CLARK ART INSTITUTE PARTNERS WITH IS183 ART SCHOOL OF THE BERKSHIRES TO OFFER PAINTING CLASS EXPLORING USE OF COLOR

For Immediate Release
January 8, 2016
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Instructor Michael Cohen of IS183 Art School of the Berkshires leads “Communicate with Color,” a five-session painting class on Wednesdays from 1–4 pm, January 27 to February 24, at the Clark Art Institute. Classes will be held in Hunter Studio at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus. Tuition is $210 ($180 for Clark and IS183 members). For more information and to register, visit IS183.org or call 413 298 5252 x100.
 
Using the collection of the Clark as a starting point, students observe how color can alter perception of depth, affect mood, and even change the meaning of a work of art. Color exploration is employed to teach basic color theory in visual exercises and to learn about how mixing and layering influences the effect of paint. Looking at hues, shading, and tints, students learn to manipulate color in simple compositions. Gouache will be the medium of choice as it is easy to use, offers vibrant colors, and produces immediate results. Painters of 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, consisting of 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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