Winter & Spring 2024 Classes in Takoma, Rockville, and Online with Community Arts at Montgomery College

By Editorial Team on November 27, 2023
Image credit: “Reinterpretation of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt” by Community Arts student Gail B. Dym

Register today for 2024 arts classes for adults and teens. Sign up today, seats are filling fast! Check out a sampling below, or see the full list of 145 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.

 

MARKETING FOR ARTISTS & MAKERS

Online via Zoom w/ self-paced content
Mondays 2/12-4/15 | 7-8:30pm

with David Baxter
$344 | $145 seniors

Learn the marketing skills you need to get your work out there. The most successful are the ones who are 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.

 

WRITING ABOUT ART

Online via Zoom
Saturdays 2/10-4/20 | 10-11:30am

with Rissa Miller
$219 | $95 seniors

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.

 

JEWELRY: FOLDFORMING

Rockville Campus
Mondays 1/22-3/4 | 4-9pm
with Nick Grant Barnes
$399 | $175 seniors

Discover foldforming, the process of repeatedly folding, annealing, and unfolding metal with hand tools to create 3D forms. Take advantage of metals’ natural ductility and plasticity to create original, origami-like forms that resemble chased soldered pieces.

 

SEWING: UPCYCLING & RECYCLING

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Fridays 3/22-4/19 | 10am-12:30pm

with Wanjin Kim
$194 | $75 seniors

Create one-of-a-kind clothing from existing garments and textile goods. Upcycling is a way to transform worn, out-of-style, or cheap clothing into new, higher quality items. Practice repurposing clothing with a mix-and-match approach, creating new looks from a combination of old materials. Through the process of upcycling, learn to make your own pattern, tailor and alter clothing, patch fabric, and attach zippers.

 

DRAWING WORKSHOP SERIES

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Saturdays 2/17-4/13 | 1-4pm

with Wanjin Kim, Holly Trout, and Racquel Keller
Single session: $49
Full series of 8 workshops: $294 | $149 seniors

Discover new and exciting drawing techniques that enable you to tap into your creativity. Each week presents a new topic, covering a variety of media and subject matter. Topics: Drawing Basics, Watercolor Pencil & Graphite Still Life, Watercolor Still Life, Portraiture in Multiple Media, Drawing Texture, Colored Pencil Still Life, Pastel Landscape, and Abstraction with Oil Pastels.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: IMAGING BASICS

Rockville Campus
Tuesdays 2/8-4/18 | 6:30-9 p.m.
with
Alzira Lena Ruano

Online via Zoom
Mondays 2/5-4/1 | 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.

 

WATERCOLOR: INTRODUCTION

Rockville Campus
Sundays 2/11-4/21 | 10-12:30am
with
Wanjin Kim

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Tuesdays 2/6-4/16 | 9:30am-12pm
with
Wanjin Kim

Online via Zoom w/ self-paced content
Saturdays 2/10-4/20 | 9:30-11:30am

with Wendelin Daniels
$344 | $145 seniors

Discover the rich and delicate medium of watercolor painting! 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.

 

PERSONAL DIGITAL ARCHIVING

Online via Zoom
Saturdays 2/10-3/9 | 10am-1pm

with Biljana Milenkovic
$219 | $95 seniors

Do you have boxes of slides, photos, or VHS tapes? Learn to digitize them to access on your computer and share on the web. Whether you’re an artist with work documented on physical media or someone with family memories trapped in obsolete media, this class will help get your media into the 21st century!

 

OPEN FIGURE DRAWING SESSIONS

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Saturdays 2/10-3/9 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Saturdays 3/23-4/20 | 9:30am-12:30pm
with
Racquel Keller
Five sessions: $125

Join us and draw from a live model! Students may request poses and a nude or draped figure at the facilitator’s discretion. Take this class as a supplement to another drawing class or as a stand-alone to create finished works or keep your skills sharp. Students may work in any drawing media, ink, or watercolor; please bring your own materials.