Pottery and Handbuilding Class Starts January 13 at the Berkeley Art Works

Pottery and handbuilding class starts January 13 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Pottery and handbuilding, Beginning and intermediate

Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17; 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Hilda Eiber

This class will feature an introduction to the foundation skills of working with clay, under the direction of a master potter.   Participants in the class will learn the coiling and slab techniques and work on small sculptures that will teach all the varied ways to achieve beautiful pottery.

Supplies: Students will provide a $25 supply fee paid to the instructor.  This will cover the clay, use of the clay tools, and a bisque firing for work completed in the class.

As a multimedia artist Hilda Eiber works in her home studio producing ceramic sculptures, installations, paintings in oil and acrylics, and art pottery. In the past she has exhibited widely in the US and Europe, NYC at Gallery 220 and with the Bridge with Japan.

Tuition $80 for six weeks.
Pre-register
by January 8 to assure your space.

(+$25 for supplies and bisque firing to be paid to instructor at first session)

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.

Writing a Mystery Novel Class Starts January 16 at the Berkeley Art Works

Classes on writing a mystery novel start January 16 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Writing a Mystery Novel

Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6; 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Lauren Carr

The class will cover the development of the mystery novel, including the different types of mysteries (police procedural, cozy, courtroom, etc), rules of the genre, what elements go into writing one, and maintaining the tension and page turning pacing in a successful mystery novel.

Supplies: Laptop recommended, but not required.  Paper for notes. Desire to write a mystery!

Lauren Carr is the best-selling mystery author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries and Lovers in Crime Mysteries. Based on book sales for her mysteries and anthologies, Amazon regularly lists her among their top one-hundred mystery authors in both ebook and print. The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publisher. This year, thirteen titles written by independent authors (not counting Lauren’s own titles) will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services.

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

Adding the Thrills and Chills to Your Mystery or Thriller Novel

Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13; 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Lauren Carr

Suspense. Without it, there is no reason for your readers to continue reading your book. This class will cover how to insert thrills and create chills in your writing to make your mystery a page-turner.

Supplies: Laptop recommended, but not required.  Paper for notes. Desire to hone the writing skills for Thrills and Chills.

Tuition $60 for four weeks.
Pre-register
by February 15 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.

Colored Pencil Painting Class Starts January 15 at the Berkeley Art Works

Colored Pencil Painting Class starts January 15 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Colored Pencil Painting

Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19; 1-3pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating a painting with colored pencils.  It explores the many effects possible with the pencils including mixing colors, blending for smoothness, making various textures plus much more.  A variety of painting surfaces are explored and participants create several small painting using the techniques learned.

Supplies: Box of no less than 24 colored pencils, preferably by Prismacolor, Derwent or Faber Castel (do not buy hard colored pencils).  Pad of Strathmore Vellum Bristol Board paper, 9”X12”.  Lead pencil, ruler, eraser.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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 10 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.