CLARK ART INSTITUTE PARTNERS WITH IS183 TO OFFER BLOCK PRINTING CLASS

March 9, 2017
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Instructor Michael Vincent Bushy of IS183 Art School of the Berkshires leads a three-part block printing class at the Clark Art Institute on Saturdays, March 19, March 26, and April 2 from 1:30–4:30 pm in Hunter Studio, located in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus. Tuition is $105 ($90 for Clark and IS183 members) plus a $15 materials fee. For more information and to register, visit IS183.org or call 413 298 5252 x100. No experience necessary.
 
Block printing is a technique of relief printing popular around the world for both its accessibility and adaptability. In this class, students create two-color block images and print them using traditional Japanese techniques. Students also have the opportunity to visit the Clark’s galleries together to view and discuss the prints on view in the Japanese Impressions exhibition.
 
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 270,000 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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