January 12, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Instructors Lucie Castaldo and Cecilia Hirsch of IS183 Art School of the Berkshires present a class at the Clark Art Institute called “Camera-Free Images: Cyanotypes” on Sunday, January 29 at 12:30 pm. The four-hour class will be held in the Clark’s Hunter Studio, located in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Tuition is $60 ($55 for Clark and IS183 members) plus a $20 materials fee. For more information and to register, visit or call 413 298 5252 x100.
Cyanotypes are photographs set in iron compounds rather than silver. The basic cyanotype process, almost unchanged since 1842, results in cyan-blue prints. After an introduction to this alternative process and its ties to the overall development of photography, students will compose and expose images, using a mix of old or new source materials and approaches. The class will visit the Clark’s galleries for historical context and inspiration.


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 or call 413 458 2303.
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