $33 fee = $73; Non-MD residents add $50

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24554  1 Session         S
11/9                 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Instructors: Herbert Muse and Alex Moyer


Drawing

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. No prior drawing experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS039                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24491  10 Sessions     F
9/20-11/22       5-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rissa Miller


Interior Design

Discover the relationship of people to their environment! Explore the design process necessary to create functional, aesthetic interior spaces, then use drafting instruments to translate design concepts into completed projects. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART063                     75 Hours
Co-listed with IDES101
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24674  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         9-11:40 a.m.
No class 11/28

Learn to apply art theory to interior design. Explore design elements like color, space, texture, line, lighting, sound, and form in two- and three-dimensional spaces. Use these tools to create elevations, plans, and interior models. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART064                     75 Hours
Co-listed with IDES107
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24675  31 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         9-11:40 a.m.
No class 11/27

Drawing is the foundation for communication in interior design. Learn basic drawing and drafting techniques, and discover how they can be used to accurately communicate design concepts. Use drafting tools to complete two- and three-dimensional drawings, as well as freehand sketches. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART065                     75 Hours
Co-listed with IDES110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24676  31 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         1-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

Graphic Design and Digital Arts

Take this free class if you are unfamiliar with Mac computers or need to brush up on your skills. Most of our graphic design and digital arts classes are taught on Macintosh computers with the OSX operating system. This class is open to anyone at any skill level. Take it to prepare for another course or by itself. It's free and has no restrictions!

Course: ADS430                    3 Hours
$0 + $0 fee = $0; Non-MD residents add $0

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24532  1 Session         S
9/7                   9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano

Wondering how technology can be used as a tool for making art? Using Adobe CC, explore the professional photo, drawing, and layout programs Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Learn fundamental 2D design skills and investigate how to use these professional programs to meet your creative needs. No prior knowledge of computer applications is required to take this course. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS319                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24506  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       3:30-6 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Chandra

Learn the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop and how to creatively enhance or alter scanned or digital camera images for use in original artwork, graphic design, and web media. Topics include the tool palette, menus, layers, filters and special effects, color palettes, photo color correction, composing photos with text, and file formats. With these tools, you will create effective composition in your images. Prerequisite: Experience using a Mac; can be fulfilled through ADS430 Free Mac OSX Crash Course or ADS319 Intro to Graphic Design Software. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS198                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24497  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sean McCormick

Adobe Illustrator CC is a comprehensive vector graphics program that enables artists and designers to create sophisticated illustrations and type effects. In this introductory course, you will start by drawing and manipulating simple shapes that can be used to create logos, advertisements, and other illustrations. Topics will include the tool palette, understanding vector graphics, creating basic shapes, blending shapes and colors, the Bezier pen vector drawing tool, creating custom brushes, creating type, using layers and gradients, and saving files. Prerequisite: Experience using Mac computers; can be fulfilled through ADS430 Free Mac OSX Crash Course, ADS 319 Intro to Graphic Design Software, or life experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS197                    25 Hours
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24496  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Chandra

Photography and Video

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 examine contemporary and historic artists. 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 welcome. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS398                    12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24521  5 Sessions       R
9/19-10/17       3:30-6 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marks

A practical, hands-on introduction to the fundamental technical and aesthetic principles of digital photography. The class includes demonstrations, lectures, group critiques, and discussion. Learn DSLR (digital single lens reflex) and mirrorless interchangeable lens camera operation, shot composition, and digital retouching and manipulation. Required equipment: a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with at least 7.0-megapixel resolution, memory card, and flash drive. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS318  15 Hours
$150 + $100 fee = $250; Non-MD residents add $140

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24504  5 Sessions       T
9/17-10/15       11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marks

CRN#: 24503  5 Sessions       R
10/24-11/21     3-6 p.m.
Instructor: Sean McCormick

In this introductory course, you will use digital cameras and basic image editing software. Learn print production for making black-and-white and color photographs and studio techniques that include portrait lighting and still life photography. No prior photography experience is required. You will use digital photography for the production of a photographic portfolio. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART059                     66 Hours
Co-listed with PHOT161
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24672  14 Sessions     S
9/7-12/14         8 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
No class 11/30

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. Prerequisite: Experience using a Mac; can be fulfilled through ADS430 Free Mac OSX Crash Course or ADS319 Intro to Graphic Design Software. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS391                    13.5 Hours
$105 + $70 fee = $175; Non-MD residents add $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24518  5 Sessions       W
9/18-10/16       6:30-9:15 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano

Learn how to integrate Adobe AfterEffects into your digital video editing toolkit. In this intermediate-level course, you will use the interface, explore layering in Compositions, and learn special effects like tracking and blurring. Please bring a 500GB+ USB3.0 external hard drive, headphones with a 3.5 mm jack, and your MyMC login to the first class. Prerequisite: ADS391 Video Editing Part I or basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro CC; and ADS430 Free Mac OSX Crash Course, ADS 319 Intro to Graphic Design Software, or experience using Mac computers. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS392                    13.5 Hours
$105 + $70 fee = $175; Non-MD residents add $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24519  5 Sessions       W
10/23-11/20     6:30-9:15 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano

An introduction to the equipment and procedures used to manipulate video and audio using professional nonlinear editing software. Hands-on projects allow students to create, mix, and edit video, animations, images, and sounds into presentations suitable for visual arts, educational, and corporate use. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART054                     62.5 Hours
Co-listed with TVRA140
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24667  15 Sessions     M
9/9-12/16         6:15-10:30 p.m.

