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 instruction@berkeleyartswv.org or call 304-620-7277.

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



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Upcoming Art Classes

September - November, 2016

Beginning Watercolor Painting

Fridays 1 - 4 pm; September 16, 23, 30, October 7
(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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Painting Beautiful Water and Seascapes in Any Medium

Thursdays 1 - 4 pm, September 15, 22, 29, October 6
(Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Learn to paint various types of water scenes including reflective ponds and lakes, rushing streams, gentle seaside coasts and crashing waves!  Through study of the works of the masters of art through contemporary artists, students will discover the techniques to produce successful water scenes.  Participants can use their choice of art medium – watercolor, acrylic, oils, colored pencils, pastels, etc.

Supplies: Student will need all art materials needed to produce 3 medium sized pieces (about 8 X 10 or 9 X 12) and a final piece no smaller than 11 X 14.

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

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Beginning Color Pencil Class

Thursdays 1 - 4 pm; October 13, 20, 27, November 3
(Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About 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.

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

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Continuing Improvement Workshop

Fridays 1 - 4 pm; October 14, 20, 28, November 4
(Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Unstructured workshop for art students who want to continue working on their art projects under the guidance of art instructor, Judith Becker.  Casual and laid back painting time among company of others who also want to improve their art abilities.  Participants are free to paint with any medium.  Great way to keep one’s skills sharp, learn from other students and explore techiques not yet tried.

Supplies: Any art materials needed in order to paint whatever one is working on.

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

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Beginning Watercolor Pencil - Creating Holiday Cards

Thursdays 1 - 4 pm; November 10, 17, December 1, 8
(Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Class presents the pleasant watercolor painting process of using watercolor pencils instead of traditional watercolor painting techniques via creating beautiful holiday cards.  Students will learn how to lay down colors to create multitudes of variations of hues, of achieving many different textures, and of the ease of using the pencils when traveling, when sketching as well as painting entire compositions.

Supplies: Box of no less than 24 watercolor pencils, (but more is preferable.)  Many makers of these pencils are available at the usual arts/crafts stores as well as from art suppliers on the internet.  A 9"X12" pad of 140lb watercolor paper, a variety of soft, watercolor brushes (preferably #4, #6 & #8 round and a 1" flat), ruler, pencil, eraser is required.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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

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Unlocking the Mystery of Color

Fridays 1 - 4 pm; November 11, 18, December 2, 9
(Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Class is a comprehensive study of color and all its attributes necessary to producing outstanding 2 dimensional art.  Students will learn the following:  color theory, rules in using and mixing colors, color wheels, triads and tetrads, color in design, color schemes and much more.  Class is comprised of both lectures and hands on exercises and is useful for beginners as well as advanced artists.

Supplies: Students may work in any 2 dimensional art medium of choice.   A small color wheel is required as well as the materials the student prefers to use to complete various exercises.  Also, it is necessary for student to bring pencils, erasers, scissors, glue stick and appropriate art paper as well as note paper.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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

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Policy:

Registration

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.

Refunds

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.)

REFUND POLICY:

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
web: berkeleyartworkswv.com - email: berkeleyartswv@gmail.com
Gallery Hours
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-8; Saturday, 11-4;
(or by appointment)
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Closed