Berkeley Art Works

Art Instruction at The Works

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Taking the First Step in Learning Art

If you have ever thought about taking an art class or trying a new painting medium but didn't know what was involved? 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 August.

Acrylic Painting
Saturday August 1, 1pm
Drawing
Saturday August 15, 3pm
Colored Pencil
Friday August 14, 1pm
Watercolor Painting
Saturday August 8, 3pm
Oil Painting
Thursday August 6, 6pm
Pastels
Saturday August 8, 1pm
Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media
Thursday August 6, 1pm
Mixed Media on Watercolor or Acrylic Base
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 instruction@berkeleyartswv.org or call 304-620-7277.

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



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September Art Classes


Beginning Water Color Painting

Wednesdays, September 2, 16, 23, 30; 1-4pm
                                  (No class September 9)
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 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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Beginning Colored Pencil

Fridays, September 4, 18, 25, October 2; 1-4pm
                                  (No class September 11)
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 paintings 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 $85 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Acrylic Painting for the Beginner

Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Are you curious about trying acrylic painting, or maybe just frustrated with other media you may have already tried? Come enjoy the simple, forgiving process of acrylic painting! Not only is the medium very versatile and capable of rendering many different effects, like everything from watercolor to oil painting, but it is also a great start for beginning painters, since it is possible to accomplish nice results in a relatively short time-frame!

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 1 pad canvas paper; 1 small bottle of Liquitex gloss medium/varnish. Also, please  bring a blow dryer to facilitate speedy drying.

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

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Beginning Drawing

Tuesdays, September 3, 17, 24, October 1; 1-4pm
                                  (No class September 10)
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Maybe you are interested in drawing, but you don't really know where to start... This class will provide solid answers to questions that are critical to your drawing success, such as: Which type of paper is best for a given project? How can you protect your artwork from smudging? How can you alter one thing, without messing up other parts of the drawing? Which pencil is best to use, and for which effect? How can drawn textures be created and conveyed? And so many more! Join us for this class, and begin your drawing journey on firm footing.

Supplies: Basic graphite drawing sets with a range of pencil hardness (such as 6B through 6H), a kneaded eraser, Canson drawing paper or other decent quality paper – preferably at least 9”x12” size. *Other class materials will be provided to you by the instructor for a $10 fee, due on the first night of class.

Tuition $85 for four weeks (12 hours)
$10 Materials fee due at first class
Pre-registration required

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Saturday Workshop


An Art Meditation Workshop -
Via Mandala!

Saturday, September 26; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

What is a mandala? you may ask...In ancient Sanskrit, it meant a circle, or 'that which revolves around a center'. Another definition is that it's a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamer's search for completeness and self-unity. But mostly, mandalas are a visual meditative device used as a tool for our spiritual journey, across time, and by many different cultures.

Why would I want to create a mandala? you may wonder ... A mandala is primarily used as a form of meditation to gain knowledge, especially that which comes from within. Mandalas are circular designs with a concentric structure which involves balancing visual elements; however, the meaning of an individual mandala is usually unique, and the goal of creating a personal mandala is for it to serve as a meditative tool on our own spiritual journey.
The very act of creating a mandala should allow our subconscious, creative mind to prevail more freely, focusing itself on personal meanings and reinforcing our best intentions, while our analytical mind recedes into the background for a bit to take a rest! Ah!

Supplies: Instructor will provide all materials for this workshop for a $15 fee, due at the beginning of the workshop.

Tuition $45 for one three hour session
$15 Materials fee due at first class
Pre-registration required

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October Art Classes


Beginning Pastel Painting

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating paintings with pastels.  This easy and fast technique is exciting to use for all types of subjects, from landscapes, portraits, still lifes, florals and more.  It's relatively easy to learn and to accomplish.  Students will produce several paintings applying the techniques taught.

Supplies: Box of no less than 36 soft pastel sticks (Faber-Castell is a good brand and not expensive), 9" X 12" pad of pastel paper (can chose those with colored papers if desired),  pencil, ruler, eraser.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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

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Unlocking the Mystery of Color

Fridays, October 9, 16, 23, 30; 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 $85 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Oil Painting for the Beginner

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 26; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Have you been wanting to try oil painting, but you've been leery of investing much in it until you know for certain that you like it? Come give it try through our basic beginner's oil painting class! You will learn some of the basic methods of application, learn how to create patterns and textures to achieve desired effects, how to select subject matter to successfully compose your painting, and ways to mix colors, applying layers and glazes to achieve beautiful results!

Supplies: *The instructor will gladly assemble and provide the following basic materials for a set fee, if notified at least a week in advance of class that this is what the student would prefer. Please email instructor in advance to arrange this.

Otherwise, the student will need:
 A basic oil painting set; Odorless Turpenoid Thinner (only); one bottle (art medium) poppy seed oil (we will NOT be using Linseed Oil for this class); a basic set of varied bristle or other natural hair brushes with varied tip types and sizes; a pallet knife; a glass jar; a wooden, glass or ceramic plate to use as a paint pallet; paper towels and an old towel; 4 white pre-gessoed canvases, size  8”x10”, or 11”x14”

* Optional: a small Tabletop or other easel

* * Students may want to make sure they have a flat box lid or such, large enough for their canvas to fit into,  for safe transport to and from class.

