April 12, 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires present “Designing Sterling Silver Bands,” a one-day workshop, at the Clark on Sunday, April 29 from 10 am–4 pm. Tuition is $105 ($80 for Clark or IS183 members) plus $40 materials and equipment usage fee. The class will be held in Hunter Studio, located in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus.
IS183 instructor James Kennedy guides participants in creating and designing silver bands, experimenting with texture and width while learning the basics of cutting, hammering, and shaping metal. This workshop welcomes the total beginner as well as the more experienced student with a specific design in mind. Participants may decide to spend time exclusively on one piece or create a few very simple bands. 
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 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. 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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