Skip to main content

Community Arts

Art Classes and Workshops for Adults and Teens
COVID-19 Alert
Throughout the ongoing pandemic, Montgomery College has prioritized the health and safety of its students and employees above all else. This fall, we are running 70% of our classes on campus and 30% online. On-campus classes will have safety measures in place based on up-to-date recommendations from our public health team. Class listings include a note on how the class will be structured where applicable. Please note on-campus students must submit vaccine documentation. To continue receiving the most up-to-date information, please sign up for our email listnew window. We hope you join us this fall for a class!
Fall 2022 Catalog
Fall 2022 Catalog
Check out our Fall 2022 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) catalog with both on-campus and remote offerings. Congratulations to Nimi Trehan, who created the cover artwork Warm Embrace.

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

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

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

complete course evaluation
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 2022 Schedule

Visual Arts

Art History, Theory, and Professional Development

Discover the richness of Havana, Cuba’s art and culture and its contribution to the world. Havana is one of the oldest European-founded cities in the hemisphere, having just celebrated its 500th anniversary. Explore the arts and architecture of Havana and how they intersect with urban planning, historic preservation, economics, and real estate development. Examine how these disciplines are manifested in the arts, culture, and society. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS582                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                                    $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24352        10 Sessions           F
9/16-11/18           10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Reemberto Rodrigueznew window

Register today!

Discover the art and culture of China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Explore architecture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Learn about cross-cultural influences, religion, and philosophy as they relate to the art of Asian cultures. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART089                         37.5 Hours
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Online: Distance Learning
CRN#: 24809                       
10/26-12/18         Online 24/7
This class is fully self-paced with no group meetings. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT272, CRN 22414.
Instructor: Cristin Cashnew window

Register today!

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24062        28 Sessions           M W
9/12-12/14           12 - 3:05 p.m.
No class 9/5, 11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT105, CRN 21816.
Instructor: Adriana Baler

Register today!

“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; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS423                         25 Hours
$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24051        10 Sessions           Sa
9/17-11/19           10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ronald Collénew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART066                         37.5 Hours
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24074        14 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-10/13           11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

No class 11/24

If class is full, register for co-listed credit class TVRA134, CRN 20812.

Register today!

Discover the world of art collecting and become a valuable member of the art community. Collectors are vital to the art world: their work sustains artists, galleries, and museums. Learn to be a savvy collector, whether you’re buying directly from artists or at galleries. Explore how the art market works and how to develop relationships with curators, other collectors, and individual artists. Gain insight from experts in the field with a new guest speaker each week, including private collectors, gallerists, curators, and artists.       

Develop clear goals for your art collection, covering style, medium, and provenance of the art you plan to collect. By the end of this class, you’ll be ready to build your own powerful collection of art! Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS552                         12 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $195
MD seniors 60+                          $75
Non-MD residents                       $315

Hybrid (Online & Face to Face)
CRN#: 24111        8 Sessions             Th
9/15-11/3              1 - 2:30 p.m.
Class sessions include online meetings and meetings on-location at locations in the DC area.
Instructor: Alice Cisterninonew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS572                         20 Hours
$174 + $125 fee = $299; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $299
MD seniors 60+                          $125
Non-MD residents                       $439

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24126        10 Sessions           Sa
9/17-11/19           10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Rissa Millernew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS579                         15 Hours
$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24281        5 Sessions             M
9/12-10/10           6:30-8:30 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS560                         6.25 Hours
$49 + $45 fee = $94; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents                    $94
MD seniors 60+                          $45
Non-MD residents                       $144

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24116        3 Sessions             Tu
10/18-11/1           6:30 - 8:35 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

Register today!

