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)

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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

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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:
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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)

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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)

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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 

 

 

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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 

 

 

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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 #3: Tuesday, March 20, 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, MARCH 20, 2018

7PM-9PM 

 

 

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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)

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Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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 

 

 

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Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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 

 

 

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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 (6 spots left)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
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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  (3 spots left)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
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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 Thursday 1:30-4:30pm section and Friday 1:30-4:30pm section. You may email if you'd like to be placed on the Friday 10am-1pm waitlist.

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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 (5 spots left)

Student Name:
Preferred Email:
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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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 

 

 

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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:
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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

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

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 imitates photograph. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018

10A-6P

$895

**enrollment will open on May 29, 2018

**email TheCompassAtelier@gmail.com to be added to the pre-registration list for first access to this workshop

 

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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)

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Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

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

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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

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Participant Name(s):
Preferred Email(s):
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Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

MONTGOMERY ART ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 WED FEB 7 • 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, FEBUARY 7, 2018

6:30PM- 8:30PM 

 

 

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Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

PASTEL PAINTING • JEAN HIRONS • MONDAYS, JAN 29-ARP 2 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: JEAN HIRONS

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

The winter class will focus on the use of color with pastel. We will discuss color theory, approaches to color, and how we make decisions regarding color usage.  All levels are included. Ability to draw and a basic knowledge of composition are required.  Materials list provided by contacting Jean (jeanhirons48@gmail.com).  We work from photos in this class and most paint landscapes, however, any subject matter can be accommodated.  

 

WINTER 2018

MONDAYS, JANUARY 29-APRIL 2

10A-1P

$350

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Jan
24
10:30 AM10:30

EXPLORING WATERCOLOR • DAVID DANIELS • WEDNESDAYS, JAN 24-MAR 14 • 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.

 

WINTER 2018

WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 24-MARCH 14

10:30A-1P

$300

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Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

MONTGOMERY ART ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING @ COMPASS ATELIER 2 WED JAN 17 • 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, JANUARY 17, 2018

6:30PM- 8:30PM 

 

 

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Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

SEXY ART PARTY • JALENE JANUZE • SATURDAY, JAN 13 • 7-9PM

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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, JANUARY 13, 2018

7-9PM

$40 SINGLE / $70 COUPLE

Choose participants:
Participant Name(s):
Preferred Email(s):
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Jan
12
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, JAN 12-MAR 16 • 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. 

 

WINTER 2018

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

1:30-4:30P

$395 (only 2 spots left!)

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, JAN 12-MAR 16 • 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, JANUARY 12-MARCH 16 (no class 2/23 & 3/9)

10A-1P

$395 (sold out)

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Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS • ALEXANDRA MICHAELS • THURSDAYS, JAN 11-MAR 1 • 6-8pm

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INSTRUCTOR: ALEXANDRA MICHAELS

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

Drawing course for absolute beginners focuses on pencil work beginning with basic geometric shapes, value studies and forms while learning about materials.  Students will be drawing a simple still life with step-by-step instruction. Students will also be using chalk pastels to learn about the use of color using simple objects and then move onto a still life using blue paper as a ground. More info: maroudas127@gmail.com   Cell: 240.481.6528. Minimum age 14. 8 sessions.

 

WINTER 2018

THURSDAYS, JANUARY 11-MARCH 1

6-8P

$280

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Jan
11
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, JAN 11-MAR 15 • 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. 

 

WINTER 2018

THURSDAYS, JANUARY 11-MARCH 15 (no class 2/22 & 3/8)

1:30-4:30P

$395 (only 1 spot left!)

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Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS (ADVANCED LEVEL) • GLEN KESSLER • THURSDAYS, JAN 11-MAR 15 • 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.

 

WINTER 2018

THURSDAYS, JANUARY 11-MARCH 15 (no class 2/22 & 3/8)

10A-1P

$395

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Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

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

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE: REALIZING DREAMS

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

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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Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

SEXY ART PARTY • JALENE JANUZE • FRIDAY, DEC 8 • 7-9PM

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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. 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017

7-9PM

$40 SINGLE / $70 COUPLE

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Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, DEC 1 & 8 • 1:30-4:30pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 2-session weekly class is offered to assist with students through the long hiatus between Fall and Winter terms. 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. 

 

LATE FALL 2017

FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 1 & 8 

1:30-4:30P

$99

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

PAINTING THROUGH THE LENS • GLEN KESSLER • FRIDAYS, DEC 1 & 8 • 10am-1pm

INSTRUCTOR: GLEN KESSLER

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER (11810 Parklawn Dr)

This 2-session weekly class is offered to assist with students through the long hiatus between Fall and Winter terms. 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. 

 

LATE FALL 2017

FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 1 & 8 

10A-1P

$99 (Sold out)

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Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE & CRITIQUE • GAVIN GLAKAS • FRIDAY, NOV 10 • 6-9PM

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A DEMO, CRITIQUE, AND SOME WINE WITH GAVIN GLAKAS

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

What do you do when you've just finished the best painting you've ever done and you're not sure how you're going to improve upon it? Grab a glass of wine and join award-winning artist Gavin Glakas to watch him paint a portrait and then get his feedback on your painting.

Gavin will do a two-hour portrait demo where he will talk his way through his method of working and answer audience questions. Then he'll hold a critique where he will help anyone who would like to bring a painting learn how to take their skills to the next level.

This promises to be a fun, enlightening evening where you'll walk out a better artist than when you walked in.

NOVEMBER 10, 2017

6-9PM

$25 for Demo only

+$10 for Critique

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS FOR ARTISTS • ELISE MAHAFFIE • WEDNESDAYS, OCT 18, 25, NOV 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.

WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 18, 25, NOVEMBER 1

10-11:30AM (this section full)

OR

12-1:30PM (1 spot left)

$160

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Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

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

$350

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Sep
20
10:30 AM10:30

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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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

​CINDY PROCIOUS: PAINTING CHALLENGE • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 • 10AM-5PM

CINDY PROCIOUS PAINTING CHALLENGE

  Thurs, Sept 14  10a-5p

LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)

Nationally renowned still life painter Cindy Procious will host a PAINTING CHALLENGE where participants can challenge this master artist to paint subjects that THEY have chosen. Cindy may work on a number of quick paintings throughout the day or create a multi-subject composition to work on the whole day. Teaching through demonstration is a great way to learn! We will also offer soft drinks in the morning, wine in the afternoon, and snacks all day. Come enjoy a unique and incredible day with a living master. 

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Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

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
8
9:30 AM09:30

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

Email TheCompassAtelier@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist. Also, this class is available at 1pm on Fridays.

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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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