Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

FIGURE PAINTING EVENINGS • GLEN KESSLER • MONDAY & WEDNESDAY, SEPT 24 & 26 • 3-6pm

Figure header.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 2-day workshop provides students the opportunity to paint from the live model with excellent instruction to guide your journey through this toughest of subjects. Beginners as well as veteran artists will find these workshops insightful and enjoyable. Demonstration and individual instruction included. Model fee extra.

 

SEPTEMBER SESSION

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 & 26

3-6P

SOLD OUT **please join us for our October session**

View Event →
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

PLEIN AIR WEEKEND • GLEN KESSLER • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT 13 & 14 • 10am-1pm

Plein Air header.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This weekend workshop provides students the opportunity to paint amidst the grandeur of nature with smart strategies for translating the world into paint. Beginners as well as veteran artists will find joy and satisfaction working in some of our area's most beautiful venues. Demonstration and individual instruction will guide students through their daily journeys.

 

OCTOBER SESSION

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 & 14

10A-1P

$110

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

FIGURE PAINTING EVENINGS • GLEN KESSLER • MONDAY & WEDNESDAY, OCT 15 & 17 • 3-6pm

Figure header.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 2-day workshop provides students the opportunity to paint from the live model with excellent instruction to guide your journey through this toughest of subjects. Beginners as well as veteran artists will find these workshops insightful and enjoyable. Demonstration and individual instruction included. Model fee extra.

 

OCTOBER SESSION

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 & 17

3-6P

$110

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
TRANSCENDING THE PHOTO REFERENCE • ALYSSA MONKS • THURSDAY-SUNDAY, NOV 29-DEC 2 • 10AM-6PM
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

TRANSCENDING THE PHOTO REFERENCE • ALYSSA MONKS • THURSDAY-SUNDAY, NOV 29-DEC 2 • 10AM-6PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: TRANSCENDING THE PHOTO REFERENCE

This 4-day workshop is designed to guide the students toward creating a painting from a photo reference, using both indirect and direct painting techniques.  It aims to instruct painters on how to use the photograph to create a painting that surpasses the look of the photograph, not simply imitate a photograph.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018

10A-6P

$895 (SOLD OUT)

PLEASE EMAIL THECOMPASSATELIER@GMAIL.COM TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

View Event →
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, DEC 6-20 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 3-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

DECEMBER 2018

THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 6-20

10A-1P

$160

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Dec
6
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, DEC 6-20 • 1:30-4:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 3-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

DECEMBER 2018

THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 6-20

1:30-4:30P

$160

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP • GLEN KESSLER • MON, JAN 14 • 3-6PM

Practices header 1.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This workshop is all about the materials and techniques we artists use.

  • Learn how to prepare surfaces to work on or tailor your store-bought surfaces. We will stretch canvas and linen, gesso a panel, shellac paper, tone, sand, and much more.
  • Learn how paint is made. Oil and egg tempera paint will be made fresh. 
  • Learn all about mediums. Oils, alkyds, solvents, varnishes will all be discussed and used.
  • Learn how a brush is made and what attributes you're looking for.
  • Learn about drawing materials. Vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, graphite, pastel, and many more will be discussed and used.

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES

MONDAY, JANUARY 14

3-6p

$50

Participant's Name
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

PAINTER'S PROCESS WORKSHOP • GLEN KESSLER • MON, FEB 11 • 3-6PM

Practices header 1.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This workshop gives you the chance to watch and ask an artist all about their process. Glen Kessler will create a painting from the live model while answering audience questions throughout. Starting with a discussion of choice of subject and composition, then to drawing and blocking in color, and finally to adjusting and adding details this workshop will offer a rare insight into the entire process an artist goes through in making a work of art.

PAINTER'S PROCESS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

3-6p

$50

Participant's Name
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

​FIGURE PAINTING WORKSHOP • STEVEN ASSAEL • THURSDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 7-10 • 10AM-5PM

FIGURE PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH STEVEN ASSAEL

This 4-day workshop with internationally renowned artist Steven Assael takes students through the process of developing figure artwork with dynamic light, color, and brushwork from the live model. Assael is considered a modern day Rembrandt for his ability to convey a sense of light seeming to emanate from within the figure as well as his improvisational style. For more on Steven Assael, visit his website: www.stevenassael.com. Model fee extra.
 

