_ _ DRAFT CLASS PAGE-Winter 2020 Classes

Art Classes Now Open for Registration

Winter 2020

TO REGISTER ONLINE, click on the “Click here to register” link for the class you want. After you have submitted the registration form, you will be taken to the payment page where there will be a “Pay Now” button for our secure payment system through Paypal. You can use any credit card. You do not have to have a Paypal account.

Registering and paying online is the fastest way to ensure your spot in the class. If you pay by check, we must receive your payment at least four days before your class starts. Online registration and payment is available until the class fills.

TO REGISTER IN PERSON: Registration and payment is available in the Berkeley Art Works gallery during regular hours, Wed 11-5, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-8, Sat 10-4.

TO REGISTER BY MAIL: Return form and payment to Berkeley Arts Council, PO Box 984, Martinsburg, WV 25402.

Please read our Registration and Refund Policy below.

Questions? Email instruction@berkeleyartswv.org or call 304-620-7277.

Class Location: Map
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV. Note: this is not the building on King Street that has another name. :>) Parking is available in city lots on on East and West Burke St. Metered parking 9-5 weekdays.


January, 2020


Creating with Ink and Watercolor

Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4; 9:00am – 12 noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennet (About Leah)

This approach adds a light and airy style to the conventional and traditional watercolor techniques. The student will learn to lighten up and have fun.

Supplies: Watercolor Journal 140lb, (any size that feels comfortable); watercolor paint (tubes, paint boxes or pan); watercolor brushes: round tip #12 and #6; waterproof black ink pen- fine point; masking tape; watercolor palette to mix colors, recessed well

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Tuition $95 (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Figure Drawing using Charcoal

Wednesdays January 15, 22, 29, February 5; 9:00am – 12 noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett (About Leah)

An introduction to figure drawing applying light anatomy concepts to learn the basics.  Students will use charcoal on drawing paper to allow for fluid drawing processes to capture form with more accuracy and focus on what is important.

Apply light anatomy concepts to learn the basic mechanics of movement, shape, proportion, shading, and perspective. Also, during this class, students will learn basic charcoal drawing techniques on paper, using charcoal as an extension of the arm to break the habit of drawing small.

Supplies: Drawing newsprint paper pad 18X24 inches; 18X24 inch board to hold paper; 2 bulldog clips to hold paper to board; soft, medium, and hard willow charcoal or charcoal sticks; charcoal pencil; charcoal stick holder; white charcoal; blending stumps; kneaded eraser; baby wipes.

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Tuition $95 (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Continuing Art Improvement

Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

Unstructured workshop for art students who want to continue working on their art projects under the guidance of art instructor, Judith Becker. Casual and laid-back painting time among company of others who also want to improve their art abilities. Participants are free to paint in their choice of medium. Great way to keep one’s skills sharp, share tips with other students and explore techniques not yet tried.

Supplies: Any art materials needed to paint whatever one is working on.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Level 2 Watercolor

Fridays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

This class is for all students who have either taken beginning watercolor painting instruction or who have learned the techniques through self study. Class will learn to create luminosity with transparent colors, build layers of colors for exhilarating vibrance and discover the possibilities which can come from wet on wet applications.”

Supplies: 12” X 16” cold or hot press 140 lb watercolor pad or block and selection of artist level transparent watercolor tube paints, an assortment of artist grade watercolor brushes, which can include synthetics.  Ruler, pencil, eraser, masking fluid, watercolor palette and any other watercolor painting materials you like to use.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Mixed Media Mashup for Kids and Adults

Saturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15; 9am-11ampm (Six weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Jane)

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. Plus glitter! Class activities involve paper, water-soluble paints, tissue papers, glitter. Recommend students wear a big shirt to cover good clothes.

Kids AND their parents/aunt/uncle/etc. are welcome to enroll together: Mom-n-Me, Dad-n-Me, have some creative fun together!

Supplies: $10 fee paid to instructor at first class to cover supplies.