Learn the marketing skills you need to get your work out there. The most successful artists aren’t necessarily the best, they’re the most visible! Discover the tools of art marketing in both the digital and non-digital realm. Build a personal brand and internet presence, including an artist website. Create a clear marketing plan with achievable goals, and learn to build and maintain the relationships you need to achieve those goals. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS544                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24261        10 Sessions           Th
9/29-12/8              7-8:30 p.m.
No class 11/24
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS540                         12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $195
MD seniors 60+                          $75
Non-MD residents                       $315

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24093        5 Sessions             Tu
9/13-10/11           6:30 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS558                         9 Hours

$70 + $59 fee = $129; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $129
MD seniors 60+                          $59
Non-MD residents                       $249

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24114        3 Sessions             M
10/17-10/31         6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Drawing & Illustration

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

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24069        30 Sessions           M W
8/29-12/14           9 - 11:40 a.m.
No class 9/5,11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT102, CRN 20010.
Instructor: Kevin Bowmannew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS504                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24063        10 Sessions           F
9/16-11/18           10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24064        10 Sessions           Sa
9/17-11/19           10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS568                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24121        10 Sessions           Tu
9/13-11/15           7 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART085                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24156        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           9 - 11:40 a.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT100, CRN 20002.
Instructor: Katherine Knightnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24157        14 Sessions           Sa
9/10-12/17           9 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
No class 11/26
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT100, CRN 20008.
Instructor: Brandon Geurtsnew window

Register today!

Explore both representational and abstract visual interpretation of the human figure, both as a separate study and in relation to its environment. Prerequisite: ADS504 Intro to Drawing, ART085/ARTT100 Drawing I, or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART019                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24054        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           6 - 8:40 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT205, CRN 20067.
Instructor: Kate Kretznew window

Register today!

Take your charcoal drawing to the next level with advanced tools and techniques. We often consider charcoal a rough-and-ready medium, but it can create fine detail and exquisite tones. Continue in the tradition of charcoal artists like DaVinci and Albrecht Durer, using charcoal to create the illusion of dimension with subtle shading. Increase the value scale and line variety you use in charcoal drawings for a more refined finished artwork. Explore the tools of charcoal drawing, like graded hardnesses of charcoal, white charcoal, charcoal pencils, and conté. Prerequisite: ADS418/568 Drawing: Intermediate, ART085/ARTT100 Drawing I, or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS583                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24353        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           1 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS575                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24128        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Register today!

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: ADS576                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24268        10 Sessions           M W
9/12-10/12           7-8 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Jamie Noguchinew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS549                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24110        10 Sessions           M W
10/17-11/16         7-8 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Jamie Noguchinew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS567                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24119        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           7 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carrie Rennoldsnew window

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Painting

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

Course: ADS529                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24086        10 Sessions           Tu
9/13-11/15           7 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Racquel Kellernew window

Register today!

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; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS457                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24055        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           7 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Racquel Kellernew window

Register today!

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

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24068        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           3:30 - 6 p.m.
Instructor: Racquel Kellernew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS530                         25 Hours
$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24087        10 Sessions           Sa
9/17-11/19           9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Classes are organized into one-on-one meetings with the student and instructor during the class period for most sessions.
Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Collenew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART026                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24061        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           1:10 - 3:50 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT211, CRN 20022.
Instructor: Katherine Knightnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS531                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24088        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           7 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24089        10 Sessions           Sa
9/17-11/19           9:30-11:30 a.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by a half hour of self-paced content each week.
Bring tubes of red, blue, and yellow watercolor paint, a one-inch flat watercolor brush, and a jar for water to the first class.

Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

Register today!

Learn watercolor painting as a process that begins with design, composition, and thoughtful color selection, and ends with a series of finished paintings that reveal personal stylistic expression. You will select subject matter of individual interest and develop personal style through the process of creative expression. Bring to the first class: 1 full sheet (22 x 30) of 140 lb or 300 lb cold pressed watercolor paper; scraps of paper for sampling color; a palette; tubes of watercolor paint; brushes; and a container for water. Prerequisite: ADS350/ADS531 Beginning Watercolor or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS532                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24090        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           9:30-11 a.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

CRN#: 24091        10 Sessions          W
9/14-11/16           1-2:30 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

Register today!