MARCH 7-10, 2019

10A-5P

$850

Workshop Participant:
Email Address:
View Event →
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

BUSINESS OF BEING AN ARTIST WORKSHOP • GLEN KESSLER • MON, MAR 11 • 3-6PM

Practices header 1.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

Being an artist is actually like running a business. Every artist has the production side of things down. But if all you had at your business was a production house and no CEO, CFO, CTO, PR department, or sales team, then you'd end up with what most artists have resigned themselves to...a warehouse full of unsold goods! This workshop shines a light on simple steps you can take to develop your 'entire business' and be successful as an artist.

BUSINESS OF BEING AN ARTIST

MONDAY, MARCH 11

3-6p

$50

Participant's Name
Preferred Email:
View Event →
TRANSCENDING THE PHOTO REFERENCE • ALYSSA MONKS • THURSDAY-SUNDAY, DEC 5-8 • 10AM-6PM
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

TRANSCENDING THE PHOTO REFERENCE • ALYSSA MONKS • THURSDAY-SUNDAY, DEC 5-8 • 10AM-6PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: TRANSCENDING THE PHOTO REFERENCE

This 4-day workshop is designed to guide the students toward creating a painting from a photo reference, using both indirect and direct painting techniques.  It aims to instruct painters on how to use the photograph to create a painting that surpasses the look of the photograph, not simply imitate a photograph.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019

10A-6P

$949

ENROLLMENT WILL OPEN JUNE 5, 2019. PLEASE EMAIL THECOMPASSATELIER@GMAIL.COM TO BE PLACED ON THE PRE-REGISTRATION LIST.

View Event →

Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

PLEIN AIR WEEKEND • GLEN KESSLER • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPT 15 & 16 • 10am-1pm

Plein Air header.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This weekend workshop provides students the opportunity to paint amidst the grandeur of nature with smart strategies for translating the world into paint. Beginners as well as veteran artists will find joy and satisfaction working in some of our area's most beautiful venues. Demonstration and individual instruction will guide students through their daily journeys.

 

SEPTEMBER SESSION

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 & 16

10A-1P

$110

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Sep
14
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, SEPT 14-NOV 2 • 1:30-4:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 8-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

FALL 2018

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 14-NOVEMBER 2

1:30-4:30P

$425 (only 4 spots left)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, SEPT 14-NOV 2 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 8-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

FALL 2018

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 14-NOVEMBER 2

10A-1P

Sold out--please see one of the other sections of this class

View Event →
Sep
13
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, SEPT 13-NOV 1 • 1:30-4:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 8-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

FALL 2018

THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13-NOVEMBER 1

1:30-4:30P

$425 (only 6 spots left)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS (ADVANCED LEVEL) • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, SEPT 13-NOV 1 • 10am-1pm

MAP header 6.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 8-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources as they produce professional artwork and discuss business practices for career development. This section of 'Painting Through The Lens' is designed for those with a professional body of work and a sales and exhibition history. No basics will be taught in this class.

 

FALL 2018

THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13-NOVEMBER 1

10A-1P

Sold out--please see one of the other sections of this class

View Event →
Aug
13
3:00 PM15:00

FIGURE PAINTING EVENINGS • GLEN KESSLER • MONDAY & WEDNESDAY, AUG 13 & 15 • 3-6pm

Figure header.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This 2-day workshop provides students the opportunity to paint from the live model with excellent instruction to guide your journey through this toughest of subjects. Beginners as well as veteran artists will find these workshops insightful and enjoyable. Demonstration and individual instruction included. Model fee extra.

 

AUGUST SESSION

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 & 15

3-6P

$110 (only 3 spots left!)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

PLEIN AIR WEEKEND • GLEN KESSLER • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUG 11 & 12 • 10am-1pm

Plein Air header.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

This weekend workshop provides students the opportunity to paint amidst the grandeur of nature with smart strategies for translating the world into paint. Beginners as well as veteran artists will find joy and satisfaction working in some of our area's most beautiful venues. Demonstration and individual instruction will guide students through their daily journeys.

