Community Arts at Montgomery College Fall 2022 Classes

By Editorial Team on August 2, 2022
Warm Embrace by Community Arts student Nimi Trehan

Register Today for Fall classes in Takoma, Rockville, and Online with Community Arts at Montgomery College

 

Registration is open for fall arts classes for adults and teens. Sign up today, seats are filling fast! Check out a sampling below, or see the full list of 122 offerings at montgomerycollege.edu/communityarts.

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

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HAVANA ART & CULTURE

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Fridays 9/16-11/18 | 10am-12:30pm

with Reemberto Rodriguez
$344 | $145 seniors

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.

 

ETSY SELLING FOR ARTISTS & MAKERS

Online via Zoom
Tuesdays 9/13-10/11 | 6:30-9pm

with David Baxter
$195 | $75 seniors

Learn to use Etsy as a platform to market and sell artwork. 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.

 

MARKETING FOR ARTISTS & MAKERS

Online via Zoom
Thursdays 9/29-12/8 | 7-8:30pm

with David Baxter
$344 | $145 seniors

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.

 

ARTIST TALKS & PRESENTING ART

Online via Zoom
Saturdays 9/17-11/19 | 10am-12pm

with Rissa Miller
$299 | $125 seniors

From artists to collectors to docents, everyone in the art world has to talk about art effectively. Learn to create and perform a talk with confidence. Invest your speech with presence and authenticity while delivering an organized and conceptually clear talk.

 

GETTING YOUR ARTWORK EXHIBITED

Online via Zoom
Mondays 9/12-10/10 | 6:30-8:30pm

with Holly Trout
$219 | $95 seniors

Get an edge in exhibiting your artwork by learning the secrets of a successful art show application. 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.

 

BATIK FABRIC DYEING

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Wednesdays 9/14-11/16 | 10am-12:30pm

with Robert Devers
$344 | $145 seniors

Create your own batik fabric prints! Create designs on fabric using dyes with a resist. These fabrics are known for the crackle or veining that appears in the design. Use traditional batik dying methods to create contemporary, personalized works of art on napkins, placemats, garments, fine art pieces, and more.

 

DOLL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Fridays 9/16-11/18 | 10am-12:30pm

with Wendelin Daniels
$344 | $145 seniors

Create your own original art doll! Explore the design process for creating three-dimensional human forms in mixed media. Begin with rough design concepts and proportional figure sketching, and finish by hard sculpting the doll’s head and hands, soft-sculpting the doll’s body, and sewing the doll’s costume.

 

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: IMAGING BASICS

Online via Zoom
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9/20-10/13 | 6:30-9:30pm

with Jerry Truong
$344 | $145 seniors

Discover Photoshop, the industry standard for image editing. 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.

 

CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Mondays 9/12-11/14 | 7-9:30pm

with Carrie Rennolds
$344 | $145 seniors

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. Look at examples, discuss composition, drawing and painting methods, and how to get published.

 

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: INTRODUCTION

Rockville Campus
Mondays 9/12-11/14 | 9:30am-12pm

with Natacha Lo
$344 | $145 seniors

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. Learn the fundamentals of traditional Chinese painting, creating finished works using bamboo brushes and sumi-e ink on rice paper.

 

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Mondays 9/12-11/14 | 1-3:30pm

with Alzira Lena Ruano
$344 | $145 seniors

Create powerful photographs of the landscape, capturing a feeling of place in the natural and built environment. 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.

 

WOODCUT: GLOBAL PRINTMAKING

Rockville Campus
Mondays & Wednesdays 8/29-12/14 | 9:30am-12:10pm

with Amanda Miller
$532.20 | $136.20 seniors

Learn woodcut techniques, including Western and Japanese approaches. Beginning from simple black and white prints, progress 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.

 

DRAWING COMICS: BASICS

Online via Zoom
Mondays & Wednesdays 9/12-10/12 | 7-8pm

with Jamie Noguchi
$344 | $145 seniors

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.