Community Arts

Spring 2020 Catalog
Spring 2020 Catalog

Check out the Spring 2020 catalog (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) . We’re working on creating a more robust schedule to reduce course cancellations and improve clarity, running a few less sections than we have been, but still offering the wide range of courses we’re known for. Congratulations to artist Kate Berman, who created the cover image, titled "Lightening Bug," in ADS 423, Mathematics in Art and Design.

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.

NOTE: Co-Listed Classes

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

 

Spring 2020 Schedule

Germantown Visual Arts
Drawing

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; NMR add $30

Instructor: Rozeal Brown

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#: 34217 F 2/28 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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#: 34219 F 3/6 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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#: 34222 F 3/13 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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#: 34275 F 3/27 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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#: 34279 F 4/3 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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#: 34229 F 4/10 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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#: 34274 F 4/17 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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#: 34280 F 4/24 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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#: 34167 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Hyunsuk Erickson

Painting

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
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34193 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 9-11:30 a.m.
No class 3/19
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
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34190 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 4-6:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Hyunsuk Erickson

Learn the foundational strokes and principles of composition for Chinese painting using brushes, sumi-e ink, and Chinese watercolors to paint on rice paper. Subjects include flowers, animals, and landscapes. 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.

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

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34204 10 Sessions M
2/10-4/20 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Amy Quach

Film/Video

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

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34969 15 Sessions F
1/31-5/15 12-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/20

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

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34197 5 Sessions W
2/12-3/11 5-7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Sowmi Areke

Germantown Performing Arts
Music

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

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34999 15 Sessions M
1/27-5/11 7-9:40 p.m.
No class 3/1

Rockville Visual Arts
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#: 34175 10 Sessions W
2/12-4/22 4:30-7 p.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Holly Trout

Painting

Learn the foundational strokes and principles of composition for Chinese painting using brushes, sumi-e ink, and Chinese watercolors to paint on rice paper. Subjects include flowers, animals, and landscapes. 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.

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34203 10 Sessions W
2/12-4/22 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Amy Quach

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/IDES101L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34263 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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 IDES107/107L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34264 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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/IDES110L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34265 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

Graphic Design

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#: 34209 1 Session S
2/1 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano

Photography

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#: 34177 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 4/9
Instructor: Sean McCormick

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
$95 + $70 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34200 5 Sessions R
2/13-3/12 3:30-6 p.m.
Instructor: Sean McCormick

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 $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34181 5 Sessions S
2/15-3/14 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marks

CRN#: 34180 5 Sessions R
3/19-4/23 3-6 p.m.
No class 4/9
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 PHOT161/161L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34259 15 Sessions S
2/1-5/16 8 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
No class 3/21

Film/Video

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34970 15 Sessions M
1/27-5/11 3-5:40 p.m.
No class 3/16

CRN#: 34971 15 Sessions F
1/31-5/15 2-4:40 p.m.
No class 3/20

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#: 34196 5 Sessions W
2/12-3/11 6-8:45 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano

Learn how to integrate Adobe After Effects 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#: 34198 5 Sessions W
3/25-4/22 6-8:45 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/TVRA140L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34255 15 Sessions M
1/27-5/11 6:15-10:30 p.m.
No class 3/16

Audio

Discover the art of storytelling using research and audio technology. Learn interviewing skills while documenting an event or issue. Explore sound recording using field production techniques. Prerequisite: PFA 050 Sound Design, TVRA125 Audio Production Technology, or experience using sound recording equipment and editing software. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART074 75 Hours
Co-listed with TVRA210
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $250

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34269 16 Sessions W
1/29-5/17 9-9:50 a.m.
No class 3/18

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34243 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Instructor: John Carr

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34257 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19
Instructor: John Carr

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34256 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Instructor: Amanda Miller

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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART024 75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT221
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34237 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Instructor: Guita Vafai

Crafts

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

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34249 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 6:30-9:10 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Topic: Metalsmithing and enameling
Instructor: Kristal Romano

CRN#: 34248 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Topic: Metalsmithing and wearables
Instructor: Eun-Mee Chung

CRN#: 34247 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Topic: Metalsmithing with 3D printing and laser cutting
Instructor: Katja Toporski

 CRN#: 34245 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19
Topic: Metalsmithing and functional objects
Instructor: Lucy Dercickson

Experience the range of processes used in working with paper as a medium. Create functional and nonfunctional objects while exploring materials and cultivating a respect for craft. Complete a variety of paper crafts projects that build upon one another, looking at a variety of cultural traditions as examples.

