Sep
8
9:30am 9:30am

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, SEPT 8-OCT 27 • 9:30am-12:30pm

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. 

 

FALL 2017

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8-OCTOBER 27

9:30A-12:30P

SOLD OUT

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Sep
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, SEPT 8-OCT 27 • 1-4pm

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. 

 

FALL 2017

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8-OCTOBER 27

1-4P

SOLD OUT 

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Sep
10
to Sep 16

​CINDY PROCIOUS: CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE PAINTING • SUNDAY - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10-16 • 10AM-5PM

CINDY PROCIOUS WEEKLONG WORKSHOP

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

Nationally renowned painter Cindy Procious returns to The Compass Atelier for an incredible FULL WEEK of art, education, and fun! Cindy will run her very popular 5-day CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE PAINTING WORKSHOP. This year, the workshop will run Sunday-Tuesday, then take a 2-day break while students' paintings dry before returning on Friday-Saturday to bring them to conclusion. In the meantime, on Wednesday-Thursday, Cindy will host a PAINTING CHALLENGE where participants in this separately ticketed event try to stump our master with challenging subjects to paint. Cindy will work on a number of quick paintings throughout the 2 days, teaching through demonstration! Works may even be available for sale after...?

   CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE PAINTING WORKSHOP

   Sun-Tue, Sept 10-12 & Fri-Sat, Sept 15-16  10a-5p (only 3 spots left!)

Contemporary Still Life Painting is a week-long course focused on realist painting using methods of the Old Masters. It is open to anyone who paints in oil, from beginner to advanced.

Students will learn a layered indirect painting technique, incorporating underpainting, layering and glazing. We will explore a variety of techniques for realistically creating the illusion of different surface textures, as well as how to achieve rich color and depth of form to create a luminous work of art with a high level of finish. We will also learn how to use Photoshop as a tool to create more successful paintings.

Emphasis will be placed on design, composition, and lighting to create a dramatic still life set up.  Working from direct observation, we will cover the basic elements of painting in oil - from the initial drawing on canvas, to color, value, edge control, glazing/scumbling, and final varnishing.

Students will create their own complete narrative scene incorporating food and drink of their choice. Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes.

   PAINTING CHALLENGE

   Wed-Thurs, Sept 13-14  10a-5p

For the Painting Challenge, participants bring in challenging subject matter for Cindy Procious to paint from. She will select, compose, then paint a number of these subjects over the course of the 2 days. Teaching through demonstration is an excellent way to learn, even more fun when your materials are the subject. And at the conclusion of the Painting Challenge, works may even be made available for purchase. How fun to have an original work of art from Cindy Procious, one you have been involved with from conception through its execution.

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Sep
11
10:00am10:00am

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS FOR ARTISTS - PART 2 • ELISE MAHAFFIE • MONDAYS, SEPT 11, 18, 25 • 10-11:30AM

INSTRUCTOR: ELISE MAHAFFIE

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER ANNEX (11810 Parklawn Dr, Studio 8)

This 3-week Photoshop Elements class will build on the information covered in the Introduction course. We will be working further with creating composite images, applying various effects and learning more about adjustment layers etc. Because of the small class size, we will also focus on individual needs and interests.

Class size will be a maximum of 4 students to ensure individual attention.

It is not necessary to have taken the Intro Class, but does require experience with/and a basic understanding of Photoshop Elements and how to make selections as well as an understanding of using layers.

Must have a laptop with Photoshop Elements installed to bring to class.

MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11, 18, 25

10-11:30AM

$160

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Sep
13
10:00am10:00am

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS FOR ARTISTS • ELISE MAHAFFIE • WEDNESDAYS, SEPT 13, 20, 27 • 10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

INSTRUCTOR: ELISE MAHAFFIE

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER ANNEX (11810 Parklawn Dr, Studio 8)

This class will teach students how to use Photoshop Elements in the service of their art making and artistic business practices. A 3-week course that builds from computer basics through Photoshop basics, this small (4 student maximum) class will offer you the near-individual attention you need to build confidence with this tough, but necessary computer program.

WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27

10-11:30AM (SOLD OUT)

OR

12-1:30PM (4 SPOTS LEFT)

$160

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Sep
20
10:30am10:30am

EXPLORING WATERCOLOR • DAVID DANIELS • WEDNESDAYS, SEPT 20-NOV 8 • 10:30am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID DANIELS

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

This course will celebrate your strengths and help you identify your weaknesses. David will address color theory, composition, and most importantly setting personal goals. Individualized critiques and customized assignments will help you define and become the artist you want to be.