Work directly with a non-profit client to produce web-based videos. Learn the tools needed to work with clients while producing portfolio-quality media content. Gain experience as a project manager, including scheduling, communication, and accountability. Attend lectures on campus, and choose whether to complete lab portions (Thursday 6-8:30 p.m.) on campus or online. Prerequisite: ADS391 Video Editing I, or ART054 Video Editing, or TVRA140 Video Editing, or experience using Adobe Premiere. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART070                     75 Hours
Co-listed with TVRA250
$512 + $178.40 fee = $690.40; Non-MD residents add $1123.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24677  31 Sessions     T,R 
9/3-12/19         12:30-3:10 p.m.
No class 11/28

Get a basic introduction to the study of narrative film. Analysis of film structure and content will be developed. Basic film technique and language are examined. View and discuss examples of historic and contemporary film at the American Film Institute and in class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM001                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with FILM110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24722  15 Sessions     R
9/5-12/19         6-8:40 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24719  15 Sessions     F
9/6-12/20         2-4:40 p.m.
No class 11/29


Printmaking

An introduction to the fine art of metal plate etching. The techniques of drypoint hardground, softground, aquatint, and engraving are explored. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART040                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT230
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24594  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         1-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

Explore the processes, materials, and techniques of fine art lithography. Emphasis is placed on expressing visual concepts and ideas through drawing and appropriate technical manipulations on stones and/or plates, and printing in both black and white and color. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART056                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT227
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24596  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         1-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/28

Learn basic woodcut and relief printmaking techniques while studying multicultural influences in imagery, concepts, and the use of materials from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART055   75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT225
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24595  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
No class 11/27


 Sculpture & Ceramics

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: ART049/ARTT103 Three-Dimensional Design or the equivalent by permission of the instructor. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART024                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT221
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24593  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         1-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

 Crafts

Explore the fundamentals of crafts such as weaving, basketmaking, papermaking, and bookmaking by creating your own craft projects. Learn the essentials of surface design, materials, methods, and craft. Discover the cultural origins and modern applications of traditional crafts. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS419                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24598  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kim

Explore a variety of paper crafts projects that build upon one another into creative expressions of 2-D and 3-D design. We will begin with cut-paper traditions looking at a variety of cultures as examples. Explore processes such as mixed media collage, pop-up cards, paper banners of papel picado, origami techniques, paper lanterns and lamps, and hanging sculptures and mobiles. Students may also select individual paper projects to create as we share our ideas and sources of inspiration. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS433                    25 Hours
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24535  10 Sessions     T
9/17-11/19       10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kim

Learn the fundamental techniques of small-scale metalsmithing and/or jewelry. This course is great for beginners. Learn fabrication techniques such as sawing, surface enrichment, and soldering. In addition to these basic practices, discover different processes each semester based on the listed topic. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS402                    35 Hours
$205 + $135 fee = $340; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24522  7 Sessions       S
9/7-10/19         1-6 p.m.
Topic: Jewelry and Alternative Materials
Instructor: Katja Toporski

This course provides a foundation in fabrication with sheet metals such as copper, brass, and silver. Analyze historical, social and ethical aspects within jewelry and metalsmithing as you develop technical competency and explore material as an art form. Creative design and technical craftsmanship are emphasized. Techniques include: sawing, piercing, riveting, tabs, soldering, sleeved rings, hollow rings, and bezels. No prior experience required. If seats are full, enroll in ARTT245 for credit or audit. Sections are identical and co-listed. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART060                     75 Hours
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24597  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         1-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/28

Dive into focused processes within jewelry, metalsmithing, or craft, with a different topic each semester. Learn processes like stonesetting, chasing and repousse, forming, and more. See topic listed for each section. Prerequisite (one of the following): ADS402, ART060, ARTT245, or the ability to solder and saw unassisted. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS429                    35 Hours
$205 + $135 fee = $340; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24531  7 Sessions       S
10/26-12/14     1-6 p.m.
No class 11/30
Topic: Stonesetting
Instructor: Kristal Romano

This course is designed for students at the intermediate level. Continue to develop metalsmithing skills while engaging in concepts and critical inquiry within the field. Topics rotate each semester. See section notes.

Prerequisite: ARTT245, ARTT123 with metal emphasis, ADS402 or equivalent.
If seats are full, enroll in ARTT255g for credit or audit. Sections are co-listed.
Section notes: Emphasis on Chasing and Repousse
Learn to make tools and create relief surfaces on flat and hollow forms.
Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART061                     75 Hours
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24673  15 Sessions     F
9/6-12/20         10 a.m.-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/29

Explore crafts such as metalry, weaving, enameling, ceramics, and textile design (see section notes for the topic of each class). Learn the fundamental techniques and uses of various materials, with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART044                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT123
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24591  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         9-11:40 a.m.
Topic: Metalsmithing and functional objects  -  No class 11/28

CRN#: 24592  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         6:30-9:10 p.m.
Topic: Metalsmithing and enameling  -  No class 11/27

CRN#: 24590  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         1-3:40 p.m.
Topic: Metalsmithing and wearables  -  No class 11/27

CRN#: 24589  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         9-11:40 a.m.
Topic: Metalsmithing with 3D printing and laser cutting  -  No class 11/27

Rockville Performing Arts
Dance

NEW! Ballroom Dance: Topics: Topic: East Coast Swing

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.

Learn the basics of East Coast Swing while you sway to big band, soul, rock and roll, and top 40 hits on the dance floor. East Coast Swing, like all contemporary swing dances, evolved from Lindy Hop and is one of the most versatile and popular dances today.  Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA054                     7.5 Hours
$55 + $40 fee = $95; Non-MD residents add $50

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25172  6 Sessions       R
9/19-10/24       7-8:15 p.m.
Instructor: Gizelle Merced

An examination of dance as an art form and means of multicultural expression, ritual, and tradition. Learn the practices, philosophies, terminologies, and styles of dance and careers in dance. The role of dance in world societies and how it relates to different cultures is explored through lectures, assigned readings, films, recordings, and experiential dance activities. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA015                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC100
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25115  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 25113  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         6:15-7:30 p.m.
No class 11/27

An introduction to the fundamental jazz exercises, techniques, and styles. Basic jazz dance principles are introduced, including body isolations, flexibility exercises, and movement phrases. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM039                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC105
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24768  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 11/28

An introduction to fundamental exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet. Basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, and simple adagio and allegro combinations are introduced in barre and center work. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM037                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC101
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24767  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         2-3:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

 Continue your exploration of modern dance as an art form. Perfect your technique, develop improvisational skills, and experiment with creative movement studies. Prerequisite: Prior experience in modern dance; can be fulfilled by FLM038 or DANC103 Modern Dance I. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM049                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC104
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24773  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         11 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

