Goll, Lori


Lori Goll is an art instructor for drawing and pastel classes at Compass. Lori earned a degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and worked in telecommunications before deciding to pursue her passion for drawing and painting. Lori remembers loving art from a very young age when she was taught to draw by her great-grandmother. Lori’s passions including drawing and painting vast natural vistas such as seascapes and landscapes, birds and animals, ocean waves, rural and bucolic scenes, dark, moody silhouettes, and golden skies. She enjoys working in pastels, paints, and charcoals in addition to etching and printmaking. Lori is pursuing an associates degree in Fine Arts from Northern Virginia Community College where she has completed courses in printmaking, drawing, painting, and art history. She has taken several watercolor and drawing classes from Compass’s other art instructor, Lassie Corbett, in addition to media-specific workshops with other experts. Lori has an art studio in Great Falls and has had several solo art exhibitions including those at ArtSpace Herndon and the Soundry in Vienna. Her work has been exhibited at many public venues, including George Washington University and has been selected for many juried shows including the Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art show. Lori has received numerous accolades for her work including awards at the League of Reston Artists, Loudoun Sketch Club, Fairfax Spotlight on Arts, ArtSpace Herndon Public Art in the Windows, Reston Century T-Shirt Art Competition, and Paint Herndon Competitions. Lori’s work has also been published in regional magazines. Examples of Lori’s work can be viewed in her online galleries.

  • “My kids LOVED Miss Lori and learned a lot in her class. They were always excited to go back.” -K.S. (Fairfax, VA)


  • “My younger child has taken several classes with Lori Goll during the past couple years. She has found all of these classes to be valuable learning experiences that encouraged & stretched her artistic skills. Overall, our experience and interactions with Ms Lori have been quite positive.” -W.W. (Arlington, VA)


  • “We had a very positive experience with Ms. Lori and her class! My daughter says she would give Ms. Lori a 5 out of 5. She said she was nice and cheerful and my daughter learned a lot from her. She always looked forward to class. As a parent, I felt very informed and I could see that Ms. Lori was very intentional and thoughtful in teaching the students techniques they could take home with them.” -C.S. (Herndon, VA)