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 Information is available from or 304-620-7277.

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