Cityscape Painting in the Studio

Cityscape Painting in the Studio

This workshop will combine the creativity and limitless potential of studio painting from photos with information gathered from life and/or master copies to create vibrant, dynamic Cityscapes and Landscapes. We'll explore every stage of a studio landscape in a straightforward way to learn about all elements of painting. We'll study composition and design through thumbnails; color through short life studies and/or master copies. Linear and aerial perspective will be explained clearly. Demonstrations will help students understand lighting and atmospheric effects, depth and paint application. Gavin will work with each student to help them get to the heart of their idea and communicate it as clearly as possible. Students will emerge from class with a greater understanding of how to paint AND a finished Cityscape (or landscape) painting! Any level of artist will benefit greatly from this workshop. 


Room 102


Tuesday, March 28-Friday March 31 


9:30AM-12:30PM (one hour lunch) 1:30PM-4:30PM 

Supply List

Tuesday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Mar 28, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Instructor: Gavin Glakas
$ 575.00
$ 575.00
* If you purchase your art supplies from a local merchant, please keep your receipt and do not open until class day. If your class is cancelled you may want to return the supplies.
Instructor Info

Gavin Glakas grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and started drawing about the time he started walking. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Following graduation, he spent a year in Athens, Greece, working as an illustrator.
After returning to the U.S., Glakas spent a year and a half working on Capitol Hill as a Senate staffer. He had planned to go to law school but, after an eight-month illness culminating in the removal of a tumor from his lung at the age of 24, decided to pursue his lifelong ambition of a career as an artist.
Glakas began showing his work in galleries almost immediately and has won numerous honors for his artwork, including awards from the Portrait Society of America and the Butler Institute of American Art. His paintings have been featured on NBC News and in American Art Collector, International Artist, Art Business News, Elan and The Strand magazines and exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the country.
Glakas’ paintings hang in the United States Capitol, the House of Representatives’ Armed Forces Committee, Georgetown University, The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach and the Ratner Museum in Bethesda, as well as numerous private collections.
The artist is represented by Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA and Charleston, SC. He paints full-time and teaches figure painting and drawing at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, MD, as well as workshops in Tuscany and Palm Beach.