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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February, 2016 Art Classes

Basic Principles of Great Drawing, Composition, & Design

Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

An important class for beginners as well as those who wish to elevate their art work from just good to terrific.  Students learn easy tricks to accomplish effective drawing and rendering skills or improve how they currently draw.  They learn all the fundamentals of great composition and design and successfully accomplish artwork which incorporates perspective elements.  A number of exercises will be accomplished while applying learnings from the class.

Supplies: Students will need basic drawing paper, pencils, rulers, erasers, glue sticks, scissors and the art supplies they are most comfortable using.  All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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

Class Full!

Please email to be placed on waiting list.

Unlocking the Mystery of Color

Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-4pm
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 including fabrics and fibers.   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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Saturday Workshop

Art Journaling Workshop

Saturday, February 27; 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Perhaps you'd like to record some of your memoirs for posterity, or document an experience which needs some captions or some explanations, or maybe you just want to show others how you really feel about something, or someone – special. Maybe you just need to notate visual information for later use and retrieval for yourserlf...

Maybe you'd like to use your favorite quotes, and illustrate how they inspire you...or maybe you need to express feelings related to some difficult passage or event(s), for which words alone simply won't suffice.

We often use art or writing to express ourselves. Sometimes, images can 'contain' feelings and concepts that words simply cannot. Yet, words are capable of expression with great clarity, and concise detail.

By combining art with the written word, it is sometimes easier to express whatever your heart desires. In fact, art & writing are one of the most excellent expressive combos - an artistic sort of sandwich that can be very satisfying, sort of like a colorful PB&J!

If creating an art journal interests you, please join us for our journaling workshop. It may get you started on such a project, or at least enhance and facilitate your personal journey! If you already you have some sort of book you would like to use to create your art journal, please bring it... otherwise, one will be provided to you by the instructor, for a fee.

Materials: A $15 materials fee will be collected at the beginning of the workshop for items provided by the instructor. Also, please bring any materials you would like to incorporate into your journal. For example:

- Drawings, pens, colored markers and/or pencils, crayons, watercolors/brushes, specialty papers, photos, ribbon, stamps, stickers, double-stick tape, etc.

- Also bring any inspirational reference materials you may want to use to create your art or writing content - such as photo references, quotes, writing snippets, etc.

*Also, if you wish to use damp media, please bring a blow dryer to facilitate speedy drying.

*Additional types of media, etc. will be provided by instructor for workshop.

Tuition $45 (3 hours)
Pre-registration required

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March-April, 2016 Art Classes

Ongoing Explorations in Acrylic Painting

Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Explore new ideas, materials and techniques with guidance to further develop your own acrylic painting style, through class instruction, experimentation, and play! Utilize brushes and other tools to create special effects, or to achieve an intended result.
Learn more about selecting, mixing and using acrylic colors, whether to create the mood you want, or to better express yourself through your art. Practice new textural effects! Inspire and challenge yourself with acrylics!  * Note:  $10 class materials fee is due instructor at first class meeting.

Supplies: Basic Acrylic Set, plus 1 tube Payne's Gray; basic synthetic brush assortment/varied tip types, plastic cup, paper towels, at least 4 white pre-gessoed canvases, size 8”x10” or 11”x14” or 16”x20”
(May substitute 1 pad canvas paper for canvases); 1 small bottle of Liquitex gloss medium/varnish,
small spray bottle for water, and styrofoam plates for palettes. Also, please  bring a blow dryer to facilitate speedy drying.

*Additional types of media will be provided by instructor for class exercises. Hence, a $10 materials fee due at first class meeting.

Tuition $135 for six weeks (18 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Continuing Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil Painting

Saturdays, March 12, 19, 26, April 2; 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Class invites all those who currently work with watercolor paint, watercolor pencils or both to work at advancing their painting abilities.  A great chance to work on student’s own individual style while learning further skills such as luminosity, texturing, color impact, establishing and enhancing moods and atmospheres, etc.

Supplies: Bring all your favorite materials.  Also, consider using various painting surfaces such as rice paper, Yupo paper, hot pressed paper, etc.

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

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Beginning Watercolor Pencil

Fridays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1; 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

This class is appropriate for students who have no watercolor painting experience as well as those who currently paint with watercolors, but who want to expand their techniques.  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, journaling, making their own greeting or note cards, or when sketching as well as painting entire compositions.

Supplies: Box of no less than 24 *watercolor pencils, (but more is preferable.)   Do not buy Inktense or student grade type.  Many makers of these pencils, such as Derwent, Prismacolor and Faber-Castell are available at the usual arts/crafts stores as well as from art suppliers on the internet.  A 9"X12" pad of 140 lb watercolor paper, a variety of soft, good medium quality watercolor brushes (preferably #4, #6 & #8 round and a 1" flat), ruler, pencil, eraser is required.  All other materials will be provided by instructor. *Note: Be sure you are buying 'water' based or watersoluable pencils, not wax based colored pencils.

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

Click here to Register




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