Berkeley Arts Council November Classes

The Berkeley Arts Council announced three new art classes for November. Classes are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Full details and online registration is available at

"Blue Heron" by Judith Becker (Colored Pencil)
“Blue Heron” by Judith Becker (Colored Pencil)

Beginning Watercolor Pencil

Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, December 2; 9:30am – 12:30pm (No class November 25)
Instructor Judith Becker

Class presents the pleasant watercolor painting process of using watercolor pencils instead of traditional watercolor painting techniques.  Students will learn how to lay down colors to create multitudes of variations of hues, of achieving many different textures, and of the ease of using the pencils when traveling, when sketching as well as painting entire compositions. Tuition $85; Pre-registration required

Beginning Colored Pencil

Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, December 2; 5:30-8:30pm (No class November 25)
Instructor Judith Becker

Class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating a painting with colored pencils.  It explores the many effects possible with the pencils including mixing colors, blending for smoothness, making various textures plus much more.  A variety of painting surfaces are explored and participants create several small painting using the techniques learned. Tuition $85; Pre-registration required

Design and Composition

Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20, December 4; 5:30-8:30pm (No Class November 27)
Instructor Judith Becker

A work of art has a plan—its design. The artist creates visual order using the elements of design, the ingredients, to hold interest and express the artist’s purpose. A composition organizes the elements according to the principles of design. Instructor Judith Becker explains and clarifies these tools of the artist in a twelve-hour course that helps guide the student in using color, texture, shape and form; value and color harmonies. Included are principles of balance, unity, contrast, emphasis, and rhythm, and more. Artists working in any medium will learn to create stronger works using the understandings presented in this class. Tuition $85; Pre-registration required


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