Armory Art Center Welcomes Artist Gavin Glakas

The renowned painter will lead a "Cityscape Painting in the Studio" workshop March 28-31

Cityscapes and landscapes by Gavin Glakas. Clockwise from top left: Logan Street at Sunset, In the Garden, Montorno Doorway, and St. John's in the Late Afternoon.
Cityscapes and landscapes by Gavin Glakas. Clockwise from top left: Logan Street at Sunset, In the Garden, Montorno Doorway, and St. John’s in the Late Afternoon.

The Armory Art Center invites the community for a four-day “Cityscape Painting in the Studio” workshop with artist Gavin Glakas, March 28-31, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. all days.

Students will explore the limitless potential of studio painting, garnering inspiration from photos, information gathered from lived experience, and master copies to create dynamic cityscapes and landscapes on canvas. Glakas will instruct on every stage of a studio landscape and about essential elements of painting, such as composition and design through thumbnails and color through short-life studies and master copies. Glakas’ demonstrations will help students understand lighting, atmospheric effects, depth, and paint application, as his hands-on work with each student will help them get to the heart of their ideas and communicate them as clearly as possible. Any level of artist will benefit from the workshop.

Tuition for the workshop is $575 and registration is available here.

About the instructor: Gavin Glakas grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and began drawing when he started walking. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. After graduation, he spent a year in Athens, Greece, as an illustrator. Upon returning to the United States, Glakas spent a year-and-a-half working as a Senate staffer on Capitol Hill. He planned to go to law school but after battling a serious illness, decided to pursue his lifelong ambition of a career as an artist and began showing his work in galleries. Glakas has earned 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 are exhibited at museums and galleries nationwide. 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, the Ratner Museum in Bethesda, and numerous private collections. Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA, and Charleston, SC, represents the artist. He paints full-time and teaches figure painting and drawing at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, Maryland, as well as workshops in Tuscany and Palm Beach.

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