Community Arts

COVID-19 Alert
Throughout the ongoing pandemic, Montgomery College has prioritized the health and safety of its students and employees above all else. As campuses are unlikely to fully reopen this fall, all Community Arts classes will be held remotely. Co-listed classes have the option of returning to campus mid-semester only if the administration deems it safe for students to return to campus. All class listings include a note on how the class will be structured. To continue receiving the most up-to-date information, please sign up for our email list. We hope you join us this fall for a class!
Fall 2020 Catalog
Fall 2020 Catalog
Check out our fully remote Fall 2020 catalog (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) . This is our final schedule for fall. Congratulations to Arleen Cannata Seed, who created the cover artwork, "Cairngorms Stair."

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 or call 240-567-5806.

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NOTE: Co-Listed Classes

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

 

Fall 2020 Schedule

Distance Learning Visual Arts
Art History, Theory, and Professional Development

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
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 24537   2 Sessions       S
10/17-24           10-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Annie Storr
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Explore the language and concept of beauty and the abstract, and deepen your appreciation of the visual world. This course is for anyone who loves looking at art, enjoys writing, or wants to hone their art appreciation skills. Writing about art is the basis for museum labels, art criticism, art philosophy, and poetry and prose, shaping the way we perceive artwork. Through lectures, group discussions, short readings, and writing exercises, you will cultivate stronger observational skills while voicing your unique perceptions. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS510                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25552   10 Sessions     S
9/19-11/21        10-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Rissa Miller
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Design an exhibition from scratch and learn what it takes to install it! Working with your instructor and a group of your peers, decide on an exhibition theme, choose artwork, prepare it for installation, mount the exhibit, and hold a reception. If campuses are open in November, you will install in a Montgomery College gallery. Otherwise, the final exhibition will be held online. Work with your own artwork or local artists, depending on the class’ decisions. Plan an exhibition layout that best suits the artwork and theme while working within the limitations of a specific gallery space. Learn to hang artwork, light it, and create professional-quality signage and labeling. Open to all levels. Note: extra hours may be required during installation week, November 12-18. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only. Course: ADS503            25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 24595   10 Sessions     Th
9/17-11/19        7-8:30 p.m.
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

This course is a general survey of the art and culture of China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Emphasis is on architecture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture with reference to cross-cultural influences, religion, and philosophy as they relate to the art of the countries. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART014                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT272
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24596   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        10:30-11:45 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Instructor: Cristin Cash
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART076                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT200
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24685   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          10-11:15 a.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Analyze major trends in architecture, painting, and sculpture in Western civilization. Explore art movements from the Renaissance through the 20th century, including Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, Expressionist, Cubist, non-objective, and 20th century art. No prerequisites. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART075                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT201
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24622   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          3-4:15 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART027                         75 Hours
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24600   28 Sessions     M W
9/9-12/16          12-2:55 p.m.
No class 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS504                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25246   10 Sessions     M
9/14-11/16        10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kim
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
CRN#: 25247   10 Sessions     W
9/16-11/18        12-1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Trout
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART032                         75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT100
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24601   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        12-2:40 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24602   14 Sessions     S
9/12-12/19        9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 11/28
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Have you taken an introductory drawing class but want to further develop your drawing skills? This course picks up on the techniques introduced in Introduction to Drawing and provides further analysis and exploration of drawing skills, techniques, and concepts. Emphasis is on more complex problem solving in the visual interpretation of three-dimensional forms. You will utilize a variety of black-and-white and color drawing media. Bring a sketchbook, charcoal, and pencils to the first class. Prerequisite: ADS039 Intro to Drawing or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS418                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 24505   10 Sessions     Tu
9/15-11/17        7-9 p.m.
Instructor: Rozeal Brown
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

Discover the basics of visual storytelling frame-by-frame! Whether your interest is in slice-of-life stories or super hero epics, you’ll learn to build your own narrative style. Take on everything from drawing backgrounds and environments to illustrating action to writing dialogue and narration. Bring a sketchbook and your favorite drawing tools to the first class, and get ready for lots of drawing! Open to students of all skill levels; no prior experience required. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS509                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25551   10 Sessions     M
9/14-11/16        7-8 p.m.
Instructor: Jamie Noguchi
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

