Potomac River Artists Guild Exhibit Opens July 31

The Berkeley Art Works will present a selection of paintings by members of the Potomac River Artists Guild in the main gallery of the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit opens Thursday, July 31 with a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 2 from 5-7pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit features paintings in a variety of styles including oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastels as well as mixed media. Exhibiting artists include Mary Alice Bowers, Susan Parker, Tom Nebel, Carol Wilks, Joanna Athey, Ziggy Wolodkewitsch, Beth McIntyre, Jane Horst, and others. The exhibit will be on display through August 26. Gallery hours are Thursday 11-5, Friday, 11-8, Saturday, 10-5, and Sunday 12-3.

Easy Tips for Painting Skies and Clouds

Saturday Workshop
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg
Saturday, August 16; 1-4pm
Easy Tips for Painting Skies and Clouds
Instructor: Judith Becker

Becker-Sunset-500x72Workshop is designed to help students learn how to approach any type of sky or cloud image.  Tips will include learning how to see the various colors and shades in clouds, to paint skies that reflect weather conditions and moods, and many more techniques which can be  applied to all types of art mediums.  Practice in class is included.

Supplies: Bring supplies needed to paint with your favorite medium.  Can be watercolors, acrylics, oils, colored pencils, pastels, etc. If desired, you may bring reference photos of interesting sky and cloud  images you want to practice with.  Otherwise, instructor will provide the references.

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.

Details and online registration at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or calll 304-620-7277.

Cartoon Fun for Kids

Here’s a fun and creative way for kids to tell the story of their summer or launch their own comic series. How to create and draw cartoon characters is the subject of a five-day class for kids ages 8 to 18. It’s offered at the Berkeley Art Works, beginning Monday, July 21, from 9 am to 12 noon.

Tony-Stark-is-Iron-Man!Instructor Kristina Hoffman will also teach how to develop the storyboard and put those ‘toons into comic panels. The Story Board class begins Monday, July 28 for five days, also from 9 am to 12 noon.

More information is available from the Berkeley Arts Council by calling 304-620-7277, or at the website for the Kreative Kids programs: berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/summer/index.php

Online registration helps assure a place in the class.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg and features a co-op artists sales gallery, exhibitions by local and invited artists, and features workshops and classes for adults and young people. The Berkeley Arts Council is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization that provides equal opportunities in the arts.