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CANCELLED - Color Theory Made Clear with Glen Kessler

  • 04 Apr 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
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   Color Theory Made Clear 


Glen Kessler


 Cancelled due to Coronavirus  

Information below is obsolete - Plan to Reschedule


April 4th, 2020

from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

BWS Member Registration: February 1st 2020    10:00 a.m.

Member Fee: $60

Non-Member registration: February 15th 2020 10:00 a.m.

Non-Member Fee: $70

Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate

Registration ends March 27th 2020 unless it is filled before. Class size limited to 32


BWS is pleased to have Glen Kessler, an internationally collected and awarded artist as well as the founder of The Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD.

Kessler has a MFA from New York Academy of Art and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His works have graced the cover of ‘Professional Artist Magazine’ and in ‘The Artists' Magazine’ among other publications.

He has work in the public collections of Prince Charles, Amazon Web Services, Ford's Theater, Capital One Bank, Dominion Bank, as well as hundreds of private collections around the world. He is a 2-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant for Outstanding Figurative Art, a Prince of Wales Fellow, and a Maryland State Arts Council Grant awardee.

He is also a life-long teacher, having taught at Maryland Institute College of Art, George Washington University, George Mason University, and others.

In 2013 he founded The Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD in order to teach a cohesive curriculum of artistic study of his own design. The school and its unique curriculum are proving to be a game-changer taking students, many of whom had little to no prior experience, to a professional practice in just 3 years of part-time study. Recent graduates have gone on to earn top prizes, regularly sell their work, and gain gallery representation.

In this one day workshop we’ll focus on

"Color Theory Made Clear"

This workshop will make color theory and color mixing the strongest part of your art. Using the innovative Painter’s Compass Color Wheel we will learn how to make color measurable and quantifiable. Glen Kessler will start with an introduction on how this color wheel works and offer some brief demonstrations before challenging guests with enjoyable and educational exercises.

Learn how to work with watercolor washes to produce small vibrant paintings. Reference materials will be supplied.  Glenn will supply --

There will be a step by-step instruction demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction during the class. 


Paints (artist's choice)


Small selection of brushes

Paper (artist's choice)

Water container

Paper towels

cover for table

No easels necessary.

We will be doing color studies only, not making a painting.

A Painter's Compass Color Wheel per person will be available to use throughout the workshop. At the end of the workshop they are to be returned or can be purchased for ($7). 

Please pack a lunch and beverage. Light refreshments will be available. 

Check out Glenn's work online at

  • Price: $60 for all BWS members and $70 for non-members 
  • Please pay online if possible with your Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below. Please enter the name of the program on your check.
  • For online registration, visit and go to Public Events.
  • Participants will be limited to 32 
  • The program will take place at The Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered. Please reference the check to the workshop.

Mail checks to:

Sabine Yeager 

BWS Workshop Chair 

11315 Maplewood Dr.

Ridgely, MD 21660


Directions to:

Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043

From the Baltimore Beltway (I 695) take the exit onto I-70W and follow for 4.4 miles. Take exit 87B to merge onto US-29N towards MD99. Turn right at Rogers Ave. At the traffic light, take the exit to stay straight on Rogers Ave. Turn left at High Ridge Rd. and the Howard Co. Center for the Arts is on the left.


75% refund if notified no later than March 27th. Later refunds of 75%  are given only if there is a substitute participant.

Please direct questions to our Program Chair

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