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COVID-19 Alert
Throughout the ongoing pandemic, Montgomery College has prioritized the health and safety of its students and employees above all else. As campuses are unlikely to fully reopen in spring 2021, all Community Arts classes will be held remotely. A few co-listed classes have the option of returning to campus mid-semester if the administration deems it safe for students to return to campus. Class listings include a note on how the class will be structured where applicable. To continue receiving the most up-to-date information, please sign up for our email list. We hope you join us this fall for a class!
Spring 2021 Catalog
Spring 2021 Catalog
Check out our fully remote Spring 2021 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) catalog. Congratulations to Lois Dosik Rothman, who created the cover artwork "Thailand: Ghost Orchid." 

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions, feel free to email John Deamond or call 240-567-5806.

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NOTE: Co-Listed Classes

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

 

Spring 2021 Schedule

Visual Arts

Art History, Theory, and Professional Development

Ever wonder how copyright applies to your artwork? Or when it’s safe to use other people’s work in your own? Explore the answers to these questions and more! Delve into the world of copyright and fair use, using case studies to discover their use and limits. This class is open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS534                        4 Hours
$30 + $25 fee = $55; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents              $55
MD residents 60+                $25
Non-MD residents                               $105
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34187   2 Sessions       M
3/29-4/5             3-5 p.m.
Instructor: John D. Mason, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts Board President

Learn to use Etsy as a platform to market and sell artwork. Etsy gives artists a venue to sell their work without setting up their own websites or working with galleries and centralized stores. Set up your account and your shop in class, and learn to upload images, price your work, write descriptions, and get paid. Also explore more advanced topics such as promoting your art on Etsy and other platforms, and understanding your sales numbers. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS540                        12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $165
MD residents 60+                $65
Non-MD residents                               $285
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34192   5 Sessions       W
2/10-3/10           7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Baxter

Gain new perspective on the art in your home with Exercises for the Quiet Eye, a method of interacting with art taught in museums and colleges across the country. Look with fresh eyes on the art you live with or near, even things you didn’t consider art! Through a series of close looking activities, you’ll activate the art around you and fill it with new meaning. Also learn to engage with online and print content to enhance your understanding of the art around you. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS541                        6.25 Hours
$50 + $35 fee = $85; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents              $85
MD residents 60+                $35
Non-MD residents                               $135
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34193   5 Sessions       W
3/24-4/21           4-5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Annie Storr

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
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34196   10 Sessions     Tu
2/9-4/20             7-8:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Curt Seiss
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

Writing about art is the basis for museum labels, art criticism, philosophy, poetry, and prose, shaping the way we perceive artwork. Gain a foundation in art writing for a variety of audiences and purposes, honing your ability to communicate your unique perceptions. Improve your observational skills while deepening your appreciation of the visual world. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS510                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $195
MD residents 60+                $75
Non-MD residents                               $315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34169   10 Sessions     S
2/13-4/24           10-11:30 a.m.
No class 3/20
Instructor: Rissa Miller

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: ART014                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT272
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Distance Learning
CRN#: 35017
1/25-5/16           Online 24/7

Drawing

Learn fundamental drawing skills such as gesture, proportion, composition, cross contour, line, and perspective. Working from direct observation with still life, you will learn to translate three-dimensional space to a two-dimensional image. Explore various techniques, including graphite, pens, and ink. No prior drawing experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS504                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34164   10 Sessions     M
2/8-4/19             10-11:30 a.m.
No class 3/15
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week. CRN#: 34165   10 Sessions     T
2/9-4/20             7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wanjin Kim
No class 3/16

Explore methods, materials, and drawing techniques using graphite, charcoal, and ink. Gain confidence in learning to see and record experiences on paper. No prior drawing experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART032                         75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT100
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34023   30 Sessions     M W
1/25-5/12           10 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
No class 3/15, 3/17 CRN#: 34022   15 Sessions     S
1/30-5/15           9 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/20