Music

Learn to build a fan base on social media and use it to get the word out! Create effective advertising campaigns on Facebook and Instagram to gain genuine fans, sell merchandise, and tour. Open to everyone, no prerequisites. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA047                     12.5 Hours
$97 + $63 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25157  4 Sessions       W
10/2-10/23       6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Athena Hiotis

Learn to create and execute a plan to maximize the impact of your music release. Whether you're releasing a single, an album, or an EP, this class will teach you to develop an effective calendar that details what you should be considering before, during, and after your music is released. This class can be taken alone or in conjunction with PFA047. Open to everyone, no prerequisites. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA049                     12.5 Hours
$97 + $63 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25162  4 Sessions       W
10/30-11/20     6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Athena Hiotis

Expand your cultural and musical competency by learning to sing Persian traditional music! Explore the Seven Dastgahs—the scales used in Persian music—and the basics of Solfege, Persian traditional music theory. Sing famous Persian songs accompanied by instruments such as the setar, tar, and tomback. No prior musical training is required; this course is open to students of all experience levels. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA060                     20 Hours
$155 + $105 fee = $260; Non-MD residents add $140

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25178  10 Sessions     T
9/17-11/19       6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Darab Shabahang

Learn correct breathing, tone production, and diction through which the you can develop specific vocal abilities. Discover the general principles of singing with a number of repertoire songs.  Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM040                    50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC137
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24769  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         12-1:40 p.m.
No class 11/28

Learn fundamental playing techniques of the guitar. This includes basic finger technique and leads to a fundamental technical proficiency. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM024                    50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC138
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24765  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         10-11:40 a.m.
No class 11/27

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; seniors pay fee only. You must purchase textbook(s)/materials and bring them to the first class.

Course: PFA032                     16 Hours
$102 + $98 fee = $200; Non-MD residents add $140

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25148  8 Sessions       M
9/16-11/4         6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Hanyin Chen

Functional piano training for beginners. You will learn basic keyboard skills for development of the ability to improvise accompaniments, transpose, sight-read, and play by ear. Rehearse technical studies and repertoire of elementary piano pieces.  Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM022                    50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC141
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24761  61 Sessions     M,T,W,R
9/3-12/19         1-1:50 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/28

CRN#: 24762  61 Sessions     M,T,W,R
9/3-12/19         3-3:50 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/28

Continue your piano studies, using methods and materials suitable for public school teaching. Learn basic keyboard skills and develop your ability to improvise accompaniments, transpose, sight-read, and play by ear. Develop a repertoire of elementary piano pieces. Prerequisite: FLM022, MUSC 141, or consent of department. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM023                    50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC142
$224 + $78 fee = $302; Non-MD residents add $479.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24764  61 Sessions     M,T,W,R
9/3-12/19         10-10:50 a.m.
No class 11/27, 11/28

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(S): MUSC 141 or MUSC 184, or consent of department. Computer experience (Completion of CMAP 106 is strongly recommended) and a background in music are preferred. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM046                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC174
$133.80 + $384 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24772  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

Continue your studies of computer-based music production. Compose your own musical compositions using MIDI, multitrack recording, and computer music applications. Learn the tools of digital audio recording, sequencing, sound design, and music notation. Explore multimedia and internet-based music applications. Prerequisite: FLM046 or MUSC174 Intro to Music Technology or permission of department. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM050                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC178
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24774  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         1-2:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

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; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM011                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC184
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24754  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         11-11:50 a.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24752  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         1-2:15 p.m.
No class 11/27

Study and perform classic band literature of grades IV and above. For professional musicians such as music teachers, military band personnel, and free-lance performers.   Participation is open to outstanding non-teachers by audition.  Six rehearsals and two concerts per semester. 1.5 CEUs per semester; 0.75 CEUs per section. CPD credits available for MCPS teachers who have the Advanced Placement Certificate.  Contact Dr. Vincent Patterson 301-215-9299, or e-mail: maestrovincent@yahoo.com. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA053                     7.75 Hours
$10 + $33 fee = $43; Non-MD residents add $30

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25166  4 Sessions       W,R
9/11-9/26        
Rockville Rehearsals Wednesdays 9/11-9/25, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
CONCERT:  Thursday, September 26 at The Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, 7:30 p.m.

CRN#: 25170  4 Sessions       W,R
10/30-11/14    
Rockville Rehearsals Wednesdays 10/30-11/13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
CONCERT:  Thursday, November 14 at The Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, 7:30 p.m.  

Learn the preparation and performance of marching band, concert band, and symphonic band (wind ensemble) literature. Concerts are a regular part of the course. The ability to read music is required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA028                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC172
$128 + $69 fee = $197; Non-MD residents add $256.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25140  16 Sessions     T
9/3-12/7           4:30-7:05 p.m.

Topic: Music of the anglophone and francophone Caribbean including Reggae, Calypso, Zouk, Kompa, and Beguine

Join a mixed ensemble of voices and instruments from around the world, including percussion, strings, bass, drums, piano, guitars, and flutes. Explore indigenous traditional and contemporary music from around the world, reflecting our college community that represents over 171 nationalities. The semester ends with a final performance at the Parilla Performing Arts Center, along with optional community performances during the semester. Open to all levels; no experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA042                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC161D
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25154  15 Sessions     M
9/9-12/16         4-6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a survey of cross-cultural popular music and the traditional music that influenced it. Topics include social and cultural roles of music and factors influencing its development and dissemination. Participate in music-making, listen to live and recorded music, and engage in stimulating reading, writing, and discussions. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM005                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC117
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24725  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24723  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         1-2:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24724  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         3-4:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24726  15 Sessions     R
9/5-12/19         6:30-9:10 p.m.

No class 11/28

This course surveys jazz in the United States from the turn of the century to the present. Study several major African-American figures in depth. The art of listening to jazz music is emphasized; outside listening will be required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM010                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC125
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24757  29 Sessions     M,W
9/9-12/18         3-4:25 p.m.
No class 11/27

CRN#: 24759  15 Sessions     T
9/10-12/17       6:30-9:10 p.m.

Explore American popular music from the turn of the 20th century to the present with an emphasis on rock music. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM006                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC131
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24731  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24733  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         10-10:50 a.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24732  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         12-12:50 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24730  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         2-2:50 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24737  14 Sessions     S
9/7-12/14         9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
No class 11/30

CRN#: 24736  15 Sessions     M
9/9-12/16         6:30-9:10 p.m. 

