In celebration of the special exhibition, The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy, the Clark Art Institute has scheduled free art-making activities on Wednesdays in July and August from 1–4 pm. Beginning Wednesday, July 11, the family-friendly “Form/Function” sessions include a metalworking demonstration by a local blacksmith. Participants create a unique piece of wire sculpture inspired by the intricate forms on view in the exhibition.
The blacksmith in residence from July 11–August 1 is Art Evans of A&E Forge in Williamstown, Massachusetts, followed by Del Martin of Knox Trail Forge in Monterey, Massachusetts from August 8–29. Evans and Martin demonstrate how craftspeople in the Berkshires carry on the ancient tradition of ironworking and encourage visitors to get creative in the outdoor studio. Located outside under the Visitors’ Picnic Tent, these free activities are designed give creative context to gallery experiences. Clark educators provide instruction and all materials.
Art-making activities and demonstrations are free; admission to the galleries is not included. Admission for children and students is always free.