 Projects may include mixed media collage, pop-up cards, paper lanterns and lamps, paper sculpture, and hanging sculpture and mobile. Students may also undertake individual paper projects that inspire them. Creative design and technical craftsmanship are emphasized. No prior experience required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS433 25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34210 10 Sessions T
2/1-4/21 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Wanjin Kim

Jewlry/Metalsmithing

Discover fundamental metalsmithing techniques while designing and making jewelry and small objects. Learn fabrication techniques, including sawing, piercing, surface enrichment, and soldering. Specific projects may change based on instructor or semester; see section notes for details. No prior experience necessary! This course fulfills the prerequisite for all intermediate-level jewelry and metalsmithing courses. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS491 35 Hours
$205 + $135 fee = $340; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34313 7 Sessions S
2/1-3/14 1-6 p.m.
Instructor: Eun-Mee Chung

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
Co-listed with ARTT245
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34260 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19
Instructor: Lucy Derickson

Dive into focused processes within jewelry and metalsmithing, with new topics addressed each semester. This class is designed for intermediate level students who understand basic metalsmithing including sawing and soldering. Prerequisite: ADS402 Jewelry & Metalsmithing Introduction, ART060/ARTT245 Jewelry and Metalsmithing, or basic metal jewelry experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS493 35 Hours
$205 + $135 fee = $340; Non-MD residents add $160

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34321 7 Sessions S
3/28-5/9 1-6 p.m.
Topic: Resin
Instructor: Kristal Romano

This course is designed for students at the intermediate level. Students will 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 experience. If seats are full, enroll in ARTT255g for credit or audit. Sections are co-listed. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART061 75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT256G
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34261 15 Sessions F
1/31-5/15 10 a.m.-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/20
Topic: Casting
Instructor: Lucy Derickson

Rockville Performing Arts
Dance

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35060 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 8-9:15 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

CRN#: 35059 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35003 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 2-3:15 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34634 6 Sessions R
2/27-4/9 7-8:15 p.m.
No class 3/19

Learn the fundamentals of one of the most versatile and widely used dances, the Foxtrot. Take a walk in the park as you dance to the music of legends like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and modern-day artists like Michael Buble. Foxtrot is characterized by its smooth, elegant, graceful and gliding movements and is a must-have in one's dance repertoire.

Instructor: Gizelle Merced

Continue your study of jazz dance! Work on perfecting your technique and creating jazz choreography. Learn steps such as double turns, body isolations, and elevation steps. Prerequisite: FLM039/DANC105 Jazz Dance I or basic jazz dance experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM053 75 Hours
Co-listed with DANC106
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $250

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35009 45 Sessions M,W,F
1/27-5/15 2-3:225 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18, 3/20

An introduction to fundamental exercises, techniques, and movement phrases of modern dance. Basic modern dance principles are introduced in axial and locomotor exercises and basic improvisation skills. Modern dance innovators and their styles are discussed. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM038 37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC103
$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35005 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/1

Continue your study of modern dance at an intermediate level! Practice correct body alignment and efficient use of the body through movement. Execute moves such as falls, turns, and contractions and use them in improvisation and choreography. Learn to incorporate elements of time, flow, weight, space, and rhythmic structures into your movements. Prerequisite: FLM049/DANC104 Modern Dance II or beginner-level experience in modern dance. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM052 75 Hours
Co-listed with DANC203
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $250

