Related Programs

Paul Peck Humanities Institute
As a nonprofit educational resource of Montgomery College, the purpose of the Paul Peck Humanities Institute, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, is "to increase and diffuse knowledge" and to educate the public. The specific mission of the institute is to advance the teaching of the humanities at the College and its larger community. In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress, the institute provides internship and fellowship opportunities for the students and faculty of Montgomery College. In keeping with its mission to the community and often jointly with other groups, the institute offers a variety of public programs in the arts and humanities, providing educational and cultural benefits to the entire College and community.

Programs for Children and Adults (WD&CE Youth Programs and Lifelong Learning Institute)
An exciting array of arts classes for county children from kindergarten through 12th grade is offered throughout the year on all three College campuses and the School of Art and Design at Montgomery College. Programs include music, theatre, a broad range of art classes, photography, and videography. An "All Arts" day-long program for second through fourth grade children takes place twice yearly at the Takoma Park Campus. Similar one-day offerings for other age groups are scheduled through the school year. A special summer workshop in musical theatre takes place at Gaithersburg High School for high school students who write and produce an original musical production. The Summer Art Program at the School of Art and Design is a fine arts and visual communication educational program for youths ages 6-15 offering classes in drawing, painting, crafts, clay, digital arts and photography.

The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) offers non-credit art and art appreciation classes, and music classes for older county residents, age 50 and older. Art appreciation/history classes are rotated with a different subject area every semester. Subjects have included Artemisia Gentileschi, Trompe l'Oeil in Western Art, Renaissance Portraits, Rembrandt and Vermeer, and van Eyck to Bruegel. Field trips to the National Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, and other locations are often part of the classes. Hands-on art classes include Perspective Drawing, Watercolor, Oil, and Acrylic Painting.