Discover new and exciting drawing techniques that enable you to tap into your creativity. Each week presents a new topic, covering a variety of media and subject matter. Topics include drawing basics, ink still live, watercolor pencil & graphite still life, pastel still life, hands in charcoal and conté, self-portrait in multiple media, portraiture in multiple media, and narrative portraiture in graphite. Students must provide their own supplies. Please have ready for the first class: pencils in 3 hardnesses (H, HB, and any B), graphite sticks (one each soft, medium, and firm), a tortillon, 3-5 sheets of 18x24” newsprint, 3-5 sheets of 18x24” drawing paper, and 1” artists tape or masking tape. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS495                        24 Hours
$150 + $130 fee = $280; Non-MD residents add $140
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 24544   8 Sessions       F
9/18-11/6          10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Instructor: Rozeal Brown
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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 trip, and readings accompany the hands-on work. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART033                         75 Hours
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24603   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          9-11:40 a.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS529                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25664   10 Sessions     Tu
9/15-11/17        1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Rozeal Brown
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS515                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25557   10 Sessions     W
9/16-11/18        9:30-10:30 a.m.
Instructor: Leslie Holt
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

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/ADS515 Intro to Oil Painting, or ART026/ARTT211 Painting I, or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS516                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Distance Learning
CRN#: 25558
9/18-11/20
Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle
Class structure: self-paced. Class content is delivered via discussion boards, video lectures and demos, and/or individual meetings.

From trompe l’oeil techniques to abstract expressionism, develop your own painting style. You will primarily work on paintings and subjects of your own choosing. There will be a limited number of group studies intended to enhance the participant’s own direction. Bring your oil painting supplies, including canvas of your choice and your painting concept, to the first class. Prerequisite: At least two semesters of oil painting studies. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS530                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Distance Learning
CRN#: 25665
9/19-11/21
Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle
Class structure: self-paced. Class content is delivered via discussion boards, video lectures and demos, and/or individual meetings.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS531                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25667   10 Sessions     S
9/19-11/21        9:30-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels
Note: If section is full, contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

Learn watercolor painting as a process that begins with design, composition, and thoughtful color selection, and ends with a series of finished paintings that reveal personal stylistic expression. You will select subject matter of individual interest and develop personal style through the process of creative expression. Bring to the first class: 1 full sheet (22 x 30) of 140 lb or 300 lb cold pressed watercolor paper; scraps of paper for sampling color; a palette; tubes of watercolor paint; brushes; and a container for water. Prerequisite: ADS350/ADS531 Beginning Watercolor or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS532                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25747   10 Sessions     M
9/14-11/16        1-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

CRN#: 25669   10 Sessions     W
9/16-11/18        1-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS468                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 24521   10 Sessions     W
9/16-11/18        9:30-11 a.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART026                         75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT211
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24599   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        1-3:40 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART025                         75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT212
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/ Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24598   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        1-3:40 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD 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
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24611   31 Sessions     TR
9/1-12/17          9-11:40 a.m.
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART064                         75 Hours
Co-listed with IDES107/IDES107L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24614   30 Sessions     MW
8/31-12/16        9-11:40 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD 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
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24616   30 Sessions     MW
8/31-12/16        1-3:40 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Graphic Design and Visual Arts

Learn to design like a professional with Adobe Creative Cloud! Edit photographs and images in Photoshop, create graphics in Illustrator, and put it all together in the page layout app InDesign. Discover how to combine these professional programs in a workflow that meets your creative needs. No prior knowledge of computer applications is required to take this course. Students have access to a free Adobe CC license. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS524                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Distance Learning
CRN#: 25659
9/14-11/16
Instructor: Karin Rodney-Haapala
Class structure: self-paced. Class content is delivered via discussion boards, video lectures and demos, and/or individual meetings.

