OUTDOOR DRAWING CLASSES TO BE HELD AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

For Immediate Release
July 7, 2015

Williamstown, MA—Taking inspiration from Vincent van Gogh’s plein air techniques, Berkshires artist Frank Gregory leads a series of four outdoor drawing workshops on Tuesdays, July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11 from 2–4 pm at the Clark Art Institute. Classes will be held on Stone Hill; in the event of rain, students will meet at the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation Terrace at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Fees are $85 ($65 members) for all four workshops, or $25 ($20 members) for single classes. Register at clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.
 
Students will watch demonstrations of how to make a reed pen and learn different marks that can be made with this versatile instrument. Each session features a different theme. The first workshop focuses on drawing in the open meadow; the second on drawing individual plants; the third on the forest and trees; and the fourth on distant mountains and fields.
 
Frank Gregory is a plein air painter, a muralist, a creator of public art, and a fabricator of scale models. His studio paintings have been exhibited in several galleries in the Berkshires. He was a National Juried Exhibit Award Winner at the Springfield Museum of Fine Art. He earned his bachelor degree in fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, where he received the MassArt Foundation’s Award for Excellence.
 
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.
 
Press contact:
[email protected]