 Discover the rich variety of musical genres available today. Learn how to actively listen to music such as symphony, opera, ballet, chamber music, art song, and contemporary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM013                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24745  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24751  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         9-9:50 a.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24750  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         12-12:50 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24748  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         11-11:50 a.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24746  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         10-10:50 a.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29


 Theater Arts

Discover the principles and practice of drama production, with emphasis on planning, constructing, and shifting scenery, and on the management of backstage operations. Students are required to participate in additional laboratory hours and work on College productions. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA040                     45 Hours
Co-listed with THET114
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25151  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         2-3:15 p.m.

                        3:20-5 p.m.(R - 9/5-12/19)
No class 11/28

A study of theories and techniques of theatrical makeup.  This course is designed to familiarize students with the materials and their application, with each student experiencing the techniques involved in corrective, character, and special effects makeup.

Course: PFA014                     50 Hours
Co-listed with THET118
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25111  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         1-2:45 p.m.
No class 11/27

Discover what it takes to be an actor! Even the greatest actors started with the fundamentals. Learn basic acting skills, including exercises in speech, movement, and imagination. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM009                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24743  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24740  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         11-11:50 a.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24741  15 Sessions     M
9/9-12/16         6:30-9:25 p.m.

CRN#: 24742  29 Sessions     T,R
9/10-12/19       2-3:25 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24739  13 Sessions     S
9/14-12/14       10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
No class 11/30

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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA017                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET100
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 25126  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 25123  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 25132  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         1-2:15 p.m.
No class 11/27

CRN#: 25130  14 Sessions     W
9/11-12/18       6:30-9:15 p.m.
No class 11/27

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Visual Arts
Art History, Theory, and Professional Development

Discover the art and culture of specific peoples of Africa. Africa has as rich a history as anywhere in the world, with an entire continent's worth of art. Like Europe or the Americas, it is best to think of Africa as many places, not one place. With that in mind, each semester focuses on a single artform originating from a single area of Africa.
Topic: Masks and Masquerades in West Africa

Explore the masking culture of the peoples of Burkina Faso. Learn what these objects and practices mean to the people who created them, and how the objects mirror their social, educational, political, and economic systems. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS488                    15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24648  10 Sessions     W
9/18-11/20       1-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Boureima Diamitani

Discover a fresh, personal, and interactive connection to a work of art. Learn the techniques of Exercises for the Quiet Eye, a method of interacting with art taught in museums and colleges across the country. Engage with art through the senses, the intellect, and emotion in rich, complex, and rewarding ways. Step outside your preconceived notions to embrace the unknown and seek the transcendent moment in art viewing. Open to students of all levels; no prior experience required.

Course: ADS486                    3 Hours
$22 + $18 fee = $40; Non-MD residents add $30

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24645  1 Session         S
11/2                 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Annie Storr

Discover the language of beauty and the vocabulary of color, texture, and form. Writing about art is an art in itself, and the basis of museum labels, art criticism, and art philosophy. Learn the precise and objective language art writers use to capture the abstract and poetic. Through field trips to galleries, in class discussion, writing, and readings, develop your skill at evoking a work of art through language. Open to students of all levels; no prior experience required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS487                    15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24646  10 Sessions     S
9/21-11/23       1-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rissa Miller

“Without mathematics, there is no art,” stated Luca Pacioli, Italian mathematician and collaborator with Leonardo DaVinci. In this course, you will learn how math underlies art and examine their inherent connections. We will explore artworks from antiquity through the Renaissance to modern times, as well as examples from graphic design, geometric and optical art, Islamic ornamentation, cartoons, and street art. Hands-on classroom exercises and projects include geometrical constructions and use of golden-ratio-based Fibonacci sequences, symmetry, patterns, tessellations, elementary perspective, and anamorphosis. No background in math or art is required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS423                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24530  10 Sessions     S
9/21-11/23       10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ronald Collé

The expressive, symbolic, decorative, and aesthetic aspects of color will be introduced. Investigate color theories and solutions to a variety of problems using color as a tool. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART027                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT105
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24658  29 Sessions     M,W
9/9-12/18         3-5:55 p.m.
No class 11/27

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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART001                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT200
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24651  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         10-11:15 a.m.
No class 11/28

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; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART002                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT201
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24652  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         3-4:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

This course is a general survey of the art and culture of China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Emphasis is on architecture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture with reference to cross-cultural influences, religion, and philosophy as they relate to the art of the countries. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART014                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT272
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24653  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         5-6:15 p.m.
No class 11/27

Drawing

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; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS484                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24643  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jamie Noguchi

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. No prior drawing experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS039                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24488  10 Sessions     F
9/20-11/22       12-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Trout

Explore methods, materials, and drawing techniques using graphite, charcoal, and ink. Gain confidence in learning to “see” and record experiences on paper. No prior drawing experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART032                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT100
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24661  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         12-2:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

CRN#: 24662  14 Sessions     S
9/7-12/14         9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 11/30, 12/21

Have you ever wondered what it takes to illustrate a children’s book? In this course, students learn about visual storytelling, the layout and design of children’s books, and the process of conceptualizing a picture book from start to finish. Students will 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 drawing class. The focus is on illustrating a story, as opposed to drawing an illustration. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS449                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24540  10 Sessions     T
9/17-11/19       1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rebecca Solow

Learn new and exciting drawing techniques that enable you to tap into your creativity. You may take the workshops individually or as a full series. Now available in both Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Germantown! All materials provided.

