Take Two: an intensive painting workshop – D1527-19

Date: Sep 09 - 20, 2019

Skill Level(s): III i

Instructor(s): Holly Hughes

Tuition: $1,800
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45


Investigate your artistic practice, beginning with an examination of three of your previous works that demonstrate your interests, roadblocks and detours. Works should be brought to class or represented in digital prints to be hung on the wall. Deconstructing raw material for the purpose of creating new directions is the undertaking for the first week. Rather than remaking paintings, students explore new ways of working and thinking about work. Students reimagine possibility and ways to successfully mine accomplishments in painting. The second week considers discoveries of the previous week, and a large work or series is undertaken.

Media & Techniques:

Students may work with acrylic, oil or gouache on traditional supports such as paper, panel or canvas, or investigate mixed media and constructed supports with relief or sections that engage the wall as installation space. A variety of approaches are encouraged.


There is studio time as well as structured studio visits with faculty. Talking points and questions guide and deepen dialog between students. There are image presentations that allow for discovery of new artists. The workshop is balanced with a graduate program-inspired final group critique.


Working in painting, printmaking and ceramics, Holly Hughes is inspired by decorative arts and nature. Recent shows include a one-person show at John Davis Gallery, a group show in Naples, FL and a salon-style museum installation, “Blazon”, at the Dorsky Museum. Holly is Professor Emeritus of painting at the Rhode Island School of Design.


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