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

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Acrylic Painting: Intermediate Methods and Techniques

Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Maybe you've tried acrylic painting - and you enjoyed it, but now you'd like to improve on your skills and learn additional techniques? Expand your knowledge and abilities through this class, where you can learn the specifics of which tools to use to create certain effects, how best you might achieve an intended result, how to mix and use colors to create mood, contrast or just for more realistic rendering. You can also try other media to experiment with texture and new effects – open up your painting to a new world full of possibilities!

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”
OR 1 pad canvas paper; 1 small bottle of Liquitex gloss medium/varnish.
*Also, please  bring a blow dryer to facilitate speedy drying.
* *Additional types of acrylic media will be available for students to try, who wish to experiment, for a small class materials fee. ($5)

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

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Saturday Workshop


Realistic Rendering - And More!

Saturday, October 10; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

There are some simple ways to combine media to achieve a multitude of desirable effects and results. Jean Kellogg, whose background spans both fine art and advertising/illustration, presents this one-day workshop to introduce some of these amazingly flexible and versatile artistic possibilities to regional artists of all levels, who may wish to stretch their current artistic muscles and capabilities a bit.

Supplies: Instructor will provide all materials for this workshop for a $15 fee, due at the beginning of the workshop.

Tuition $45 for one three hour session
$15 Materials fee due at first class
Pre-registration required

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November Art Classes


Intermediate Pastel Painting

Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18, December 2; 1-4pm
                                      (No class November 25)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

This pastel painting class is geared towards those who have already learned the fundamentals of painting with the medium and have had some experience with it.  The program focuses on exploring the effects of using various underpaintings, of pushing colors beyond the standard applications and learning to both execute detail as well as broad stroking.  The class will also work on sanded pastel paper and boards for more luminous results.

Supplies: Box of no less than 72 soft pastel sticks (Faber-Castell is a good brand and not expensive and the more colors the better), at least 2 12”X16” sanded paper or boards (purchase on line through any art purveyor), pencil, ruler, eraser.  All other materials will be provided by instructor

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

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Color Pencil Second Level

Fridays, November 6, 13, 20, December 4; 1-4pm
                                      (No class November 27)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Colored Pencil Painting Second Level is for those who have taken the beginning class and want to further develop their painting expertise.  In the class, the participant learns to utilize the pencils in ways to create art closely resembling the look of oils and acrylics, a challenging and rewarding process which opens up lots of creative applications.

Supplies:Box of no less than 24 colored pencils, preferably by Prismacolor, Derwent or Faber Castel (do not buy those called either hard, firm or very thin colored pencils).  Pad of Strathmore Vellum Bristol Board paper, 12" X 16",  lead pencil, ruler, eraser.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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

Click here to Register


Intermediate Drawing

Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1; 1-4pm
                                 (No class November 24)
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Maybe you've been drawing, but are frustrated and just need some direction...or maybe you are ready to do more with your drawing than you really know how to do with your current level of knowledge.
This class will introduce more involved techniques, methods and tips, plus clarify some basics of drawing to help you improve your work overall. It's a great format to answer specific questions, issues and problems you may be dealing with, such as composition, perspective, textures, contrast, and proportions.  PLUS, you will also get to try various other kinds of drawing media  - without having to buy them, so that you might find something interesting that makes you want to explore drawing even more!

Supplies: Basic graphite drawing sets with a range of pencil hardness (such as 6B through 6H), a kneaded eraser,
Canson drawing paper or other decent quality paper – preferably at least 9”x12” size.
*Other required class materials will be provided to you by the instructor for a $10 fee, due on the first night of class.

Tuition $85 for four weeks (12 hours)
*$10 materials fee at first class
Pre-registration required

Click here to Register


Intermediate Oil Painting

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, December 3
                                 (No class Thanksgiving November 26)
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Have you already tried oil painting and found that you enjoy it? Maybe you'd like to take it further - try some additional stylistic application methods, or learn more about color-mixing, composing successful compositions, and/or creating realistic textures. If so, this would be a great class for you! Please join us in this intermediate oil class, where we can also address other painting challenges or questions that have arisen for you, as you've been working at your art!

Supplies: A basic oil painting set; Odorless Turpenoid Thinner (only); one bottle (art medium) poppy seed oil (we will NOT be using Linseed Oil for this class); a basic set of varied bristle or other natural hair brushes with varied tip types and sizes; a pallet knife; a glass jar; a wooden, glass or ceramic plate to use as a paint pallet; paper towels and an old towel; 4 white pre-gessoed canvases, size  8”x10”, or 11”x14”

* Optional: a small Tabletop or other easel

* * Students may want to make sure they have a flat box lid or such, large enough for their canvas to fit into to be safely carried  to and from the studio

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

Click here to Register




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, 10-5; Sunday 12-3
Monday-Tuesday Closed