Create collages using aqueous media (watercolor) as a unifying tool. Learn to think in mixed media and use simple design principles to create complex, unified artwork. Conceptualize and assemble compositions related to mythology, symbolism, fantasy, personal iconography, whimsical, and/or spiritual themes. There is no limit on the combined use of aqueous media: we will incorporate found objects, pen and ink, magazine clippings, colored and watercolor pencils; acrylic paints, pastel, pencil, and discarded paintings. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS566                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24117        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           9:30-11 a.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS553                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24112        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Natacha Lonew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS554                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24113        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Natacha Lonew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS543                         10 Hours

$146 + $549 fee = $695; Non-MD residents add $300
Maryland residents                    $695
MD seniors 60+                          $549
Non-MD residents                       $995

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24101        10 Sessions          
9/12-11/19          
Student will work with instructor to determine a schedule.

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Graphic Design & Digital Arts

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

Course: ADS524                         25 Hours
$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24080        10 Sessions           Th
9/15-11/17           7 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karin Rodney-Hodgenew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS526                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24084        10 Sessions           Tu
9/13-11/15           6-7 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Alzira Lena Ruanonew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS525                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24082        8 Sessions             Tu Th
9/20-10/13           6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS537                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24092        8 Sessions             Tu Th
10/18-11/10         6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS542                         15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24390        5 Sessions             Tu
9/13-10/11           1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marksnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24094        5 Sessions             Sa
10/22-11/19         9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART088                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24158        7 Sessions             M
8/29-10/17           9-11:45 a.m.
No class 9/5
Class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class TVRA100, CRN 22172.

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Film & Video Arts

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

Course: ADS519                         15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24071        5 Sessions             W
9/14-10/12           7-8:15 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and 45 minutes of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Christina Arellanonew window

Register today!

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 Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window. Prerequisite: ADS519 Adobe Premiere Pro: Video Editing Basics or basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS520                         15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Online: Structured Remote

CRN#: 24073        5 Sessions             W
10/19-11/16         7-8:15 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and 45 minutes of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Christina Arellanonew window

Register today!

Develop your professional video editing skills and storytelling ability. Explore the process of real-world video production, including project management strategies and collaboration. Use Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve non-linear video editing software to create finished video works for personal, commercial, and artistic uses. Practice the art of storytelling, focusing on design, pacing, and creativity. Investigate genres including commercials, films, music videos, and television shows to identify how editing techniques affect story and message. Engage in class video screenings and feedback sessions. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART083                         62.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24085        14 Sessions           M W
8/29-10/17           6:15 - 10:55 p.m.
No class 9/5
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes TVRA140 & 140L, CRNs 20817 & 20818.
Instructor: Nelson Ginebra-Azarnew window

Register today!

Learn the techniques of narrative storytelling through the camera arts. You will study writing dialogue and action for film and television through several small projects culminating in a final 10-minute script. Films will be screened at the American Film Institute Theatre and in class as examples of effective screenwriting. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM068                        50 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24811        27 Sessions           Tu Th
9/13-12/15           10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes FILM210 & 210L, CRNs 22063 & 22064.
Instructor: LaDawn Manuelnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART088                         37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24158        7 Sessions             M
8/29-10/17           9-11:45 a.m.
No class 9/5
Class meetings are supplemented by self-paced content. If class is full, register for co-listed credit class TVRA100, CRN 22172.

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Photography

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

Course: ADS522                         15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24077        5 Sessions             Sa
9/17-10/15           9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24076        5 Sessions             Tu
10/18-11/15         3-4:30 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Alzira Lena Ruanonew window

Register today!

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

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24078        5 Sessions             W
9/14-10/12           6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS542                         15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24390        5 Sessions             Tu
9/13-10/11           1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marksnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24094        5 Sessions             Sa
10/22-11/19         9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART084                         67.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24153        15 Sessions           M
8/29-12/12           6 - 10:40 p.m.
No class 9/5
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes PHOT161 & 161L, CRNs 20774 & 20775.
Instructor: Anne Benolkennew window

CRN#: 24154        14 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-10/13           8 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes PHOT161 & 161L, CRNs 20773 & 23243.