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35008 45 Sessions M,W,F
1/27-5/15 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18, 3/20

Music

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

Course: FLM011 37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC184
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34990 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

CRN#: 34989 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 1-2:15 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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#: 34638 10 Sessions T
2/11-4/21 6:30-8:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Darab Benham Shabahang

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

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34626 8 Sessions M
2/10-4/6 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Hanyin Chen

Continue your exploration of piano! Improve your fluency when reading music and your hand coordination and movement. Develop a repertoire of elementary piano pieces as a basis for further development and performance. Build your knowledge of music theory for piano, including sharps, flats, naturals, C and G pentascales and chords, major vs minor, and increasingly larger intervals (4ths, 5ths, 6ths). Prerequisite: PFA032 Intro Group Piano or rudimentary skills in reading treble and bass clefs and a basic understanding of keyboard orientation and geography. Textbook required: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1 by Nancy and Randal Faber. You must purchase textbook(s)/materials and bring them to the first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA072 16 Hours
$102 + $98 fee = $200; Non-MD residents add $140

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34675 8 Sessions W
2/12-4/8 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Hanyin Chen

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35001 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 10-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34974 15 Sessions R
1/30-5/14 6:30-9:10 p.m.
No class 3/19

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 November 28 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#: 35066 15 Sessions M
1/27-5/11 4-6:30 p.m.
No class 3/16

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
$132 + $69 fee = $201; Non-MD residents add $266.80
Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35065 15 Sessions T
1/28-5/12 4:30-7 p.m.
No class 3/17

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.

Director: Vincent Patterson

Assistant Director: Adrian Holton

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34631 4 Sessions W,R
2/19-3/5 7:30-9:30 p.m.(W - 2/19-3/4)
7:30-9:15 p.m.(R - 3/5 only)
Rockville Rehearsals; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 19
Wednesday, February 26
Wednesday, March 4

CONCERT: Thursday, March 5 at The Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, 7:30 p.m. -

CRN#: 34628 4 Sessions W,R
4/22-5/7 7:30-9:30 p.m.(W - 4/22-5/6)
7:30-9:15 p.m.(R - 5/7 only)
Rockville Rehearsals; 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22
Wednesday, April 29
Wednesday, May 6

CONCERT: Thursday, May 7 at The Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, 7:30 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
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34976 14 Sessions M
2/3-5/11 6:30-9:25 p.m.
No class 3/16

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34987 14 Sessions T
2/4-5/12 6:30-9:10 p.m.
No class 3/17

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34998 45 Sessions M,W,F
1/27-5/15 10-10:50 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18, 3/20

CRN#: 34997 45 Sessions M,W,F
1/27-5/15 12-12:50 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18, 3/20

CRN#: 34996 45 Sessions M,W,F
1/27-5/15 9-9:50 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18, 3/20

CRN#: 34992 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

Theater Arts

Ever wanted to give stand-up comedy a try? Learn to use your life experiences to create an original 3-minute comedy routine. The course will cover comedy-writing basics and comedic style in a fun, interactive, and supportive atmosphere. Bring something to write on and record with (like a smartphone) to the first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA073 9 Hours
$70 + $50 fee = $120; Non-MD residents add $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34677 3 Sessions W
2/12-2/26 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35062 14 Sessions W
2/5-5/13 6:30-9:15 p.m.
No class 3/18

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

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34980 14 Sessions M
2/3-5/11 6:30-9:25 p.m.
No class 3/16

CRN#: 34986 14 Sessions S
2/8-5/16 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
No class 3/21

Learn to work in both the motion picture and television studio. Study acting techniques and apply them to the camera arts. Monologues and scenes will be videotaped and critiqued. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM008 37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET225/THET225L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34985 15 Sessions W
1/29-5/13 10 a.m.-1:25 p.m.
No class 3/18

Explore the theory and application of electricity, lighting equipment, and lighting design in performance production. Learn lighting techniques and standards and the use of light in the production of theatre, dance, and television. Students will be required to work additional hours on lighting for productions. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA025 37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET216
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35064 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 4-5:15 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

Discover the world of theater while participating in the production of a performance. Get involved in acting, dancing, choreography, costuming, lighting, scene construction and painting, and house and stage management for College productions. Acting and/or dancing in a production is by audition only. Students must attend 30 lab hours per semester, in addition to a one-hour lecture each week.

