Artists’ Drawing Techniques Revealed During Lecture at the Clark April 4

For Immediate Release

March 22, 2007

Not all drawing is done “by eye.” Over the centuries, artists have used many different aids to help them make drawings and transfer them from paper to canvas or other surfaces. Learn about these techniques during “Drawings ‘Room:’ The Camera Obscura and Other Equipment,” the last lecture of the Language of Drawing series, on Wednesday, April 4. The lecture will be held at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute at 5:30 pm and cost is $6 ($4 for members). Reservations are not required but can be made by calling 413-458-0563.

Clark Curator of Education Michael Cassin leads this illustrated lecture series, examining the history and techniques of drawing from the caves of Lascaux to the 20th century. In the fourth and final lecture, Cassin will look at many of the processes employed by artists to aid in drawing: from the simple drawing frame to the camera obscura and the beginnings of photography in the 19th century.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit


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