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Tuition $80 for six weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Drawing Portraits Using Charcoal

Saturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7; 1-4pm (Eight weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard (About Robert)

This is a course in learning the elements of drawing a recognizable portrait. Using charcoal,
students will learn the basics of facial measurements and contour, how to draw eyes, mouth, ears, hair and how to put it all together. Emphasis will be on careful observation, and accuracy. The use of charcoal as a painting medium will be demonstrated. We will work from photographs, and, when available a volunteer model. By the end of the class, students will draw a charcoal portrait in profile. This is a pretty laid-back approach. We should have fun and learn how to draw a likeness along the way.

Supplies:

  • A pack of vine charcoal – soft, medium, and hard (General’s is a decent brand)
  • 3 charcoal pencils – 2B, 4B, 6B (General’s)
  • 16 x 20 charcoal paper pad – cream or white (Strathmore, Canson – good brands)
  • Soft & hard eraser

Other information:

Text highly recommended but NOT required – Maughan, William L. The Artist’s Complete Guide to Drawing the Head . Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, New York, 2004.

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Tuition $180 for eight weeks (24 hours)
Pre-registration required

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February, 2020


Level 1 All About Color

Thursdays February 13, 20, 27, March 5; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

Class is a comprehensive study of color and all its attributes necessary to producing outstanding 2-dimensional art. Students will learn the following:  color theory, rules in using and mixing colors, color wheels, triads and tetrads, color in design, color schemes and much more. Class is comprised of both lectures and hands on exercises and is useful for beginners as well as advanced artists.

Supplies: ­­Students may work in any 2-dimensional art medium which can be mixed. A small color wheel is required as well as the materials the student prefers to use to complete various exercises. Also, it is necessary for student to bring pencils, erasers, scissors, and appropriate art paper as well as note paper. All other materials will be provided by instructor. A list of all colors to be used will be provided to participants prior to start of class.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Child Portraiture in Colored Pencil

Fridays February 14, 21, 28, March 6; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

Learn to ‘paint’ children’s portraits through process of capturing accurate likenesses of a child’s head/face, hair, how to choose best pose and composition, how to choose correct colors for skin tones and shadows and portray textures of clothing, backgrounds, etc.

Supplies: ­­12” X 16” pad of Bristol Board Vellum paper, set of minimum 48 Prismacolor or similar artist grade colored pencils, (will need Peach, Light Peach, Jasmine, Light Umber, Dark Umber, Blush Pink if not included in the set, grid paper, tracing paper, #2 pencil, sharpener, kneaded eraser, ruler, and several 8” X 10” colored reference photos of child to be painted.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Mixed Media Journaling

Tursdays February 18, 25, March 3, 10; 9:00am – 12 Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett (About Leah)

Mixed Media Journal Class is an exciting unique process to create mixed media art. Participants learn how to express themselves by creating dynamic backgrounds to support various drawings, textures, poems, verses, etc. using wet or dry mediums. Materials such as magazine cuts, photos, glitter, coffee filters and more are utilized to compose an overall personal visual statement. The enjoyment comes from unleashing one’s imagination and feelings.

Supplies: Mixed media journal with heavy pages; waterproof ink pen in black or choice of color; white gel or acrylic pen (used for writing); choice of acrylic paints, watercolor paint or pencil, markers; small round tip brushes sizes 4 or 6 and 10 or 12; transparent heavy duty glue or gel medium; any color gesso used to waterproof the completed surface. All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Acrylics with Palette Knife

Wednesdays February 19, 26, March 4, 11; 9:00am – 12 Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett (About Leah)

Acrylic Painters…put away those brushes and pull out your palette knifes for a different way to create amazing works of art.  Learn the many ways to create textures and marks that enhance your composition.  This is a great experience for those who mostly paint with detail as the technique takes you into surprising different directions.