 

AUGUST SESSION

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 & 12

10A-1P

$110 (only 3 spots left)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Jul
20
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, JUL 20-AUG 31 • 1:30-4:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 7-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

SUMMER 2018

FRIDAYS, JULY 20-AUGUST 31

1:30-4:30P

$350

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, JUL 20-AUG 31 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 7-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

SUMMER 2018

FRIDAYS, JULY 20-AUGUST 31

10A-1P

$350 (only 1 spot left!)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Jul
19
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, JUL 19-AUG 30 • 1:30-4:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 7-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

SUMMER 2018

THURSDAYS, JULY 19-AUGUST 30

1:30-4:30P

$350 (only 4 spots left!)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

MAP ALUMNI PAINTING • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, JUL 19-AUG 30 • 10am-1pm

MAP header 6.jpg

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 7-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources as they produce professional artwork and discuss business practices for career development. Entry to this ADVANCED LEVEL class is by invitation only. The class is designed for those with a professional body of work and a robust sales and exhibition history. No basics will be taught in this class. Please only register for this class if you have previously spoken to Glen about entry.

 

SUMMER 2018

THURSDAYS, JULY 19-AUGUST 30

10A-1P

$350 (only 5 spots left!)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
STARTING METHODS WORKSHOP • TINA GARRETT • FRIDAY-SUNDAY, APR 27-29 • 9AM-5PM
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

STARTING METHODS WORKSHOP • TINA GARRETT • FRIDAY-SUNDAY, APR 27-29 • 9AM-5PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: STARTING METHODS WORKSHOP

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

All level of students welcome to participate in this comprehensive study of oil painting starting methods with ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett, including open grisaille, accurate color wash, and Tina’s favorite, selective start. Students will gain an understanding of form, value, temperature, edges and composition as well as color mixing, as Tina demonstrates how to control your palette for accurate values and color. Tina will share insights on posing the model, lighting and painting materials. Tina will demonstrate from the live model each morning and assist artists individually each afternoon and discuss painting from photographs vs. painting from life. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27-SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018

9A-5P

$695

Workshop Participant:
Email Address:
View Event →
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

WALA CREATIVE ENTREPRENUER SERIES @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 TUESDAY MAR 20 • 7PM - 9PM

WALANEW.jpg

WORKSHOP: WALA CREATIVE ENTERPRENUER SERIES

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

 A series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and leases.

The series comprises six sessions to be held on consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday March 6, 2018  and continuing through Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at Compass Atelier 2 in Rockville, MD.

Register for individual sessions by selecting from one of the dates using the link below.

The series is free for WALA members, and $20 per workshop for non-members.

Session #3: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 ~ Contracts/Licensing

WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series at The Compass Atelier 2

(Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs)

Presentation and Q & A with:
TBA

This session covers:

When is a deal a deal?
- Offer
- Acceptance
- Consideration

What can you license?
- Ownership
- Contract considerations
- Royalties

What Happens If Someone Fails?

- Remedies
- Deadlines
- Indemnification
- Governing Law
- Limitations on Remedies



 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

7PM-9PM 

 

 

View Event →
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

WALA CREATIVE ENTREPRENUER SERIES @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 TUESDAY APR 10 • 7PM - 9PM

WALANEW.jpg

WORKSHOP: WALA CREATIVE ENTERPRENUER SERIES

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

 A series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and leases.

The series comprises six sessions to be held on consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday March 6, 2018  and continuing through Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at Compass Atelier 2 in Rockville, MD.

Register for individual sessions by selecting from one of the dates using the link below.

The series is free for WALA members, and $20 per workshop for non-members.

Session #6: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 ~ Grants

WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series at The Compass Atelier 2

(Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs)

Presentation and Q & A with:
TBA

This Session Covers

  • The basics of understanding grants
  • How to make the most of your grant
  • How to properly manage your grant
  • How to adjust to business changes and shifts that impact your lease and/or grant



 

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018

7PM-9PM 

 

 

View Event →
Apr
6
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, APR 6-JUN 1 • 1:30-4:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 8-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

SPRING 2018

FRIDAYS, APRIL 6-JUNE 1 (no class 4/27)

1:30-4:30P

$395 (2 spots left)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
View Event →
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, APR 6-JUN 1 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 8-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

WINTER 2018

FRIDAYS, APRIL 6-JUNE 1 (no class 4/27)

10A-1P

$395 (Sold out)

There are still spots in the Friday 1:30-4:30pm section. Or email if you'd like to be placed on the Friday 10am-1pm waitlist.

