‘Capturing the Light’ Watercolor Workshop with Lynn Ferris

New Lessons for 2023!

'Capturing The Light'

May 20 and 21

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to offer an exciting and unique watercolor workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, TWSA, nationally and internationally known artist and instructor.

"Shadow Play" by Lynn Ferris

“Capturing the Light”

Bring your work to the next level. Light and shadow shouldn’t be after thoughts in our paintings. In fact, good use of light and shadow is one of the best ways to take a painting from ordinary to extraordinary.

In her signature workshop “Capturing the Light,” Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials, and lots of personal attention.

May 20, 2023; 9am - 4pm (EDT)
May 21, 2023; 9am - 4pm (EDT)

Holiday Inn Martinsburg
301 Foxcroft Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-267-5500 (Ask for special workshop rate)

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Coming Events

Upcoming Classes at the berkeley Art Works

For details and online registration for any of these classes, visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/

Oil, Cold Wax, and Palette Knife painting

Saturday, January  28, 2023; 10:30-12:30, (Lunch Break 12:30-1), 1-3pm (Four hours)
Instructor: Yoyi Fogarty Bennet

Creating Collage

Half Price Special!
$66 for Four Week Class

Wednesdays February 1,8,15,22, 2023; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Jeanne Marie McClure

Palette Knife and Acrylic

Half Price Special!
$66 for Four Week Class

Fridays, February 3,10,17,24, 2023; 9:30am-12:30pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Yoyi Fogarty Bennett (Info)

Parchment Craft Workshop

Valentine Special!
Half Price $37.50

Sunday, February 5, 2023; 10:00 - 4:00pm (Six hours)
Instructor: Cynthia Huesman

Introduction to Color Theory Workshop

Saturday, February 11, 2023; 10:30am – 12:30 pm (lunch 12:30 – 1:00), 1:00 – 3:30pm (Four hours)
Instructor: Yoyi (Leah) Fogarty Bennett

Intro to Needle Felting:
Bird’s Nest & Eggs OR Cat Toys

Sunday, February 19, 2023; 1:00-4:00pm (Three Hours),
Instructor: Maryanne Caruso

Needle Felting with Armatures:
Poseable Sheep

Saturday, February 25, 2023; 10:00am-1:00pm (Three Hours),
Instructor: Maryanne Caruso

Needle Felting with Armatures:
Wizard / Tomte

Saturday, February 25, 2023; 2:00-5:00pm (Three Hours),
Instructor: Maryanne Caruso

Introduction to Negative Painting in Watercolor

Saturday, March 11, 2023; 9:00am-4:00pm (Seven Hours),
Instructor: Monica Wilkins

Introduction to Soft Pastels

Saturday, March 25, 2023; 9:00am-4:00pm (Seven Hours),
Instructor: Hilary White MAT, CDA

We will discuss and use various soft pastel supplies and make surfaces in our class. Hard/medium pastels and various papers will be provided for use in class. We will practice techniques with a still life or landscape. Ages: Teen through adult.

Call for Berkeley Arts Council Members' Exhibit

Berkeley Art Works

All artists who are members of - or who join - the Berkeley Arts Council are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, February 22 through April 1, 2023.

The exhibit is not juried. Any current member (2023) of the Berkeley Arts Council may participate in the exhibit. Artists who are not current members may join or renew online or at the gallery when the artwork is delivered for the exhibit. There is no entry fee other than membership dues. Participation in the exhibit is a benefit of membership.

To participate, deliver one or two art works to the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg during regular hours on Wednesday February 15 (11am-5pm), Thursday, February 16 (11am-5pm), Friday, February 17 (11am-5pm), or Saturday, February 18 (11am-4pm).

Although the exhibit is not juried, all work must be properly framed or otherwise well presented for display. Framed work must be wired for hanging. Three-dimensional fine art and fine crafts are welcome. An identification card or tag must be attached to each piece.

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Member News January 2023

As the calendar pages turn, the holiday hubbub quiets. Some experiences are left behind and in exchange we have a new year full of opportunity. This week there are signs of new activity coming to the Berkeley Art Works. The first exhibit titled “My Home Town” is opening in the gallery. Instructors Yoyi and Jeanne Marie assemble a front window display illustrating techniques and ideas featured in the first classes of the new year. Around the gallery table a conference plans for future exhibits. Several board members exchange notes and updates on their responsibilities. A potential new board member arrives for an introductory tour. That’s how our organization prepares to launch 2023.  Read More

Join Us!

Join the Berkeley Arts Council now and help build a vibrant arts community in Berkeley County!

Join to enjoy and support our gallery in downtown Martinsburg. Located at 116 North Queen Street, the Berkeley Art Works 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.

Call for Artists: 13th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) announces the 13th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Wednesday April 5 to Saturday May 13, 2023 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.

Description: The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme.

Eligibility: The exhibit is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions, representational, abstract, or non-representational. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works.

Juror: The Juror is Judith Becker,

Judith received a BS in Design, Certificate in Art Education , University of Michigan and a MS in Education, Monmouth University. She started her work career as an art teacher for grades K-12. She then took a break to raise her children. She then spent over 25 years working in management for Macy’s and for Citicorp Credit Services, lastly as VP of Human Resources and Management Training. Upon her retirement, she returned to teaching by instructing mostly adults in a wide range of art design disciplines. She has taught art classes for both the Garrett County, MD art association and the Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg. She also had the honor to be a juror for the Waynesboro Studio Art Club and Berkeley Arts Council. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors for Alpine Lake Property Association, Terra Alta, WV, the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church Session as a ruling elder, is a juried member of Tamarac, “The Best of West Virginia” and serves as a member of Board of Directors of the Berkeley Arts Council.

Judith specializes in using colored pencils, pastels and watercolors as well as being a specialist in color theory and composition and design. She primarily paints landscapes, hardscapes, florals, wildlife and still lifes. She is most inspired by nature, landscapes and scenes from her travels. Her work generally exhibits vibrant colors, strong compositional elements and interesting visual stories.

Entry Fee: The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each, for a maximum of four works.

Awards: Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention. Total prize fund up to $1,000.

Notification of Accepted Work: Notification of the juror’s selections will be announced by e-mail and posted on our web site on or about March 5, 2023. Detailed delivery instructions and schedules will be provided when the accepted artists are announced.

Deadline for Entries: Midnight Monday, March 6, 2023.

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