Have you taken an introductory drawing class but want to further develop your drawing skills? This course picks up on the techniques introduced in Introduction to Drawing and provides further analysis and exploration of drawing skills, techniques, and concepts. Emphasis is on more complex problem solving in the visual interpretation of three-dimensional forms. You will utilize a variety of black-and-white and color drawing media. Bring a sketchbook, charcoal, and pencils to the first class. Prerequisite: ADS039 Intro to Drawing or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS418                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34154   10 Sessions     W
2/10-4/21           12-1:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Holly Trout
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to illustrate a children’s book? In this course, students learn about visual storytelling, the layout and design of children’s books, and the process of conceptualizing a picture book from start to finish. Students will choose a story to work with, create a storyboard, and work on a book dummy. We will look at examples, discuss composition, drawing and painting methods, and how to pitch to publishers or self-publish. Note: though you will be drawing, this is not a drawing class. The focus is on illustrating a story, as opposed to drawing an illustration. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS449                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34157   10 Sessions     M
2/8-4/19             7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/15
Instructor: Rebecca Solow

Discover the basics of visual storytelling frame-by-frame! Whether your interest is in slice-of-life stories or super hero epics, you’ll learn to build your own narrative style. Take on everything from drawing backgrounds and environments to illustrating action to writing dialogue and narration. Bring a sketchbook and your favorite drawing tools to the first class, and get ready for lots of drawing! Open to students of all skill levels; no prior experience required. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS509                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34168   10 Sessions     Th
2/11-4/22           4-5 p.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Jamie Noguchi
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.

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
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34183   10 Sessions     W
2/10-4/21           1-3 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Rozeal Brown

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

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/ADS529 Intro to acrylic painting or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS457                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34158   10 Sessions     Tu
2/9-4/20             1-3 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Rozeal Brown

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

Learn the basic tools and techniques of watercolor painting in this introductory class. Emphasis on how to utilize color in creating an effective composition. Demonstration, discussion, and critiques will augment studio work. Bring tubes of red, blue, and yellow watercolor paint, a one-inch flat watercolor brush, and a jar for water to the first class. Subject matter includes still life, landscape, and portrait painting. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS531                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34184   10 Sessions     S
2/13-4/24           9:30-11:30 a.m.
No class 3/20
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

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

Learn watercolor painting as a process that begins with design, composition, and thoughtful color selection, and ends with a series of finished paintings that reveal personal stylistic expression. You will select subject matter of individual interest and develop personal style through the process of creative expression. Bring to the first class: 1 full sheet (22 x 30) of 140 lb or 300 lb cold pressed watercolor paper; scraps of paper for sampling color; a palette; tubes of watercolor paint; brushes; and a container for water. Prerequisite: ADS350/ADS531 Beginning Watercolor or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS532                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34186   10 Sessions     W
2/10-4/21           1-2:30 p.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

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

Learn to create collages using aqueous media (watercolor) as a unifying tool. Students will conceptualize and assemble compositions related to mythology, symbolism, fantasy, personal iconography, whimsical, and/or spiritual themes. Gain experience using design principles and elements of art to create a unified piece. There is no limit on the combined use of aqueous media: we will incorporate found objects, pen and ink, magazine clippings, colored and watercolor pencils; acrylic paints, pastel, pencil, and discarded paintings. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS468                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34159   10 Sessions     W
2/10-4/21           9:30-11 a.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Wendelin Daniels

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

Learn the foundational strokes and principles of composition for Chinese painting using brushes, sumi-e ink, and Chinese watercolors to paint on rice paper. Topics change each semester; see section details for subject matter. Upon completion of this course, students will complete a painting for each subject. Chinese painting wet mount will be taught at the end of class. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS507                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34167   10 Sessions     M
2/8-4/19             10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/15
Instructor: Amy Quach

Topic: Spring Flowers and Landscapes

From trompe l’oeil techniques to abstract expressionism, develop your own painting style. You will primarily work on paintings and subjects of your own choosing. There will be a limited number of group studies intended to enhance the participant’s own direction. Bring your oil painting supplies, including canvas of your choice and your painting concept, to the first class. Prerequisite: At least two semesters of oil painting studies. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS530                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34185   10 Sessions     S
2/13-4/24           9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
No class 3/20

Instructor: Kaltoum Maroufi-Colle

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
$140 + $550 fee = $690; Non-MD residents add $300
Maryland residents              $690
MD residents 60+                $550
Non-MD residents                               $990
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34195   10 Sessions    
2/8-4/24             Schedule TBD by student and instructor

No class 3/15-3/21
Graphic Design and Visual Arts

Learn to design like a professional with Adobe Creative Cloud! Edit photographs and images in Photoshop, create graphics in Illustrator, and put it all together in the page layout app InDesign. Discover how to combine these professional programs in a workflow that meets your creative needs. No prior knowledge of computer applications is required to take this course. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS524                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Distance Learning
CRN#: 34179                             
2/8-4/24             Online 24/7
Instructor: Karin Rodney-Haapala No class 3/15-3/21

An examination of the digital tools used in the visual arts.  Students are exposed to the theory and function of the major software packages and basic digital design principles utilized in the visual arts.  Topics include operating systems, typography, vector and bitmap imaging, page layout, PDF creation and editing, timeline-based video editing, file transfer, output, web, emerging technologies, and other material relative to the digital visual arts workflow. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART057                         75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT116/GDES116
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34027   21 Sessions     M W F
3/29-5/14           6-9:55 p.m. Class will meet as Structured Remote if campuses remain closed.

