Berkeley Art Works

Art Instruction at The Works

Taking the First Step in Learning Art

If you have ever thought about taking an art class or trying a new painting medium, here is your chance to find out about it free. Get a taste of acrylic, watercolor, and oil painting and more with free one hour mini-lessons being offered in July and August.

Acrylic Painting
Tuesday July 7, 1pm
Saturday August 1, 1pm
Tuesday July 7, 6pm
Saturday August 15, 3pm
Colored Pencil
Saturday July 11, 2pm
Friday August 14, 1pm
Watercolor Painting
Saturday July 18, 1pm
Saturday August 8, 3pm
Oil Painting
Tuesday July 14, 1pm
Thursday August 6, 6pm
Friday July 17, 1pm
Saturday August 8, 1pm
Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media
Tuesday July 14 6pm
Thursday August 6, 1pm
Mixed Media on Watercolor or Acrylic Base
Saturday July18, 3pm
Saturday August 15. 1pm
Advance registration not required.

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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.

Berkeley Art Works
All Media Semi-Private Instruction
Open Studio

Open Studio with Jean Kellogg
Thursdays June 9, 16, 23, 30; 6:00-9:00 pm.

Artists of all skill levels, abilities and working in 2 dimensional media are invited to join our on-going Open Studio at which they can receive semi-private instruction and/or coaching and guidance from one of our experienced instructors.  This is an informal, stress free venue where new friends can be met and  ideas and techniques exchanged. It’s a unique format to advance your skills at your own pace.

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Art Instruction

Art Classes Coming in the Fall

Registration will be available in July. In the meantime, check out our schedule of free "Mini-lessons" to learn more about these courses.

Tuesdays September 1 – 29, 1-4pm Beginning Acrylic (Jean Kellogg)
Wednesdays September 2 – 30, 1-4pm, Beginning Watercolor (Judith Becker)
Thursdays, September 3 – 24 1-4pm, Beginning Drawing (Jean Kellogg)
Fridays September 4 – 25, 1-4pm, Beginning Colored Pencil (Judith Becker)

Tuesdays October 6 – 27 1-4pm, Beginning Oil (Jean Kellogg)
Wednesdays October 7 – 28, 1-4pm, Beginning Pastels (Judith Becker)
Thursdays October 8-29 1-4pm, Intermediate Acrylic (Jean Kellogg)
Fridays October 9 – 30, 1-4pm, Intermediate Watercolor (Judith Becker)

Tuesdays, November 3 – December 1 1-4pm Intermediate Drawing
Thursdays November 5 – December 3 1-4pm Intermediate Oil
Wednesdays November 4 – December 2, 1-4pm, Intermediate Pastels (Judith Becker) 
Fridays November 6 – December 4, 1-4pm, Intermediate Colored Pencils (Judith Becker)
(No Class Thanksgiving week.)


September 26 1-4pm Mandala  (Kellogg)
October 10 1-4pm Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media (Kellogg)




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