Adobe Illustrator CC is a vector graphics program that artists and designers use to create sophisticated illustrations and type effects. It’s a fun and intuitive drawing program that’s much easier to use than Photoshop for anything line- and shape- based. Start by drawing and manipulating simple shapes, and move on to layered compositions that can be used to create logos, illustrations, and web graphics. Students have access to a free Illustrator license. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS526                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25662   10 Sessions     Tu
9/15-11/17        6-7 p.m.
Instructor: Lena Ruano
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

Discover Photoshop, the industry standard for image editing! Photoshop is one of the most feature packed digital tools out there, with the capacity to create everything from animated gifs to 3D images. Start your Photoshop journey with the basics, learning different types of image editing and exploring the tools that give you ultimate control over your digital artwork. Experiment with retouching and altering exiting images and creating your own! Prerequisite: Students have access to a free Photoshop license. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS525                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25661   8 Sessions       W
9/30-11/18        6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Photography

Unlock the power of your smartphone’s camera. Learn the apps, settings, composition techniques, and content that work best with smartphones. We’ll look at the smartphone as a photographic tool and explore artists who use smartphone photography in their work. Learn to create, edit, and critique high-quality images taken with your phone (you may also use a point-and-shoot or DSLR for shooting). Students of all levels welcome. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS522                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25564   5 Sessions       W
9/17-10/15        5:30-7 p.m.
Instructor: Lena Ruano
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.
CRN#: 25565   5 Sessions       S
10/24-11/21      9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Begin your exploration of digital photography, one of the most relevant art media of the 21st century. Discover how to control your camera and compose a shot for high quality, consistent results. Learn the basics of camera operation, photo composition, and color and value to capture the best photos you can. Explore the fundamentals of photo editing and digital image management to add interest to your photos and safely handle your files. Required equipment: a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with at least 7.0-megapixel resolution, memory card, and flash drive. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS523                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25657   5 Sessions       Tu
10/20-11/17      11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marks
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
CRN#: 25658   5 Sessions       S
9/19-10/17        9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART059                         66 Hours
Co-listed with PHOT161/PHOT161L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24606   14 Sessions     S
9/12-12/19        8 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
No class 11/28
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Do you have boxes of slides or photos in storage? A shelf of home movies on VHS? Now you can digitize them to access on your computer and share on the web. Learn the principles of personal archiving, including digitizing media, file processing and handling, and safe storage and backup. Classes are divided between lecture and in-class practice. Whether you’re an artist with work documented on physical media or someone with family memories trapped in obsolete media, this class will get your media into the 21st century! Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS501                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 24593   5 Sessions       M
9/14-10/12        6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Biljana Milenkovic
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means. Students will need their own flatbed scanner.

Film and Video Arts

Learn to use your smartphones 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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS521                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25563   10 Sessions     M
9/14-11/16        3:30-6 p.m.
Instructor: Biljana Milenkovic
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Use Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit digital videos for artistic, commercial, educational, and personal use. Learn basic editing techniques, use of the title tool, layering videos, mixing sound, moving clips, and exporting your finished product. Please bring a 500GB+ USB3.0 external hard drive, headphones with a 3.5 mm jack, and your MyMC login to the first class. Students have access to a free Premiere Pro license. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS519                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25561   5 Sessions       W
9/16-10/14        6-7:15 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

Integrate Adobe After Effects into your digital video editing toolkit. Learn to navigate the interface, explore layering in Compositions, and learn special effects like tracking and blurring. Please bring a 500GB+ USB3.0 external hard drive, headphones with a 3.5 mm jack, and your MyMC login to the first class. Students have access to a free After Effects license. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS520                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25562   5 Sessions       W
10/21-11/18      6-7:15 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

Explore the discipline of sound design and how it relates to film, video, and theater! Discover how to create a soundscape that includes music, dialog, ambiance, and effects. Use field recorders to capture sounds, and edit them using Adobe Audition CC. Gain a working knowledge of professional audio creation and production techniques and an understanding of the theories and concepts that underlie sound in audiovisual media. Perfect for video artists, musicians, and hobbyists. Students have access to a free Adobe Audition license. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS535                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25672   10 Sessions     Tu
9/15-11/17        7-8 p.m.
Instructor: Curt Seiss
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM001                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with FILM110
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24760   15 Sessions     F
9/4-12/18          2-4:40 p.m.
No class 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24762   15 Sessions     Th
9/3-12/17          6-8:40 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24759   15 Sessions     F
9/4-12/18          3-5:40 p.m.
No class 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24761   15 Sessions     Th
9/3-12/17          1-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Printmaking

