Acrylic Painting Classes start January 15 at the Berkeley Art works

Acrylic Painting Classes start January 15 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19; 7:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Jean Kellogg

Introduction to Acrylic painting; no prior experience needed. Introduce basic techniques, materials, etc. and how to use them. Classes are 2 hours in length with an emphasis on learning how to paint creatively with this medium.  Instruction includes different techniques each week and an opportunity to practice or work on own project.

Jean Kellogg is an award-winning professional fine artist, a craftsman and an art instructor for arts organizations, and for county and state continuing education programs. The expressive language of art, coupled with her love of lifelong learning leads Jean to create opportunities for artistic exploration, growth and creative play for others in varied media. A graduate of Marshall University, she resides with her family in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Supplies: Basic student acrylic paint set (basic/primary colors plus white), Payne’s Gray, Acrylic Varnish Medium,  inexpensive pack of varied watercolor brushes, pack of 6 gesso-prepared canvases or canvas boards, 8×10, 9 x 12, or 11 x 14,  paper towels, Styrofoam plates, water container, plastic wrap.

Tuition $80 for six weeks. Pre-register by January 10 to assure your space.

Intermediate Acrylic and Mixed Media Techniques

Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20; 7:15-9:15pm
Instructor: Jean Kellogg

For the intermediate painter. Building skills on a basic foundation, ready to move to painting composition, values and advanced brush techniques and textural paintings.

Tuition $80 for six weeks.
Pre-register
by January 11 to assure your space.

The Berkeley Arts Council offers a wide range of art classes and workshops at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The announced classes for adults include beginning and intermediate acrylic painting, pastel painting, watercolor painting, beginning and intermediate drawing and sketching, pottery, and a classes on writing a a mystery novel.

Classes for young people include Art and Art History for home school middle and high school students, tempera painting for middle school students, and Junior Art Academy for age 7-10 years.

Details and online registration are available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. Information is available from berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration Workshop for Adults and Teens

The Berkeley Art Works will present a Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration workshop adults and teens taught by Kristina Hoffman. The workshop will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street on Saturday, January 11 from 1-5pm.

This workshop will feature the drawing and development of cartoon figures and story boards for graphic novels and comics. Experience an exciting approach to creating art using cartoon, anime, and comic book characters. Kristina is an experienced art teacher and professional artist, happy to share this unique art experience with the participants.

Kristina is a Shepherd University graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing and Painting. Over the years she has developed her own creative style of illustrative art and storytelling inspired by the classic cartoons and comic books of her youth. She is happy to share her talent and experience with anyone willing to learn.

Details and registration information is on the Web at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/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.

Drawing and Sketching Classes Start January 15

Drawing and sketching classes start January 15 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Intermediate Sketching (Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing/Sketching)

Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19; 6-7:30pm
Instructor: Jean Kellogg

Sketching with an eye towards gaining the correct perspective, figure study and portraiture. Sketch composition and values.

Tuition $80 for six weeks.
Pre-register by January 10 to assure your space.

Introduction to Drawing

Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20; 6-7pm
Instructor: Jean Kellogg

Introduction to Drawing; no prior experience needed. Introduce techniques, materials, prop., form, etc.

Supplies: Drawing Pencil Set: kneaded eraser, sharpener, charcoal pencils, ebony pencil, tracing & sketch paper.

Tuition $60 for six weeks.
Pre-register by January 11 to assure your space.

The Berkeley Arts Council offers a wide range of art classes and workshops at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The announced classes for adults include beginning and intermediate acrylic painting, pastel painting, watercolor painting, beginning and intermediate drawing and sketching, pottery, and a classes on writing a a mystery novel.

Classes for young people include Art and Art History for home school middle and high school students, tempera painting for middle school students, and Junior Art Academy for age 7-10 years.

Details and online registration are available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. Information is available from berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

 

Pastels Painting Class Starts January 14

Pastels Painting Class starts January 14 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Painting with Pastels

Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18; 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Class introduces the basic techniques of painting with soft and semi-soft pastels on various surfaces.  Participants learn about the materials and techniques, explore way colors are applied and mixed, practice with several exercises and complete several 11X14 pastel compositions.  No experience necessary.

