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Free Preschool Series at the Clark Begins December 8

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2007

Get preschoolers off to a good start...with art. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is offering Start with Art, an exciting, free series for preschoolers and their parents on four selected Saturdays through March. Activities will be held from 10 am to 12 pm and are best suited for four- to six-year-olds and their parents. The first in the series will be held on Saturday, December 8. Parents and children are invited to attend any or all of the sessions.

Begin each morning by exploring the galleries with a gallery guide specially designed for this age group. Short "Painting Talks" will be offered at stops along the way. Afterward enjoy art-making activities specific to each session’s topic. “Light and Dark” is the theme of the first program in the series on December 8 and will feature coloring with white on black material and creating light and dark collages with various fun textures. Hungry for more? The theme for January 12 is “food in art.” February 9 features “animals” and March 8 focuses on “flowers and plants.”

;A visit to the Clark is a rewarding family experience with 140 acres of scenic meadows and hiking trails providing ample opportunities for children to run and play, have a quiet picnic lunch, or spot the many birds inhabiting the area. The Clark’s grounds are open to the public free of charge. Food is available for purchase. Free admission to the galleries is always offered to children 18 and under and students with valid ID. 

;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 1 through May 31. 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 www.clarkart.edu.

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