Available lab hours:

Mondays 12-1:50
Tuesdays 12:30-12:20
Wednesdays 10:30-12:20
Fridays 10-11:50

Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM042 37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET122

$132 + $69 fee = $201; Non-MD residents add $266.80

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 35007 15 Sessions T
1/28-5/12 3:30-4:20 p.m.
No class 3/17

Takoma Park/Silver Spring 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 + $40 fee = $80; Non-MD residents add $50

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34281 1 Session S
3/28 1-5 p.m.
Instructors: Herbert Muse and Alexander Moyer

Get out of the classroom and experience art in DC! Gain a deeper understanding of our local art scene by visiting a range of art institutions in the DC metro area, from world-renowned museums to galleries and other dynamic venues. We will talk with curators, directors, educators, and more, learning about their responsibilities and each institution’s mission, collection, and business model.

Every day meets at a different location. Many are accessible by public transportation but some require driving. We frequently visit multiple locations on the same day, so be prepared to walk. Art in DC has more demand than available seats, so please only register if you are committed to attending all eight sessions. Bring your enthusiasm, curiosity, and critical-thinking to this interactive course! Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS442 24 Hours
$160 + $160 fee = $320; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34212 8 Sessions R
2/13-4/16 1-4 p.m.
No class 3/19, 4/2
Instructor: Alice Cisternino

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#: 34296 1 Session S
3/7 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#: 34297 10 Sessions S
2/15-4/25 1-2:30 p.m.
No class 3/21
Instructor: Rissa Miller

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

Course: ART066 37.5 Hours
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34267 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 2-3:15 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19
Instructor: Norberto Gomez

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: Art and Culture of Central Africa

Explore visual traditions and art forms of the people of Central Africa in relation to the complexities of the region’s identity and socio-cultural context. Examine the art of people from Cameroon to the Congo basin. Central African art reflects the dominance of ancient powerful kingdoms and other forms of government. The sculptural forms are most commonly wood carvings: masks, ancestor figures, bowls, boxes, cups, staffs, pots, weapons, and musical instruments. 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#: 34302 10 Sessions F
2/12-4/22 1-2:30 p.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Boureima Diamitani

Discover the art and culture of major African regions. This course emphasizes architecture, sculpture, painting, crafts, and performance. Explore cross-cultural and outside influences, religion, philosophy, and everyday life as they relate to the art of various African peoples. This course includes field trips to museums and galleries. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART013 37.5 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT270
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34233 15 Sessions F
1/31-5/15 11 a.m.-1:40 p.m.
No class 3/20

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

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34230 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 10-11:15 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 34231 15 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 3-4:15 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

CRN#: 34232 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 9-10:15 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

“Without mathematics there is no art", stated Luca Pacioli, Italian mathematician and collaborator with Leonardo DaVinci. Learn how math underlies art and examine their inherent connections—including how art has driven the development of mathematics. Explore artworks from antiquity to modern times, as well as examples from graphic design, geometric and optical art, Islamic ornamentation, cartoons, and street art. Create your own artwork with mathematical foundations, such as geometrical constructions, golden-ratio-based Fibonacci sequences, symmetry, patterns, tessellations, elementary perspective, fractals, and anamorphosis. No background in art or math is required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS423 25 Hours
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34207 10 Sessions S
2/15-4/25 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/21
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
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34240 28 Sessions M,W
2/3-5/13 12-2:55 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

Drawing

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; NMR add $30

Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle

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#: 34216 S 2/15 1-4 p.m.

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#: 34218 S 2/22 1-4 p.m.

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#: 34220 S 2/29 1-4 p.m.

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#: 34221 S 3/7 1-4 p.m.