View Event →
Apr
5
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, APR 5-JUN 7 • 1:30-4:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 8-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources to produce images of beauty as they learn how to improve as artists. All painting media encouraged. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

SPRING 2018

THURSDAYS, APRIL 5-JUNE 7 (no class 4/26 & 5/31)

1:30-4:30P

$395 (Sold out)

There are still spots in the Friday 1:30-4:30pm section. Or email if you'd like to be placed on the Thursday 1:30-4:30pm waitlist.

View Event →
Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS (ADVANCED LEVEL) • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, APR 5-JUN 7 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 8-session weekly class is offered seasonally and taught by Atelier founder, Glen Kessler. Students work from their own photographic sources as they produce professional artwork and discuss business practices for career development. Entry to this ADVANCED LEVEL class is by invitation only. The class is designed for those with a professional body of work and a robust sales and exhibition history. No basics will be taught in this class. Please only register for this class if you have previously spoken to Glen about entry.

 

SPRING 2018

THURSDAYS, APRIL 5-JUNE 7 (no class 4/26 & 5/31)

10A-1P

$395 (Sold out)

View Event →
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

WALA CREATIVE ENTREPRENUER SERIES @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 TUESDAY APR 3 • 7PM - 9PM

WALANEW.jpg

WORKSHOP: WALA CREATIVE ENTERPRENUER SERIES

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

 A series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and leases.

The series comprises six sessions to be held on consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday March 6, 2018  and continuing through Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at Compass Atelier 2 in Rockville, MD.

Register for individual sessions by selecting from one of the dates using the link below.

The series is free for WALA members, and $20 per workshop for non-members.

Session #5: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ~ Negotiation Strategies

WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series @ The Compass Atelier 2

(Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs) 

Presentation and Q & A with:
TBA

"In business and in our personal lives, we are constantly needing to negotiate and collaborate with other people - people whose interests differ from our own. Success in our lives therefore can hinge on how well we engage in these necessary interactions with others. This program offers attendees tips and tools for being a successful negotiator and collaborator." – Sandra Sellers

Learn:

• Fundamentals of interest-based negotiations and avoiding the   zero-sum game,

• The power of language in negotiations

• What mediation is...and is not

• When to consider facilitated negotiations,

• How to facilitate meetings and avoid breakdown and deadlock, and

• How to plan, prepare for, and participate in negotiations.



 

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018

7PM-9PM 

 

 

View Event →
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

WALA CREATIVE ENTREPRENUER SERIES @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 TUESDAY MAR 27 • 7PM - 9PM

WALANEW.jpg

WORKSHOP: WALA CREATIVE ENTERPRENUER SERIES

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

 A series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and leases.

The series comprises six sessions to be held on consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday March 6, 2018  and continuing through Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at Compass Atelier 2 in Rockville, MD.

Register for individual sessions by selecting from one of the dates using the link below.

The series is free for WALA members, and $20 per workshop for non-members.

Session #4: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ~ Tax Strategies


WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series @ The Compass Atelier 2
(Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs) 

Presentation and Q & A with:
Benjamin Grosz and Benjamin Takis


"Pursuing your art as a business can be daunting, and one of the biggest challenges is understanding the tax laws. Between the many types of federal and state taxes that apply to your business, it is easy to make a mistake that can set back your business for years." 

"Benjamin Takis and Benjamin Grosz, both having active experience in the arts in addition to practicing as tax attorneys, will provide an overview of the federal income tax, a guide to the different business structures you should consider, as well as more advanced federal tax issues relevant to artists in the Washington, DC area."

Benjamin Takis is the founding attorney of Tax-Exempt Solutions PLLC, a law firm specializing in tax, corporate governance, employment issues and business transactions for non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs." Since beginning his practice in 2006, Ben has devoted his career to representing non-profit organizations and tax-exempt entities. Ben honed his skills as an associate at the premier Washington D.C. labor firm Bredhoff & Kaiser and the leading employee benefits boutique Groom Law Group. At Bredhoff and Groom, Ben represented some of the largest pension funds, health care trusts, and labor organizations in the country, along with public charities, lobbying groups, trade associations, and other non-profit organizations of all types and sizes.

Benjamin Grosz is an associate with Ivins, Phillips & Barker, where he advises clients on a broad range of federal income, estate and gift tax planning matters, as well as employee benefits issues. Before law school, Ben started his own financial planning business. Prior to that he was a business manager at Capital One Financial Corporation, where he developed strategy and analysis for its credit card and banking businesses. His experiences in starting his own financial planning business and developing business strategy for Capital One help him understand the needs of clients ranging from entrepreneurs to large corporations. Although lacking the talent to be a professional artist, Ben spent years singing with various choirs and has had the privilege to sing at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap, and the good fortune to participate in a singing “tour de France” with one of his college choirs.



