Coming Events

Upcoming Classes at the berkeley Art Works

For details and online registration for any of these classes, visit

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.

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