Summer arts fun and learning is on tap for creative young people ages 6 through 18 at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg. Starting July 7, Berkeley Arts Council’s teaching artists will be offering classes ranging from puppets, painting and cartoons to projects using rocks, scissors, paper, clay and even eggs!
Students in Judith Becker’s classes will turn smooth rocks into critters and animals using acrylic paint and others will create collages from various unusual materials.
Students in Kristina Hoffman’s classes will learn about drawing animals and nature, creating comic book characters and storyboards.
Jean Kellog will conduct a workshop in applied art, craft, design and writing. Children will create colorful puppets with character, write stories about them, and then have the opportunity perform them on a special evening.
Hilda Eiber will offer classes with clay and paper creations, egg tempera painting and a class creating matisse cutouts.
The classes start the week of July 7 and run at different times through August 1. The Berkeley Art works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Details and online registration is available at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/summer/. Information is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 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 www.berkeleyartswv.org.