Berkeley Art Works

Art Instruction at The Works

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TO REGISTER ONLINE, click on the "Click here to register" link for the class you want. After you have submitted the registration form, you will be taken to the payment page where there will be a "Pay Now" button for our secure payment system through Paypal. You can use any credit card. You do not have to have a Paypal account.

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, Wed 11-5, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-8, Sat 10-5, and Sun 12-3.

Please read our Registration and Refund Policy below.

Questions? Email or call 304-620-7277.

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

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May Art Class

Creative Approaches to Painting Landscapes

Thursdays, 1-4 PM.May 19, 26, June 2, 9; (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Learn to paint landscapes with that WOW! factor.  Working from the same landscape reference photo of your choice each week, instructor will present different approaches to paint the same landscape scene but with vastly different results.  This is a unique way to push your own art into new dimensions, all the while learning composition and color  theory beyond the usual.  You will surprise yourself with your ability to advance your own art expertise.

Supplies: Participants should bring all supplies needed in painting in their favorite medium (Watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels, colored pencils, etc).  In addition, pencils, ruler, sketch pad, eraser and notepad are necessary.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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June Art Class

Beginning Watercolor Painting

Fridays, 1-4 PM. June 10, 17, 24, July 1; (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About 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.

Supplies: ­Student will need a basic set of tube watercolor paints (such as Winsor & Newton, Grumbacher or other non-student grade paint) , no less than 12 colors (don’t need black or white), a 9"X12" pad of 140lb watercolor paper, #4, #6 & #8 good medium grade 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. (Please do not buy inexpensive brushes like those that come in a pack of 10 for $8.  They do not perform well!)

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Class information and fees are provided on the BAC website. An online registration form must be completed either by the student or a BAC representative. Tuition may be paid online using a credit card that is processed through the secure PayPal system.

Registration may also be paid by cash or check but payment must be received within three days of the start of the class to assure the student a space. BAC reserves the right to take a student off the roster if not paid in advance.

Holiday schedule: Classes will be held on federal or state holidays (President's Day, election day, etc.) if that is a normally scheduled day. Class will not be held on Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or during the last 2 weeks of December.


Coordinator must authorize payment of a refund. PayPal refunds are available within a limited time. Payment by cash or check will be refunded by check mailed to the student or to the person who made the payment (a parent, etc.)


If a class is cancelled by BAC due to insufficient enrollment or another reason, the Coordinator or an assistant shall notify the students and arrange for a refund of fees paid.

Withdrawal from class

If a student pays for a class and then withdraws, refunds will be made as follows:

· Withdrawal after first class session: no refund unless there are special circumstances, i.e. a medical or family emergency. A fee of 20% of the original amount will be deducted and the remaining amount is pro-rated by number of classes already held.

· Withdrawal less than four days prior to first session: refund of fee paid less 20% service charge.

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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
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Gallery Hours
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-8; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday 12-3
Monday-Tuesday Closed