Each workshop is 3 hours
Cost of each workshop is $22 + $18 fee = $40; non-MD residents add $30

TAKOMA PARK/SILVER SPRING CAMPUS
Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle

Drawing Workshop: Drawing Basics
Learn basic drawing techniques using pencil, graphite, and tortillons. You will focus on drawing from a still life. This workshop is geared toward optimizing use of materials.
Course: ADS460
CRN#: 24543                          S          9/21     1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Ink Still Life
Draw from observation using ink (nibs and/or ballpoint and fountain pens) and learn hatching and cross-hatching techniques. We will continue to work from still life objects.
Course: ADS461
CRN#: 24544              S          9/28     1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Colored Pencil Landscape
Explore the use of colored pencils, including drawing methods and blending colors. We will draw from landscape photographs this week, so please bring one.
Course: ADS462
CRN#: 24545                          S          10/5     1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Watercolor Pencil & Graphite Still Life
Learn basic drawing techniques combining the use of watercolor pencils and graphite. We will continue our exploration of still life this week.
Course: ADS463
CRN#: 24546                          S          10/12   1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Colored Pencil & Pastel Portrait
Learn basic drawing techniques using colored pencils and pastels. This week we will explore drawing portraits from a printed document.
Course: ADS464
CRN#: 24547                          S          10/19   1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Watercolor Still Life
Learn basic watercolor techniques using monochrome tone or inks. Discover the application of mixed media and wet techniques. This week, we will continue our exploration of still life.
Course: ADS469
CRN#: 24550                          S          10/26   1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Self-Portrait in Multiple Media
Discover tools and techniques for drawing the portrait, including pencil and graphite, color pencil, watercolor, and wet technique pastel. This week, we will explore self-portraiture from a photograph, so please bring a photograph of yourself!
Course: ADS470
CRN#: 24551                          S          11/2     1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Portraiture in Multiple Media
Discover or revisit the tools and techniques for drawing portraits. We will continue exploring the use of pencil and graphite, color pencil, watercolor, wet techniques, and pastel. This week, we will create portraits based on the photograph of a child, so please bring a photo.
Course: ADS471
CRN#: 24552                          S          11/9     1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Narrative Portraiture in Graphite
Learn to tell a story with your drawings. We will depict a person in a symbolic space in order to reveal more about them. Explore the use of pencils and graphite sticks as a drawing medium.
Course: ADS475
CRN#: 24553                          S          11/16   1-4 p.m.

Drawing Workshop: Abstraction with Conté & Pastel
Learn how artists envision and plan abstract compositions, and create your own! This week, we will use conté crayons and pastels to create a drawing.
Course: ADS477      
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 24555                          S          11/23   1-4 p.m.

Explore both representational and abstract visual interpretation of the human figure, both as a separate study and in relation to its environment. Prerequisite: ADS039 Intro to Drawing, ART032 Drawing I, ARTT100 Intro to Drawing, or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART019                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT205
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24654  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         4-6:40 p.m.
No class 11/28

Explore and design collage—the combination of different and surprising materials into a whimsical or serious creation. Learn the history of both collage and assemblage, and put it into practice by constructing artwork built on layers of form, color, and design. Learn about incorporating found objects, texts, images, and other unexpected objects into your art. Find inspiration by learning about the work of Picasso, Gretchen Green, Schwitters, Cornell, Bearden, and many others. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS339                    25 Hours
$185 + $120 fee = $305; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24507  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       4-6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Trout

Break the barriers of traditional media! Learn to think outside the box of pencils, and delve into mark making with everyday materials that make their home in hardware stores, kitchens, or nature. Using these non-traditional tools, explore composition from the ground up. Develop the narrative of your image using design elements like rhythm and abstraction, and learn to work large-scale! Open to all experience levels. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS455                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24542  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Peter Halsey

Study and use elements and principles of art in two-dimensional composition relating to visual organization. Emphasis is placed on analyzing and solving design problems. Line, shape, value, texture, and color are studied through a sequence of supervised, structured, studio projects. Lectures, individual and class critiques, discussions, films, field trips, and readings accompany the hands-on work. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART033                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT102
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24663  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         9-11:40 a.m.
No class 11/28

Painting

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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS401                    25 Hours
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24628  10 Sessions     W
9/18-11/20       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Peter Halsey

Continue your studies of oil painting, the medium of the masters! Learn to translate thematic research to the canvas and explore the possibilities of realism, representation, and abstraction. Practice next-level techniques and materials while continuing the study of color begun in Intro to Oil Painting. Discover the major painting movements that built the foundation for contemporary painting. Prerequisite: ADS401 Intro to oil Painting, or ART026/ARTT211 Painting I, or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS485                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24644  10 Sessions     F
9/20-11/22       4-6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle

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 participants’ 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; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS341                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24508  10 Sessions     S
9/21-11/23       9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle

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. 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; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS414                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24629  10 Sessions     T
9/17-11/19       9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Rozeal Brown

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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS457                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24631  10 Sessions     T
9/17-11/19       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rozeal Brown

Learn the basic tools and techniques of watercolor painting in this introductory class. Emphasis on how to utilize color in creating an effective composition. Demonstration, discussion, and critiques will augment studio work. Bring tubes of red, blue, and yellow watercolor paint, a one-inch flat watercolor brush, and a jar for water to the first class. Subject matter includes still life, landscape, and portrait painting. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS350                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Instructor: Hyunsuk Erickson

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 24512  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

CRN#: 24513  10 Sessions     S
9/21-11/23       9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

Discover a painting medium that is truly international in origin. Gouache is a brilliantly colored opaque watercolor that competes with oil and acrylic in color and coverage. Learn the traditional techniques of gouache while exploring pigments, binders, brushes, and surfaces. Discover the history of this medium in French, American, Persian, Indian, North Korean, and Chinese traditions. Open to students of all skill levels. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS481                    25 Hours
$180 + $100 fee = $280; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24640  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Artist-in Residence Bradley Chriss

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 Beginning Watercolor or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS349                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24510  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

CRN#: 24509  10 Sessions     W
9/18-11/20       1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

Learn to create collages using aqueous media (watercolor) as a unifying tool. Students will conceptualize and assemble compositions related to mythology, symbolism, fantasy, personal iconography, whimsical, and/or spiritual themes. Gain experience using design principles and elements of art to create a unified piece. 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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS468                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24549  10 Sessions     W
9/18-11/20       9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

Learn the foundational strokes and principles of composition for Chinese painting using brushes, sumi-e ink, and Chinese watercolors to paint on rice paper. Topics change each semester; see section details for subject matter. Upon completion of this course, students will complete a painting for each subject. Chinese painting wet mount will be taught at the end of class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Topic: Flowers, birds, animals, and fall landscapes.