Adobe Illustrator CC is a vector graphics program that artists and designers use to create sophisticated illustrations and type effects. It’s a fun and intuitive drawing program that’s much easier to use than Photoshop for anything line- and shape- based. Start by drawing and manipulating simple shapes, and move on to layered compositions that can be used to create logos, illustrations, and web graphics. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS526                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34181   10 Sessions     Th
2/11-4/22           10-11 a.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Lena Ruano Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.

Learn to create page layouts for print and web publication. InDesign is the secret weapon of Adobe’s graphic design suite, bringing together content created in Photoshop and Illustrator to produce a final product. Use it to combine graphics, photos, and text to create powerful designs. Discover what it takes to build everything from single page posters and flyers to a complete book. Please bring a flash drive and your MyMC login to the first class. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS536                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Distance Learning
CRN#: 34188  
2/8-4/24             Online 24/7
No class 3/15-3/21

Instructor: Alison Whitty

Discover Photoshop, the industry standard for image editing! Photoshop is one of the most feature packed digital tools out there, with the capacity to create everything from animated gifs to 3D images. Start your Photoshop journey with the basics, learning different types of image editing and exploring the tools that give you ultimate control over your digital artwork. Experiment with retouching and altering exiting images and creating your own! Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS525                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34180   8 Sessions       S
2/27-4/24           9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class 3/20 Instructor: Jerry Truong

Continue your exploration of Adobe Photoshop CC, the most widely used application for graphic design and photography. Gain familiarity with the tools of Photoshop as a channel for your creativity. Practice with real-world creative projects, learning to develop intriguing visual solutions. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Prerequisite: ADS525/ADS198 Adobe Photoshop: Imaging Basics or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS537                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34189   8 Sessions       Th
2/25-4/22           6:30-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/18 Instructor: Jerry Truong

Photography

Unlock the power of your smartphone’s camera. Learn the apps, settings, composition techniques, and content that work best with smartphones. We’ll look at the smartphone as a photographic tool and explore artists who use smartphone photography in their work. Learn to create, edit, and critique high-quality images taken with your phone (you may also use a point-and-shoot or DSLR for shooting). Students of all levels are welcome. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS522                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $195
MD residents 60+                $75
Non-MD residents                               $315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34176   5 Sessions       R
2/11-3/11           12:30-2 p.m..
Instructor: Lena Ruano
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour and a half of self-paced content each week.

CRN#: 34177   5 Sessions       Tu
3/23-4/20           6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Truong

In this introductory course, you will use digital cameras and basic image editing software. Learn print production for making black-and-white and color photographs and studio techniques that include portrait lighting and still life photography. No prior photography experience is required. You will use digital photography for the production of a photographic portfolio. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART059                         66 Hours
Co-listed with PHOT161 & 161L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Distance Learning
CRN#: 34028  
1/27-5/16           Online 24/7
No class 3/15-3/21

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 both 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 bring a flash drive of photographs to the first class. Open to students of all levels. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS542                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $195
MD residents 60+                $75
Non-MD residents                               $315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34194   5 Sessions       Tu
3/23-4/20           11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Instructor: Donovan Marks

Do you have boxes of slides or photos in storage? A shelf of home movies on VHS? Now you can digitize them to access on your computer and share on the web. Learn the principles of personal archiving, including digitizing media, file processing and handling, and safe storage and backup. Classes are divided between lecture and in-class practice. Whether you’re an artist with work documented on physical media or someone with family memories trapped in obsolete media, this class will get your media into the 21st century! Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS501                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $195
MD residents 60+                $75
Non-MD residents                               $315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34163   5 Sessions       S
2/13-3/13           9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Biljana Milenkovic

Film and Video Arts

Learn to appreciate and analyze film on a higher level. Discover the language of film and methods of interpreting a film’s structure and content. View historic and contemporary films in class and at the American Film Institute. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM001                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with FILM110
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34035   14 Sessions     Tu Th
3/30-5/13      11:30 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