Learn basic drawing techniques using colored pencils and pastels. This week we will explore drawing portraits from a printed document.

Course: ADS464
CRN#: 34223 S 3/14 1-4 p.m.

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#: 34226 S 3/28 1-4 p.m.

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#: 34227 S 4/4 1-4 p.m.

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#: 34273 S 4/11 1-4 p.m.

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#: 34174 10 Sessions T
2/11-4/21 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Antoinette Suiter

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34241 15 Sessions S
2/1-5/16 9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/21

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#: 34295 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Jamie Noguchi

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
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34213 10 Sessions T
2/11-4/21 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Rebecca Solow

Discover illustrative drawing and painting with traditional and digital media. Access your drawing skills and basic composition techniques to communicate ideas. Learn the tools of visual narrative and sequential storytelling (like comic strips!). Explore employment possibilities and business practices for illustrators. Prerequisite: ADSADS039, ART032 or ARTT100 Intro to Drawing or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART073 75 Hours
Co-listed with GDES134/GDES134L
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $250

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34268 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 2-4:15 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34235 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 12-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

CRN#: 34234 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 6-8:40 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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#: 34186 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 4-6:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Holly Trout

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34240 28 Sessions M,W
2/3-5/13 12-2:55 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34242 28 Sessions M,W
2/3-5/13 6-8:55 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

Painting

Explore the amazing medium of acrylic paints! Acrylic is the dominant painting medium of the 20th century, used by artists like Rothko, Warhol, and Hockney. 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#: 34206 10 Sessions T
2/11-4/21 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/17
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#: 34215 10 Sessions W
2/12-4/22 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Rozeal Brown

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
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34201 10 Sessions T
2/18-4/21 7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Holt

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#: 35384 10 Sessions F
2/14-4/24 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#: 34187 10 Sessions S
2/15-4/25 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/21
Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle

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

$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34192 10 Sessions M
2/10-4/20 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

CRN#: 34191 10 Sessions S
2/15-4/25 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/21
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

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
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34188 10 Sessions M
2/10-4/20 1-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

CRN#: 34189 10 Sessions W
2/12-4/22 1-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/18
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#: 34225 10 Sessions W
2/12-4/22 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/18
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. Subjects include flowers, animals, and landscapes. 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.

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34202 10 Sessions T
2/11-4/21 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Amy Quach

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34239 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19
Instructor: Katherine Knight

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34238 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 12-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Instructor: Katherine Knight

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#: 34208 1 Session S
2/1 9:30 a.m.-12:30 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#: 34184 10 Sessions M
2/10-4/20 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
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#: 34178 8 Sessions W
2/26-4/22 6:30-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Jerry Truong

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
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34176 8 Sessions T
2/25-4/21 6:30-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Jerry Truong

Discover InDesign, Adobe’s powerful layout program that compliments Photoshop and Illustrator. Learn to create layouts for magazines, books, and more! Work with your own and supplied photos, graphics, and text. By the end of the class, you will be able to create your own page layouts and export them as printer-ready documents. Bring a flash drive (at least 4GB) to the first class. Prerequisite: ADS430 Mac OSX Crash Course, ADS319 Intro to Graphic Design Software, or experience using Mac computers. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS210 25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34183 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Alison Whitty

Discover illustrative drawing and painting with traditional and digital media. Access your drawing skills and basic composition techniques to communicate ideas. Learn the tools of visual narrative and sequential storytelling (like comic strips!). Explore employment possibilities and business practices for illustrators. Prerequisite: ADS039, ART032 or ARTT100 Intro to Drawing or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART073 75 Hours
Co-listed with GDES134/134L
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $250

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34268 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 2-4:15 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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#: 34213 10 Sessions T
2/11-4/21 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Rebecca Solow

Photography

Unlock the power of your smartphone's camera. Learn the apps, settings, composition techniques, and content that work best with smartphones. We’ll look at the smartphone as a photographic tool and 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
$95 + $70 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34199 5 Sessions R
2/13-3/12 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 $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34182 5 Sessions S
2/15-3/14 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong

CRN#: 34179 5 Sessions R
3/26-4/23 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong

Learn the potential of manipulating light using both studio lights and natural light. Explore the different ways in which light determines perception and narrative with subjects like landscape, portraiture, architectural, and abstract photography. Students provide their own cameras. Prerequisite: ADS318 Digital Photography or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS386 15 Hours
$150 + $100 fee = $250; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34195 5 Sessions S
3/28-4/25 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marks

Film and Video Arts

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34972 15 Sessions W
1/29-5/13 2-4:40 p.m.
No class 3/18

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#: 34284 10 Sessions M
2/10-4/20 1-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Biljana Milenkovic

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
$95 + $70 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34294 5 Sessions M
3/23-4/20 9:30 a.m.-12 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/TVRA140L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34254 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 1:15-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

Printmaking

Discover the oldest of all printmaking methods! Create an edition of finished woodblock prints based on imagery you develop. Learn the specifics of design, carving, inking, and printing for woodcut. Explore how type of wood, line weight, and cutting tools and techniques effect the final print. This class is open to all skill levels, but please note that wood carving and printing are physically intense activities. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS494 20 Hours
$155 + $105 fee = $260; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34322 6 Sessions S
2/8-3/14 10 a.m.-1:20 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
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34244 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 6-8:40 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Instructor: Kevin Bowman

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34258 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19
Instructor: Kevin Bowman

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

Course: ART050 75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT233
$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34253 15 Sessions F
1/31-5/15 9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/20

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#: 34211 10 Sessions T
2/11-4/21 1-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Robert Devers

Explore the elements and principles of art and how to apply them to three-dimensional composition. Tackle the challenges of designing and creating three dimensional objects, such as interpreting two-dimensional sketches and building secure free-standing objects. This course is a must for anyone beginning to work in three dimensions! Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART049 75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT103
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34252 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Instructor: Miriam Ewers

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. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART024 75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT221
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34236 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 1-3:40 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Instructor: Miriam Ewers

Crafts

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 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34186 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 4-6:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Holly Trout

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34246 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19
Topic: Natural dyeing, stitching, mending, and basketry
Instructor: Morgan Kuster

Are you interested in sewing but don't know how to get started? Learn foundational sewing skills that will aid you in future projects. Practice the basics of hand sewing and the essentials of using a sewing machine. Learn to read and follow a pattern in order to create a final product such as a bag, hat, apron, or stuffed animal. This course is ideal for beginners with no formal sewing experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS456 12.5 Hours
$95 + $70 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34214 5 Sessions W
3/25-4/22 7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bridget Egan

Create your own batik fabric prints! Batik is the ancient art of creating designs on fabric using dyes with a “resist”, such as melted beeswax. These fabrics are known for the crackle or veining that appears in the design. Learn to use traditional batik dying methods to create contemporary, personalized works of art on napkins, placemats, garments, paintings, and more. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS466 25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34224 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 1-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Robert Devers

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 the doll’s head and hands, soft-sculpting the doll’s body, and sewing the doll’s costume. Prerequisite: Basic hand-sewing skills; can be learned in ADS456 Sewing: Introduction. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS375 25 Hours
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34194 10 Sessions F
2/14-4/24 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/20
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
$190 + $120 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34205 10 Sessions F

2/14-4/24 1:30-4 p.m.
No class 3/20
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34250 15 Sessions F
1/31-5/15 9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/20
Instructor: Morgan Kuster

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: ADS490 15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34310 5 Sessions W
2/12-3/11 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxter

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

Topic: Working in Three Dimensions

Learn to think outside the box, literally! Create 3D forms in stained glass, such as sculptural pieces and containers. Bring unusual materials you may want to incorporate to the first class for discussion. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS492 15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34319 5 Sessions W
3/25-4/22 6:30-9:30 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 is not a substitute for ADS402. 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#: 34283 10 Sessions R
2/13-4/23 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Wanjin Kim

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts
Dance

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 35058 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 8:30-9:45 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

CRN#: 35061 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 6-7:15 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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#: 34636 10 Sessions S
2/15-4/25 10-10:45 a.m.
No class 3/21
Instructor: Nichole Gibbs Thomas

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 these classes if you want to attend a single session, or register for the whole series above. Each session is 45 minutes.