Course: ADS403                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24523  10 Sessions     T
9/17-11/19       10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Amy Quach

Explore the landscape as a means of expressing our contemporary world via realism and abstraction. Work outdoors at sites on and off campus, including the rural landscape, cityscape, and other outdoor locations. Develop ideas using source material such as sketches, props, classical documents, and photographs. Work in your preferred color medium/media, such as oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus locations. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS380                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24516  10 Sessions     W
9/18-11/20       4-6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle

In this introductory studio course, you’ll create representational, abstract, and non-objective paintings and develop technical skills such as the ability to size and prime canvas. Demonstrations, lectures, and class critiques will be employed. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART026                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT211
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24657  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         11 a.m.-1:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

A continuation of Painting I, with an emphasis on solutions to advanced problems related to the creation of representational, abstract, and non-objective paintings. Develop technical skills in various media. Demonstrations, lectures, and class critiques will be employed. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART025                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT212
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24656  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         2-4:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

 

Graphic Design and Digital Arts

Take this free class if you are unfamiliar with Mac computers or need to brush up on your skills. Most of our graphic design and digital arts classes are taught on Macintosh computers with the OSX operating system. This class is open to anyone at any skill level. Take it to prepare for another course or by itself. It's free and has no restrictions!

Course: ADS430                    3 Hours
$0 + $0 fee = $0; Non-MD residents add $0

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24533  1 Session         S
9/7                   2:30-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano

Wondering how technology can be used as a tool for making art? Using Adobe CC, explore the professional photo, drawing, and layout programs Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Learn fundamental 2D design skills and investigate how to use these professional programs to meet your creative needs. No prior knowledge of computer applications is required to take this course. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS319                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24505  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karin Rodney-Haapala

Learn the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop and how to creatively enhance or alter scanned or digital camera images for use in original artwork, graphic design, and web media. Topics include the tool palette, menus, layers, filters and special effects, color palettes, photo color correction, composing photos with text, and file formats. With these tools, you will create effective composition in your images. Prerequisite: Experience using a Mac; can be fulfilled through ADS430 Free Mac OSX Crash Course or ADS319 Intro to Graphic Design Software. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS198                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24498  8 Sessions       M
9/30-11/18       6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong

A strong brand foundation affects everything from product development to customer acquisition, and creates new opportunities for loyalty, recognition and even a boost in funding. This course will focus on developing the visual components for your brand and building a brand style guide. You will study marketing and branding/rebranding case studies and brainstorm tactics to generate new ideas. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS417                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24527  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alison Whitty

 

 Photography and Video

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 examine contemporary and historic artists. 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 welcome. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS398                    12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24520  5 Sessions       W
9/18-10/16       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong

A practical, hands-on introduction to the fundamental technical and aesthetic principles of digital photography. The class includes demonstrations, lectures, group critiques, and discussion. Learn DSLR (digital single lens reflex) and mirrorless interchangeable lens camera operation, shot composition, and digital retouching and manipulation. Required equipment: a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with at least 7.0-megapixel resolution, memory card, and flash drive. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS318  15 Hours
$150 + $100 fee = $250; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24500  5 Sessions       S
9/21-10/19       9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong

CRN#: 24501  5 Sessions       W
10/23-11/20     6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong

Learn to capture a person's essence through the camera. Portraiture is one of the most important skills in a photographer's toolkit: a good portrait can draw the viewer in like nothing else. Assignments will focus on the psychological challenges involved in photographing individuals, and provide you with the tools to articulate these challenges. Students must bring their own digital camera to the first class. Prerequisite: ADS318 Digital Photography or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS385                    15 Hours
$150 + $100 fee = $250; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24517  5 Sessions       S
10/26-11/23     9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong

Discover video editing using simple programs available to everybody. If you're not ready to take the leap to professional level software, this is the course for you! Learn the basics of non-linear video editing while exploring the art of video storytelling. Please bring your MyMC login to the first class. Prerequisite: experience using a Mac; can be fulfilled through ADS430 Free Mac OSX Crash Course or ADS319 Intro to Graphic Design Software. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS483                    12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24642  5 Sessions       M
10/21-11/18     9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Biljana Milenkovic

Learn to use your smartphone's recording and editing features like a pro in this newly reworked class. In the fast-paced digital world, the smartphone is a powerful tool for producing, editing, and sharing videos. Discover how to tell your story effectively, frame and film interview subjects, capture quality audio and video, use editing apps, and share your story with the world. Open to all skill levels; no prior experience required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS482                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24641  10 Sessions    
9/16-11/18       1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Biljana Milenkovic

An introduction to the equipment and procedures used to manipulate video and audio using professional nonlinear editing software. Hands-on projects allow students to create, mix, and edit video, animations, images, and sounds into presentations suitable for visual arts, educational, and corporate use. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART054                     62.5 Hours
Co-listed with TVRA140
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24669  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         1-3:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

Explore the discipline of sound design and how it relates to film, video, and theater! Discover how to create a soundscape that includes music, dialog, ambiance, and effects. Use field recorders to capture sounds, and edit them using Adobe Audition CC. Gain a working knowledge of professional audio creation and production techniques and an understanding of the theories and concepts that underlie sound in audiovisual media. Perfect for video artists, musicians, and hobbyists. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA050                     25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25164  10 Sessions     T
9/17-11/19       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Curt Seiss

Get a basic introduction to the study of narrative film. Analysis of film structure and content will be developed. Basic film technique and language are examined. View and discuss examples of historic and contemporary film at the American Film Institute and in class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM001                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with FILM110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24721  15 Sessions     W
9/4-12/18         3-5:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

 Printmaking

Learn to create prints using the technique of linoleum cutting. You will begin by creating a design, then transfer it to a sheet of linoleum, carve it, roll it with ink, and print it. You will learn the tools and techniques of the process, including printing with and without a press. By the end of class, you will create an edition of prints. No prior experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS448                    15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24630  6 Sessions       T
9/10-10/15       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jun Lee

An introduction to the fine art of metal plate etching. The techniques of drypoint hardground, softground, aquatint, and engraving are explored. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART040                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT230
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24664  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         6-8:40 p.m.
No class 11/27

