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Artists on the Green Announces 2024 Workshops!


Workshops at the Studio will meet from 10:00 to 3:00.  Artists may stay after for final touches and clean up.  Each workshop in our studio is limited to eight artists, so we recommend registering early to reserve spot.  We have easels, tables and a clean-up sink. Parking is easy.  Each class will start with a painting demo by the instructor.  The instructor will then give helpful feedback on each artist’s work during the workshop and at closing. 


Reservations:   To reserve a spot in any of the classes, please email   

Plein Air with Gavin Glakas   (Tom's Pond)      

April or May TBD     10 am to 4:00 pm  (lunch included)

Fee:  $ 175, non-members: $150 members


Gavin is a popular instructor at the Yellow Barn in Glen Echo.   He has won numerous honors for his artwork, including awards from the Portrait Society of America, the Art Renewal Center, the Plein Air Salon and the Butler Institute of American Art.   His paintings hang in the permanent collections of the United States Capitol, the Virginia State Capitol, the CIA, universities, museums and numerous other collections.

Plein Air with Bob Thoren   (at Tom's Pond)

Mid June        10 am to 4 pm  (lunch included)

Fee:  $ 175, non-members: $150 members


Robert is also an avid proponent and practitioner of plein air painting, especially scenes all around Virginia. 

Plein Air with Tricia Adams (Tom's Pond)

July 13, 2024   (confirmed)    10:00 am to 4:00 pm  (rain or shine!)

Fee:  $175  (non-members)     Registration opens March 1, 2024 (includes lunch)


Learn what to think about before the brush ever hits the canvas. The decisions you make -- or don't make -- determine the degree of success of your painting. 

AM:  PowerPoint presentation and painting demonstration

LUNCH PROVIDED (Probably pizza, salad & dessert)

PM: Plein air painting (There are covered areas to set up in case of rain.)
Painting review during (byob) Happy Hour

Lots to paint -- Water lilies, statuary, barns, gardens!

Painting from Photos with Marcia (at the Studio)


The emphasis is on choosing a photo that gives you the information you need to create a beautiful painting, and what to look for... not to replicate a photo.  Look for contrast, composition, and what to take out, or leave in.  What triggers that little voice that says, "I want to paint that, or like that." Who are your favorite artists, and why? Discussions on comparative or optic measurement, color harmony, keeping it interesting... and more... Learning to "see" like an artist. 

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