Supplies: In addition to your usual inventory of oil painting supplies, bring various sizes and shapes of palette knifes.  Reference photos which can be used as your inspiration will be useful.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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March, 2020


Cold Wax Painting Technique

Tuesdays, 9 am to noon, March 24, 31, April 7, 14 2020 (12 hours)
Instructor: Leah Bennett (About Leah)

Open your horizon and let’s start mixing oil colors and cold wax medium.  With this technique and colors with a waxy finish will be accomplished with the help of palette knives on canvas paper.

Supplies: Canvas paper of any size, oil paints of your choice of colors plus white, packages of cold wax and a selection of palette knives.  Please plan on wearing old clothes and apron or other cover-up.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Basic Drawing Techniques Using Charcoal

Wednesdays, 9 am to noon, March 25, April 1, 8, 14 2020 (12 hours)
Instructor: Leah Bennett (About Leah)

Student will learn to draw or improve current skills using charcoal and newsprint paper.  Techniques such as depicting height, width, depth, shading, texture, proportions and shapes to successfully portray objects realistically.

Supplies:  Newsprint drawing pad 18 X 24 inches, board on which to secure the paper, 2 clips to hold the paper, soft, medium and hard willow charcoal or charcoal sticks, charcoal pencil, charcoal holder (optional), white charcoal for light effect, blending stumps, kneaded eraser, baby wipes.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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April, 2020


Mixed Media Abstractions

Tuesdays, 9 am to noon, April 21, 28, May 5, 12 2020 (12 hours)
Instructor: Leah Bennett (About Leah)

Explore the exciting visual creations one can make using unlimited types of materials and 3 dimensional objects.  This art process promises to open up the student’s creativity by encouraging different approaches to using textures, colors and surfaces.  Be bold and experience this unique way of expressing yourself.

Supplies:  9 X 12 or larger drawing pad of heavy paper, scissors, transparent heavy duty glue or gel medium, any color gesso used to waterproof the completed surface, any paint medium of your choice plus brushes, palettes, etc., selection of interesting papers, fabrics, or materials.

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Tuition $95 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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November, 2019


Next Level All About Color

Fridays November 1, 8, 15, 22; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

This class is designed for students who have taken the first color class and is a requirement for participation.  Color schemes, identifying hues within color families, split and near complimentaries, more on triads and tetrads, and putting all these into painting exercises will push each participant to exciting new levels of painting execution.

Supplies: ­­Students may work in any 2 dimensional art medium of choice , but paints which can be mixed work best..   A small color wheel is required as well as the materials the student prefers to use to complete various exercises.  Also, it is necessary for student to bring pencils, erasers, scissors and appropriate art paper as well as note paper.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Using the Color Wheel

Thursday, November 21 9:00am-4:00pm (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

What is this color wheel and how can it help me in my art?  In this class we get the answers and have opportunity to create a handy reference guide to use for all types of art.

Supplies: Students may work in any 2 dimensional art medium of choice , but paints which can be mixed work best such as watercolors, acrylics and colored pencils.  A small color wheel is required as well as the materials the student prefers to use to complete various exercises.  Also, it is necessary for student to bring pencils, erasers and small heavy paper sketch/journal book.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition $60 (Six hour workshop)
Pre-registration required

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January, 2020


Painting with Pastels

Tuesdays January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18; 6:30-8:30pm (Six weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

Class introduces the basic techniques of painting with soft and semi-soft pastels on various surfaces.  Participants learn about the materials and techniques, explore way colors are applied and mixed, practice with several exercises and complete several 11X14 pastel compositions.  No experience necessary

Supplies: ­­12”X16” Mi-Tientes Pastel Paper Pad, set of a minimum of 24 soft or semi-hard pastel sticks, pencil, ruler, eraser.

Tuition $90 for six weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Mixed Media Mash-Up (4th Grade and Up)

Saturdays January 26, February 2, 9, 16; 9-11am (Four weeks)
Instructor: Jane Ping

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. Plus glitter ! Class activities involve paper, water-soluble paints, tissue papers, glitter. Recommend students wear a big shirt to cover good clothes.

