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

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.