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART069                         75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT225
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24617   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24619   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          1-3:40 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Crafts

Discover the world of craft! Craft is the basis of all visual art, as well as fields as diverse as furniture construction, origami, metal fabrication, and quilting. Create crafts projects by first visualizing them on paper, then learn fundamental fabrication strategies and use them to complete finished works. Projects can include textiles, sewing, paper, basic metalworking, glass, ceramics, and more. See section notes for this semester’s topics. This class fulfills basic hand-sewing skill requirements. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS528                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25663   10 Sessions     S
9/19-11/21        1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kim
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART044                         75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT123
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24604   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          2-4:40 p.m.
No class 11/26
Topic: Global craft traditions, including paper crafts, mixed-media sculpture, batik fabric dyeing, and ceramic glaze painting.
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Explore collage, the combination of different and surprising materials into an artistic composition. Learn the history of both collage and assemblage, and put it into practice by constructing artwork built on layers of form, color, and design. Incorporate found objects, texts, images, and other unexpected objects into your art. Find inspiration by learning about the work of artists like Picasso, Gretchen Green, Schwitters, Cornell, Bearden, and others. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS517                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25748   10 Sessions     Th
9/17-11/19        4-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Trout
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

Experience the traditional papermaking process from plant to sheet to book. Learn to gather, cook, and beat a variety of plant fibers from the garden. Then go on to create a selection of samples, sheets, and books showcasing the fibers unique colors and textures. Open to all skill levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS527                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25774   10 Sessions     M
9/14-11/16        1:30-4 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kim
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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. You must have access to a sewing machine to fully participate in this class. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS518                        12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25559   5 Sessions       W
10/21-11/18      4-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Antoinette Suiter
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

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. No prior experience necessary! Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS513                        35 Hours
$205 + $135 fee = $340; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25555   7 Sessions       S
9/5-10/17          1-6 p.m.
Instructor: Katja Toporski
TOPIC: Digital Jewelry Design with Rhino Part 1: Laser Cutting
Add digital design and output to your jewelry toolkit! Learn to design objects using the Computer Aided Design program Rhino and send design files to be laser cut in the material of choice. Use these laser-cut objects to fabricate a physical object such as a neckpiece. Students can enroll in Part 1 only, but it is recommended they continue with Part 2 during the second half of the semester. Rhino is available on campus and as a free three-month trial at home.
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means. Students will not learn soldering.

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: Basic metal jewelry experience with soldering. Can be satisfied through ADS402/ADS513 Jewelry & Metalsmithing Introduction or ART060/ARTT245 Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS514                        35 Hours
$205 + $135 fee = $340; Non-MD residents add $160
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25556   7 Sessions       S
10/24-12/12      1-6 p.m.
No class 11/28
Instructor: Katja Toporski
TOPIC: Digital Jewelry Design with Rhino Part 2: 3D printing
This class is designed for students who have taken Part 1 (see ADS513), or have prior experience with the Rhino CAD program. Continue honing your skills in Rhino, and learn to create objects to be 3D printed. Send design files to be printed as 3D objects, and use them to fabricate a physical object such as a neckpiece. Rhino is available on campus and as a free three-month trial at home.
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Distance Learning 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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM054                         37 Hours
Co-listed with DANC100
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24875   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24874   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24876   29 Sessions     Tu Th
9/8-12/17          6-7:25 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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 $20, or sign up for individual sessions below. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA089                         7.5 Hours
$55 + $40 fee = $95; Non-MD residents add $50
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25704   10 Sessions     S
9/19-11/21        10-10:45 a.m.
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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 this class 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; Non-MD residents add $8
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means. Please register ahead so we receive your contact information in a timely manner.
Structured Remote Learning
Session 1
Course: PFA062
CRN#: 24961   S                        9/19                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 2
Course: PFA063
CRN#: 24962   S                        9/26                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 3
Course: PFA064
CRN#: 24963   S                        10/3                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 4
Course: PFA065
CRN#: 24964   S                        10/10               10-10:45 a.m.
Session 5
Course: PFA066
CRN#: 24965   S                        10/17               10-10:45 a.m.
Session 6
Course: PFA067
CRN#: 24966   S                        10/24               10-10:45 a.m.
Session 7
Course: PFA068
CRN#: 24967   S                        10/31               10-10:45 a.m.
Session 8
Course: PFA069
CRN#: 24968   S                        11/7                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 9
Course: PFA070
CRN#: 24969   S                        11/14               10-10:45 a.m.
Session 10
Course: PFA071
CRN#: 24970   S                        11/21               10-10:45 a.m.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA085                         7.5 Hours
$55 + $40 fee = $95; Non-MD residents add $50
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25694   6 Sessions       Th
9/17-10/22        7-7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Gizelle Merced
Topic: Foxtrot
Learn the fundamentals of one of the most versatile and widely used dances, the Foxtrot. Take a walk in the park as you dance to the music of legends like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and modern-day artists like Michael Buble. Foxtrot is characterized by its smooth, elegant, graceful and gliding movements and is a must- have in one's dance repertoire.
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