Register today!

Explore digital photography as a means of expression, and the creative tools at the photographer’s disposal. Beginning with traditional photographic and art concepts, engage with the photographic medium as a fine art. Develop an effective workflow for reliable image management and consistent results. Create powerful photographs by harnessing composition techniques, color theory, and the essentials of camera work. Learn to manipulate images using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Build a series of projects using in-camera techniques and editing software to create artistic images. Students must provide their own digital camera. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htmlnew window. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART080                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24081        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           9 - 11:40 a.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT112, CRN 20016.
Instructor: Mieke Gentisnew window

Register today!

Create powerful photographs of the landscape, capturing a feeling of place in the natural and built environment. Investigate the work of landscape photographers and what contributes to a good composition. Learn the technical skills that go into a good landscape photograph and useful tools for photographing landscapes with any camera. Explore how external factors like weather and time of day can dramatically change a landscape. Open to all camera types and students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS570                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24124        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           1 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alzira Lena Ruanonew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS558                         9 Hours

$70 + $59 fee = $129; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $129
MD seniors 60+                          $59
Non-MD residents                       $249

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24114        3 Sessions             M
10/17-10/31         6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truongnew window

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Printmaking

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

Course: ART022                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24056        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           1 - 3:40 p.m.
No class 11/24
Emphasis on an introduction to non-toxic Intaglio methods including drypoint, chine-colle, mezzotint, engraving, solar plate, hand-colored print and collagraph.
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT230, CRN 23727.
Instructor: John Carrnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART069                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24079        30 Sessions           M W
8/29-12/14           9:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
No class 9/5,11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT225, CRN 20111.
Instructor: Amanda Millernew window

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Crafts

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

Course: ADS571                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24125        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           1 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART024                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24058        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           1 - 3:40 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT221, CRN 23337.
Instructor: Zdeno Mayercaknew window

Register today!

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

Course: ART082                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24083        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           9 - 11:40 a.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT123, CRN 23792.

Register today!

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

Course: ADS577                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24273        10 Sessions           Tu
9/13-11/15           6-7:30 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS578                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24274        10 Sessions           Th
9/15-11/17           6-7:30 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Holly Troutnew window

Register today!

Create collages using aqueous media (watercolor) as a unifying tool. Learn to think in mixed media and use simple design principles to create complex, unified artwork. Conceptualize and assemble compositions related to mythology, symbolism, fantasy, personal iconography, whimsical, and/or spiritual themes. There is no limit on the combined use of aqueous media: we will incorporate found objects, pen and ink, magazine clippings, colored and watercolor pencils; acrylic paints, pastel, pencil, and discarded paintings. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS566                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24117        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           9:30-11 a.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS518                         12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $195
MD seniors 60+                          $75
Non-MD residents                       $315

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24070        5 Sessions             F
9/16-10/14           1 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS584                         12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $195
MD seniors 60+                          $75
Non-MD residents                       $315

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24377        5 Sessions             F
10/21-11/18         1 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS505                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24065        10 Sessions           F
9/16-11/18           10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

Register today!

Bring your doll to class and create the special costume and accessories needed to communicate the doll’s personality. This class is hands-on and will begin with sketching and exploring design possibilities. We will design and construct a complete head to toe look for your original doll. Please bring your doll to the first class or take this class at the same time as ADS505 Doll Design & Construction. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Basic hand-sewing skills; can be learned in ADS456 Sewing: Introduction. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS506                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24066        10 Sessions           F
9/16-11/18           1:30 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Wendelin Danielsnew window

Register today!

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, fine art pieces, and more. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS466                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24057        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Deversnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS490                         15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24059        5 Sessions             W
9/14-10/12           6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

Register today!