Supplies: $10 fee paid to instructor at first class to cover supplies.

Tuition $60 for Six weeks (8 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Ink and Watercolor Sketching

Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30am-12:30pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

This approach has a light and airy style to the conventional and traditional watercolor techniques. The student will learn to lighten up and have fun. (1906inkwc)

Supplies:

  • Watercolor Journal 140 lb (any size that feels comfortable)
  • Watercolor paint ( tubes, paint boxes or pan)
  • Watercolor brushes: round tip #12 and #6,
  • Waterproof black ink pen fine point
  • Masking tape
  • Watercolor pallet to mixed colors, recessed well

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

Click Here to Register


Mixed Media Journaling

Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Mixed Media Journal Class is an exciting unique process to create mixed media art.  Participants learn how to express themselves by creating  dynamic backgrounds to support various drawings, textures, poems, verses, etc. using wet or dry mediums.  Materials such as magazine cuts, photos, glitter, coffee filters and more are utilized to compose an overall personal visual statement.  The enjoyment comes from unleashing one’s imagination and feelings.

Supplies: Mixed media journal with heavy pages; waterproof ink pen in black or choice of color; white gel or acrylic pen (used for writing);  choice of acrylic paints, watercolor paint or pencil, markers; small round tip brushes sizes 4 or 6 and 10 or 12; transparent heavy duty glue or gel medium; any color gesso used to waterproof the completed surface.  All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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All About Color

Thursdays June 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

Class is a comprehensive study of color and all its attributes necessary to producing outstanding 2 dimensional art.  Students will learn the following:  color theory, rules in using and mixing colors, color wheels, triads and tetrads, color in design, color schemes and much more.  Class is comprised of both lectures and hands on exercises and is useful for beginners as well as advanced artists.

Supplies: Students may work in any 2 dimensional art medium of choice.  A small color  wheel is required as well as the materials the student prefers to use to complete various exercises.  Also, it is necessary for student to bring pencils, erasers, scissors, and appropriate art paper as well as note paper.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Continuing Improvement Art Studio

Fridays June 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Unstructured workshop for art students who want to continue working on their art projects under the guidance of art instructor, Judith Becker.  Casual and laid back painting time among company of others who also want to improve their art abilities.  Participants are free to paint with any medium.  Great way to keep one’s skills sharp, learn from other students and explore techniques not yet tried.

Supplies: Any art materials needed in order to paint whatever one is working on.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Mixed Media Mash-Up (3rd Grade and Up)

Saturdays June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 21, 27; 9-10:30am (Six weeks)
Instructor: Jane Ping

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. Plus glitter ! Class activities involve paper, water-soluble paints, tissue papers, glitter. Recommend students wear a big shirt to cover good clothes.

Kids AND their parents/aunt/uncle/etc are welcome to enroll together . . . Mom-n-Me . . . Dad-n-Me . . . have some creative fun together !

Supplies: $10 fee paid to instructor at first class to cover supplies.

Tuition $60 for Six weeks (9 hours)
Pre-registration require

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Beginning/Intermediate Painting Studio

Wednesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14; 9:30am-12:30pm (Six weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole

Learn the basics or brush up on rusty skills. Work in the painting medium of choice to explore color and personal style. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Over 6 weeks, you’ll learn with the help of in-class demonstrations and one-on-one advice from the instructor. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to first class.

Supply List for Students:

Paints:

  • cadmium red medium
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • cadmium yellow medium (cadmium yellow light is not necessary but could come in handy)
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Phthalo Blue (purchase either green or red shades or both, also known as phthalocyanine blue)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Titanium White (If you can find it also purchase Mixing White)

Brushes: (Sable or Synthetic Sable for Oils or All Media)

I would like you to have a set for oil painting but also a variety of Filberts. Try to purchase only long handled brushes.

  • A couple Bristle brushes ½” or size 13 (mm) and larger
  • A nice soft 2” house painting brush or something comparable

Mediums:

  • Linseed oil
  • Liquitex
  • Mineral spirits

Canvas:

Your choice of 3 canvases but bring at least one 18” x 24” Canvas and know that you will have to transport your wet painting home after each class.