Use Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit digital videos for artistic, commercial, educational, and personal use. Learn basic editing techniques, use of the title tool, layering videos, mixing sound, moving clips, and exporting your finished product. Please bring a 500GB+ USB3.0 external hard drive, headphones with a 3.5 mm jack, and your MyMC login to the first class. Students have access to a free Adobe license. System requirements available at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS519                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $195
MD residents 60+                $75
Non-MD residents                               $315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34173   5 Sessions       W
2/10-3/10           6-7:15 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano
Class meetings are supplemented by 1 hour and 45 minutes of self-paced content each week.

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.html. Prerequisite: ADS391/ADS519 Video Editing Part I or basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS520                        15 Hours
$120 + $75 fee = $195; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $195
MD residents 60+                $75
Non-MD residents                               $315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34174   5 Sessions       W
3/24-4/21           6-7:15 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Arellano
Class meetings are supplemented by 1 hour and 45 minutes of self-paced content each week.

An introduction to the equipment and procedures used to manipulate video and audio using professional nonlinear editing software. Hands-on projects allow students to create, mix, and edit video, animations, images, and sounds into presentations suitable for visual arts, educational, and corporate use. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART054                         62.5 Hours
Co-listed with TVRA140 & 140L
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34025   14 Sessions     M W
1/25-3/10      6:15-10:45 p.m.

Create clever, engaging, character driven short content pieces for posting online (Instagram live/TV, Twitter, FB, YouTube, Tik Tok etc.). Since television and film are not in production and there is little to no new content, people are turning to short content in the virtual space. Why not put your work out there to be seen? Produce a final script and storyboard that is easy to shoot on your phone or camcorder without any special equipment. Rehearse with fellow classmates to prepare your material for its Internet debut, and get direction, suggestions and invaluable feedback from a comedy pro! Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA092                         12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $165
MD residents 60+                $65
Non-MD residents                               $285
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34830   5 Sessions       M
2/8-3/8               7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz

Discover the art of storytelling using research, professional audio techniques, and video technology. Develop interview skills and advanced sound recording techniques to create a series of short-form podcasts for distribution on a podcast hosting site. Learn strategies for both documenting an event and investigating an issue. Prerequisite: experience with Adobe Audition or other audio mixing software. Can be fulfilled through ADS535 Sound Design: Introduction, TVRA125 Audio Production tech, or similar experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART078                         75 Hours
Co-listed with TVRA210
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34805   14 Sessions     M W
3/29-5/12           8-9:45 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by three and a half hours of self-paced content for each session.

Build your video portfolio in preparation for your job hunt, and increase your marketability by completing one or more video production industry certifications. Take this opportunity to get weekly guidance and career help. Students should have some background in video production and completed projects to draw from for a portfolio. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART068                         60 Hours
Co-listed with TVRA236
$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents              $354.80
MD residents 60+                $90.80
Non-MD residents                               $935.60
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34029   7 Sessions       M
3/29-5/10           10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Class meetings are supplemented by six hours of self-paced content each week.

Printmaking

Learn basic woodcut and relief printmaking techniques while studying multicultural influences in imagery, concepts, and the use of materials from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART069 75 Hours

Co-listed with ARTT225
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents $532.20
MD residents 60+ $136.20
Non-MD residents $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34030 14 Sessions M W
1/25-3/10 9 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 35018 14 Sessions T R
3/30-5/13 1-7:05 p.m.
Class will meet as Structured Remote if campuses remain closed.

Crafts

Explore crafts such as metalry, weaving, enameling, ceramics, and textile design (see section notes for the topic of each class). Learn the fundamental techniques and uses of various materials, with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ART044                         75 Hours
Co-listed with ARTT123
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34024   30 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-5/13           9-11:40 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18
Topic: Handmade books, relief printmaking, paper crafts, and textile design.

