May 25, 2017

Williamstown, Massachusetts—Instructor Yura Adams of IS183 Art School of the Berkshires leads a five-day class on mixed media portraiture at the Clark Art Institute Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16, 1–4 pm. The class will be held at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, located on the Clark’s campus.

Using portraiture on view at the Clark as inspiration, students will be guided through the galleries to identify poses, lighting, and interpretive ideas to take back to the studio, where they will work with live models and photographs to create their own portraiture studies. Different media will be explored throughout the week, beginning with basic portraiture techniques in graphite and progressing to watercolor washes, pastels, and collage techniques. Students will combine media to create a mixed media color portrait.

The course is recommended for ages 15 and up. Tuition is $225 ($195 for Clark or IS183 members) plus an $85 model and materials fee. For more information and to register, visit or call 413 298 5252 x100.

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; open daily in July and August. 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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