Friday, March 4, 2016

Workshop Announcement!

Garin Baker through his Visiting Artist Series at his Carriage House Art Studios 
located in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley is proud to
announce and taking registration Now for:

"More Than Just A Likeness"

with Jeff Hein

3 Day Portrait Painting Workshop

June, 9th 10th & 11th, 2016.

Workshop Cost $485.00

On site Accommodations available! 

For 2 nights, (add $85. per night from the drop down menu below)

3 Day Workshop includes: Model fees, Light Breakfast and lunch each day and 
Saturday evening Group Dinner.

Workshop Space is limited to 10 Students.
On Site Accommodations is Limited to 4 Students.

Workshop or Add for Accommodations (2 nights @ $85. per night)

Workshop description from Jeff Hein,

"There are many criteria that go into creating a successful portrait. While capturing a good likeness of the sitter is very important, it’s not enough. A great portrait feels alive, evokes emotion, and captures the viewer through the beauty of its maker’s compositional and aesthetic choices.  In this portrait painting workshop Jeff Hein will discuss what he believes to be the key elements of creating a great portrait.  He will discuss creating a concept, formulating good composition and designing of marks, strokes and color. Jeff will also break down the formal process of painting a head into its most basic parts; drawing, value and color. As Jeff Demonstrates daily he will show his techniques and discuss key principles associated with these three areas. As students paint from a live model each day, Jeff will critique and assist on an individual basis in an effort to help each student complete the workshop a better portrait painter." 

Jeff Hein was born in New Winsdor, New York in 1974. He began studying drawing at Ricks College in 1992 under Gerald Griffin. In 1997, After a 4 year sabbatical to serve a mission and battle cancer, Hein resumed his studies in painting and drawing at Salt Lake Community College under Rick Graham and Rob Adamson.  From 1998-2002 Jeff attended the University of Utah where he studied fine art. Hein began a fulltime painting career in 2002. From 2008 to late 2010 Hein took a 2.5 year sabbatical to devote to personal study and exploration of naturalist painting techniques. Hein has also taken workshops from Steven Assael and Brian Mark Taylor.

Hein has been written up in numerous magazines and newspapers including “American Art collector”, “Fine Art Connoisseur”, “Arts and Antiques” and “Jetset Magazine”. His work has appeared on the covers of “American Art collector”, “Art Calendar” and two years of the annual Spring Salon Catalog of the Springville Museum of Art (SMOA). His work has also been shown in prestigious locations such as the Utah Museum of Fine Art, The SMOA and the Salmagundi Club in NY. It has been included in many prestigious collections including that of the SMOA, John Huntsman Sr., Mitt and Ann Romney, Senator Gordon Smith and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Jeff has won numerous awards including, most recently, 2nd place in the National Portrait society’s 2014 portrait competition, and 2nd place in the figurative category of the Art Renewal Center’s 2014 salon. Jeff served as a faculty artist in the 2013 and 2014 Portrait Society of America Portrait conference. In 2007 Hein founded the Hein Academy of Art in Salt Lake City, where he takes on up to 16 apprentices who he trains in the naturalist tradition of Painting. Hein is known for his portraits, multi-figure narrative and scriptural paintings. His work also includes complex large scale still-life works and sculpture.

Hein strongly values handmade things, in other words, thing made without the aid of machines. He feels that art can tell a story about the life of its creator especially if that artist intimately experiences his subject matter.  This is why Hein is passionate about working only from life or imagination in his work. He sees each painting as a personal record of his experience with that person, animal, landscape and even with his thoughts alone. To him a painting/sculpture is about more than the finished product but about the journey through its creation. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Winter 2016 Workshop

 2 Day Figure Drawing Intensive #1 with Garin Baker. 

February 20th-21st 2016

Cost $350.00 

On Site Accommodations, Add $85.00 (1 night, private room)

Please Use the drop down menu to add for On Site Accommodations.

This workshop will explore the nagging issues of accurate proportions, gestural and underlying structural form. This weekend intensive will consist of 2 morning and 2 afternoon sessions over the course of 2 days. Daily demonstrations by Garin Baker in addition to one on one instruction through out.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of internal gestural harmony, sensitivity of line, while building an envelope of simplified form. Clearly defined lights and shadows will be related to these increased perceptions as the weekend progresses adding more time to each pose. 

These learned exercises will quickly improve ones overall sense of form and volume, ultimately enabling each students towards more growth and higher plateaus of learning, as the drawings pile up over the course of this Workshop weekend.

Limited to 8 students
On Site Accommodation Available for 4.

Workshop Schedule

Saturday Feb. 20th.

Morning session, 10AM- 1PM, Lunch break, Afternoon session 2PM-5PM

Group Diner 7PM

Sunday Feb. 21st
Morning session, 10AM- 1PM, Lunch break, Afternoon session 2PM-5PM 

Worksop Materials list provided to registered students.
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