Instructor: Holly Hughes
August 6 - 9
Monday - Thursday
9am - 1pm
Open Studio: 1 - 4pm
4 Sessions

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Launch a series of gouache paintings and develop a useful visual journal during mornings in the studio. Spend afternoons feeding on the Cape environment for select visual information. Make color recordings and distillations of visual experience fed by outings and imagery of your own choosing, Then finish the class with inspiring source material to employ for future studio work. Making art in a travel-applicable format, with special focus on creating layers on colored grounds with gouache and other diverse materials, each participant will examine combinations of drawing, painting and collage. Projects are easy to customize for your own artistic needs. Mining visual idea banks,  students may choose to focus on gouache paintings on paper or max out their visual journal work. Menus and lists of projects will be shared. Previous art made by each will be discussed, if desired.  Artists of any level are welcome to join.  Go home with an invigorated sense of artistic direction.   

Holly Hughes was born in San Antonio, Texas and works in studios both on NYC’s Lower East Side and in Ghent in Columbia County, New York. Making paintings, prints and ceramics, she was a Professor at Rhode Island School of Design for 26 years, becoming a Professor Emirita in 2017. Recent shows include “Worlds of Wonder” curated by Ian Berry at the Dorsky Museum, Cow Girls of the Hudson River Valley (#5), Optical Conscious curated by Angela Dufresne, Second Nature at Barbara Archer in Atlanta, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region at the Hyde Collection (museum in Glens Falls, NY) selected by curator Dan Cameron and a 4-person exhibit at the Granoff Art Center at Brown University. Her resume details many solo and group shows in New York. Outside New York, Hughes has been represented in exhibits in Germany, People’s Republic of China, Finland and France as well as across the US including Rhode Island, Tennessee, California, Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Connecticut, Maine and Maryland.  Hughes’ work has been reviewed in ARTnews, Art Forum, Art in America, The New York Times, D’Ars (Milan), Drawing, Art New England and other publications.