Berkeley Art Works

Workshops At The Works

TO REGISTER ONLINE: You may fill out and submit the form below and pay by credit card or with PayPal. Registrations accepted in order of receipt

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.

Kay Witt

Mini Australian Shepherd
3 Day Pastels Workshop

August 7, 8, and 9, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Mini Australian Shepherd Pastels Workshop (High school age and up.)
Instructor: Kay Witt

The workshop will include warm up exercises of Kay’s light touch application technique using multiple layers of pastels on mounted velour paper, photo transfer techniques to the painting surface, an eye study exercise, painting demonstrations and individual instruction.  Care of pastel paintings and framing will be discussed.  At the end of the three days, students will have a completed life-like portrait of the Australian Shepherd and a working knowledge of Kay’s techniques to create their own future works of art.

Instructor to provide supplies.  Students should bring the following items to the workshop: a number 2 bright brush (flat), an old washcloth or hand towel, a camera air blower or baby syringe, a kneaded eraser, baby wipes (to clean your hands), a medium size drawing board, and wear old clothes.

Artist Kay Witt is a member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of Virginia, the Artisan Trail of Shenandoah Valley and the Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts.  She is a lifelong artist currently teaching pastel workshops to all skill levels in her studio in Strasburg, VA.

Three day workshop tuition $300 includes individual instruction with audio visual equipment and the following materials for each student: sharpened hard pastels, soft pastels, sharpened charcoal and graphic pencils, painting surface, numerous reference photographs, color chart, written step by step instructions, transfer paper, and sanding blocks.  All materials are included with the price of the workshop and are the students' to keep.  In addition, a teaching assistant is present during instruction to provide sharping assistance, sanding block cleaning and other assistance as needed. 

Pre-registration required (Click here or scroll down for form)

Lynn Ferris September Workshop
"Capturing the Light"

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September 15, 16, and 17, 9:00am - 4:00pm
"Capturing the Light" watercolor workshop
Instructor: Lynn Ferris, NWS, FWS

Good use of light and shadow can change a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. Using a limited palette of mainly transparent paint, students will learn to design with light, recognize light sources and the shadows they create, add drama and luminosity. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials and lots of personal attention. Suitable for all levels but some experience with watercolor preferred.

Lynn Ferris Is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society.

Saturday Workshops

Saturday, August 16; 1-4pm
Easy Tips for Painting Skies and Clouds
Instructor: Judith Becker

Workshop is designed to help students learn how to approach any type of sky or cloud image.  Tips will include learning how to see the various colors and shades in clouds, to paint skies that reflect weather conditions and moods, and many more techniques which can be  applied to all types of art mediums.  Practice in class is included.

Supplies: Bring supplies needed to paint with your favorite medium.  Can be watercolors, acrylics, oils, colored pencils, pastels, etc. If desired, you may bring reference photos of interesting sky and cloud  images you want to practice with.  Otherwise, instructor will provide the references.

Judith Becker is an experienced artist with dual degrees in design and education. She has recently moved to the Eastern Panhandle, but previously taught a variety of classes in Garrett County, Maryland. Judith specializes in painting with colored pencils, pastels and watercolors and often mixes her media for unusual effects. Her subjects mostly are botanical s and scenes from her travels. Her popular classes cover many art techniques targeted for both the beginner and the more experienced painter.

Tuition: $45 (Pre-Registration Required)

Saturday, August 23; 1-4pm
Easy Tips for Painting Water
Instructor: Judith Becker

Workshop helps students paint all types of water images with success.     Approaches to still, reflective bodies of water to rushing streams and crashing waves, plus more will be explored.  Practice in class is included.  Techniques apply to all types of art media.

Supplies: Bring supplies needed to paint with your favorite medium.  Can be watercolors, acrylics, oils, colored pencils, pastels, etc. If desired, you may bring reference photos of interesting sky and cloud  images you want to practice with.  Otherwise, instructor will provide the references.

Tuition: $45 (Pre-Registration Required)

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If you would prefer to pay by mail with a check, you can print the payment page and mail it along with your check to: The Berkeley Arts Council, PO Box 984, Martinsburg, WV 25402.


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REFUND POLICY: Tuition fees may not be refundable if you withdraw within five days of the first date of the class. If enrollment is not sufficient and a class is cancelled, class is cancelled for another reason by the Berkeley Arts Counci, fees will be refunded.

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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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Opening Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12 Noon
Hours: Thursday, Noon-5pm, Friday, Noon-8pm, Saturday, Noon-5pm, Sunday, Noon-3pm