Explore collage, the combination of different and surprising materials into an artistic composition. Learn the history of both collage and assemblage, and put it into practice by constructing artwork built on layers of form, color, and design. Incorporate found objects, texts, images, and other unexpected objects into your art. Find inspiration by learning about the work of artists like Picasso, Gretchen Green, Schwitters, Cornell, Bearden, and others. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS517                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34171   10 Sessions     Th
2/11-4/22           6-7:30 p.m.
No class 3/18
Instructor: Holly Trout
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

Explore design strategies for jewelry while discussing contemporary trends and styles. To create professional-quality jewelry, you need to learn design, not just how to use the tools. Discover the language of design through hands-on exercises that can be completed with readily available materials. Design professional-quality jewelry by employing design principles, narrative, archetypal forms, and wearability considerations. This class is focused on creating designs for future jewelry making.         Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS538                        28 Hours
$195 + $130 fee = $325; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $325
MD residents 60+                $130
Non-MD residents                               $485
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34190   7 Sessions       M
1/25-3/8             5-9 p.m.
Instructor: Katja Toporski

Create unique and professional jewelry using oven-baked clay. This medium is accessible for home use, but can be harnessed for striking results. Learn techniques to create patterns such as checkerboards, stripes, and gradations. Combine these with simple metals techniques to create finished jewelry pieces. Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS545                        32 Hours
$205 + $135 fee = $340; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $340
MD residents 60+                $135
Non-MD residents                               $500
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34735   7 Sessions       M
3/22-5/3             5-9:35 p.m.
Instructor: Eunmee Chung

Explore a variety of paper crafts projects that build upon one another into creative expressions of 2-D and 3-D design. We will begin with cut-paper traditions looking at a variety of cultures as examples.  Explore processes such as mixed media collage, pop-up cards, paper banners of papel picado, origami techniques, paper lanterns and lamps, and hanging sculptures and mobiles. Students may also select individual paper projects to create as we share our ideas and sources of inspiration. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS433                        25 Hours
$185 + $125 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160
Maryland residents              $310
MD residents 60+                $125
Non-MD residents                               $470
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34155   10 Sessions     Tu
2/9-4/20             1-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Robert Devers

Are you interested in sewing but don’t know how to get started? Learn foundational sewing skills that will aid you in future projects. Practice the basics of hand sewing and the essentials of using a sewing machine. Learn to read and follow a pattern in order to create a final product such as a bag, hat, apron, or stuffed animal. This course is ideal for beginners with no formal sewing experience. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: ADS518                        12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $165
MD residents 60+                $65
Non-MD residents                               $285
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34172   5 Sessions       F
2/12-3/12           2-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Antoinette Suiter
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

Performing Arts

Dance

An examination of dance as an art form and means of multicultural expression, ritual, and tradition. Learn the practices, philosophies, terminologies, and styles of dance and careers in dance. The role of dance in world societies and how it relates to different cultures is explored through lectures, assigned readings, films, recordings, and experiential dance activities. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM054                         37 Hours
Co-listed with DANC100
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34807   14 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-3/11      4:30-7:25 p.m.

Learn the basics of tap dance technique as you express your inner rhythms through your feet. Shuffle, flap, and paddle and roll in simple rhythmic combinations using both structure and improvisation. Experience percussive style tap while dancing to Motown, Beatles and Stones, Reggae, and Jazz tunes. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA078                         12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $165
MD residents 60+                $65
Non-MD residents                               $285
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34152   10 Sessions     F
2/12-4/23           12-1:15 p.m.
No class 3/19
Instructor: Baakari Wilder

Discover the art and beauty of African dance. Learn the posture, movements, and stylistic technique of traditional dances from places like Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, and Senegal. Apply what you’ve learned in performance-focused choreography. Sign up for all 10 sessions with this course and save $20, or sign up for individual sessions below.
Course: PFA089                         7.5 Hours
$55 + $40  fee = $95 ; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents              $95
MD residents 60+                $40
Non-MD residents                               $145
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34207   10 Sessions     S
2/13-4/24           10-10:45 a.m.
No class 3/20
Instructor: Angela Ingram

Discover the art and beauty of African dance. Learn the posture, movements, and stylistic technique of traditional dances from places like Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, and Senegal. Apply what you’ve learned in performance-focused choreography. Sign up for this class if you want to attend a single session, or register for the whole series above.
Each session is 45 minutes.
Cost of each workshop is $8 + $4 = $12; Non-MD residents add $8
Maryland residents              $12
MD residents 60+                $12
Non-MD residents                               $20
Instructor: Angela Ingram
Session 1
Course: PFA062
CRN#: 34141   S                        2/13                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 2
Course: PFA063
CRN#: 34142   S                        2/20                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 3
Course: PFA064
CRN#: 34143   S                        2/27                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 4
Course: PFA065
CRN#: 34144   S                        3/6                    10-10:45 a.m.
Session 5
Course: PFA066
CRN#: 34145   S                        3/13                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 6
Course: PFA067
CRN#: 34146   S                        3/27                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 7
Course: PFA068
CRN#: 34147   S                        4/3                    10-10:45 a.m.
Session 8
Course: PFA069
CRN#: 34148   S                        4/10                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 9
Course: PFA070
CRN#: 34149   S                        4/17                 10-10:45 a.m.
Session 10
Course: PFA071
CRN#: 34150 S          4/24                10-10:45 a.m.

