CLARK ART INSTITUTE OFFERS STEAMPUNK PRINTMAKING CLASS DURING SCHOOL VACATION WEEK

For Immediate Release
April 3, 2015

Williamstown, Massachusetts—In conjunction with IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, the Clark Art Institute offers children ages 8–14 a chance to learn the basics of printmaking in the four-day series Steampunk Printmaking. Classes will be held at the Clark Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24 from 1–4 pm in Hunter Studio, Lunder Center at Stone Hill. The course fee is $190 ($160 for Clark or IS183 members) plus a $10 materials fee. Register online at IS183.org or call 413 298 5252.
 
Under the instruction of IS183 art educator Lucie Castaldo, students will create art inspired by the Clark’s Machine Age Modernism exhibition while learning a variety of printmaking techniques. Both 2D and 3D works of art will be explored while experimenting with linocuts, monotypes, and bold colors to create a unique series.
 
Castaldo graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in art history and an initial licensure for secondary visual arts education. She works in photography, printmaking, and paper art.
 
 
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. 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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