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; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS492                         15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24060        5 Sessions             W
10/19-11/16         6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxternew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS434                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24053        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Deversnew window

Register today!

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

Course: ADS512                         25 Hours

$199 + $145 fee = $344; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $344
MD seniors 60+                          $145
Non-MD residents                       $504

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24067        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           7 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kimnew window

Register today!

Explore 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. Develop skills in creative design and technical craftsmanship. Techniques include: sawing, piercing, riveting, tabs, soldering, sleeved rings, hollow rings, and bezels. No prior experience required. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART060                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24072        30 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           9 - 11:40 a.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT245, CRN 23589.
Instructor: Katja Toporskinew window

Register today!

Make your jewelry truly distinctive with techniques that create texture and add dimension to your work. Explore traditional chasing and repousse techniques and use a hydraulic press to develop dynamic relief surfaces. Incorporate these surface techniques into finished jewelry, small-scale sculpture, and practical objects in nonferrous sheet metal, like copper and silver. Prerequisite: ability to solder and saw unassisted; can be learned in ADS402/491 Jewelry & Metalsmithing: Introduction or ARTT245/ART060 Jewelry & Metalsmithing. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS580                         35 Hours

$224 + $175 fee = $399; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $399
MD seniors 60+                          $175
Non-MD residents                       $559

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24323        7 Sessions             Th
9/1-10/13              2 - 7 p.m.
Instructor: Katja Toporskinew window

Register today!

Learn to create templates and use them as the basis of jewelry production. Use simple drawing techniques and basic computer-aided design to create effective templates for traditional fabrication processes. Templates simplify metal fabrication, make sawing more precise, and make it easy to create pairs and multiples. Use these same processes to create patterns for die forming that can be laser cut for clean, reusable molds. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ADS581                         35 Hours

$224 + $175 fee = $399; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents                    $399
MD seniors 60+                          $175
Non-MD residents                       $559

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24351        7 Sessions             Th
10/20-12/8           2 - 7 p.m.
No class 11/24
Instructor: Katja Toporskinew window

Register today!

Explore intermediate and advanced fabrication techniques used in jewelry making and metalsmithing. Use nonferrous sheet metal and/or wire such as silver and copper to create complicated forms and mechanisms. Learn how to select the appropriate torch for a variety of soldering scenarios. Specific projects and demonstrations will vary each semester. Prerequisite:  ARTT245, ARTT123 with metal emphasis, ADS402, or experience with metalworking including sawing, piercing, forming, and soldering. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART067                         75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24075        15 Sessions           F
9/2-12/16              10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
No class 11/25
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class ARTT255G, CRN 23590.
Instructor: Katja Toporskinew window

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Performing Arts

Dance

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

Course: FLM054                        37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24199        30 Sessions           M W
8/29-12/14           12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
No class 9/5,11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC100, CRN 22289.
Instructor: Linda Semesternew window

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24196        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC100, CRN 20423.
Instructor: Lisa Traigernew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24183        27 Sessions           Tu Th
9/13-12/15           6 - 7:30 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC100, CRN 21915.
Instructor: Meryl Shapironew window

Register today!

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

Course: PFA101                         7.5 Hours

$50 + $49 fee = $99; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents                    $99
MD seniors 60+                          $49
Non-MD residents                       $149

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24631        6 Sessions             Th
10/27-12/8           10 - 11:15 a.m.
No class 11/24
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Register today!

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

Course: PFA078                         12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $195
MD seniors 60+                          $75
Non-MD residents                       $315

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24131        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Instructor: Baakari Wildernew window

Register today!

Continue to build on the fundamentals of percussive tap dance. Explore new step variations, simple combinations, improvisation, and polyrhythms. Begin learning the breadth of tap dancing styles that goes beyond basic footwork combinations. Dance to music genres from jazz to rock and roll. Prerequisite: PFA018/PFA078 Intro to Tap Dance or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA079                         10 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $195
MD seniors 60+                          $75
Non-MD residents                       $315

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24133        10 Sessions           W
9/14-11/16           1- 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Baakari Wildernew window

Register today!

