September 6, 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires present “Fine Art Video Animation,” a two-day class led by IS183 instructor Laleh Khorramian, on Saturday–Sunday, September 22–23 from 10 am–4 pm. The class will be held in the Clark’s Hunter Studio, located in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.
The workshop immersion focuses on discovering animation as a fine arts form. After looking at the work of some experimental animators to gain a sense of the history and practice of this field, students explore basic animation principles and methods. Participants complete exercises with straight-ahead drawn animation and basic stop-motion using clay and objects. Once students have a sense of the process, they work with a basic free software program on laptops to build a short animation piece. The skills introduced are ideal for anyone curious about creating work—or transitioning existing work—to incorporate motion and sequence.
Tuition is $225 ($180 for IS183 and Clark members) plus $20 materials fee. Register online at or call 413 298 5252. Recommended for ages 12 and up; students must bring their own laptops.

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 275,000 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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