Free Drop-in Watercolor Workshop at the Clark Offers Artistic Inspiration to All Ages

For Immediate Release

June 19, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Plenty is happening at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute this summer—and not all of it is in the galleries. Free drop-in watercolor workshops will be held every Tuesday in July from 2-6 pm and every Saturday in August from 10 am-2 pm. Local artists Andrew Davis and Claire Fox will provide instruction.

Designed for people of all ages and skill levels, the workshop encourages artists to observe and paint the abundant natural beauty throughout the Clark's campus. Artists can drop in at any time during workshop hours and can receive as little or as much instruction as they desire. All materials are provided.

Andrew Davis, director of Davis Art Services in North Adams, Massachusetts, specializes in organizing and curating independent art exhibitions. At the Clark, Davis is an invaluable resource in planning exhibition spaces. He creates miniature exhibitions to scale, allowing curators to see an accurate model of what an exhibition will look like before installation. Claire Fox, also of Davis Art Services, earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She teaches art to special populations, including veterans, with the Vermont Arts Exchange and also works with elementary school children in conjunction with IS 183.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, or call 413 458 2303. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.

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