An introduction to fundamental exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet. Basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, and simple adagio and allegro combinations are introduced in barre and center work. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM037                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC101
$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents              $354.80
MD residents 60+                $90.80
Non-MD residents                               $935.60
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34576   30 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-5/13           2-3:15 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

Further your study of classical ballet. Develop an aesthetic awareness of the art, understanding ballet theory, and perfecting technique. Review basic exercises and terminology. Expand your repertoire with techniques such as pirouettes and petite batterie. 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
Co-listed with DANC102
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34745   21 Sessions     M W F
1/25-3/12      2-5 p.m.

Discover ballroom dance with a different topic each semester! Move your feet to dances like swing, foxtrot, waltz, and rumba. Learn basic and simple variations, footwork, and lead and follow techniques designed to make you shine on the dance floor. At the end of each class enjoy practicing your new moves to a variety of music.

Topic: The Hustle
Learn the fundamentals of one of the most versatile and energetic dances from the disco days. The Hustle is a powerful social dance that can make you stand out on the dance floor, and is perfect for beginners. It shares a basis with Salsa, but lets you to float across the dance floor like the Waltz and Foxtrot. The dance is highly dynamic, flashy, and powerful. The Hustle is danced to a syncopated rhythm, creating a unique pulse perfect for pop, disco, jazz, and techno tunes. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA085                         7.5 Hours
$55 + $40 fee = $95; Non-MD residents add $50
Maryland residents              $95
MD residents 60+                $40
Non-MD residents                               $145
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34200   6 Sessions       Th
2/11-3/18           7-7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Gizelle Merced
Class meetings are supplemented by a half hour of self-paced content each week.

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
Co-listed with DANC103
$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents              $354.80
MD residents 60+                $90.80
Non-MD residents                               $935.60
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34577   14 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-3/11      11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Music History & Appreciation

Discover the rich variety of musical genres available today. Learn how to actively listen to music such as symphony, opera, ballet, chamber music, art song, and contemporary. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM013                         37.5 Hours
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34057   45 Sessions     M W F
1/25-5/14           9-9:50 a.m.
No class 3/15, 3/17, 3/19

CRN#: 34054   21 Sessions     M W F
1/25-3/12           9-10:50 a.m.

CRN#: 34055   21 Sessions     M W F
1/25-3/12           11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

CRN#: 34058   14 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-3/11           9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

CRN#: 34056   30 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-5/13           11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

CRN#: 34052   21 Sessions     M W F
3/29-5/14           9-10:50 a.m.

CRN#: 34053   14 Sessions     T R
3/30-5/13      9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

This course surveys jazz in the United States from the turn of the century to the present. Study several major African-American figures in depth. The art of listening to jazz music is emphasized; outside listening will be required. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM010                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC125
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34049   14 Sessions     M W
1/25-3/10           2-4:45 p.m.

CRN#: 34048   14 Sessions     Tu Th
3/30-5/13      6:30-9:15 p.m.

Enjoy a survey of cross-cultural popular music and the traditional music that influenced it. Topics include social and cultural roles of music and factors influencing its development and dissemination. Participate in music-making, listen to live and recorded music, and engage in stimulating reading, writing, and discussions. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM005                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC117
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34036   21 Sessions     M W F
3/29-5/14      10-11:50 a.m.

Explore American popular music from the turn of the 20th century to the present with an emphasis on rock music. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM006                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC131
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34039   21 Sessions     M W F
1/25-3/12           10-11:50 a.m.

CRN#: 34040   21 Sessions     M W F
1/25-3/12           12-1:50 p.m.

CRN#: 34041   21 Sessions    M W F
3/29-5/14      12-1:50 p.m.

Applied Music

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.  No musical background necessary!  Required textbook: Essential Songwriting: Everything You Need to Compose, Perform, and Sell Great Songs, by C.J. Watson. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA077                         16 Hours
$120 + $90 fee = $210; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents              $210
MD residents 60+                $90
Non-MD residents                               $350
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34151   8 Sessions       Tu
3/23-5/11           10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
No class 3/16
Instructor: Greta Ehrig
Class meetings are supplemented by an hour of self-paced content each week.

