Thursday, July 14, 2011

Head Study Workshops
By Garin Baker
Carriage House Art Studios
July 14th 2011
"Portrait of Amy" Oil on Linen, 12"x16", Garin Baker, 2011

I'm beginning a series of "Head Study Workshops" at two Arts and Educational Centers begining this month and on into the Fall in The lower Hudson Valley of NY State.
"Tony", Oil on Linen, 9"x12, Garin Baker, 2011

 The First is being offered by The Wallkill River School located in Montgomery, NY run by Shawn Dell Joyce and her amazing staff of dedicated arts and environmental advocates.  She has cleverly merged a local arts movement with the area's farming community.  Creating an artist illustrated cook book featuring local artists, chiefs, growers and local farm markets.  Annually organizes plein air paint out events on the area's diminishing farm lands.  And continually raising awareness, creating local jobs, spending locally, eating locally and as a long term goal, building stronger, self sustaining communities.  All in addition to the regular arts classes and cooperative gallery space she manages at her Wallkill River School. Wow! 
And to top it all off,  Shawn and her Wallkill River School have just recently received a grant from the NEA for her continued work on local tourism and economic development.  
To support this wonderful organization and register for my Head Study Workshop 
contact: The Walkill River School,  phone # (845)457-2787

"Male Head Study", Oil on Linen, 14"x18", Garin Baker, 2004
The Second of my continuing Head Study Workshop is being offered this Fall by Mill Street Loft of Poughkeepsie, NY.  The have recently partnered with Scenic Hudson renovating an amazing Old Red Barn space in Beacon, NY.  Scenic Hudson does amazing work, purchasing old vacant industrial lands along the banks of the Hudson River, restoring and preserving the beautiful vistas and offering it to the public for recreational use.  Great news for us Hudson River Plein Air Painters!  They have also created a new Arts and Educational space in an Old Red Barn that Mill Street loft now uses to create an array of new arts, cultural, gallery and educational opportunities.  Located directly across from the Metro North, Beacon Train Station and steps from Dia Beacon, this brand new cultural venue is now a shinning light for the Arts in The Lower Hudson Valley.
To support this wonderful organization and register for my Head Study Workshop 
contact: Mill Street Loft, Laurie Clark, Special Projects, (845)471-7477 ext 18 ,

More Head Study examples by Garin Baker. 
"Portrait of Bryan" Oil on Linen, 18"x 30", Garin Baker, 2011
"Sara" Study, Oil on Linen, 14"x 18", Garin Baker, 2011
"Shaheem" Oil on Linen, 14"x 18", Garin Baker, 2011
Detail, "Portrait of Larry", Oil on Linen, 12"x 16", Garin Baker, 2011
"Portrait of Michael" Oil on Linen, 12"x 16", Garin Baker, 2003



  1. Absolutely wish I could be there.
    Much love from Toronto
    - Helena

  2. Thanks! Helena, I know you would if you could.
    All my best,