Broad Strokes for Aspiring Artists


In 1957, Edgar and Shirley Lipman opened an art supply store, offering classes to customers and the community. By 1965, in response to the demand for the popular courses, the owners expanded the school, forming the Maryland School of Art and Design. In 1971, the Maryland College of Art and Design was incorporated. For more than 30 years, the school encouraged the development of artists at its location on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.



…and Now

Nearly 10 years ago, on September 1, 2004, the Maryland College of Art and Design officially became the School of Art and Design (SA + D) at Montgomery College. The SA + D, now located in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Takoma Park/Silver Spring, is a rigorous, portfolio-intensive art school experience for college students majoring in studio art or graphic design. In addition, the SA + D offers dynamic student-focused noncredit classes for aspiring and professional artists at all ages and skill levels.


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