Live Model Drawing Series for Adults Begins March 3 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

February 23, 2007

Learn to draw the human figure in a series of classes with a live model at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. This series for adults, led by instructor Sean Riley, will be held on Saturdays, March 3, 10, and 17 from 10 am to noon. Cost is $75 (15% discount for Clark and NBCA members). Register by calling Northern Berkshire Creative Arts (NBCA) at 413-663-8338 (limited to 20 participants).

Drawing the human figure is the most fundamental of all art techniques and often the most rewarding. Whether you need to refresh your skills or have never drawn the human figure from observation of a live model, this class will open your eyes to the possibilities of figure drawing. This course is intended for all levels of skill. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore work in the Clark’s collection.

Riley received his MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art. He received a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2004 upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. Riley creates art in all mediums and exhibits in galleries in Philadelphia, PA and North Adams, MA. He was the former interim executive director at NBCA and now serves on the Advisory Committee.

Charcoal, pencils, erasers, sketching paper/newsprint, and easels will be provided; participants may bring their own materials if desired.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit


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