Berkeley Arts Council Offers New Saturday Workshops

The Berkeley Arts Council announced two new Saturday workshops for adults and teens to be presented at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

"Ocelot Cub" by Kristina Hoffman
“Ocelot Cub” by Kristina Hoffman

Cartooning and Book Illustration will be presented on Saturday, May 31 from 1-5 pm and Wildlife and Nature in Acrylics will be on Saturday, June 7 from 1-5 pm. The instructor for both of these workshops will be Kristina Hoffman.

The Cartooning and Book Illustration 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.

The Wildlife and Nature in Acrylics workshop will feature painting  wildlife and nature.  The instructor will review painting basics:  techniques specific to painting with acrylics, mixing colors, optical texture and layers. Kristina will also educate students on Wildlife Conservation with real facts about how to protect and respect wildlife and nature.

Kristina Hoffman 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

The fee for each workshop is $45 and pre-registration is required. Details and registration information are on the web at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/. For more information email  berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

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.

New Berkeley Art Works Classes Start Week of May 5

becker_warmglowThis spring, artists and nature lovers can learn how to use the creative techniques of “Spritzilism” to capture Nature’s endless design patterns. The painting style, developed by teaching Artist Judith Becker, uses real botanicals as templates–flowers, leaves, even weeds! Becker demonstrates and teaches her method of using sprayed watercolor and a choice of paints, pencils or acrylics to bring out Nature’s endless design patterns.

A certified instructor, Becker will also teach Intermediate Watercolor Painting, Intermediate Watercolor Pencil, and Intermediate Colored Pencil, continuing from basic classes that have been offered previously. New students with experience are welcome for these classes, to be held on Wed. and Friday afternoons beginning May 7.

The Berkeley Art Works studio will also host an Acrylic Painting Playground with instructor Jean Kellogg introducing varied creative techniques on Thursday evenings beginning May 8.

Full descriptions, schedule details and online registration are available at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/instruction/. For more information, email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, and hosts art exhibits, classes and workshops, and a co-op sales gallery. All activities are sponsored by the nonprofit Berkeley Arts Council.

Art and Earth Reception Saturday April 12

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The artists’ reception for the Berkeley Arts Council’s Fourth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit will be held tomorrow (Saturday) evening, April 12 from 5-7 pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

This year’s exhibit received a record number of entries from 14 states. Juror Lauren Schell Dickens, Assistant Curator for Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Art Museum Selected 36 artworks from 27 artists from 12 states. The exhibit is on display through May 4.

Come downtown to the Art Works and meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments at our reception. If you haven’t yet visited the Berkeley Art Works, now would be a great time to check out fine art and fine craft items by our “Artists at The Works” co-op group AND a wonderful exhibit juried from a wide range of submissions from around the country as well as all over West Virginia.

The Berkeley Art Works, a service 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.

Second Friday Poetry at 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, April 11from 6:30-8:00pm. 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.

bawks-160square-for-FBThe Berkeley Art Works, a service 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.

 

Dance Works 2014 Festival A Great Success

The Dance Works 2014 Festival is in the books. It was a great event with over 100 young women and girls participated in six master class workshops. Saturday night there was a selection of performances.

Click on the image below to see a video slide show of photographs captured by photographer Rip Smith, with an assist from Mary-Jo Bennett.

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Click on this image to view the video slide show of the photographs from the Dance Works 2014 Festival.

Dance Works is produced by the Berkeley Arts Council in association with the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Department.