Cost of each workshop is $8 + $4 = $12; NMR add $30

Instructor: Nichole Gibbs Thomas

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Session 1
Course: PFA062
CRN#: 34640 S 2/15 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 2
Course: PFA063
CRN#: 34642 S 2/22 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 3
Course: PFA064
CRN#: 34646 S 2/29 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 4
Course: PFA065
CRN#: 34647 S 3/7 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 5
Course: PFA066
CRN#: 34668 S 3/14 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 6

Course: PFA067

CRN#: 34670 S 3/28 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 7
Course: PFA068
CRN#: 34671 S 4/4 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 8
Course: PFA069
CRN#: 34672 S 4/11 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 9
Course: PFA070
CRN#: 34673 S 4/18 10-10:45 a.m.

Session 10
Course: PFA071
CRN#: 34674 S 4/25 10-10:45 a.m.

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 35004 29 Sessions M,W
1/29-5/13 12-1:15 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

Music

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

Course: FLM011 37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC184
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34988 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 9-10:15 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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
$95 + $70 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

CRN#: 34607 10 Sessions M
2/10-4/20 8-9:15 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Yuma Bellomee

All equipment provided, including iPads. Mobile devices have become a recognized alternative to more traditional music production tools, especially when it comes to developing your own musical concepts. This course will teach you how to create ideas, record, mix, and master music entirely on the iPad. Learn to set up a mobile studio and work with professional production apps Cubasis and iReal Pro. Learn mastering with the FinalTouch app. The skills you learn on the provided iPad can be applied to music production on your Android or IOS smartphone or tablet. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA029 20 Hours
$155 + $105 fee = $260; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34625 8 Sessions M
2/17-4/13 7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Leland Edgecombe

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 35006 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 2-3:45 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34627 8 Sessions T
2/25-4/21 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 4/7
Instructor: Greta Ehrig

Continue your exploration of piano! Improve your fluency when reading music and your hand coordination and movement. Develop a repertoire of elementary piano pieces as a basis for further development and performance. Build your knowledge of music theory for piano, including sharps, flats, naturals, C and G pentascales and chords, major vs minor, and increasingly larger intervals (4ths, 5ths, 6ths). Prerequisite: PFA032 Intro Group Piano or rudimentary skills in reading treble and bass clefs and a basic understanding of keyboard orientation and geography. Textbook required: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1 by Nancy and Randal Faber. You must purchase textbook(s)/materials and bring them to the first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA072 16 Hours
$102 + $98 fee = $200; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34676 8 Sessions R
2/27-4/23 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 4/9
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
$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 35000 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 1-2:45 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 35002 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 10-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34973 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 9-10:15 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34977 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 10-11:15 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34993 30 Sessions M,W
1/27-5/13 12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

Theatre Arts

Ever wanted to give stand-up comedy a try? Learn to use your life experiences to create an original 3-minute comedy routine. The course will cover comedy-writing basics and comedic style in a fun, interactive, and supportive atmosphere. Bring something to write on and record with (like a smartphone) to the first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA073 9 Hours
$70 + $50 fee = $120; Non-MD residents add $120
CRN#: 34678 3 Sessions W
3/4-3/18 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 35063 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34978 30 Sessions T,R
1/28-5/14 1-2:15 p.m.
No class 3/17, 3/19

Locations

Detailed maps and directions.

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

Detailed maps and directions.

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

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

Registration

You can register for classes online, by mail, or fax. You can also register in person. Visit Registration Options and Policies for more information about registering for a class.

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

Questions?

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

Student Artwork Portfolio

Works produced by Community Arts students
painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

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