Friday, October 5, 2012

Workshop Announcement!

Stapleton Kearns 3 Day Workshop
October 13th - October 15th

Price $300.00

From The Studios of Garin Baker
Carriage House Art Studios
October, 5th 2012

Stapleton Kearns 

I'm thrilled to have invited the always engaging and incredibly knowledgeable Stapleton Kearns
to visit the magnificent beauty and majestic surroundings that is the Lower Hudson Valley of New York State. I've been painting this area for more than 20 years and it's never more amazing and worthy of inspiring works than during the peak of the fall season.

As a trubadour of paint Stapleton Kearns has traveled across the United States painting and teaching. His work holds a fond kinship and linage to Great American Artists like, Edgar Payne, Frederick Waugh, and Emile Gruppe, and his knowledge about the craft is expressed in a direct, honest, no nonsense approach, demonstrated by his extremely popular art blog, one of the best on the net! 

Stapleton outlines his workshop as follows:

The workshop will start on Saturday, October 13 and run three days through Monday the 15th. It will be held at the Carriage House Art Studios in Newburgh, New York. Well known and highly skilled artist Garin Baker will be our host and special guest star. If you live in the city or Westchester or maybe New Jersey this workshop should be within easy striking distance  for you

The schedule includes;
A demo every morning, on the first day I explain the palette and the various pigments.
In the afternoon the students paint and I run from easel to easel doing individual instruction and try to diagnose each students particular barriers to better painting.
after the demo each day I run  a series of exercises  teaching root skills like creating vibrating color and the parts of the light (that is what you need to know to establish light in a painting) I am going to add a new exercise this time on color mixing.
I do a presentation before dinner with images from my laptop. One is unpacking  the design ideas in the works of great landscape painters, particularly Edward Seago and Aldro Hibbard, two favorite artists of mine. I will also  do a little presentation on the Hudson River school and their techniques.
I promise I will work you like a borrowed mule. 
I can save you years of screwing around

There should be some autumn color by this time. This is getting into the best time of the year to paint outside. This is sacred ground to American landscape painting. The early history of American landscape painting was written on this ground by  the Hudson River School.. I will talk a little about their working methods and show some examples of this art as well. ( from S. Kerns Blog dated 9/28/12)

For easy sign up and securing your spot go to:

Again let me express my thrill and excitement and look forward to a fully engaging 3 days filled with great stories, intensive instruction while painting and absorbing this beautiful landscape that is the Lower Hudson Valley with Stapleton Kearns.

Garin Baker. 


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