Explore the processes, materials, and techniques of fine art lithography. Emphasis is placed on expressing visual concepts and ideas through drawing and appropriate technical manipulations on stones and/or plates, and printing in both black and white and color. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART056                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT227
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24671  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         9-11:40 a.m.
No class 11/28

Learn basic woodcut and relief printmaking techniques while studying multicultural influences in imagery, concepts, and the use of materials from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART055   75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT225
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24670  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         2-4:40 p.m.
No class 11/28
Instructor: Jun Lee

Sculpture & Ceramics

Explore the traditions of ceramic tile design, beginning with pattern design strategies from a variety of cultural traditions. We will create a variety of patterning projects, leading us to the on-glaze ceramic painting process of maiolica, a brightly colorful, low-fire glaze process. We will also explore other low-fire methods such as fired-on ceramic decals, building up a rich layered surface. Working with six-inch bisque tiles and plate forms, students will use ceramic painting methods to create a variety of tile- and plate-based projects which may be integrated into formats including trivets, framed tile paintings, and table-tops. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only. 

Course: ADS434                    25 Hours
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24536  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Devers 

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: ART049/ARTT103 Three-Dimensional Design or the equivalent by permission of the instructor. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART024                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT221
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24655  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         1-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/28

Crafts 

Make a full-face theatrical mask for the stage! Join mask maker Tara Cariaso for a 10-week course in creating performance masks. Ideal for visual and performing artists, actors, and techies, this course will give you a rich introduction to the world of Masking. Create a finished mask from your own design and learn to use it as a performance tool. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA048                     25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 25158  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tara Cariaso

Explore and design collage—the combination of different and surprising materials into a whimsical or serious creation. Learn the history of both collage and assemblage, and put it into practice by constructing artwork built on layers of form, color, and design. Learn about incorporating found objects, texts, images, and other unexpected objects into your art. Find inspiration by learning about the work of Picasso, Gretchen Green, Schwitters, Cornell, Bearden, and many others. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS339                    25 Hours
$185 + $120 fee = $305; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24507  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       4-6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Trout

Experience the traditional papermaking process from plant to sheet to book. Learn to gather, cook, and beat a variety of plant fibers from the garden. Then go on to create a selection of samples, sheets, and books showcasing the fibers' unique colors and textures. Open to all skill levels. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS450                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24541  10 Sessions     W
9/18-11/20       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kim

Explore three-dimensional mixed-media art and the human form through the design and creation of an original art doll. Learn construction methods for assembling an original 16–18” costumed doll. Begin with rough design concepts and proportional figure sketching, continuing to the construction of a wire armature, hard sculpting doll’s head and hands, soft-sculpting doll’s body, and sewing the doll’s costume. Prerequisite: Basic hand-sewing skills; can be learned in ADS456 Sewing: Introduction (spring semester only). Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS375                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24515  10 Sessions     F
9/20-11/22       10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

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

Course: ADS404                    25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24526  10 Sessions     F
9/20-11/22       1:30-4 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

Explore the traditions of ceramic tile design, beginning with pattern design strategies from a variety of cultural traditions. We will create a variety of patterning projects, leading us to the on-glaze ceramic painting process of maiolica, a brightly colorful, low-fire glaze process. We will also explore other low-fire methods such as fired-on ceramic decals, building up a rich layered surface. Working with six-inch bisque tiles and plate forms, students will use ceramic painting methods to create a variety of tile- and plate-based projects which may be integrated into formats including trivets, framed tile paintings, and table-tops. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only. 

Course: ADS434                    25 Hours
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24536  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Devers

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; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS446                    12.5 Hours
$85 + $70 fee = $155; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24537  5 Sessions       W
9/18-10/16       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxter

CRN#: 24538  5 Sessions       W
10/23-11/20     7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxter

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. Note: This course does not include soldering, so can be taken as a precursor to ADS 402, not a substitute. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS479                    25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24599  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kim 

Introduction to the fundamental techniques and processes of weaving. Explore two- and three-dimensional forms in textiles. Design and craftsmanship are emphasized in both traditional and experimental approaches to fiber. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART045                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT247
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24666  15 Sessions     F
9/6-12/20         9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 11/29

Explore crafts such as metalry, weaving, enameling, ceramics, and textile design (see section notes for the topic of each class). Learn the fundamental techniques and uses of various materials, with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART044                     75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT123
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24665  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         2-4:40 p.m.
No class 11/28
Topic: Multi-cultural exploration of craft traditions

 

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts
Dance

Discover the art and beauty of African dance. Learn the posture, movements, and stylistic technique of traditional dances from places like Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, and Senegal. Apply what you've learned in performance-focused choreography. Sign up for all 10 sessions with this course and save $25, or sign up for individual sessions below. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA055                     6.25 Hours
$55 + $40 fee = $95; Non-MD residents add $50

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25177  10 Sessions     S
9/21-11/23       10-10:45 a.m.
Instructor: Nichole Gibbs Thomas

Sign up for this class if you want to attend a single session, or register for the whole series above. Discover the art and beauty of African dance. Learn the posture, movements, and stylistic technique of traditional dances from places like Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, and Senegal. Apply what you've learned in performance-focused choreography.

Each session is 45 minutes.
Cost of each workshop is $8 + $4 = $12; Non-MD residents add $30
Instructor: Nichole Gibbs Thomas

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Session 1
Course: PFA062
CRN#: 25180                          S          9/21     10-10:45 a.m.

Session 2
Course: PFA063
CRN#: 25181                          S          9/28     10-10:45 a.m.

Session 3
Course: PFA064
CRN#: 25182                          S          10/5     10-10:45 a.m.

Session 4
Course: PFA065
CRN#: 25183                          S          10/12   10-10:45 a.m.

Session 5
Course: PFA066
CRN#: 25184                          S          10/19   10-10:45 a.m.

Session 6
Course: PFA067
CRN#: 25185                          S          10/26   10-10:45 a.m.

Session 7
Course: PFA068
CRN#: 25186                          S          11/2     10-10:45 a.m.

Session 8
Course: PFA069
CRN#: 25187                          S          11/9     10-10:45 a.m.

Session 9
Course: PFA070
CRN#: 25188                          S          11/16   10-10:45 a.m.

Session 10
Course: PFA071
CRN#: 25189                          S          11/23   10-10:45 a.m.

