Study with Glen Kessler

Glen Kessler is the Founder and Director of The Compass Atelier, an art school in Rockville, MD. He teaches students of ALL experience levels, ALL mediums, and ALL subjects and styles. With more than 20 years of teaching experience at the collegiate and community level, Glen has a gift for diagnosing what a painting needs and a kind manner for providing guidance.

Weekly Classes, Workshops, & Private Instruction

A full list of seasonal Weekly Classes and Workshops are available at

Glen is also available for Private Instruction. Individuals or small groups may schedule time for critique, lecture, or demonstration during available hours (usually Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm). Rate for individual instruction is $150/hr available in half-hour increments, and may be split among multiple participants. Fill out the form below to start the discussion:

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The Compass Atelier

11810 Parklawn Dr
Rockville, MD 20852