Take your first steps to becoming a guitar legend! Even the greats started by muddling through simple chords on an acoustic. Learn basic strumming and picking techniques, common chord progressions, scales, notation, and tablature reading. On completion, you will have a foundation to take more advanced courses, start private lessons, or continue learning on your own. Students must provide their own guitars. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA082                         14 Hours
$120 + $90 fee = $210; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents              $210
MD residents 60+                $90
Non-MD residents                               $350
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34199   8 Sessions       W
2/17-4/14           10-11:45 a.m.
No class 3/17
Instructor: Theodore Shusterman

Functional piano training for beginners. You will learn basic keyboard skills for development of the ability to improvise accompaniments, transpose, sight-read, and play by ear. Rehearse technical studies and repertoire of elementary piano pieces. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM022                         50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC141
$264 + $90.80 fee = $354.80; Non-MD residents add $580.80
Maryland residents              $354.80
MD residents 60+                $90.80
Non-MD residents                               $935.60
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34574   14 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-3/11           1-4:35 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

Music is a universal language sculpted by the compositions of many great minds. Learning piano introduces you to the elements of this language, such as melody, harmony, and rhythm. In this class, you will learn the basics of piano in a group setting. Using a fundamentals approach, we will play and harmonize melodies from the beginning. No previous experience needed. Textbook required: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1 by Nancy and Randal Faber. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA080                         16 Hours
$120 + $90 fee = $210; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents              $210
MD residents 60+                $90
Non-MD residents                               $350
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34197   7 Sessions       Tu
1/26-3/9             10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Greta Ehrig
Class meetings are supplemented by 45 minutes of self-paced content each week.

Continue your exploration of piano! Improve your fluency when reading music and your hand coordination and movement. Develop a repertoire of elementary piano pieces as a basis for further development and performance. Continue your study of music theory and apply it to the piano. Prerequisite: PFA032 Intro Group Piano or rudimentary skills in reading treble and bass clefs and a basic understanding of keyboard orientation and geography. Textbook required: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1 by Nancy and Randal Faber. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA081                         16 Hours
$120 + $90 fee = $210; Non-MD residents add $140
Maryland residents              $210
MD residents 60+                $90
Non-MD residents                               $350
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34198   7 Sessions       W
3/24-5/5             6:30-8:45 p.m.
Instructor: Hanyin Chen

Study guitar one-on-one with a music professional! Whether you’re just starting out or are a musician looking to hone your skills, join us for lessons crafted to your level and goals. If all sections are full, please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu for availability. This private lesson is open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA087                         11.25 Hours
$185 + $730 fee = $915; Non-MD residents add $400
Maryland residents              $915
MD residents 60+                $730
Non-MD residents                               $1315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34205   15 Sessions    
1/25-5/15          
Instructor: Scott Giambusso
Guitar and Bass Guitar. Meets once a week for 45 minutes. Please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu to connect with your instructor and choose a meeting time.

Study piano one-on-one with a music professional! Whether you’re just starting out or are a musician looking to hone your skills, join us for lessons crafted to your level and goals. If all sections are full, please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu for availability. This private lesson is open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA086                         11.25 Hours
$185 + $730 fee = $915; Non-MD residents add $400
Maryland residents              $915
MD residents 60+                $730
Non-MD residents                               $1315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34201   15 Sessions    
1/25-5/15          
Instructor: Deborah Brown-Stanford
Meets once a week for 45 minutes. Please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu to connect with your instructor and choose a meeting time.

CRN#: 34202   15 Sessions
1/25-5/15          
Instructor: Hanyin Chen
 Meets once a week for 45 minutes. Please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu to connect with your instructor and choose a meeting time.

Study your instrument one-on-one with a music professional! Whether you’re just starting out or are a musician looking to hone your skills, join us for lessons crafted to your level and goals. See section notes for instrument offered. If all sections are full, please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu for availability. This private lesson is open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA088                         11.25 Hours
$185 + $730 fee = $915; Non-MD residents add $400
Maryland residents              $915
MD residents 60+                $730
Non-MD residents                               $1315
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34206   15 Sessions    
1/25-5/15          
Instructor: Steve Churchill
Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe. Meets once a week for 45 minutes. Please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu to connect with your instructor and choose a meeting time.