 

TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018

7PM-9PM 

 

 

View Event →
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

MODEL SESSION • POOJA CAMPBELL • MONDAY, MARCH 26 • 6pm-9pm

INSTRUCTOR: POOJA CAMPBELL

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)


Come draw from a professional live nude model at this uninstructed bi-weekly open drawing session. Short and long poses make this an ideal venue for improving your drawing skills. Sessions are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No previous experience needed. No pre-registration needed. Pay at the door – $10 cash.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. 

 

WINTER 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 26

6PM TO 9PM

$10 (PAY AT THE DOOR)

View Event →
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

MONTGOMERY ART ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 WED MAR 14 • 6:30PM - 8:30PM

MONTGOMERY ART ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

 

MAA invites members and prospective members to our programs held in The Compass Atelier classroom located in the Artists & Makers Studios 2 facilities, 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville MD 20852  the second Wednesday during October, November, January, March, April, and May. There is a “social time” from 6:30 – 7:00 pm, then the program starts promptly at 7:00 pm. The meetings usually end around 8:30 pm.

Program speakers are artists, instructors, or others knowledgeable in related areas like marketing and selling. We may have a lecture, a demonstration of materials or techniques, or a peer-critique of members’ works.

Programs are generally well attended, so arrive early for the best seats!



 

WEDNESDAY,MARCH 14 2018

6:30PM- 8:30PM 

 

 

View Event →
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

WALA CREATIVE ENTREPRENUER SERIES @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 TUESDAY MAR 13 • 7PM - 9PM

WALANEW.jpg

WORKSHOP: WALA CREATIVE ENTERPRENUER SERIES

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

 A series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and leases.

The series comprises six sessions to be held on consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday March 6, 2018  and continuing through Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at Compass Atelier 2 in Rockville, MD.

Register for individual sessions by selecting from one of the dates using the link below.

The series is free for WALA members, and $20 per workshop for non-members.

Session #2: Tuesday, March 13, 2018  - Copyright/Trademark Protection & Use

WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series @ The Compass Atelier 2

(Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs)

Presentation and Q & A with:
John D. Mason

This session covers:

• Copyright Registration
• Fair Use
• Works Made For Hire
• Trademark
• Rights Management
• Creative Commons
• Licensing
• Protecting your creations

John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors, LLC is an art, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, and literary agent. He is based in the Washington DC/Maryland area. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark transactional matters, litigation, publishing and media issues, contracts, and commercial matters. He works with writers, artists, filmmakers and people and companies in creative industries to protect, promote and exploit their work. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Mason is adjunct faculty teaching Entertainment Law at UDC Law School, past adjunct teaching Art and the Law at George Mason University, Board President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and past Advisory Board member of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington.

His email is jmason@copyrightcounselors.com and his firm website is www.copyrightcounselors.com.



 

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

7PM-9PM 

 

 

View Event →
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

MODEL SESSION • POOJA CAMPBELL • MONDAY, MARCH 12 • 6pm-9pm

INSTRUCTOR: POOJA CAMPBELL

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)


Come draw from a professional live nude model at this uninstructed bi-weekly open drawing session. Short and long poses make this an ideal venue for improving your drawing skills. Sessions are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No previous experience needed. No pre-registration needed. Pay at the door – $10 cash.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. 

 

WINTER 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 12

6PM TO 9PM

$10 (PAY AT THE DOOR)

View Event →
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

THE PREMIER COUP • DUANE KEISER • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAR 10-11 • 10AM-4PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: THE PREMIER COUP

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

Through painting sessions, demos, and critiques, Duane Keiser will lead a challenging 2-day workshop on premier coup painting. Premier coup, or "first strike," is a painting done with the intent of finishing it in one sitting. Like Jazz, premier coup can be wonderfully improvisational while also requiring a high degree of precision and control. Duane will share his various strategies, techniques, and ways of thinking about painterly exploration of a subject within the confines of a moment.