Learn the basics of tap dance technique as you express your inner rhythms through your feet. Shuffle, flap, and paddle and roll in simple rhythmic combinations using both structure and improvisation. Experience percussive style tap while dancing to Motown, Beatles and Stones, Reggae, and Jazz tunes. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA078                         12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25684   10 Sessions     F
9/18-11/20        11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Instructor: Baakari Wilder
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Continue to build on the fundamentals of percussive tap dance. Explore new step variations, simple combinations, improvisation, and polyrhythms. Experience alternate styles by adding buckets and sticks to your percussive toolbox. Dance to music genres from jazz to rock and roll. Prerequisite: PFA018 Intro to Tap Dance or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA079                         10 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25685   10 Sessions     F
9/18-11/20        1-2 p.m.
Instructor: Baakari Wilder
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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; MD 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
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24800   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          2-3:15 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Continue your exploration of modern dance as an art form. Perfect your technique, develop improvisational skills, and experiment with creative movement studies. Prerequisite: Prior experience in modern dance; can be fulfilled by FLM038 or DANC103 Modern Dance I. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM049                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC104
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24873   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        11 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Music

Discover the basic elements of music! Learn terminology, notation, scales, intervals, triads, and traditional diatonic harmony. Apply these to reading, playing, and creating music. This course is intended for students with a limited musical background. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM011                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC184
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24779   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          9-10:15 a.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

James Taylor said, “I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.” In a sense, all songwriters are pretenders, because we start off writing each song not knowing where it will lead. It’s a process of discovery! Examine the basic elements of songs, playing with a wide range of techniques. Study the qualities of successful songs—and songwriters! We will experiment, edit, and share our creations in a safe and nurturing environment, building a supportive community of songwriters. Bring a notebook and/or staff paper to the first class. Bring an instrument, if you have one. No musical background necessary! Required textbook: Essential Songwriting: Everything You Need to Compose, Perform, and Sell Great Songs, by C.J. Watson. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA077                         16 Hours
$120 + $90 fee = $210; Non-MD residents add $140
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 24976   8 Sessions       Tu
9/22-11/10        10:30-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Greta Ehrig
Class structure: group meetings + self-paced. Online class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content such as videos, discussion boards, and/or individual meetings.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA090                         20 Hours
$155 + $105 fee = $260; Non-MD residents add $140
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25705   10 Sessions     Tu
9/15-11/17        6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Darab Behnam Shabahang
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Take your first steps to becoming a guitar legend! Even the greats started by muddling through simple chords on an acoustic. Learn basic strumming and picking techniques, common chord progressions, scales, notation, and tablature reading. On completion, you will have a foundation to take more advanced courses, start private lessons, or continue learning on your own. Students must provide their own guitar. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA082                         14 Hours
$120 + $90 fee = $210; Non-MD residents add $140
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25690   8 Sessions       W
9/30-11/18        10-11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Theodore Shusterman
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Learn fundamental playing techniques of the guitar. This includes basic finger technique and leads to a fundamental technical proficiency. Students must provide their own guitar. If class transitions to in-person format, guitars will be provided at that point. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM024                         50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC138
$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24799   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        10-11:40 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow. Students must provide their own instrument.

