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 For more information, email 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.