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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November Art Classes

Beginning Watercolor Pencil

Class Full!
Call to be put on waiting list.

Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18, December 2; 1-4pm
                                      (No class November 25)
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 type. Many makers of these pencils 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, watercolor brushes (preferably #4, #6 & #8 round and a 1" flat), ruler, pencil, eraser is required. All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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

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

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Continuing Adventurs in Acrylic Painting

Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Try out new ideas with guidance to further develop your own style...apply new painting methods and techniques through trials, experimentation, and play! Utilize tools to create certain effects, or to achieve an intended result. Mix and use colors to create the mood you want, or to express emotion with your art. Experiment with media for new textural effects! This class is wide open to creativity with acrylics!

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, styrofoam plates for palettes.
*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.

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

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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

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Intermediate Oil Painting

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, December 3; 1-4pm
                                 (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

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