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

Course: FLM037                        37.5 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents                    $354.80
MD seniors 60+                          $90.80
Non-MD residents                       $935.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24200        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           2 - 3:15 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC101, CRN 20424.
Instructor: Alice Howesnew window

Register today!

Continue to hone your ballet practice with this intermediate-level class. Develop an aesthetic awareness of the art and explore ballet theory while perfecting your technique. Expand your repertoire with techniques such as pirouettes and petite batterie. Combine these with movements from Ballet I to create your own choreography. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of ballet; can be achieved through FLM037/DANC101 Ballet I. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM060                        75 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24170        40 Sessions           M W F
9/12-12/16           2 - 3:40 p.m.
No class 11/23, 11/25
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC102, CRN 23922.
Instructor: Meryl Shapironew window

Register today!

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; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM038                        37.5 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents                    $354.80
MD seniors 60+                          $90.80
Non-MD residents                       $935.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24201        45 Sessions           M W F
8/29-12/16           10 - 10:50 a.m.
No class 9/5, 11/23, 11/25
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class DANC103, CRN 23214.
Instructor: Alice Howesnew window

Register today!

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

Course: PFA096                         7.5 Hours

$50 + $49 fee = $99; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents                    $99
MD seniors 60+                          $49
Non-MD residents                       $149

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24150        6 Sessions             Th
9/15-10/20           10 - 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24149        6 Sessions             Th
9/15-10/20           10 - 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Register today!

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

Course: PFA097                         7.5 Hours

$50 + $49 fee = $99; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents                    $99
MD seniors 60+                          $49
Non-MD residents                       $149

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24152        6 Sessions             Tu
10/18-11/22         10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24151        6 Sessions             Tu
10/18-11/22         10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Angela Ingramnew window

Register today!

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: PFA054                         7.5 Hours

$50 + $49 fee = $99; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents                    $99
MD seniors 60+                          $49
Non-MD residents                       $149

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24120        6 Sessions             Th
9/15-10/20           7 - 8:15 p.m.
Topic: Rumba
Learn to dance one of the most beautiful Latin style dances, nicknamed “The Dance of Love.” Discover a close partner connection while dancing to slow Latin music and current popular songs. Practice the movements of the Rumba, characterized by swaying hips and a still upper body. The beautiful rhythms and body expressions of the Rumba make it one of the most popular ballroom dances today, and a popular choice for a wedding dance and slow partner dancing.

Instructor: Gizelle Mercednew window

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Music History & Appreciation

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

Course: FLM061                        37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 24202        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC110, CRN 21457.
Instructor: William Changnew window

CRN#: 24171        15 Sessions           F
9/2-12/16              9 - 11:40 a.m.
No class 11/25
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC110, CRN 23233.
Instructor: William Changnew window

Register today!

Discover the music of world cultures! Explore cross-cultural popular music and the traditional music that influenced it. Learn to identify the social and cultural impact of musical forms. Examine technological and cultural shifts as factors influencing musical development and dissemination. Participate in music-making, listen to live and recorded music, and engage in stimulating reading, writing, and discussions. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM063                        37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24172        15 Sessions           Th
9/1-12/15              6:30 - 9:10 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC117, CRN 21705.
Instructor: Aaron Spoornew window

Register today!

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

Course: FLM062                        37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24173        27 Sessions           M W
9/12-12/14           3 - 4:30 p.m.
No class 11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC125, CRN 20913.
Instructor: Pablo Saelzernew window

CRN#: 24174        14 Sessions           Tu
9/13-12/13           6:30 - 9:35 p.m.
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC125, CRN 22209.
Instructor: Eric Fieronew window

Register today!

