Berkeley Art Works

Art Classes At The Works


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TO REGISTER ONLINE, click on the "Pay Now" button for the class you want. After your payment is processed, click on the link to "Return to the Berkeley Arts Council" and submit the student registration information to complete the process. Registrations accepted in order they are received. Registering and paying online is the fastest way to ensure your spot in the class.

TO REGISTER BY MAIL: Download a Registration Form or call 304-620-7277 to receive a form by mail.  RETURN FORM AND PAYMENT TO Berkeley Arts Council, PO Box 984, Martinsburg, WV  25402.

TO REGISTER IN PERSON: Registration and payment is available in the Berkeley Art Works gallery during regular hours, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-8, Sat 10-5, and Sun 12-3.

Questions? Email instruction@berkeleyartswv.org or call 304-620-7277.

Class Location:
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV

Classes For Adults

(For classes for children and young people, please click here)

Special Topics in Acrylic Painting: Textures & Techniques

Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm; September 4, 11, 18, 25
Instructor: W. J. Gilbert Kellogg (Jean)

Execute acrylic painting subject matter with greater mastery and personal satisfaction! Participate in this exercise-based class designed especially for those who wish to enlarge their repertoire of skills, techniques and subject matter expertise, and color mixing.

Supplies: Basic Acrylics Paint Set, Fan brush, angled-shader, round pointed tip brush, liner or rigger brush, other general brushes; small canvases (8”x10”) or canvas paper pad/heavy watercolor paper pad for exercises. Water bowl, Styrofoam plates and paper towels. May bring a blow-dryer for quicker drying.

Tuition: $70

To register, click on the "Pay Now" button below and process your payment.

IMPORTANT: When the payment is processed, click on the "Return to the Berkeley Arts Council" link and complete the Student Registration form.

Special Topics in Acrylic Painting


Full Spectrum Mixed Media: Paint, Prisma, & More

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm; September 9, 16, 23, 30
Instructor: W. J. Gilbert Kellogg (Jean)

Come explore a way of combining media to produce amazing results, with published illustrator and fine artist, Jean Kellogg. This method allows the freedom to span styles from abstract to photo-realistic, and is useful for any subject matter.

Supplies: One set basic acrylics, watercolors or gouache and basic brushes, water container and paper towels. One set basic Prismacolor pencils, plus any additional drawing materials you care to include! One pad Canson colored drawing paper or other heavy, colored drawing paper, workable spray drawing fixative, if desired. May bring a blow dryer for faster drying.

Tuition: $70

To register, click on the "Pay Now" button below and process your payment.

IMPORTANT: When the payment is processed, click on the "Return to the Berkeley Arts Council" link and complete the Student Registration form.

Full Spectrum Mixed Media


Beginning Pastel Painting

Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm; September 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Judith becker

Class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating paintings with pastels.  This easy and fast technique is exciting to use for all types of subjects, from landscapes, portraits, still lifes, florals and more.  It's relatively easy to learn and to accomplish.  Students will produce several paintings applying the techniques taught.

Supplies: Box of no less than 36 soft pastel sticks (Faber-Castell is a good brand and not expensive),  9" X 12" pad of pastel paper (can chose those with colored papers if desired),  pencil, ruler, eraser.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Here is a short video with Judith that gives a bit more on painting with Pastels:

Introduction to Pastels Painting from Sterling "Rip" Smith on Vimeo.

Judith Becker is an experienced artist with dual degrees in design and education. She has recently moved to the Eastern Panhandle, but previously taught a variety of classes in Garrett County, Maryland. Judith specializes in painting with colored pencils, pastels and watercolors and often mixes her media for unusual effects. Her subjects mostly are botanical s and scenes from her travels. Her popular classes cover many art techniques targeted for both the beginner and the more experienced painter.

Tuition: $85.

To register, click on the "Pay Now" button below and process your payment.

IMPORTANT: When the payment is processed, click on the "Return to the Berkeley Arts Council" link and complete the Student Registration form.

Beginning Pastel Painting



Beginning Watercolor Painting

Fridays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; September 5, 12, 19, 26
Instructor: Judith becker

This is a class for those with little or no experience in painting with watercolors, but who want to learn starting with the most essential basics and developing skills leading to accomplishing good watercolor painting techniques.  This class takes all the mystery and fear out of the process and shows the student of any level of expertise how to be successful in this beautiful process.

Student will need a basic set of watercolor paints, no less than 12 colors, a 9"X12" pad of 140lb watercolor paper, #4, #6 & #8 round watercolor brushes, as well as a 1"flat brush, a watercolor palette, pencil, ruler, and eraser.  All other supplies will be provided by instructor.

Tuition: $85.

To register, click on the "Pay Now" button below and process your payment.

IMPORTANT: When the payment is processed, click on the "Return to the Berkeley Arts Council" link and complete the Student Registration form.

Beginning Watercolor Painting


Beginning Colored Pencil

Fridays 1:00 - 4:00 pm; September 5, 12, 19, 26
Instructor: Judith becker

Class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating a painting with colored pencils.  It explores the many effects possible with the pencils including mixing colors, blending for smoothness, making various textures plus much more.  A variety of painting surfaces are explored and participants create several small painting using the techniques learned.

Box of no less than 24 colored pencils, preferably by Prismacolor Premier (smooth, rich laydown), Derwent or Faber Castel (do not buy hard, thin or firm colored pencils.)  Pad of Strathmore Vellum Bristol Board paper, 9”X12”.  Lead pencil, ruler, eraser.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition: $85.

To register, click on the "Pay Now" button below and process your payment.

IMPORTANT: When the payment is processed, click on the "Return to the Berkeley Arts Council" link and complete the Student Registration form.

Beginning Colored Pencil


Classes for Children and Young People

Drawing for Home School Students (Age 11-13)

Mondays 9:30-11:30am; September 15, 22, 29, October 6
Instructor: Katie MacKinnon

This class is designed especially for homeschooled students. We will be exploring line, shape, value, color and perspective in this information packed series!! Using the art of Chuck Close as our proverbial guide, we will create a giant Mona Lisa with sticky notes, paying close attention to line and shape. We will also discover value and color through a torn paper collage self-portrait. We will then use one point and two point perspective to create a beautiful landscape and nameplate for your door! Bring your drawing pencils, colored pencils, and a sketchbook!

Katie is a certified elementary education and art teacher, and is pursuing her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Shepherd University. Katie says, "I serve on the board of the Berkeley Arts Council, and I am grateful for all of the experiences I have been able to have there to share my love and knowledge of art. I am currently homeschooling my three children, ages 10, 8 and 6. I have heard people say 'I can't draw.' Well, I believe that you can if you try. As Paul Klee said, 'A line is a dot that went for a walk.' Instilling a love of art and art history within children is a passion of mine. Art is a combination of imagination, experience and knowledge. Allow your child to put these together and see what happens!"

Tuition: $48.

To register, click on the "Pay Now" button below and process your payment.

IMPORTANT: When the payment is processed, click on the "Return to the Berkeley Arts Council" link and complete the Student Registration form.

Drawing for Home School Students


About the Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Art Works, a service of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans.

Artists at The Works

The Berkeley Art Works is the Martinsburg home for a select group of local and regional artists, whose work is on display and for sale in the gallery during our business hours. Meet the Artists at The Works here.

116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV - 304-620-7277
web: berkeleyartworkswv.com - email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com
Opening Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12 Noon
Hours: Thursday, Noon-5pm, Friday, Noon-8pm, Saturday, Noon-5pm, Sunday, Noon-3pm