Berkeley Arts Council New Workshops for March

Jean Kellogg teaching one of her workshops.
Jean Kellogg teaching one of her workshops.

The Berkeley Arts Council announces two new workshops for March March to be presented at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Jean Kellogg will present “Landscape Elements in Drawing Media” on Saturday, March 7 from 1-4pm and “Dimension and Texture in Art” on Saturday, March 21 from 1-4pm.

Previously announced workshops for February and March are “Art from the Heart”, a workshop for Valentine’s Day taught by Jean Kellogg (Sunday, February 8 from 1-3pm), Adult Egg Tempera Painting Workshop taught by Hilda Eiber (Saturday, February 14 from 1-4pm), and Reverse Painting on Glass taught by Hilda Eiber (Saturday, March 14 from 1-4pm).

Details and registration information is on the web at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/

Berkeley Art Works Presents a Trifecta of Exhibits in February

The Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, WV presents a trifecta of art exhibits for February. Three exhibits will run from February 4-28 with a reception on Saturday, February 14 from 4-6pm.

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“North Shenandoah Woods”, is an exhibit of fine wood crafted art and hand-crafted furniture. The exhibit is curated by Joe Bourgeois, a furniture designer and wood craftsman based in Bunker Hill, WV.

Artists whose work will be exhibited include wood turner Neil Super, wood carver Nancy Streeter, furniture maker Suzanne Ravgiala, wood sculpture Bruce Fransen, furniture designer Joe Bourgeois, and others.

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The “Trees” exhibit will be displayed along with the wood craft work in the Art Works main gallery, and will include paintings, photographs, and mixed media work submitted by local and regional artists. The exhibit was juried by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists.

In the Back Space gallery, there will be a selection of work by students who have taken various classes and workshops at the Art Works over the last year. Come and see what people have been learning from our talented teaching artists.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Winter hours are Wed 11-3, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-5, and Sat 11-4. Closed Sun-Tue. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

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.

Berkeley Arts Council February Classes

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering three beginning art classes starting February 4. The classes will be taught by Teaching Artist Judith Becker. The location for the classes is the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

Here is a list of the classes:

Beginning Color Pencil Painting

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

Wednesdays, February 4,11,18,25; 9:30am-12:30pm (3 hours per session)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Introduction to painting with colored pencils.  Learn the basics of materials, techniques and possibilities with this relatively new and popular art medium.

Tuition $85 for four weeks (12 hours). Pre-registration Required

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting

Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26; 1:00-4:00pm (3 hours per session)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About 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 for four weeks (12 hours). Pre-registration Required

Beginning Pastel Painting

Fridays, February 6, 13, 10, 27; 1:00-4:00pm (3 hours per session)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Class presents the process of using the medium of pastels, and the techniques to create beautiful works of art blending colors to achieve depth and light.  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 for four weeks (12 hours). Pre-registration Required. (Click on the link to see a short video about pastel painting.)

Third Friday Photographic Salon* January 16

The Third Friday Photographic Salon* will be this Friday, January 16 starting about 6:30 as the reception for the Berkeley Arts Council’s Members’ Exhibit is winding down. Come in around 5:45 or 6:00, view some great artwork by our members, and have some munchies. We’ll retire to the Classroom around 6:30 for our monthly discussion about any photographic topic you want to bring up.

For anyone who has not been to it before, this is an informal gathering of photographers to share work, give and receive feedback, ask and answer questions about any aspect of photography.

Bring some prints and get feedback. Bring your new gear to show off. Have a question about some aspect of photography? Come in and ask it. There will likely be someone there who can answer it. Or just come to chat and talk photography with like minded people.

Open to anyone interested in photography. All experience levels welcome. (Admission is free but donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

The Berkeley Art Worksis located 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV (Map).

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Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit Now Open

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The Berkeley Arts Council presents its second Members’ Exhibit in the gallery at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

More than thirty art works are on display and for sale including paintings, photographs, and sculpture. Media includes oil, watercolor, pastels and more.

Join us to meet the artists at the reception on Friday, January 16 from 5-7pm at the gallery.

Winter Gallery hours are Wed 11-3, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

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.

Intro To Color Pencil Workshop This Saturday

Judith Becker and her students in the Introduction to Colored Pencil Painting Workshop
Judith Becker and her students in the Introduction to Colored Pencil Painting Workshop

There is still time to sign up for Judith Becker’s Introduction to Color Pencil Painting Workshop this Saturday, January 10 from 1-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Participants will learn the basics of materials, techniques and possibilities with this relatively new and popular art medium. Paricipants will create several small studies as practice.

Basic supplies for this medium will be provided. Tuition is $45 plus a $10 supply fee to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop.

For details and online registration visit the Berkeley Art Works web site. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 9 at 12 Noon.

For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.