Good portable easel: The parts that hold the canvas should not be flat boards but have some lip or grooves to hold various types of canvas, panel or wood. Julian French style Easel is a good one for packing up your supplies.

OTHER: Brush cleaning jar with screen (Bob Ross or Mona Lisa are two brands), Large wooden palette, smock, cleaning rags, rubber gloves recommended.

Tuition $135 for Six weeks (18 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Beginning Color Pencil Painting

Wednesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

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 paintings using the techniques learned.

Supplies: Box of no less than 24 colored pencils, preferably by Prismacolor Premier (smooth, rich laydown), Derwent or Faber Castel (do not buy hard, thin or firm colored pencils.) Pad of Strathmore Vellum Bristol Board paper, 9”X12”. Lead pencil, ruler, eraser. All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Introduction to Oil Painting

Wednesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14; 6-9pm (Six weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole

This class is for anyone at any level of experience painting in other mediums who may have wanted to paint with oils but were not sure where to start. You will learn the basic techniques of using oils with some extra fun facts about painting in general that other instructors might not think to teach you. The instructor will take you step by step through a series of painting exercises that will build your skill level and confidence. You will also learn about the fundamentals of color mixing and application.

Supply List for Students:

Paints:

  • cadmium red medium
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • cadmium yellow medium (cadmium yellow light is not necessary but could come in handy)
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Phthalo Blue (purchase either green or red shades or both, also known as phthalocyanine blue)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Titanium White (If you can find it also purchase Mixing White)

Brushes: (Sable or Synthetic Sable for Oils or All Media)

I would like you to have a set for oil painting but also a variety of Filberts. Try to purchase only long handled brushes.

  • A couple Bristle brushes ½” or size 13 (mm) and larger
  • A nice soft 2” house painting brush or something comparable

Mediums:

  • Linseed oil
  • Liquitex
  • Mineral spirits

Canvas:

Your choice of 3 canvases but bring at least one 18” x 24” Canvas and know that you will have to transport your wet painting home after each class.

Good portable easel: The parts that hold the canvas should not be flat boards but have some lip or grooves to hold various types of canvas, panel or wood. Julian French style Easel is a good one for packing up your supplies.

OTHER: Brush cleaning jar with screen (Bob Ross or Mona Lisa are two brands), Large wooden palette, smock, cleaning rags, rubber gloves recommended.

Good portable easel: The parts that hold the canvas should not be flat boards but have some lip or grooves to hold various types of canvas, panel or wood. Julian French style Easel is a good one for packing up your supplies.

OTHER: Brush cleaning jar with screen (Bob Ross or Mona Lisa are two brands), Large wooden palette, smock, cleaning rags, rubber gloves recommended.

Tuition $135 for Six weeks (18 hours)
Pre-registration required

Click Here to Register


Beginning Watercolor Painting

Fridays October 12, 19, 26, November 2; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

This is a class for those with little or no experience in painting with watercolors, but who want to learn starting with the most essential basics and developing skills leading to accomplishing good watercolor painting techniques. This class takes all the mystery and fear out of the process and shows the student of any level of expertise how to be successful in this beautiful process.

Supplies:

­­Student will need a basic set of tube watercolor paints (such as Winsor & Newton, Grumbacher or other non-student grade paint) , no less than 12 colors (don’t need black or white), a 9″X12″ pad of 140lb watercolor paper, #4, #6 & #8 good medium grade round watercolor brushes, as well as a 1″flat brush, a watercolor palette, pencil, ruler, and eraser. All other supplies will be provided by instructor. ( Please do not buy inexpensive brushes like those that come in a pack of 10 for $8. They do not perform well!)

