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Clark to Offer Mini-Course on Printmaking Beginning October 31

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2001

The Clark Art Institute will offer the four-part mini-course "Making A Good Impression: A Short History of Printmaking Techniques" on October 31, November 28, January 30, and February 27. The course will focus on printmaking from early relief printing to photography and answer such commonly asked questions as "what is the difference between an etching and an engraving" and "how is a lithograph made?" Participants may attend the entire course or individual sessions. The first session will be "Relief Printing" on Wednesday, October 31, at 1:00 p.m. Cost for the entire course is $22 ($18 for members); cost for individual sessions is $6 ($5 for members). For more information or to register, call the education department at 413-458-2303, extension 363. Walk-ins are welcome.

Upcoming sessions will be "Etching and Engraving" on November 28; "Monotypes and Lithographs" on January 30, and "Early Photographic Techniques" on February 27. All sessions are on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. Michael Cassin, curator of education, will teach the first two sessions. Instructor for the final two sessions will be James A. Ganz, curator of prints, drawings, and photographs.

The course is offered in connection with the current exhibition Goltzius and the Third Dimension, which features the work of sixteenth-century Dutch printmaker Hendrick Goltzius and the sculpture of Willem Danielz van Tetrode.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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