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.

Berkeley Art Works
All Media Semi-Private Instruction
Open Studio

Open Studio with Judith Becker
Wednesdays June 3, 10, 17, 24; 1:00-4:00 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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Courses of Instruction

One or Two Day

Intermediate Water Color Painting

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

This class is for all students who have either taken classes in beginning watercolor or have had experience painting on their own and want to further their skills. Class will learn to paint transparent objects like glass, create luminosity with transparent colors, build still life compositions using traditional design rules and finally discover the possibilities which can come from pouring colors.

Supplies: 12" X 16" cold press or hot press 140 lb watercolor paper pad or block and selection of artist level watercolor paints and good brushes, which can include synthetic makes. Ruler, pencil, eraser, masking fluid, palette and any other watercolor product you typically like to use.

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

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Drawing Mystery & Mastery:
Form, Textures and Compositional Design in Drawing

Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Are you frustrated by complex drawing issues? Would you like to expand your skills and take your artwork to a higher level? Join us in this worthy endeavor! Increase your drawing prowess to enrich your work, to achieve more satisfying images and results. For intermediate and advanced artists.

Supplies: Basic Drawing Materials: basic drawing pencil set, kneaded eraser, shading tortillions, and vine charcoal (if desired). Papers provided by the instructor ($10 fee at first class).

Tuition $85 plus $10 materials fee at first class
Pre-registration required

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Layers Meaning:
Developing Depth, Dimension and Personal Meaning in Your Art

Sundays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Enrich your artwork beyond mere surface-level. Create mystery, evoke an emotional response through archetypal imagery or use personal symbolism to build unique mixed-media, multilayer, multidimensional images. The more the viewer looks, the more they will discover! For intermediate and advanced artists.

Supplies: Provided by the instructor. Will include acrylics, pastels and drawing media.

Tuition $125 for six weeks (18 hours)
Plus $15 materials fee at first class
Pre-registration required

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Exploring Exciting Background Techniques

Saturday, June 13; 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Everyone who paints can improve their paintings with improved background applications. This workshop introduces a full spectrum of techniques and considerations when choosing the best approach to compliment or enhance the artwork's subject through the background areas. Workshop covers use of colors, creating I'm pact and moods, and discovering unique textural processes to take a work of art from good to WOW!

Supplies: Workshop learnings apply to all 2 dimensional art materials. Students are to bring all supplies they typically use to create their art. Also helpful will be pencil, eraser, ruler, palette if needed, etc. All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.

Tuition $45. (Pre-registration required)

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Abstracted! Flow, Texture and Abstracted Design

Saturday, June 20; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Welcome to the mysterious realm of acrylic abstraction, where everyday materials can be used to achieve extraordinary results! Explore versatile techniques and various mediums to create intricate textures to personalize and execute your abstract artistic vision. For intermediate and advanced Acrylic Artists.

Supplies: Students should bring a hair dryer and spray bottle. Other materials provided by the instructor ($15 Fee at first class) Will include basic Acrylics, acrylic medium, etc.

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