 

FALL 2017

WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 20-NOVEMBER 8

10:30A-1P

$300

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Dec
2
10:00am10:00am

PASTEL PAINTING • JEAN HIRONS • MONDAYS, OCT 2-DEC 11 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: JEAN HIRONS

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

This is a continuation of the Monday morning class. It is open to all level of artists working in pastel. The class explores the many methods of working in this beautiful medium, as well as how to improve on compositions and color when working from photographs. All work is done in the studio.  

 

FALL 2017

MONDAYS, OCTOBER 2-DECEMBER 11 (no class 11/13)

10A-1P

$300

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Dec
2
10:00am10:00am

LONG LOOKING • DUANE KEISER • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DEC 2-3 & SUNDAY, MAR 18 • 10AM-4PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: LONG LOOKING

INSTRUCTOR: DUANE KEISER

Duane Keiser leads a small group of students through a unique, two-part workshop that will explore working on a painting over an extended period of time. Through a series of talks and an ongoing exercise, Keiser will explore the experiential nature of painting complex, dynamic subjects over weeks/months/years. This will be the first part of the workshop. The second part will entail each student taking on a months-long painting project to work on at home that will, at a later date, be brought into class for an informal show and critique.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 & SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018

10AM-4PM

$695 (only 7 spots left)

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Dec
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: REALIZING DREAMS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAY, DEC 15 • 6-9PM

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: REALIZING DREAMS

Glen Kessler speaks candidly about his journey as an artist and teacher. With images of his work dating back to high school, Glen will explain where he got his start, how his art grew, and when he knew that he wanted to be a teacher. Glen will also talk about how The Compass Atelier came to be, and how he looks to change the very nature of art instruction in the future.

All Friday Night Lectures include a lovely dinner spread, wine, and soft drinks. It's a great way to spend an evening.

DECEMBER 15, 2017

6-9PM

$35

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Jan
12
9:30am 9:30am

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, JAN 12-MAR 16 • 9:30am-12:30pm

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. 

 

WINTER 2018

FRIDAYS, JANUARY 12-MARCH 16 (no class 2/23 & 3/9)

9:30A-12:30P

$395

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Jan
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, JAN 12-MAR 16 • 1-4pm

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, JANUARY 12-MARCH 16 (no class 2/23 & 3/9)

1-4P

$395

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Mar
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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

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Mar
10
10:00am10:00am

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

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: THE PREMIER COUP

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

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Jul
14
10:00am10:00am

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS W/ DEMO ON INDIRECT PAINTING • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, JULY 14 & 21 • 10AM-4PM

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

It's 'Painting Through The Lens' with a twist. Class will meet on 2 consecutive Fridays. Glen will demonstrate for the first 2-3 hrs of each class, then students will paint in the second 3 hrs. For this July session, Glen will focus on demonstrating a Indirect Painting Method--where he will use underpainting techniques such as imprimatura and grisaille followed by body colors and glazes to create a cohesive image with depth and nuance. The many medium options (oils, alkyds, varnishes) and their plusses and minuses will be discussed.

Students work from their own photographic sources. All painting media encouraged, though Glen will demo in oil. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

FRIDAYS, JULY 14 & 21

10A-4P

$215 (only 3 spots left)

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Jun
16
10:00am10:00am

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS W/ DEMO ON DIRECT PAINTING • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, JUNE 16 & 23 • 10AM-4PM

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

It's 'Painting Through The Lens' with a twist. Class will meet on 2 consecutive Fridays. Glen will demonstrate for the first 2-3 hrs of each class, then students will paint in the second 3 hrs. For this June session, Glen will focus on demonstrating a Direct Painting Method--where an artist focuses on simple shapes, accurate color mixing, bold paint application, and finishing with finesse are all elements to this highly rewarding process.

Students work from their own photographic sources. All painting media encouraged, though Glen will demo in oil. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners. 

 

FRIDAYS, JUNE 16 & 23

10A-4P

$215 (only 4 spots left!)

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Jun
7
10:00am10:00am

PHOTOSHOP FOR ARTISTS • ELISE MAHAFFIE • WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 7, 14, 21 • 10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

INSTRUCTOR: ELISE MAHAFFIE

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER ANNEX (11810 Parklawn Dr, Studio 8)

This class will teach students how to use Photoshop Elements in the service of their art making and artistic business practices. A 3-week course that builds from computer basics through Photoshop basics, this small (4 student maximum) class will offer you the near-individual attention you need to build confidence with this tough, but necessary computer program.