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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November, 2018


Unlocking the Mystery of Color

Wednesdays November 7, 14, 21 and 28th; (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

Class is a comprehensive study of color and all its attributes necessary
to producing outstanding 2 dimensional art. Students will learn the
following: color theory, rules in using and mixing colors, color wheels,
triads and tetrads, color in design, color schemes and much more. Class
is comprised of both lectures and hands on exercises and is useful for
beginners as well as advanced artists.

Supplies: Students may work in any 2 dimensional art medium of choice , but
paints which can be mixed work best.. A small color wheel is required
as well as the materials the student prefers to use to complete various
exercises. Also, it is necessary for student to bring pencils, erasers,
scissors, glue stick and appropriate art paper as well as note paper. All
other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

Click Here to Register


November Workshops

Skies and Clouds Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 1-4pm (Three Hours)

Instructor: Judith Becker

n this fast paced class, participants will learn how to paint realistic clouds and skies depicting various moods and weather conditions. Techniques and information presented can be applied to any two dimensional medium. Bring your own favorite painting materials to create a number of practice studies for future reference.

Tuition $45
Pre-registration required

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Painting Various Forms of Waters workshop

Saturday, November 17, 1 – 4 pm

Instructor: Judith Becker

Quick class focusing on how to paint any type of water to make it look vibrant, moving, reflective and realistic. We’ll explore oceans, ponds, lakes, rivers and waterfalls using your favorite painting medium. Bring the supplies you will need to paint some small examples of each type of water we learn.

Tuition $45
Pre-registration required

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Watercolor Fix-it Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm

Instructor: Judith Becker

Discover numerous techniques for correcting ‘bloopers’ you’ve made on watercolor paintings. On the old thinking that watercolor painting is unforgiving because you can’t correct mistakes, this workshop is poised to debunk that misconception. Bring some of the paintings you were ready to ‘deep-six’, your paints and brushes, and you’ll learn ways to fix the problems.

Tuition $45
Pre-registration required

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Spring 2019 Class Drafts


Beginning Drawing Animals and Other Fauna

Thursdays March 7, 14, 21 and 28th; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

This class introduces a unique method of learning how to draw, especially for animal enthusiasts.  The class will present all the standard techniques to help one learn to draw well while also giving instruction on how to draw animals, birds, insects, reptiles, etc.  Students learn how to form animal’s shapes by becoming knowledgeable about their skeletal structure  and the components of their outer skin/shell/fur and feathers.  All this will be accomplished with pencils and sharp pointed marker pens.

Supplies: Participants will need a full 12” X 16” white paper drawing pad, a pad of tracing paper, a full range of good drawing pencils (H, HB and B ranges), a couple of good erasers, ruler, and a simple protractor.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Lifting Your Art with Dynamic Design and Composition

Fridays March 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

All successful art begins with good planning.  Good planning involves engaging the critical principles of Design and Composition.  This 4 week class presents various ways to elevate a reference photo to an exciting painting or drawing.  Participants will explore numerous creative ways to turn ‘nice’ reference photos to ‘Wow’ works of art.  This is a fun class which elicits interaction among fellow students, opening up one’s right side of the brain, and traveling unusual and different approaches to one’s art work.

Supplies: Pad of 12” X 16” white drawing paper, pad of tracing paper, various types of graphite drawing pencils, erasers, rulers,  scissors, and any art materials one is comfortable using.  Also helpful will be reference photos you would to work with.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting

Wednesdays April 4, 10, 17, 24; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

Watercolor Pencils are an excellent art medium to use by itself or with regular waters or other media.  They are very portable, easy to use and present opportunities to work small, as with note cards, or much larger in a full sized painting.  Students will learn how watercolor pencil painting utilizes many of the same techniques as used in watercolor painting and colored pencils.  Many find this art media is easier to manage than standard watercolors.

