Hollis Dunlap workshop
Hollis Dunlap teaches by demonstrating that he knows how to do what he teaches, verbalizing every decision he makes in his demonstrations. He pushes each student individually to question their methods and to overcome them so that his corrections are not intended to be merely formal, but conceptual. He wants the students to take responsibility for the process, but not so much for the result, promoting a well-unfinished painting with clearly defined objectives better than a poorly finished painting.
Hollis Dunlap appreciates the students' ability to keep struggling to paint something good, spending sleepless nights even though their work is not going well. That struggle keeps them hungry, attentive and lucid.