LEARN TO DRAW EN PLEIN AIR AT THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2015

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires have joined forces to present “Nature in Line and Color,” a class exploring techniques of outdoor painting, on Sunday, August 23 from 10 am to 4 pm. Students should meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus. The price for the class is $110 for tuition and materials ($85 for Clark or IS183 members). For more information and to register, visit www.IS183.org or call 413 298 5252 x100.
 
Vincent van Gogh drew and painted detailed studies as well as sweeping views of nature. In this plein air workshop, students will explore the artist’s unique use of color, line, and movement as they draw with a variety of materials from pencil to oil pastels. Using careful observation, exercises, demonstrations, and the study of color, participants will craft compositions of nature at the Clark with an eye to channeling some of Van Gogh’s bold color and energy. Instructor Marilyn Cromwell will guide each student individually; all skill levels are welcome.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open daily in July and August, 10 am to 5 pm; open September through June, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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