Supplies: 12”X16” Mi-Tientes Pastel Paper Pad, set of a minimum of 24 soft or semi-hard pastel sticks, pencil, ruler, eraser.

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.

Tuition $80 for six weeks.
Pre-register by January 9 to assure your space.

The Berkeley Arts Council offers a wide range of art classes and workshops at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The announced classes for adults include beginning and intermediate acrylic painting, pastel painting, watercolor painting, beginning and intermediate drawing and sketching, pottery, and a classes on writing a a mystery novel.

Classes for young people include Art and Art History for home school middle and high school students, tempera painting for middle school students, and Junior Art Academy for age 7-10 years.

Details and online registration are available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. Information is available from berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

Youth Art Classes Start January 13 at the Berkeley Art Works

Youth art classes start January 13 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Egg Tempera Painting for the Middle School Students

Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17; 4:30-6pm
Instructor: Hilda Eiber

The Egg Tempera painting class is for middle school students who want take their painting skills beyond their school art class.  Working with a professional artist to learn advanced brush techniques, color blending and developing a painting style to achieve soft paintings with glowing colors.  Creativity is encouraged.

Supplies: Instructor will provide the eggs for the painting sessions.   Students would be expected to bring watercolor painting paper, and watercolor brushes., pencils for sketching/tracing and a gum eraser.   Paint will be provided.

Hilda Eiber is a professional potter and artist.  Her work is exhibited in the tri-state area.  She is known for her imaginative pottery pieces and attention to details.  She has been an active participant in the Arts in Education Program, bringing Professional artists into the Classrooms of Berkeley County.

Tuition $55 for six weeks.
Pre-register
by January 8 to assure your space.

Art and Art History for the Home School Students
(Middle/High school)

Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18; 10am-12noon
Instructor: Kristina Hoffman

The class is designed for the home schooled high school or middle school student.  The students will be instructed in various art styles as well as art history.  The students will have hands on experience creating artwork and critiquing each other’s work.

Supplies: Sketch pad 9”x12”, Graphite pencils, Erasers

Kristina is a Shepherd University graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing and Painting. She is an experienced art teacher and professional artist. She is happy to share her knowledge, talent and experience with anyone willing to learn.

Tuition $80 for six weeks.
Pre-register
by January 9 to assure your space.

Junior Art Academy (Age 7-10)

Saturdays January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22; 10:00 – 11:30 am
Instructor: Katie MacKinnon

Would you like to step back in time and meet an artist like Matisse,  Leonardo da Vinci or Paul Klee? This is your child’s chance! In this class children will study the biography of the artist and create a masterpiece that exemplifies the artist’s style or content. Make art history come alive for your child!

Supplies are provided.

Tuition $50 for six weeks.
Pre-register
by January 13 to assure your space.

The Berkeley Arts Council offers a wide range of art classes and workshops at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The announced classes for adults include beginning and intermediate acrylic painting, pastel painting, watercolor painting, beginning and intermediate drawing and sketching, pottery, and a classes on writing a a mystery novel.

Classes for young people include Art and Art History for home school middle and high school students, tempera painting for middle school students, and Junior Art Academy for age 7-10 years.

Details and online registration are available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. Information is available from berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

Second Friday Poetry Reading Comes to the Berkeley Art Works

Second Friday Poetry Reading Comes to the Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg presents “Second Friday Poetry Reading: Yours or Another’s” on Friday, January 10 from 6:30-8pm. Sign in at 6:30pm. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

Readers will present their selection in the order they register. If there is a high turnout, readings will be limited to 30 lines. You may read your own poetry or the work of another poet if credit is given.

For more information call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

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. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works To Host Author and Wildlife Photographer S.J.Brown

On December 13 from 6-8pm, author and wildlife photographer S.J. Brown will be at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg for a presentation and book signing. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

cover_3-26-23_217x250S.J. Brown will share some of her wildlife photographs and will talk about her experiences in the field, traveling from Maine to Florida and as far west as Texas in pursuit of that chance encounter with wild critters large and small. After the presentation, Brown will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her latest book “Close Ups & Close Encounters.”

Brown, whose photographs have been published in books, magazines, and other publications, has been photographing wildlife for more than 10 years. She is part of the Women in Science Program for 2013.

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.