MARCH 10-11, 2018

10AM-4PM (plus Friday Night Lecture on March 9)

$425 (Sold out)

View Event →
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: BEING A PAINTER IN THE DIGITAL AGE • DUANE KEISER • FRIDAY, MAR 9 • 6-9PM

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: BEING A PAINTER IN THE DIGITAL AGE

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

This internationally collected artist delivers a new lecture on his work, artistic journey, and what it means to make art in the modern age. Duane Keiser is the innovator behind the 'A Painting A Day' phenomenon, where artwork produced on the easel is immediately offered (and in his case promptly sold) on eBay in their auction setting. This process has garnered him press from USA Today, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post and earned him an international reputation. Dinner, wine, and soft drinks are included, and there will be time to meet the artist.

MARCH 9, 2018

6-9PM

$35

Lecture Attendee:
Email Address:
View Event →
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

WALA CREATIVE ENTREPRENUER SERIES @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 TUESDAY MAR 6 • 7PM - 9PM

WALANEW.jpg

WORKSHOP: WALA CREATIVE ENTERPRENUER SERIES

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

 A series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and leases.

The series comprises six sessions to be held on consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday March 6, 2018  and continuing through Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at Compass Atelier 2 in Rockville, MD.

Register for individual sessions by selecting from one of the dates using the link below.

The series is free for WALA members, and $20 per workshop for non-members.

The complete series includes: 

Session #1: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 ~ Business Formation

WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series @ The Compass Atelier 2

(Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs)                       

Presentation and Q & A with: 
Hardeep Grover

This Session Covers:

• Overview of Business Entities
• Types and Organization
• Management and Control
• Liability Protection
• Tax-Related Issues
• Business Agreements
• Shareholder and Membership Agreements
• Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements
• Non-Disclosure Agreements
• Non-Profit Entities
• Types
• IRS Form 1023 for Tax-Exempt Status
• Common Mistakes for Entrepreneurs

Hardeep Grover is an attorney with Tresquire, a solo practice where he focuses on helping start-ups and small businesses navigate legal hurdles.  Hardeep began his practice immersed in the start-up culture of San Francisco, and developed his expertise as counsel to restaurants, theater, and film production companies in New York. Having returned to his hometown of Washington, DC, Hardeep now works with creative entrepreneurs in the technology, entertainment, and food & beverage industries. Barred in CA, NY and DC, he works with clients in all three jurisdictions, striving to help people bring their visions to fruition. In addition to his role on the education committee of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Hardeep is also President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC. Hardeep received his BA in Economics from George Mason University, and his JD from The George Washington University Law School.  In his spare time he enjoys playing with wild yeast fermentation, and he dreams of one day owning a Rotovap and a cheese cave. 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018

7PM-9PM

View Event →
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

MODEL SESSION • POOJA CAMPBELL • MONDAY, FEB 26 • 6pm-9pm

INSTRUCTOR: POOJA CAMPBELL

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)


Come draw from a professional live nude model at this uninstructed bi-weekly open drawing session. Short and long poses make this an ideal venue for improving your drawing skills. Sessions are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No previous experience needed. No pre-registration needed. Pay at the door – $10 cash.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. 

 

WINTER 2018

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

6PM TO 9PM

$10 (PAY AT THE DOOR)

View Event →
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

MODEL SESSION • POOJA CAMPBELL • MONDAY, FEB 12 • 6pm-9pm

INSTRUCTOR: POOJA CAMPBELL

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)


Come draw from a professional live nude model at this uninstructed bi-weekly open drawing session. Short and long poses make this an ideal venue for improving your drawing skills. Sessions are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No previous experience needed. No pre-registration needed. Pay at the door – $10 cash.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. 

 

WINTER 2018

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

6PM TO 9PM

$10 (PAY AT THE DOOR)

View Event →
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

SEXY ART PARTY • JALENE JANUZE • SATURDAY, FEB 10 • 7-9PM

Jalene header.jpg

DIFFERENT STROKES: THE SEXY ART PARTY

INSTRUCTOR: JALENE JANUZE

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

A fun and slightly risqué take on the Wine & Paint party awaits! At this artistic event, you will be creating your own version of a sexy painting or you can paint from life with one of our lovely models. Wine, snacks, paint, canvas, and other supplies are included. Your instructor will guide you with step-by-step instructions, as well as providing personal attention as time allows. You are also welcome to work independently. Great for couples looking for a unique night out together or solo guests ready to have a memorable night of art and fun. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018

7-9PM

$40 SINGLE / $70 COUPLE

Choose participants:
Participant Name(s):
Preferred Email(s):
View Event →