Our Story

The Compass Atelier is a REVOLUTIONARY ART SCHOOL, designed to provide the highest level of artistic development for HOBBYIST TO ASPIRING PROFESSIONAL. Most of our students are previously self-taught or have taken classes at local art centers, though all experience levels will find a wealth of information at their fingertips. Our mission is to TEACH THE "WHOLE ARTIST."

Our programming options include WEEKLY CLASSES for developing artists, Wine & Paint Parties for the beginner, WEEKEND WORKSHOPS with internationally acclaimed artists, Study Abroad trips to incredible locations, and our most unique feature, the MASTER ARTIST PROGRAM--a comprehensive art curriculum that launches artists professional careers. Our gorgeous classroom is located within the robust ARTISTS & MAKERS STUDIOS ART CENTER and boasts incredible light, warm environs, professional equipment, and some state of the art tech.


Located in the Artists & Makers studio building

in the White Flint business district of Rockville, MD