Go beyond taste and develop an appreciation of musical compositions for their cultural value. Explore the development of American popular music from the late 19th century to the present. Discover the origin of blues and country music, where rock & roll came from, and lesser-explored topics like Tin Pan Alley, urban folk, swing, and social dance. Learn to analyze music, uncovering not just style and structure, but cultural and socio-political impact. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM064                        37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24808        30 Sessions           M W
8/29-12/14           3 - 4:15 p.m.
No class 9/5,11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC131, CRN 21461.
Instructor: Keith Mathisnew window

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Applied Music

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

Course: FLM011                        37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24209        45 Sessions           M W F
8/29-12/16           9 - 9:50 a.m.
No class 9/5, 11/23, 11/25
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC184, CRN 20920.

CRN#: 24176        27 Sessions           Tu Th
9/13-12/15           3:30 - 5 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC184, CRN 22625.
Instructor: Pablo Saelzernew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24210        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           9 - 10:15 a.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC184, CRN 20690.
Instructor: Heather Brownnew window

Register today!

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

Course: FLM066                        37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24684        45 Sessions           M W F
8/29-12/16           11 - 11:50 a.m.
No class 9/5, 11/23, 11/25
Instructor: Pablo Saelzernew window

Register today!

Discover the art of songwriting and compose your own original songs! Songwriting is a continual process of discovery, watching your ideas unfold as you build a song. Examine the basic elements of songs, playing with a wide range of techniques. Study the qualities of successful songs and songwriters. Experiment, edit, and share your 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 play one. Required textbook: Beginning Songwriting: Writing Your Own Lyrics, Melodies, and Chords by Andrea Stolpe with Jan Stolpenew window. No musical background necessary! Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA077                         16 Hours

$125 + $99 fee = $224; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $224
MD seniors 60+                          $99
Non-MD residents                       $364

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24129        8 Sessions             Tu
9/20-11/8              10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Greta Ehrignew window

Register today!

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; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM040                        50 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents                    $354.80
MD seniors 60+                          $90.80
Non-MD residents                       $935.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24204        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           12 - 1:40 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC137, CRN 20854.

Register today!

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

Course: PFA080                         16 Hours

$125 + $99 fee = $224; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $224
MD seniors 60+                          $99
Non-MD residents                       $364

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24135        7 Sessions             Th
9/1-10/13              10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Hanyin Chennew window

Register today!

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

Course: PFA081                         16 Hours

$125 + $99 fee = $224; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $224
MD seniors 60+                          $99
Non-MD residents                       $364

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24138        7 Sessions             Th
10/20-12/15         10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 11/24
Instructor: Hanyin Chennew window

Register today!

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

Course: FLM022                        50 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents                    $354.80
MD seniors 60+                          $90.80
Non-MD residents                       $935.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24206        61 Sessions           M Tu W Th
8/29-12/15           1 - 1:50 p.m.
No class 9/5, 11/23, 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC141, CRN 23949.
Instructor: Justin Boyernew window

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24207        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC141, CRN 23790.
Instructor: Heather Brownnew window

Register today!

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

Course: PFA076                         14 Hours

$125 + $99 fee = $224; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $224
MD seniors 60+                          $99
Non-MD residents                       $364

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24127        10 Sessions           Th
9/15-11/17           10:45 a.m. - 12:09 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Giambussonew window

Register today!

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

Course: FLM024                        50 Hours

$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents                    $354.80
MD seniors 60+                          $90.80
Non-MD residents                       $935.60

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24205        30 Sessions           M W
8/29-12/14           10 - 11:40 a.m.
No class 9/5,11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC138, CRN 20856.
Instructor: Scott Borgnew window

Register today!

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. Open to all levels; no experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM055                        37.5 Hours

$132 + $69 fee = $201; Non-MD residents add $266.80
Maryland residents                    $201
MD seniors 60+                          $69
Non-MD residents                       $467.80

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24211        15 Sessions           M
8/29-12/12           4 - 6:30 p.m.
No class 9/5
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class MUSC161D, CRN 23953.

Register today!