Supplies: Box of no less than 24 watercolor pencils (do not buy Inktense type), and purchase the ‘artist’ grade, not ‘student’ grade which tends to be less expensive.  Also, you will need a 9″X12″ 140 lb watercolor paper pad, #4 & #6 round watercolor brushes, small palette, pencil sharpener, lead pencil, ruler, eraser.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Painting All Types of Animals

Thursdays April 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Drawing of Animals class helpful, but not required.  This class teaches a number of approaches to painting animals of all sorts, from beautiful butterflies to majestic horses, charming dogs and cute kitties.  Participants learn to identify the various colors of the animals  and the paint strokes needed to produce lifelike animals which project moods, personalities and true characteristics.

Supplies: Participants will need pad of white drawing paper, pad of tracing paper, protractor, pencils, erasers, rulers, scissors and all supplies of desired art medium needed to produce some small paintings.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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4 in 1 class: Trees, Rocks, Textures, Backgrounds

Thursdays May 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

Each week, participants will learn to draw and paint that week’s subject in various ways.  Painting trees of all sorts will be shown in ways to make them either realistic or interpretive. Rocks will be demystified and painted to reflect their forms and surfaces through management of shadows and shadings.  Textures will be introduced to help enhance the overall look of an art piece and a variety of techniques to produce useful and appropriate backgrounds to support the overall appearance of a painting will be learned.

Supplies: Participants should bring all supplies needed to paint in their favorite medium (Watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels, colored pencils, etc).  In addition, pencils, ruler, sketch pad, tracing paper, eraser and notepad are necessary.  Instructor will supply all other materials needed.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Creative Approaches to Painting Landscapes

Fridays May 3, 10, 17, 24; (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

Learn to paint landscapes with that WOW! factor.  Working from the same landscape reference photo of your choice each week, instructor will present different approaches to paint the same landscape scene but with vastly different results.  This is a unique way to push your own art into new dimensions, all the while learning composition and color  theory beyond the usual.  You will surprise yourself with your ability to advance your own art expertise.

Supplies: Participants should bring all supplies needed to paint in their favorite medium (Watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels, colored pencils, etc).  In addition, pencils, ruler, sketch pad, tracing paper, eraser and notepad are necessary.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Painting on Porcelain

Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Janet Hockman

The amazing art of porcelain painting and how to paint the shadows and illusions of a dogwood blossum in spring. How to achieve our shadows and shapes with the layering of these translucent paints. No previous experience with porcelain required. Very fun class.

Supplies:  Instructor will supply all materials, paints, brushes, and porcelain plate, and the firing of plate after each class. Students may bring paper towels. And painting apron.

(Supply Fee $10 to be paid to instructor)

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Policy:

Registration

Class information and fees are provided on the BAC website. An online registration form must be completed either by the student or a BAC representative. Tuition may be paid online using a credit card that is processed through the secure PayPal system.

Registration may also be paid by cash or check but payment must be received within four days of the start of the class to assure the student a space. BAC reserves the right to take a student off the roster if not paid in advance.

Holiday schedule: Classes will be held on federal or state holidays (President’s Day, election day, etc.) if that is a normally scheduled day. Class will not be held on Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or during the last 2 weeks of December.

Refunds

Coordinator must authorize payment of a refund. PayPal refunds are available within a limited time. Payment by cash or check will be refunded by check mailed to the student or to the person who made the payment (a parent, etc.)

REFUND POLICY:

If a class is cancelled by BAC due to insufficient enrollment or another reason, the instructor or Coordinator shall notify the students and arrange for a refund of fees paid.

Withdrawal from class

If a student pays for a class and then withdraws, refunds will be made as follows:

· Withdrawal after first class session: no refund unless there are special circumstances, i.e. a medical or family emergency. A fee of 20% of the original amount will be deducted and the remaining amount is pro-rated by number of classes already held.

· Withdrawal less than four days prior to first session: refund of fee paid less 20% service charge.

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About the Berkeley Art Works

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.

Artists at The Works

The Berkeley Art Works is the Martinsburg home for a select group of local and regional artists, whose work is on display and for sale in the gallery during our business hours. Meet the Artists at The Works here.

116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV – 304-620-7277
web: berkeleyartworkswv.com – email: berkeleyartswv@gmail.com