FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3  6-9P

MASTER ARTIST PROGRAM THESIS EXHIBITION

THE 17 GRADUATES OF THE CLASS OF 2017 SHOWCASE THEIR WORK  

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Come celebrate talent and accomplishment with the graduates of the Master Artist Program. The students of the first class of this unique and amazing art program have produced an incredible portfolio of works. Their accomplishment is overwhelming. Many students had never painted or drawn before this program. Now just 3 years later, many are poised to become professional artists with sales, shows, and gallery representation already beginning to add up.

The show runs from February 3-25 at Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr, Rockville MD 20852. Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm and by appointment. A Reception for the artists is Friday, February 3rd from 6-9pm. This event is free and open to public. Parking is free.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19  12-4P

MASTER ARTIST PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

LEARN ALL ABOUT THE PROGRAM THAT'S REDEFINING ART EDUCATION 

ABOUT THE MASTER ARTIST PROGRAM:

Simply put, the Master Artist Program (MAP) is the art class you always wanted but never got. It is a program of artistic study open to students of all ages and experience that builds your artistic knowledge week-by-week in logical steps from basics through professional artistic mastery. The only one of its kind, this program spans 3-years of part-time work (4 hours in class; 6-10 hours out of class) but transforms students' technical skills, concepts, and business savvy. Many of our students come to the program with little or no experience, though veteran artists will also find the program of extreme benefit. Whether you are a hobbyist looking to enjoy painting more or you're looking to start an artistic career, the MAP will provide the quickest path to your goals. 

MAP classes only launch every 3 years. Our next start date is April 2017. Interested students should contact TheCompassAtelier@gmail.com soon as we will look to lock in our rosters by the end of 2016.

ABOUT THE OPEN HOUSE:

From 12-4pm on Sat, Nov 19th, The Compass Atelier will open its doors to those interested in learning more about the MAP in an Open House. Teacher and founder, Glen Kessler, will be present to answer any questions. Many current MAP students will also be on hand, displaying some of their recent work, making new work from the figure, still life, and photo, and chatting with potential students about their experience. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about what could be the most significant development in your artistic practice in years! 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015  6-9P

"Trent Onsted"

winner of 2015 'Moco's got talent' 

The Leaders Institute is proud to present the work of Trent Onsted, a student of Rockville High School and "MoCo's Got Talent" 2014 and 2015 Visual Arts Winner.  Each year, the County Executive's Youth Advisory Committee identifies the best and brightest visual and performing artists the County has to offer.  In efforts to send a strong message to continue funding for the Arts in Montgomery County's Public Schools, student finalist gather at the Fillmore Downtown Silver Spring, for a star studded night of artistic inspiration and fun to express what the Arts means in the lives of middle and high school students.  Trent's work, along with his expressed inspiration first landed him 2nd place in 2014, then on to 1st place in 2015. Clearly a budding leader in the Artist Community. 

 

About the Leaders Institute:

The Leaders Institute is a non-profit organization based in Downtown Silver Spring, MD.  Our mission is to provide leadership development to train students to be change agents that impact their community with excellence and integrity.  Students are challenged to survey their community, identify the needs and come up with innovative ways to solve those needs.  Among our students'  many accomplishments that have changed local communities are:  MoCo's Got Talent:  student voices for the Arts;  Bright Futures: bringing both the college and business communities together for candid conversations with middle and high school students;  Trunk Or Treat Canned Food Drive:  treating with a cause; "GearedUP": a Fashion Show and Concert Benefit for MCPS students in need of back packs.  To learn more about the Leaders Institute, visit us on the web :www.leadersinstitutemd.org.


FRIDAY, september 11, 2015  6-9P

"A Show of Summer"

An Exhibition of Summer 2015 'Painting Through The Lens' students 

Come see the scores of paintings produced in The Compass Atelier's Summer 2015 'Painting Through The Lens' classes. Work from emerging and established artists will be on view and for sale in this one-night-only exhibition! Come see the amazing work on view, start or add to your own art collection, and support local talent. Food and drink will be served. There is no charge to attend and ample parking is free.


FRIDAY, August 7, 2015  6-9P  

• MEET THE NEW FACULTY OF THE COMPASS ATELIER • 

TEACHERS WILL BE DEMONSTRATING THEIR SKILLS AS ARTISTS AND TEACHERS

FREE FOOD AND DRINK. AMPLE FREE PARKING

COME SEE THE AREA'S QUICKEST GROWING SCHOOL!!

PLUS ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE $10 GIFT CARD TO PLAZA ARTIST MATERIALS!!


Friday, July 10  6-9p  

• Meet the New Faculty of The Compass Atelier • 

Teachers will be demonstrating their skills as artists and teachers

Free food and drink. Ample free parking

Come see the area's quickest growing school!!

Plus all students will receive a FREE $10 gift card to Plaza Artist Materials!!


Open House - Fri, Jun 5  6-9p

On Friday, June 5th from 6-9p, The Compass Atelier will host a robust Open House that will feature stations for each of the school's many innovative programming and product options. Come to learn about: 

• The program that started it all--The Certificate Program is changing the way art is taught

• New seasonal Weekly Classes being offered by some of the area's best emerging artists and teachers

• Incredibly popular Weekend Workshops with internationally acclaimed artists and teachers

• Our luxurious art & culture riverboat trip to France with a focus on Impressionism 

• Our newly available Painter's Compass Color Wheel--simply the best color wheel on the market for painters

• And enjoy refreshments, see great art, meet students & faculty, and ask questions..


Our new home!!!

March 1, 2015 The Compass Atelier moves into its new home in the Artists & Makers Studio building at 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville MD 20852. This move will more than double the size of The Atelier, improve the look and feel of the space, and allow us to be a part of a thriving community of artists. We look forward to welcoming you to the Grand Opening party on Friday, April 17 6-9pm.


December Live Look-In

Friday, December 5  6-9pm

With 4 new sections of The Academy Program starting in January 2015, NOW is the time to visit The Glen Kessler Atelier. Get to know what people are calling 'a revolution in artistic learning.' Beginning or experienced painters can become master artists in just 3 short years. Glen will explain how at this Live Look-In. Current Academy students will be present to paint and answer questions while Glen demonstrates his teaching methods and answers audience questions. Refreshments served; free parking; art shows and artist studios open throughout the building.


Open House

Friday, July 11  6-9pm

Get to know the program, see the studio, and talk with the faculty.  Faculty members will work from the live model while you watch and ask questions. Refreshments provided. More info at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1413846952236359/


A Revolution In Art

My recent article, featured in ArtsyShark, speaks about a change in art and art learning that is sweeping the country and world.  Read more here:  http://bit.ly/1m9LpPu


The 411 on The Academy Program

The sensation that is The Academy Program has already garnered some press...even a month before it's major launch.  Read more on 'The Artists Speak' blog from Bora Mici:

http://arttistsspeak.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-academy-program-what-if-you-never.html