For Immediate Release
December 30, 2019
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute continues its series of free monthly drawing sessions for artists of all skill levels, with a session on Friday, January 10, at 10:30 am.

The hour-long open-practice sessions are held in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper at the Clark and explore a different theme each month. January’s theme is “Architecture.” Participants will view a selection of prints, drawings, and photographs from the Clark’s collection showcasing architectural forms to use as inspiration.

Participants may practice fundamentals and explore new ideas or take part in the artistic tradition of copying earlier works. Basic materials are provided. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite pencils are allowed in the Study Center and museum galleries.

Future themes are “Double Portraits” on February 14, part of special Valentine’s Day programming all day at the Clark, and “Costume” on March 13.

All sessions are from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Space is limited to 15 participants; reservations are required. Visit or call 413 458 0524 to register.


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions internationally 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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. 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; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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