Berkeley Art Works

Workshops At The Works


Current Workshops

Reverse Painting on Glass   Landscape Elements
Create Artistic Drama through Atmosphere, Water and Sky   Dimension and Texture
Capturing the Beauty of Trees   Unlocking the Mysteries of Shading and Shadows

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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Special Workshop Coming in July

A Weekend of Polymer Clay Creativity with Christi Friesen
Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26, 2015
Details artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/christi/

Don't see the workshop you want? Tell us by taking our Art Instruction Survey.

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.

Please read our Registration and Refund Policy below.

Workshops


Landscape Elements in Drawing Media

Saturday, March 7; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

This is an open workshop. Anyone interested in creating landscapes may attend. The workshop will address the elements of perspective, composition, background, foreground, and basics such as methods and techniques of textural expression of foliage, rocks, water, clouds, etc.

Supplies: Students will explore the elements of landscape drawing through varied drawing media. Students will need basic drawing supplies (pencil set, kneaded eraser, ruler, basic drawing paper) – if student wishes for the instructor to supply all of these materials , please notify in advance of workshop, and these will be provided at class for $15 fee.

Tuition $45. Pre-registration Required
Supply Fee: See "Supplies" above.

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Reverse Painting on Glass

Saturday, March 14; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Hilda Eiber (About Hilda Eiber)

Students will learn about the materials and techniques for completing a reverse painting on glass.  This is an artistic media that creates a beautiful painting with brilliant colors and a unique look.  This is a workshop to learn about the process.

Supplies: Will be provided. There is a supply fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop.

Tuition $45. Pre-registration Required
Supply Fee: $10 to be paid to the instructor.

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Dimension and Texture in Art

Saturday, March 21; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Workshop participants will learn some new and innovative methods and techniques to add interest, dimensionality, and complexity to their art in varied media – including (but not limited to) acrylics, colored pencils and other drawing media.

Supplies: Materials for this workshop will be provided for exercises. ($10 Fee)

Tuition $45. Pre-registration Required
Supply Fee: $10 to be paid to the instructor.

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Special Topics  in Acrylic: Create Artistic Drama
Through Atmosphere, Water and Sky

Saturday, April 11; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)

Explore  the drama of effects that can be achieved with acrylics as you  use atmospheric natural elements!set the  mood,  enhance the landscape,  or even to convey a sense of time of day,  or a certain season  -  all through  the portrayal water, the quality of  light , or the character of an artwork's sky.

Supplies: Will be provided. There is a supply fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop.

Tuition $45. Pre-registration Required
Supply Fee: $10 to be paid to the instructor.

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