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

Course: PFA053                         7.75 Hours

$10 + $33 fee = $43; Non-MD residents add $30
Maryland residents                    $43
MD seniors 60+                          $33
Non-MD residents                       $73

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24118        4 Sessions             W Th
9/14-9/29              7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (W)
7:30-9:15 p.m. (Th 9/29)
Performance 9/29 at 7:30 p.m., Montgomery College’s Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Instructors: Vincent Pattersonnew window and Adrian Holton

CRN#: 24115        4 Sessions             W Th
11/2-11/17           7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (W)
7:30-9:15 p.m. (Th 11/17)
Performance 11/17 at 7:30 p.m., Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD.
Instructors: Vincent Pattersonnew window and Adrian Holton

Register today!

Study your instrument one-on-one with a music professional! Whether you’re just starting out or are a musician looking to hone your skills, join us for lessons crafted to your level and goals. See section notes for instrument offered. If a section is full, please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu for availability. Private lessons are open to students of all levels.        Private lessons meet once a week for 45 minutes. You will work with your instructor to choose a schedule. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA094                         11.25 Hours

$199 + $749 fee = $948; Non-MD residents add $400
Maryland residents                    $948
MD seniors 60+                          $749
Non-MD residents                       $1348

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24146        15 Sessions          
8/29-12/17          
Instructors
Hanyin Chennew window: Piano
Greta Ehrignew window: Piano
Scott Giambussonew window: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Ukulele
Steve Churchillnew window: Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

Theater Arts

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

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24187        14 Sessions           W
9/14-12/14           6:30 - 9:25 p.m.
No class 11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET100, CRN 22076.
Instructor: Mark Kamie

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 24189        15 Sessions           F
9/2-12/16              10 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
No class 11/25
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET100, CRN 23069.
Instructor: David Rothmannew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24212        30 Sessions           M W
8/29-12/14           2 - 3:15 p.m.
No class 9/5,11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET100, CRN 21462.
Instructor: Laura Esti Millernew window

Register today!

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

Course: PFA098                         15 Hours

$124 + $95 fee = $219; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents                    $219
MD seniors 60+                          $95
Non-MD residents                       $359

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24309        10 Sessions           M
9/12-11/14           2-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrés Roanew window

Register today!

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

Course: FLM067                        37.5 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24812        14 Sessions           M
9/12-12/12           6:30 - 9:15 p.m.
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET110, CRN 20432.
Instructor: Aaron Olinicknew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24810        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit class THET110, CRN 20450.

Register today!

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

Course: PFA083                         12.5 Hours

$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents                    $195
MD seniors 60+                          $75
Non-MD residents                       $315

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24169        5 Sessions             Th
9/15-10/13           7 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Kamienew window

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24140        5 Sessions             Tu
10/18-11/15         6:30 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Sheila Wenznew window

Register today!

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

Course: PFA075                         2 Hours

$26 + $19 fee = $45; Non-MD residents add $30
Maryland residents                    $45
MD seniors 60+                          $45
Non-MD residents                       $75

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 24123        1 Session               Th
12/1       6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Nicole Billeaud-Porchenew window

Register today!

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

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24191        31 Sessions           Tu Th
8/30-12/15           2 - 3:15 p.m. (T)
2-5 p.m. (R)
No class 11/24
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes THET114 & 114L, CRNs 20460 & 20461.
Instructor: R. Scott Hengennew window

Register today!

Design sets for theatrical performances! Explore the graphic processes used by scene designers to interpret scripts and transfer concepts to the stage. Learn drafting techniques while designing a floor plan for a full-length stage production. Use scene painting techniques to build naturalistic and stylized surfaces on set pieces and backdrops. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM065                        65 Hours

$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents                    $532.20
MD seniors 60+                          $136.20
Non-MD residents                       $1403.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 24280        30 Sessions           M W
8/29-12/14           4 - 6:10 p.m.
No class 9/5,11/23
If class is full, register for co-listed credit classes THET208 & 208L, CRNs 23929 & 23930.
Instructor: R. Scott Hengennew window

Register today!

See Faculty Directorynew window

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