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 7, 14, 21

10-11:30AM (sold out)

OR

12-1:30PM (sold out)

$160

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May
18
10:00am10:00am

PHOTOSHOP FOR ARTISTS • ELISE MAHAFFIE • THURSDAYS, MAY 18, 25, JUNE 1 • 10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

INSTRUCTOR: ELISE MAHAFFIE

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER ANNEX (11810 Parklawn Dr, Studio 8)

This class will teach students how to use Photoshop Elements in the service of their art making and artistic business practices. A 3-week course that builds from computer basics through Photoshop basics, this small (4 student maximum) class will offer you the near-individual attention you need to build confidence with this tough, but necessary computer program.

THURSDAYS, MAY 18, 25, JUNE 1

10-11:30AM (sold out)

OR

12-1:30PM (sold out)

$160

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Apr
29
to Apr 30

PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP • GAVIN GLAKAS • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 29-30 • 10AM-5PM

PORTRAIT PAINTING

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

Spend a weekend painting from the live model with award-winning portrait artist Gavin Glakas as he walks you through the process of painting a portrait. Gavin will focus on how to draw accurately to "get a likeness," build 3-dimensional space with light and shadow, develop a sophisticated understanding of color, approach details like hair, eyes, and clothing, and explore some of the more psychological aspects of portraying specific people. For beginning to professional students. Model fee included in cost.

APRIL 29-30, 2017

10AM-5PM  (plus Friday Night Lecture on April 28 6-9PM)

$349 (SOLD OUT)

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Apr
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: THE LIFE AND ART OF GAVIN GLAKAS • FRIDAY, APRIL 28 • 6-9PM

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: THE LIFE AND ART OF GAVIN GLAKAS

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

This award-winning portrait artist speaks about his life and art. Gavin is a local artist who has taken a unique path to become a top portrait painter. His tireless work-ethic, devotion to craftsmanship, and empathetic nature have allowed him to rise quickly in this field. Come hear and see Gavin in his first lecture at The Compass Atelier.

Food and wine included.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

6-9PM

$35 (only 5 spots left!!)

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Apr
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR • BONNY LUNDY • THURSDAYS, APR 20-JUN 8 • 1pm-3:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: BONNY LUNDY

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

Study prominent abstract artists. Try new techniques and paint your own innovative ideas. Practice texture and color mixing. Learn new ways to use composition, line, and simplification of form in an open atmosphere. Weekly demos and discussion of materials and concepts.

 

SPRING 2017

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 20-JUNE 8

1-3:30P

$240

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Apr
20
9:30am 9:30am

NATURE IN WATERCOLOR • BONNY LUNDY • THURSDAYS, APR 20-JUN 8 • 9:30am-12pm

INSTRUCTOR: BONNY LUNDY

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

Paint fresh landscapes & street scenes with strong composition and light patterns. Learn color mixing, wet on wet and loose brush use. Demos and critiques encouraging individual style.

 

SPRING 2017

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 20 & 27, JUNE 1 & 8 

9:30A-12P

$120

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Apr
19
10:30am10:30am

EXPLORING WATERCOLOR • DAVID DANIELS • WEDNESDAYS, APR 19-JUN 7 • 10:30am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID DANIELS

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

This course will celebrate your strengths and help you identify your weaknesses. David will address color theory, composition, and most importantly setting personal goals. Individualized critiques and customized assignments will help you define and become the artist you want to be.

 

SPRING 2017

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 19-JUNE 7

10:30A-1P

$300

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Apr
7
1:00pm 1:00pm

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, APR 7-JUN 2 • 1-4pm

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 2017

FRIDAYS, APRIL 7-JUNE 2 (no class date: Apr 28)

1-4P

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Apr
7
9:30am 9:30am

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, APR 7-JUN 2 • 9:30am-12:30pm

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 2017

FRIDAYS, APRIL 7-JUNE 2 (no class date: Apr 28)

9:30A-12:30P

SOLD OUT

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Mar
4
10:00am10:00am

WENDY ARTIN: FRESH APPROACH TO SEEING •  SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 4-5 • 10AM-5PM

FRESH APPROACH TO SEEING

In this 2-day workshop, internationally renowned artist Wendy Artin will lead students through her elegant approach to observational painting. Students will alternate between working from the live model and fruit and vegetables. Your time with the figure will focus on techniques for making fast and fluid images, with poses that range from 30 seconds to a half-hour.  Then you will examine the finer details of nature, form, light and color in fresh local produce to paint simple essential colorful still lifes. Individual instruction will be given to each student. Valuable lessons from brush control to wetness and use of the paper will assist artists for whom watercolor is new or familiar.  All levels from complete beginners to professionals welcome. 

