Macro Photography Workshop Saturday November 23

Would you like to take beautiful close-up photos like this?

Photo by Janie Multrup
Photo by Janie Multrup

There’s still time to register for “Techniques of Close-up Photography”, a workshop on Saturday November 23 from 1-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works. The workshop is taught by professional photographer Janie Multrup.

The 3 hour workshop will review the do’s and don’t of close up photography.   Topics will include, lighting, understanding the close up capabilities of your camera and the tools you need to get a successful shot.

Some other helpful topics explained during the workshop, include, selecting subjects, composing the photo,  some critique and what to do with the photo once you have taken the perfect shot!   Workshop will be lecture and hands on shooting.

Please bring a tripod if you have one.  If not, there will be some available.  Participants would have to provide their own 35 mm digital camera with zoom capability.  If a smaller camera, and it has close up features that came be used as well.   A thumb drive for storing photos.

Janie Moltrup retired from the U.S. Senate Photographic Studio in 2004.  She is currently working as a freelance photographer out of her studio located in Smithsburg, Maryland.

Tuition: $40; pre-registration required. Registration information is available online at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/workshops/ or at the Berkeley Art Works gallery during regular hours Thu 12-5, Fri 12-8, Sat 12-5 and Sun 12-3.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project 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.

Space Available for Mary Alice Bowers Workshop

Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV
Structure and Expression for Flowers in Watercolor
Saturday, October 19, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Instructor: Mary Alice Bowers

Mary Alice Bowers
Mary Alice Bowers

Space is still available for this workshop taught by watercolor artist Mary Alice Bowers.

This workshop will cover techniques to achieve soft flower paintings. Some painting experience advised but not required.

First Period: Elements and Principles of Design

Second Period: Composition: Identify focal point, color harmony. Flower design.

Third Period: Technique: Spraying, pull, float, spattering, scratching out, using masking fluid, salt, plastic wrap, lifting; Dry brush, layering, spraying, lost edges, soft edges; Mixing greys

Supplies: Bring paper of choice, paints: cobalt, Aurelian yellow, permanent rose, or any transparent primary.

Tuition $45; pre-registration required

Registration online at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops#bowers or in the gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg during regular hours Thursday 12-5 or Friday 12-8. Information berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project 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.

Tips and Techniques with Watercolor Pencils

The workshop “Tips and Techniques with Watercolor Pencils” taught by Teaching Artist Judith Becker will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg on Saturday, November 16 from 12:30-4:30pm.

Giant Milkweed by Judith Becker
Giant Milkweed by Judith Becker

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 http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/workshops/

The Berkeley Art Works, a project 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.

Berkeley Art Works Junior Art Academy

On Saturday three budding artists started in the Berkeley Art Works “Junior Art Academy”, a six-week class for young artists between 7 and 9 years of age.

The first session was taught by Teaching Artist Hilda Eiber, who talked with the students about French artist Henri Matisse and worked with them to create their own masterpieces.

Three budding artists show off their masterpieces created in the first session of the Junior Art Academy at the Berkeley Art Works.
Three budding artists show off their masterpieces created in the first session of the Junior Art Academy at the Berkeley Art Works. The students are left to right, Alex Garland, Bodey Ramsbottom, and Dakota Alder.

The next session of the Junior Art Academy will be held Saturday, October 26 and will be followed by four more Saturday sessions, each featuring a different classical artist. Spaces are still available for the five remaining weeks. Details and registration information are on the Berkeley Art Works web site.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project 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.

Studio Tour Preview Reception Friday 5-7pm

The public is invited Friday October 11 from 5-7pm for an opening reception for the Trails-n-Trees Studio Tour Preview Show at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Trails-n-TreesThe Preview, is a wonderful opportunity to see a sampling of the artwork and   craftsmanship  from  award winning artisans  that Studio Tour guests can expect to see during the open Studio Tour, November 2 & 3, 2013.

The Preview will be on display in the Berkeley Art Works gallery through October 20. The gallery hours are 12-5, Fri 12-8, Sat 12-5, Sun 12-3.

The Trails and Trees Studio Tour,  presents 14 of Berkeley County’s best artisans & artists in collaboration  to present  the public with an open studio, behind-the-scenes look at their individual work spaces and creative processes.  The free, self- guided studio tour allows visitors two full days to travel at their own pace between studios in some of the most  beautiful  and  historic, rural countryside on the East Coast.

More information about the Tour is available at http://www.studiotourwv.com/. or via email at tour@studiotourwv.com.

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.

Saturday Workshop Schedule at the Berkeley Art Works

Several Saturday workshops are scheduled in coming weeks at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

On October 19 from 1-4pm Mary Alice Bowers will present “Structure and Expression in Watercolor Painting”. The workshop will cover techniques to achieve soft flower paintings. Some painting experience advised but not required.

On October 26 from 1-4pm Janie Multrup will present “Techniques of Close-up Photography.” The 3 hour workshop will review the do’s and don’t of close up photography.   Topics will include, lighting, understanding the close up capabilities of your camera and the tools you need to get a successful shot.

On November 16 from 12:30-4:30 Judith Becker will present “Tips and Techniques with Watercolor Pencils.” Join experienced teacher Judith Becker for an opportunity to try out painting and creating with watercolor pencils. Workshop participants will be able to try a variety of techniques to create beautiful works of art.

Details and registration is available at http://arworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/. Registration forms are also available at the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg during regular hours. More information is available by email from berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

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.

Trails and Trees Studio Tour Preview Show

October 10 -20,  2013
the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg WV
Art Works Gallery hours are Thu 12-5, Fri 12-8, Sat 12-5, Sun 12-3.

Trails-n-TreesThe Berkeley Arts Council and the Art Works Gallery will host a special Preview Show for the upcoming Trails and Trees Studio Tour of Berkeley County. The Preview, is a wonderful opportunity to see a sampling of the artwork and   craftsmanship  from  award winning artisans  that Studio Tour guests can expect to see during the open Studio Tour, November 2 & 3, 2013.

The Trails and Trees Studio Tour,  presents 14 of the County’s best artisans & artists in collaboration  to present  the public with an open studio, behind-the-scenes look at their individual work spaces and creative processes.  The free, self- guided studio tour allows visitors two full days to travel at their own pace between studios in some of the most  beautiful  and  historic, rural countryside on the East Coast.

Berkeley County is home to a vibrant and growing artistic community.  The beauty and tranquility of the area has attracted some of the best artists and artisans.  The Trails and Trees Studio Tour of Berkeley County, WV is happy to share these artisans with you.

More information about the Tour is available at http://www.studiotourwv.com/. or via email at tour@studiotourwv.com.

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.