WILLIAMSTOWN -- Teens can learn about art in a big way at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute for a week-long mural workshop in July. "Paint It BIG! Paint It PUBLIC!" will be held daily Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is open to children ages 12 to 16. Tuition is $250 ($225 members) including all materials.
Under the tutelage of local artist Andrew Davis, students will create an 8 foot x 16 foot public mural, which will be semi-permanently installed in North Adams in conjunction with the city’s DownStreet Art program.
The mural is based on an adapted rendition of Albrecht Dürer’s famous sixteenth-century woodcut, "The Rhinoceros." Students will visit the Clark print room to see the original and learn about Dürer’s fascinating career; learn how to "scale up" a complex image; think about design, color, and message while experiencing working in a large-scale studio environment; and learn about the give-and-take involved in getting public art to the people. Participants will receive public recognition for their efforts when the mural is unveiled in celebration of the arts in Northern Berkshire County.
Students will meet in the Stone Hill Center classroom on the Clark campus. Participants should pack a lunch and a snack, and dress appropriately -- art can be messy!
Space is limited; registration is required. To register: clarkart.edu, 413-458-0524.