Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Holly Hughes The Legacy Project: Mining Modern Masters in Your Studio August 14 to August 19, 2016 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 1-4PM Discipline: Painting INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED On-site Housing Available

We all receive extraordinary legacies from other artists – both past and current. But how do we use this gift in the studio? If you seek new questions, new directions, and new open doors for your work – join a workshop focusing students on developing a practical list of challenges to their current practices and habits. Group and one-on-one critique will revitalize and reorient participants in a manner extending far beyond the FAWC week.

Within a menu-based approach, we will create a selection of projects from a list of launching points including fauvism, cubism, surrealism, plastic automatism, abstract expressionism, color field painting, pop, post painterly pop, conceptual and selected postmodern strategies. Feed your painting practice by developing a greater understanding and use of approaches and strategies central to painting language and begin to customize them to your own needs and expressive intentions. Build deeper context for your practice. A fun, intense and fully immersive studio week.

Students should bring painting materials of their choosing to set up in a fast and functional workshop manner. Students should also bring a minimum of twenty printed images of artists of interest to you and a selection of your own work to present to the class.


HOLLY HUGHES, Professor at RISD for over twenty years teaching graduate and undergrad painting and drawing, maintains studios in NYC and in upstate NY. Her multifaceted studio practice includes painting in oil and acrylic, works on paper in gouache, prints and ceramics works done in Mexico, Italy and France – often installed together in salon-style hangings. Recent shows include the Dorsky Museum’s World of Wonders.