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Shannon Hood, 19, paints in Gavin Glakas' portrait painting workshop at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park. Hood, 19, of Vienna, Va., was scared of oil paints until she took a class at the studio in 2008. "That's where I was exposed to painting with oil and it was pretty life changing," Hood said. "Now I only paint in oil, and I love oil paint."