Got the Winter Doldrums? Give yourself a creative Spring Break

New Workshops and Art Classes for Adults and Youth are being offered at the Berkeley Art Works at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Due to weather delays, our new sessions start Monday, March 10.  REGISTER ONLINE at; call the Berkeley Arts Council at 304-620-7277; or VISIT the Berkeley Art Works to sign up.


A mini-vacation in an afternoon, our experienced instructors give you the basics to get started with a new creative interest. $45 each.

Judith Becker and her students in the Introduction to Colored Pencil Painting WorkshopSaturday, March 15 Introduction to Acrylic Painting:  Jean Kellogg talks about brushes, paint application techniques, paper and canvas boards.  1 to 4 pm.

Sunday, March 16 – Taming those Terrible Threads:  Sue Moats teaches techniques to use the profusion of decorative threads for quilting and fiber arts. 1 to 4 pm.

Sunday, March 29 – Design and Composition in Painting:  Judith Becker teaches an overview of all of the important techniques to achieve good design and composition in your paintings. 1 to 4 pm.

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Six classes in the session, 1 1/2 hours each.  Fee:  $50.

Youth Drawing (ages 8 -16) 9:00 -10:30 am. Fundamentals of portraits and figures, spatial relationships through shading and contrast, using charcoal, graphite, pen-and-ink. Instructor: Kristina Hoffman.


Pottery and Handbuilding (Intro & intermediate) (Mon. 6:30 -8:30 pm, $80)  Hilda Eiber teaches coiling and slab techniques and small sculpture. Supplies $25

Introduction to Colored Pencil Painting  (Wed. afternoon, 1 – 3 pm,  $80)

Introduction to Watercolor Pencil Painting  (Fri. morning, 9:00 – 1:30 am,  $100)

Introduction to Watercolor Painting  (Tues. evening, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, $100)  Judith Becker teaches three techniques. Learn and explore with colored pencils, water-soluble pigment pencils or traditional brush-and-paint techniques that open the door to creativity.

Intermediate Drawing and Sketching  (Wed., 6:30 – 8:30 pm, $80) Kristina Hoffman builds on students’ previous experience with materials, composition, perspective and portraiture.

Intermediate Acrylic & Mixed Media Techniques (Thurs., 6:30 – 8:30 pm, $80) Jean Kellogg guides students from the basics to more advanced painting and exploring the possibilities of combined techniques.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  —- —-304-620-7277