Study guitar one-on-one with a music professional! Whether you’re just starting out or are a musician looking to hone your skills, join us for lessons crafted to your level and goals. If all sections are full, please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu for availability. This private lesson is open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA087                         11.25 Hours
$185 + $730 fee = $915; Non-MD residents add $400
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25698   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          9:30-10:15 a.m.
No class 11/28
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
CRN#: 25699   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          10:20-11:05 a.m.
No class 11/28
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
CRN#: 25700   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          11:10-11:55 a.m.
No class 11/28
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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. Students must provide their own piano or keyboard with at least 61 keys. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA080                         16 Hours
$120 + $90 fee = $210; Non-MD residents add $140
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25686   7 Sessions       W
9/2-10/14          6:30-8:45 p.m.
Instructor: Hanyin Chen
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Continue your exploration of piano! Improve your fluency when reading music and your hand coordination and movement. Develop a repertoire of elementary piano pieces as a basis for further development and performance. Continue your study of music theory and apply it to the piano. Prerequisite: PFA032 Intro Group Piano or rudimentary skills in reading treble and bass clefs and a basic understanding of keyboard orientation and geography. Textbook required: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1 by Nancy and Randal Faber. Students must provide their own piano or keyboard with at least 61 keys. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA081                         16 Hours
$120 + $90 fee = $210; Non-MD residents add $140
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25688   7 Sessions       W
10/21-12/09      6:30-8:45 p.m.
No class 11/26
Instructor: Hanyin Chen
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Study piano one-on-one with a music professional! Whether you’re just starting out or are a musician looking to hone your skills, join us for lessons crafted to your level and goals. If all sections are full, please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu for availability. This private lesson is open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA086                         11.25 Hours
$185 + $730 fee = $915; Non-MD residents add $400
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25697   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          9:30-10:15 a.m.
No class 11/28
Instructor: Hanyin Chen
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
CRN#: 25695   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          10:20-11:05 a.m.
No class 11/28
Instructor: Hanyin Chen
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
CRN#: 25696   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          11:10-11:55 a.m.
No class 11/28
Instructor: Hanyin Chen
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Study your instrument one-on-one with a music professional! Whether you’re just starting out or are a musician looking to hone your skills, join us for lessons crafted to your level and goals. See section notes for instrument offered. If all sections are full, please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu for availability. This private lesson is open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA088                         11.25 Hours
$185 + $730 fee = $915; Non-MD residents add $400
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25701   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          9:30-10:15 a.m.
No class 11/28
Topic: Clarinet or Saxophone
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
CRN#: 25702   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          10:20-11:05 a.m.
No class 11/28
Topic: Clarinet or Saxophone
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
CRN#: 25703   15 Sessions     S
9/5-12/19          11:10-11:55 a.m.
No class 11/28
Topic: Clarinet or Saxophone
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM056                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC172
$132 + $69 fee = $201; Non-MD residents add $266.80
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24885   16 Sessions     Tu
9/1-12/15          4:30-7:10 p.m.
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Join a mixed ensemble of voices and instruments from around the world, including percussion, strings, bass, drums, piano, guitars, and flutes. Explore indigenous traditional and contemporary music from around the world, reflecting our college community that represents over 171 nationalities. The semester ends with a final performance at the Parilla Performing Arts Center, along with optional community performances during the semester. Open to all levels; no experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM055                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC161D
$132 + $69 fee = $201; Non-MD residents add $266.80
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24878   15 Sessions     M
8/31-12/14        4-6:30 p.m.
No class 9/7
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD 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
Structured Remote/Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24763   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        11-11:50 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Explore American popular music from the turn of the 20th century to the present with an emphasis on rock music. Tuition waiver applies; MD 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
Structured Remote/Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24765   15 Sessions     W
9/2-12/16          7-9:40 p.m.
No class 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24766   42 Sessions     M W F
9/9-12/18          2-3 p.m.
No class 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24767   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        2-2:50 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24768   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        12-12:50 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24769   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        10-10:50 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24770   15 Sessions     M
8/31-12/14        6:30-9:10 p.m.
No class 9/7
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24771   14 Sessions     S
9/12-12/19        9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
No class 11/28
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24764   29 Sessions     Tu Th
9/8-12/17          1-2:25 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: All sections of this course meet through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD 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
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24778   15 Sessions     Tu
9/8-12/15          6:30-9:35 p.m.
CRN#: 24777   28 Sessions     M W
9/9-12/16          3-4:25 p.m.
No class 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD 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
Structured Remote/Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24781   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24782   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24784   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        10-10:50 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24785   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        11-11:50 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24786   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        12-12:50 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24787   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        9-9:50 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24783   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24780   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Theater Arts