Learn the fundamentals of those two wildly popular Latin dances, salsa and bachata!  Practice a variety of exciting moves while exploring underlying rhythm and techniques. Execute moves so they feel smooth and comfortable to your partner, and make it easy to lead and follow. Once you complete the class, show off your moves at the many Latin dance clubs in DC! Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA043                     6 Hours
$45 + $35 fee = $80; Non-MD residents add $50

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25156  3 Sessions       T
10/22-11/5       7-9 p.m.        
Instructor: Barbara Bernstein

Learn the basics of tap dance technique as you express your inner rhythms through your feet. Shuffle, flap, and paddle and roll in simple rhythmic combinations using both structure and improvisation. Experience percussive style tap while dancing to Motown, Beatles and Stones, Reggae, and Jazz tunes. Instructor: Susan Galbraith

Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA018                     12.5 Hours
$90 + $70 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25134  10 Sessions     F
9/20-11/22       11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Instructor: Susan Galbraith

Continue to build on the fundamentals of percussive tap dance. Explore new step variations, simple combinations, improvisation, and polyrhythms. Experience alternate styles by adding buckets and sticks to your percussive toolbox. Dance to music genres from jazz to rock and roll. Prerequisite: PFA018 Intro to Tap Dance or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA061                     10 Hours
$90 + $70 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25179  10 Sessions     F
9/20-11/22       1-2 p.m.
Instructor: Susan Galbraith

An examination of dance as an art form and means of multicultural expression, ritual, and tradition. Learn the practices, philosophies, terminologies, and styles of dance and careers in dance. The role of dance in world societies and how it relates to different cultures is explored through lectures, assigned readings, films, recordings, and experiential dance activities. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA015                     37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC100
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25120  29 Sessions     T,R
9/10-12/19       6-7:25 p.m.
No class 11/28

Music

Learn how to play traditional and contemporary drum rhythms of West Africa! In this class, you will play different drums such as dundunset, djembe, and kpanlogo. Sing and dance while learning the names of instruments and their functions in West African communities. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA019                     12.5 Hours
$90 + $70 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25138  10 Sessions     M
9/16-11/18       8-9:15 p.m.
Instructor: Yuma Bellomee

Learn correct breathing, tone production, and diction through which the you can develop specific vocal abilities. Discover the general principles of singing with a number of repertoire songs.  Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM040                    50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC137
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24770  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         1-2:45 p.m.
No class 11/27

Go beyond the basics of guitar playing and learn to play chords and melodies in the genre of traditional blues. Learn 8- and 12-bar harmony, basic finger style, basic rhythm guitar technique, and the pentatonic and blues scale in multiple fretboard positions. Your new blues background will provide you with a foundation in form, control, feel, and harmonies that can be used in any genre of music, like R&B, jazz, country, and rock. Prerequisite: FLM024/MUSC138 Class Guitar I or 2-3 years of self-taught experience. Instructor: Edgecombe Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA013                     10 Hours
$75 + $60 fee = $135; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25109  4 Sessions       M
9/23-10/14       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leland Edgecombe

Learn fundamental playing techniques of the guitar. This includes basic finger technique and leads to a fundamental technical proficiency. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM024                    50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC138
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24766  30 Sessions     M,W
9/4-12/18         10-11:45 a.m.
No class 11/27

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; seniors pay fee only. You must purchase textbook(s)/materials and bring them to the first class.

Course: PFA032                     16 Hours
$102 + $98 fee = $200; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25143  8 Sessions       T
9/17-11/5         10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Greta Ehrig

Functional piano training for beginners. You will learn basic keyboard skills for development of the ability to improvise accompaniments, transpose, sight-read, and play by ear. Rehearse technical studies and repertoire of elementary piano pieces.  Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM022                    50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC141
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24763  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         1-2:45 p.m.
No class 11/28

Explore the discipline of sound design and how it relates to film, video, and theater! Discover how to create a soundscape that includes music, dialog, ambiance, and effects. Use field recorders to capture sounds, and edit them using Adobe Audition CC. Gain a working knowledge of professional audio creation and production techniques and an understanding of the theories and concepts that underlie sound in audiovisual media. Perfect for video artists, musicians, and hobbyists. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA050                     25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25164  10 Sessions     T
9/17-11/19       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Curt Seiss

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; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM011                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC184
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24756  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         9-10:15 a.m.
No class 11/28

Enjoy a survey of cross-cultural popular music and the traditional music that influenced it. Topics include social and cultural roles of music and factors influencing its development and dissemination. Participate in music-making, listen to live and recorded music, and engage in stimulating reading, writing, and discussions. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM005                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC117
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24727  46 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         11-11:50 a.m.
No class 11/29

Explore American popular music from the turn of the 20th century to the present with an emphasis on rock music. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM006                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC131
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24731  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 11/28

CRN#: 24733  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         10-10:50 a.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24732  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         12-12:50 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24730  45 Sessions     M,W,F
9/4-12/20         2-2:50 p.m.
No class 11/27, 11/29

CRN#: 24737  14 Sessions     S
9/7-12/14         9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
No class 11/30

CRN#: 24736  15 Sessions     M
9/9-12/16         6:30-9:10 p.m.

Discover the rich variety of musical genres available today. Learn how to actively listen to music such as symphony, opera, ballet, chamber music, art song, and contemporary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM013                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24760  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         10:30-11:45 a.m.
No class 11/28

 Theatre Arts

Make a full-face theatrical mask for the stage! Join mask maker Tara Cariaso for a 10-week course in creating performance masks. Ideal for visual and performing artists, actors, and techies, this course will give you a rich introduction to the world of Masking. Create a finished mask from your own design and learn to use it as a performance tool. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA048                     25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 25158  10 Sessions     R
9/19-11/21       7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tara Cariaso

Discover what it takes to be an actor! Even the greatest actors started with the fundamentals. Learn basic acting skills, including exercises in speech, movement, and imagination. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM009                    37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET110
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24744  31 Sessions     T,R
9/3-12/19         1-2:15 p.m.
No class 11/28

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 list 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 list 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.

Please call our registration support specialists at 240-567-5188 if you have any questions.

Questions?

Sign up for our email list 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

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