CRN#: 34828   15 Sessions    
1/25-5/15          
Instructor: Jennifer Lee
Violin/viola. Meets once a week for 45 minutes. Please contact communityarts@montgomerycollege.edu to connect with your instructor and choose a meeting time.

Learn the preparation and performance of marching band, concert band, and symphonic band (wind ensemble) literature. Concerts are a regular part of the course. The ability to read music is required. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM056                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC172
$132 + $69 fee = $201; Non-MD residents add $266.80
Maryland residents              $201
MD residents 60+                $69
Non-MD residents                               $467.80
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34737   15 Sessions     Tu
1/26-5/11           4:30-7 p.m.
No class 3/16

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
Co-listed with MUSC161D
$132 + $69 fee = $201; Non-MD residents add $266.80
Maryland residents              $201
MD residents 60+                $69
Non-MD residents                               $467.80
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34870   15 Sessions     M
1/25-5/10           4-6:30 p.m.
No class 3/15

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
Co-listed with THET100
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                 $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34738   14 Sessions     M W
1/25-3/10           2-4:45 p.m.

CRN#: 34740   14 Sessions     M W
3/29-5/12           1-3:45 p.m.

CRN#: 34741   45 Sessions     M W F
1/25-5/14           8:30-9:20 a.m.
No class 3/15, 3/17, 3/19

CRN#: 34742   14 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-3/11           9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

CRN#: 34743   14 Sessions     M W
1/25-3/10           6:30-9:15 p.m.
No class 3/15, 3/17

CRN#: 34744   30 Sessions     Tu Th
1/26-5/13           9:30-10:45 a.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

Discover what it takes to be an actor! Even the greatest actors started with the fundamentals. Learn basic acting skills, including exercises in speech, movement, and imagination. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: FLM009                         37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET110
$396 + $136.20 fee = $532.20; Non-MD residents add $871.20
Maryland residents              $532.20
MD residents 60+                $136.20
Non-MD residents                               $1403.40
Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34042   14 Sessions     M W
3/29-5/12           2-4:45 p.m.

Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34047   26 Sessions     Tu Th
2/9-5/13             2-3:30 p.m.
No class 3/16, 3/18

CRN#: 34046   14 Sessions     M W
3/29-5/12           6:30-9:15 p.m.

CRN#: 34806   14 Sessions     Tu Th
3/30-5/13      11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Ever wanted to give stand-up comedy a try? Learn to use your own life experiences and unique sense of humor to create an original 3-minute comedy routine to perform in front of a live audience. The course will cover joke- and comedy-writing basics, stage techniques, and comedic persona—all in a fun, interactive, and supportive atmosphere. Bring something to write on and record with (like a smartphone) to the first class. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA083                         12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $165
MD residents 60+                $65
Non-MD residents                               $285
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34827   5 Sessions       Th
3/25-4/22           1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz

Create clever, engaging, character driven short content pieces for posting online (Instagram live/TV, Twitter, FB, YouTube, Tik Tok etc.). Since television and film are not in production and there is little to no new content, people are turning to short content in the virtual space. Why not put your work out there to be seen? Produce a final script and storyboard that is easy to shoot on your phone or camcorder without any special equipment. Rehearse with fellow classmates to prepare your material for its Internet debut, and get direction, suggestions and invaluable feedback from a comedy pro! Open to students of all levels. Tuition waiver applies; MD seniors pay fee only.
Course: PFA092                         12.5 Hours
$100 + $65 fee = $165; Non-MD residents add $120
Maryland residents              $165
MD residents 60+                $65
Non-MD residents                               $285
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34830   5 Sessions       M
2/8-3/8               7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz

Discover how to use your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. In this introductory class, learn about a unique, outside the box way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voice-overs can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with minimal overhead! Whether you choose to pursue voice-overs part-time or full-time, this could be the game changer you’ve been looking for.
Course: PFA075                         2 Hours
$22 + $18 fee = $40; Non-MD residents add $30
Maryland residents              $40
MD residents 60+                $40
Non-MD residents                               $70
Online: Structured Remote
CRN#: 34826   1 Session         W
3/3                      6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Nicole Porche

Locations

Detailed maps and directions.

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

Detailed maps and directions.

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

Detailed maps and directions.

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

Registration

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

Questions?

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

Student Artwork Portfolio

Works produced by Community Arts students
painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

painting by Community Arts student

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

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