MARCH 4-5, 2017

10AM-5PM  (plus Friday Night Lecture on March 3 6-9PM)

$425 (only 5 spots left!)

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Mar
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: THE LIFE AND ART OF WENDY ARTIN • FRIDAY, MARCH 3 • 6-9PM

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: LIVE MODELS, STATUES, ROMAN RUINS, URBAN WALLS AND STILL LIFES--THE WORK OF WENDY ARTIN

Master watercolorist Wendy Artin will show images of her paintings and discuss why, how, and what happened while she was painting.  For more on Wendy Artin, visit her website: www.wendyartin.com.

Food and wine included.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

6-9PM

$35

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Jan
23
10:00am10:00am

PASTEL PAINTING • JEAN HIRONS • MONDAYS, JAN 23-MAR 27 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: JEAN HIRONS

This is a continuation of the Monday morning class. It is open to all level of artists working in pastel. The class explores the many methods of working in this beautiful medium, as well as how to improve on compositions and color when working from photographs. All work is done in the studio.  

 

WINTER 2017

MONDAYS, JANUARY 23-MARCH 27

10A-1P

$300

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Jan
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • FRIDAYS, JAN 13-MAR 24 • 1-4pm

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. 

 

WINTER 2017

FRIDAYS, JANUARY 13-MARCH 24 (no class dates: Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 3)

1-4P

$395

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Jan
13
9:30am 9:30am

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • FRIDAYS, JAN 13-MAR 24 • 9:30am-12:30pm

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. 

 

WINTER 2017

FRIDAYS, JANUARY 13-MARCH 24 (no class dates: Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 3)

9:30A-12:30P

SOLD OUT

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Nov
5
10:00am10:00am

DUANE KEISER: THE PREMIER COUP (PART 2) • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOV 5-6 • 10AM-4PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: PART 2

Duane Keiser expands upon his original premier coup workshop with new exercises and insights. Included will be strategies for painting the ephemeral and using the time constraints of premier coup painting as a liberating, rather than confining, feature. Keiser will also discuss ways to use a tablet or phone as a natural, unobtrusive tool for painting.

Students of this workshop DO NOT need to have already taken a workshop with Duane Keiser.

NOVEMBER 5-6, 2016

10AM-4PM  (plus Friday Night Lecture on October 14)

SOLD OUT

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Nov
5
10:00am10:00am

PHOTOSHOP FOR ARTISTS • SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 5-19 • 10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

INSTRUCTOR: ELISE MAHAFFIE

This class will teach students how to use Photoshop Elements in the service of their art making and artistic business practices. A 3-week course that builds from computer basics through Photoshop basics, this small (3 student maximum) class will offer you the near-individual attention you need to build confidence with this tough, but necessary computer program.

SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 5-19

10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

SOLD OUT

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Oct
29
10:00am10:00am

DUANE KEISER: THE PREMIER COUP (PART 2) • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT 29-30 • 10AM-4PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: PART 2

Duane Keiser expands upon his original premier coup workshop with new exercises and insights. Included will be strategies for painting the ephemeral and using the time constraints of premier coup painting as a liberating, rather than confining, feature. Keiser will also discuss ways to use a tablet or phone as a natural, unobtrusive tool for painting.

Students of this workshop DO NOT need to have already taken a workshop with Duane Keiser.

OCTOBER 29-30, 2016

10AM-4PM  (plus Friday Night Lecture on October 14)

$425 (2 spots left!)

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Oct
15
10:00am10:00am

DUANE KEISER: THE PREMIER COUP (PART 1) • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT 15-16 • 10AM-4PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: THE PREMIER COUP

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.

OCTOBER 15-16, 2016

10AM-4PM (plus Friday Night Lecture on October 14)

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Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: BEING A PAINTER IN THE DIGITAL AGE • DUANE KEISER • FRIDAY, OCT 14 • 6-9PM

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: BEING A PAINTER IN THE DIGITAL AGE

This internationally collected artist speaks about being a painter in the digital age and his unique take on the current and future state of the internet, social media, and the business of art. 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. Refreshments will be served and there will be time to meet the artist.

OCTOBER 14, 2016

6-9PM

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Oct
13
11:00am11:00am

PHOTOSHOP FOR ARTISTS • THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 13-27 • 10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

INSTRUCTOR: ELISE MAHAFFIE

This class will teach students how to use Photoshop Elements in the service of their art making and artistic business practices. A 3-week course that builds from computer basics through Photoshop basics, this small (3 student maximum) class will offer you the near-individual attention you need to build confidence with this tough, but necessary computer program.

THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 13-27

10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

SOLD OUT

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Oct
10
10:00am10:00am

PHOTOSHOP FOR ARTISTS • MONDAYS, OCTOBER 10-24 • 10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

INSTRUCTOR: ELISE MAHAFFIE

This class will teach students how to use Photoshop Elements in the service of their art making and artistic business practices. A 3-week course that builds from computer basics through Photoshop basics, this small (3 student maximum) class will offer you the near-individual attention you need to build confidence with this tough, but necessary computer program.

MONDAYS, OCTOBER 10-24

10-11:30AM OR 12-1:30PM

SOLD OUT

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Sep
26
10:00am10:00am

​CINDY PROCIOUS: CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE PAINTING • MONDAY - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26-30 • 10AM-5PM

WEEKLONG WORKSHOP: CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE PAINTING

Contemporary Still Life Painting is a week-long course focused on realist painting using methods of the Old Masters. It is open to anyone who paints in oil, from beginner to advanced.

Students will learn a layered indirect painting technique, incorporating underpainting, layering and glazing. We will explore a variety of techniques for realistically creating the illusion of different surface textures, as well as how to achieve rich color and depth of form to create a luminous work of art with a high level of finish. We will also learn how to use Photoshop as a tool to create more successful paintings.

Emphasis will be placed on design, composition, and lighting to create a dramatic still life set up.  Working from direct observation, we will cover the basic elements of painting in oil - from the initial drawing on canvas, to color, value, edge control, glazing/scumbling, and final varnishing.

Students will create their own complete narrative scene incorporating food and drink of their choice. Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2016

10AM-5PM

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Sep
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • FRIDAYS, SEPT 9-Nov 18 • 1-4pm

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 2016

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9-NOVEMBER 18 (no class dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, & Oct 14)

1-4P

CLASS FULL

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Sep
9
9:30am 9:30am

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • FRIDAYS, SEPT 9-Nov 18 • 9:30am-12:30pm

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 2016

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9-NOVEMBER 18 (no class dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, & Oct 14)

9:30A-12:30P

CLASS FULL

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Sep
8
3:30pm 3:30pm

INTRO TO OIL PAINTING • THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8-NOVEMBER 17 • 3:30-6pm

INSTRUCTOR: TOM SEMMES

This class will lead the student through the process of oil painting from start to finish. It is intended for the student who is new to working in oils or is interested in increasing their proficiency with basic painting skills. Demos and hand-on lessons in drawing, composition, and color theory will help lay the foundation for artistic confidence. We will paint from direct perception using the subject of still life with a focus on improving technique and exploring opportunities for artistic expression.  Supply list will be emailed two weeks before first class. For more information, contact the instructor at tsemmes54@gmail.com or 301-502-1722. 9 classes.

THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8-NOVEMBER 17 (no class Sept 29, Oct 27)

3:30-6PM

$295

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Jul
9
10:30am10:30am

MASTERING COLOR • TOM SEMMES • SATURDAYS, JULY 9-30 • 10:30am-2:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: TOM SEMMES

This class is geared to the intermediate painter who wants to deepen their ability to improve and expand their expressive use of color. By exploring practical applications of contemporary color theory and putting that to work both with in-class exercises and painting from the still life, this class will help build your color confidence. Students will learn to see color more accurately, to mix colors more precisely, and, using both vivid and subtle colors, will create artwork that seems to glow. The class is taught in oil though the lessons learned can be applied to any medium. For more information, contact the instructor at tsemmes54@gmail.com or 301-502-1722. 4 sessions.

SATURDAYS, JULY 9-30

10:30A-2:30P

$225

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Jul
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

INTRO TO OIL PAINTING • TOM SEMMES • THURSDAYS, JULY 7-28 • 2-6pm

INSTRUCTOR: TOM SEMMES

This class will lead the student through the process of oil painting from start to finish. It is intended for the student who is new to working in oils or is interested in increasing their proficiency with basic painting skills. Demos and hand-on lessons in drawing, composition, and color theory will help lay the foundation for artistic confidence. We will paint from direct perception using the subject of still life with a focus on improving technique and exploring opportunities for artistic expression.  Supply list will be emailed two weeks before first class. For more information, contact the instructor at tsemmes54@gmail.com or 301-502-1722. 4 classes.

THURSDAYS, JULY 7-28

2-6PM

$225

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May
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, MAY 27-JULY 29 • 1-4pm

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. 

 

SUMMER 2016

FRIDAYS, MAY 27-JULY 29 (no class July 8 & 15)

1-4P

$395

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Also available, single day drop-in rate:

$70

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