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, 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 Open Studio

Whether you're working in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, oil, or some combination, artists of all skill levels are invited to come in and enjoy a social and collaborative atmosphere where you can strengthen you skills or try new ideas or techniques with one of our experienced instructors available to provide individualized coaching and guidance.

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Courses of Instruction

One or Two Day

Beginning Watercolor Painting 

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015, 1-4pm
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: ¬≠Students 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 for four weeks (12 hours).
Pre-registration Required

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Mixed Media with Water Based Paint Bases

Fridays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker
(About Judith Becker)

Art students of all levels will enjoy this class designed to expand one's ability to express one's self beyond the ordinary.  Starting with either water color or acrylic paint bases, participants will develop paintings using a variety of other media such as pastels, colored pencils, crayons, ink, markers, etc.  There will also be exploration into applying various collage materials to the art pieces.  This will be a good time for participants to unleash their inner free spirit and explore new opportunities for their art.

Supplies: Students will need to bring either painting supplies for water color painting or acrylic painting including necessary brushes, papers or canvases, palettes, etc.  In addition, they are encouraged to bring whatever other art materials they already have on hand to start with.  Instructor will also supply various materials to work with.

Tuition $85 for four weeks (12 hours).
Pre-registration Required

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Capturing the Beauty of Trees

Saturday, April 18; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Painting beautiful trees, in any media, requires an understanding of not only the shapes and particular characteristics of different trees, but also how to capture the colors, shades, textures and open spaces to create them.  Participants will learn and practice the essentials in this  fast paced workshop.

Supplies: Students are asked to bring whatever type of art materials they are comfortable using.  Include practice paper or canvas, brushes, pencils, paints, palettes, etc. as needed.

Tuition $45. Pre-registration Required

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Shading and Shadows

Saturday, May 9; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Properly shading objects to make them look 3 dimensional and creating shadows that enhance the painting can be difficult to achieve.  This workshop quickly presents the practical solutions to these processes to help the student achieve success immediately.  Theories apply to all mediums.

Supplies: Students are asked to bring whatever type of art materials they are comfortable using.  Include practice paper or canvas, brushes, pencils, paints, palettes, etc. as needed.  Must have basic primary and secondary colors as a minimum.

Tuition $45. 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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Winter Hours
Wednesday, 11-3; Thursday, 11-5pm; Friday, 11-5pm, Saturday, 11-4pm
Sunday-Tuesday Closed