New Workshops for Artists

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering three new workshops for artists and artisans.

“How to Write an Artist Statement” taught by Nancy McKeithen

Do you know how to write an effective artist statement? Artists frequently must provide artist statements for all kinds of exhibits, whether they are major juried or solo opportunities or showing a few pieces in a local gallery.

Saturday, March 9 from 9am to 12noon ($35 BAC members $45 non-members.)
Registration Required; Deadline Tuesday, March 5.

“How to Photograph Your Artwork” taught by Rip Smith

Unless you are content to do your art and just let it sit in your home or studio, you want to get your work out where it can be enjoyed and possibly even purchased by others. Accomplishing this has become more and more dependent on your being able to provide high quality photographs of your work

Saturday, March 23 from 9am to 1pm ($40 BAC members $50 non-members.)
Registration Required; Deadline Tuesday, March 19.

“How to Write an Artist’s Resume” taught by Nancy McKeithen

Some opportunities for artists require an artist’s resume. These include certain teaching opportunities, grant applications, and even job applications under some circumstances.

Saturday, April 6 from 9am to 12noon ($35 BAC members $45 non-members.)
Registration Required; Deadline Tuesday, April 2.

Details and registration forms are available at www.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/

Berkeley Arts Council Offers Spring Art Classes

Artist Hilda Eiber works with class participants during the Introduction to Pottery and Handbuilding class.
Artist Hilda Eiber works with class participants during the Introduction to Pottery and Handbuilding class.

The Berkeley Arts Council announces their spring Art Instruction Program for adults and young people ages 12 and up. Classes will begin the week of February 25. The selection of evening courses includes Pottery/Ceramic Sculpture, Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor Painting, Introduction to Oil Painting, and a new class in Mixed Media, for creative individuals that want to try a little bit of everything.

A daytime class for home school students ages 12-18 titled Creative Art Exploration, is offered on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

All classes are taught by certified art instructors, and local, well-known artists who are experienced teachers.

Registration for each series of six, two hour classes is on first come- first served basis. Class descriptions and online registration can be found on the Berkeley Arts Council web site at www.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. To register by mail, download the form. For information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-262-1611.

Watercolorist Anna Hogbin discusses the techniques used in painting sunset scenes during the Introduction to Watercolor Painting class.
Watercolorist Anna Hogbin discusses the techniques used in painting sunset scenes during the Introduction to Watercolor Painting class.

The payment of $75 can be made by check or by mail, or through the website using a credit card or PayPal. The classes are offered with the cooperation of the MBC Parks and Recreation Board and are held at the Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center. The pottery class is held at the pool building at War Memorial Park.