CLARK ART INSTITUTE AND IS183 ART SCHOOL PARTNER TO OFFER PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2015
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Williamstown, MA—A plein air watercolor workshop with IS183 Art School of the Berkshires instructor Marilyn Cromwell will be held at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, July 12 at 10 am. Fees are $85 plus materials for Clark or IS183 members and $110 plus materials for nonmembers. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus; in the case of inclement weather, the class will be held inside the Lunder Center in the Hunter Studio.

Using the Clark’s Van Gogh and Nature exhibition as the point of inspiration, this class explores watercolor as an ideal medium for painting outdoors and capturing the light and color of landscape. Weather permitting, students will work mostly outdoors and cover painting techniques such as graded washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, and more based on student experience. Students will have the opportunity to try different brushes and papers and learn elements of color theory which will guide their creative decisions.

For more information and to register, visit IS183.org or call 413 298 5252 x100.
 
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 Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. 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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