Berkeley Arts Council May Art Classes

The Berkeley Arts Council continues to expand its educational program with new classes and topics in May, including a Saturday class for children 4th grade and up. Classes are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Leah Bennett will teach “Mixed Media Journaling” Wednesdays from 1-4pm starting May 1. Participants learn how to express themselves by creating  dynamic backgrounds to support various drawings, textures, poems, verses, etc. using wet or dry media.

Judith Becker will teach “4 in 1 Class: Trees, Rocks, Textures and Backgrounds” Thursdays from 1-4pm starting May 2. Each week, participants will learn to draw and paint that week’s subject in various ways.

Becker will also offer “Creative Approaches to Painting Landscapes” Fridays starting May 3. Learn to paint landscapes with that “WOW!” factor.

For the younger set, Jane Ping will tach “Mixed Media Mashup” for students 4th grade and up on Saturdays starting May 4 from 9-10:am. Students will discover a new art approach each week ! Have fun with handmade papermaking, experiment with ink drawing and colorful painting, get excited about printmaking, and create awesome tissue paper collage.

Class and registration details are on the BAC web site at For more information email

The Berkeley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at

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