Holly Hughes

A frequent Anderson Ranch Guest Faculty member, Holly Hughes is Professor Emeritus of Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Holly’s work is inspired by the decorative arts and nature and takes the form of painting, ceramics and printmaking. She loves salon-style installations, such as BLAZON created for the Dorsky Museum.

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Holly's Upcoming Workshops

  • O

    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Aug 15 - 19, 2022
9AM - 5PM

Gel Plate Printing and Collage

Holly Hughes

Tuition $1,155
Code D1120-22

This course introduces students to the joy and versatility of gel plate monotype, a low-tech, inventive, forgiving printing method that offers portability as well as kitchen-table convenience. Students make finished prints and experiment with imagery and motifs for other artistic practices such as ceramics and painting. The course also explores an invisible collage technique to combine works on paper into a larger format. Simple tools like brayers, rubber-tipped clay shapers, brushes and cut-paper stencils provide sophisticated results, build up layers and add complexity. Slow-drying paints produce vibrant color, texture and transparency with easy clean-up.

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  • IV

    Level IV

    Students have advanced skill and knowledge of painting and drawing. Students are highly motivated and self­-directed, have a minimum of five years experience in their field and have multiple portfolios of their artwork. Portfolio review is required for admittance to some Level IV classes.

Aug 22 - 26, 2022
9AM - 5PM

The Center: Topics in Painting: Studio Practice and Critique

Shahzia Sikander, Holly Hughes

Tuition $1,700
Code D1224-22

This three-year advanced mentorship program encourages each student to push their studio practice. Working at a rigorous pace, engaging in critical dialog with the group and with the instructors in individual critique, artists refine and expand their investigations. Wide-ranging topics include concept and approach to contemporary art practice as well as technical and material explorations. Students are expected to work independently with the support of their class peers and instructors, raising the ambition of their own studio goals. Although primarily a painting workshop, participation by installation artists and other artists working across media is encouraged. The goal of the series is for students to gain community, develop insight into their work and, through discussion, challenge themselves to reflect on their artistic intentions. This is the first year of a 3-year program; please note that tuition is per week, per year.  To attend a workshop with The Center, a portfolio review is due by Friday, February 11th, 2022.  Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed. To be considered, we must receive portfolios by 5 PM MST Friday, Feb. 11th, 2022. If we receive your materials after Feb. 11th, you will be considered on a space-available basis. We will email you regarding your status on or before Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. If you are accepted, a deposit of $500 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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