Tips and Techniques with Watercolor Pencils

The workshop “Tips and Techniques with Watercolor Pencils” will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg on Saturday, October 5 from 12:30-4:30pm

Join experienced teacher Judith Becker for an opportunity to try out painting and creating with watercolor pencils. Under Judith’s experienced teaching methods, workshop participants will be able to try a variety of techniques to create beautiful works of art. Please sign up now, and learn how watercolor pencils can bring out the creativity in you.

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. She is the creator of a unique art form called “Spritzilism”, which involves using botanicals as templates for sprayed watercolor paint. The results produce interesting compositions with lots of sparkling colors and textures. She is now a new member of the Berkeley Arts Council, a member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society and is a juried artist at Tamarack, “The Best of West Virginia.”

Tuition for the workshop is $45. Registration is available at the Berkeley Art Works Gallery or online at www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/workshops/

“Zentangle” Drawing Workshop with Mary Klotz

zentangleThe Berkeley Art Works at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg will present an Introduction to “Zentangle” Drawing this Sunday from 1-3:30, taught by Mary Klotz.

Zentangle ® is a drawing practice developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts that has found enormous popularity. It’s quick to learn the foundations which give rise to complex, intriguing images. Based on a combination of freeflowing forms and structured patterns drawn with fine black markers, it is fun, freeing, engaging, and at the same time relaxing. Zentangle style images have a signature look, yet each are individual and expressive of the maker and can be combined with representational art, words and graphics, or stay entirely abstract. This class is all you need to begin. Zentangle is suited for all skill levels and ages. For more information about Zentangle, see www.zentangle.com.

Details and online registration  on the web at: berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/workshops/

Details and registration forms are also available at the Berkeley Art Works gallery at 116 North Queen Street during regular hours, Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-5, and Sunday 12-3

For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Arts Council Announces New Class Schedule

The Berkeley Arts Council announces its new schedule of art classes for all ages running October 14 through November 23, 2013. Classes will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Announced classes for adults are Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor Painting, Pottery and Handbuilding, Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting, Sketching and Drawing, Beginning and Intermediate Acrylic Painting, and Watercolor Pencil Painting.

Saturday morning classes for children on are “Mommy and Me” Art Class (age 4-6) and “Junior Art Academy” (age7-9).

Details and online registration  on the web at: berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/instruction/

Details and registration forms are also available at the Berkeley Art Works gallery at 116 North Queen Street during regular hours, Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-5, and Sunday 12-3

For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works Lightroom and Photoshop Workshop Saturday September 21.

The Berkeley Art Works at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg offers “Basic Image Editing in Adobe Lightroom and Advanced Techniques in Photoshop Elements” workshop, Saturday, September 12 from 1-4pm.

Photographer Rip Smith will demonstrate the power of Adobe Lightroom for digital image adjustments and discuss using Raw format vs Jpeg format and the advantages of each. Also included in this workshop will be a demonstration of a number of advanced editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop Elements, which is the bargain version of Adobe’s flagship image editing software.

Advance registration is required by 12 noon on Friday, September 20. Details and registration information are on the Berkeley Art Works web site at: http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/workshops/.

Other workshops being offered in the coming weeks:

An Introduction to “Zentangle” drawing, Sunday, September 29 from 1-3:30, will be taught by Mary Klotz. Zentangle ® is a drawing practice that is quick to learn the foundations, which give rise to complex, intriguing images. Based on a combination of free flowing forms and structured patterns drawn with fine black markers, it is fun, freeing, engaging, and at the same time relaxing.

Watercolor Pencil workshop on Saturday, October 5 from 12:30-4:30pm will be taught by Judith Becker. Experienced teacher Judith Becker offers the opportunity to try out painting and creating with watercolor pencils. Under Judith’s experienced teaching methods, workshop participants will be able to try a variety of techniques to create beautiful works of art.

Details and registration information are on the Berkeley Art Works web site at: http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/workshops/. More information is available at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

The Berkeley Arts Council will celebrate the grand opening of its new facility on Wednesday, August 14 starting at 4:30pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by Main Street Martinsburg
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV

The Berkeley Art Works Announces New Workshop

The Berkeley Art Works at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg will offer a new Watercolor Pencil workshop taught by Judith Becker.

On Saturday October 5 from 12:30-4:30pm, experienced teacher Judith Becker offers the opportunity to try out painting and creating with watercolor pencils. Under Judith’s experienced teaching methods, workshop participants will be able to try a variety of techniques to create beautiful works of art.

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.

Previously announced workshops at the Berkeley Art Works are: “Basic Image Editing in Adobe Lightroom and Advanced Techniques in Photoshop Elements” on Saturday September 21, 1-4pm, taught by photographer Rip Smith; and An Introduction to “Zentangle” drawing, Sunday, September 29 from 1-3:30, taught by Mary Klotz. Zentangle ® is a drawing practice that is quick to learn the foundations, which give rise to complex, intriguing images. Based on a combination of free flowing forms and structured patterns drawn with fine black markers, it is fun, freeing, engaging, and at the same time relaxing.

Details and registration information are on the Berkeley Art Works web site at: www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/workshops/.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

EWV Reception Was A Great Party!

The opening reception at the Berkeley Art Works on Saturday for the Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit was a great party, with a fantastic turnout and enthusiastic comments for the exhibit.

Awards were announced and the crowd enjoyed a fine selection of refreshments provided by a volunteer “party committee.”

Award certificates were given out to participating artists. “Best in Show” went to Neil Super for his turned wood piece entitled, “Dream Fragment I”

Berkeley Arts Council president Malinda Shaver presents the "Best in Show" certificate to Neil Super.
Berkeley Arts Council president Malinda Shaver presents the “Best in Show” certificate to Neil Super.
"Dream Fragment"  by Neil Super
“Dream Fragment I”
by Neil Super

Merit awards went to Gary Bergel for his photograph “Skystone I” and James Stemmle for his watercolor painting “Room with a View.”

Honorable Mentions went to Nancy McLoughlin for “Wall I”, Earl Mills for “Maintenance, Daniele Piasecki for “Claire de la Lune”, Skip Wolodkewitsch for “Rhapsody in Blue”, Terry Harden for “Hide and Seek”, and Michael Purtlebaugh for “Fall Park.”

The Juror for the exhibit was Kathryn Burns, owner of the Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown.

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Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit Reception September 7

"Dream Fragment"  by Neil Super
“Dream Fragment I”
by Neil Super

The Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works will open with a reception on Saturday, September 7 from 5-7pm. The public is invited to a reception at the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg to celebrate the creativity of our local and regional artists.

Juror Kathryn Burns selected 29 works by 19 artists from the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia. The work represents a wide range of techniques including various painting styles, hand-turned wood, metal work, photography and glass art.

"Wall 2" by Nancy McLoughlin
“Wall 2”
by Nancy McLoughlin

The list of accepted artists is posted on the Berkeley Art Works web site.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.