Montgomery Art Association

December Members Meeting: Composition and Color Theory in Realist and Abstract Art with Glen Kessler

  • 14 Dec 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom



You are invited to a special conversation with  Glen Kessler on Wednesday, December 14th from 7-8 pm via Zoom.

About our speaker:  Glen Kessler is 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 paintings in the public collections of King Charles III, 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. 

About the Presentation:  Composition and Color Theory in Realist and Abstract Art

Glen Kessler will speak about the role color plays in composition in both realist and abstract artwork through history. Beginning with tonal painting where color served a decorative purpose through to the Impressionists for whom color was the building blocks of composition up through modern artists who utilize and break from the traditions of the past, we will learn how artists have organized their compositions in the hope that this knowledge may inform how we organize our own today.

Zoom info: The workshop will be held via Zoom. For security reasons, the Zoom link is provided to registrants in your confirmation email and in the reminder email we'll send you the day before. 

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