Ever wanted to give stand-up comedy a try? Learn to use your own life experiences and unique sense of humor to create an original 3-minute comedy routine to perform in front of a live audience. The course will cover joke- and comedy-writing basics, stage techniques, and comedic persona—all in a fun, interactive, and supportive atmosphere. Bring something to write on and record with (like a smartphone) to the first class. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA083                         12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25692   5 Sessions       W
9/16-10/14        7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Develop your comedy writing toolkit while defining your voice and exploring comedic styles. Learn the fundamental elements needed to write for different comedic outlets, like stand-up, sketch comedy, and blogs. Working with the instructor and collaborating with your fellow students, we will develop your comedy premise, character, and dialogue. By the end of the course you will complete work that we will perform in a live reading. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA084                         12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 25693   5 Sessions       W
10/21-11/18      7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

Discover how to use your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. In this introductory class, learn about a unique, outside the box way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voice-overs can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with minimal overhead! Whether you choose to pursue voice-overs part-time or full-time, this could be the game changer you’ve been looking for.
Course: PFA075                         2 Hours
$22 + $18 fee = $40; Non-MD residents add $30
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 24974   1 Session         W
10/14                 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Nicole Porche
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.

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; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM057                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET100
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24888   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        2-3:15 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24889   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24891   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24892   14 Sessions     W
9/9-12/16          6:30-9:15 p.m.
No class 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

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; MD 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
Structured Remote/Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24772   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24773   45 Sessions     M W F
8/31-12/18        11-11:50 a.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25, 11/27
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24774   15 Sessions     M
8/31-12/14        6:30-9:10 p.m.
No class 9/7
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24775   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.
CRN#: 24776   29 Sessions     Tu Th
9/8-12/17          2-3:25 p.m.
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Explore the theories and techniques of theatrical makeup. Through hands-on projects, experience the techniques involved in corrective, character, and special effects makeup. Learn to highlight or adjust facial structure, anticipate the effect of lighting on makeup, and compliment costume design with makeup. Discover the types of makeup, their benefits and drawbacks, and how to apply them. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM059                         50 Hours
Co-listed with THET118/THET118L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24925   30 Sessions     M W
8/31-12/16        1-2:45 p.m.
No class 9/7, 11/25
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Discover the principles and practice of drama production, with emphasis on planning, constructing, and shifting scenery, and on the management of backstage operations. Students are required to participate in additional laboratory hours and work on College productions. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM058                         65 Hours
Co-listed with THET114/THET114L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24901   31 Sessions     Tu Th
9/1-12/17          2-3:15 p.m. (Tu)
2-5 p.m. (Th)
No class 11/26
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Practical experience in the production aspects of the performing arts. Students are assigned tasks in the areas of 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 hours per semester in a laboratory, in addition to a one-hour lecture each week. Students may spend up to 70 hours per semester working on a College production. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM042                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET122/THET122L
$132 + $69 fee = $201; Non-MD residents add $266.80
Structured Remote/Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24801   15 Sessions     Tu
9/1-12/15          3:30-4:20 p.m.
Class structure: This class meets through videoconference, and may transition to in-person format as conditions allow.

Locations

Detailed maps and directions.

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

Detailed maps and directions.

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

Detailed maps and directions.

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

Registration

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

Questions?

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

Student Artwork Portfolio

Works produced by Community Arts students
painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

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