December 20, 2018

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute invites artists of all skill levels to participate in a series of three free drawing classes, offered at 10:30 am on Fridays, January 11, February 8, and March 8. The hour-long classes will be held in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper. Space is limited to 12 participants; reservations are required. To reserve, visit or call 413 458 0524.

Classes are based on drawings from the Clark’s permanent collection. Each month explores a different theme: still life (January), portraiture (February), and landscape (March). Participants may engage in the artistic tradition of copying original drawings or choose to practice fundamentals, sketch from life, and explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided; artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite pencils are allowed in the Study Center and museum galleries.

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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, 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. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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