Berkeley Arts Council Classes for the New Year

Teaching Artist Judith Becker teaches color theory at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg
Teaching Artist Judith Becker teaches color theory at the Berkeley Art Works.

The Berkeley Arts Council has announced new art classes starting in January, 2016. These classes are taught by popular instructor Judith Becker. Classes are held in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The “Winter Special” workshop series offers four three-hour workshops for the price of two. The four workshops will be held Fridays in January from 1-4pm. They are “Skys and Clouds” on January 8, “Water” on January 15, “Trees and Backgrounds” on January 22, and “Textures” on January 29. Registration for all four workshops is $90, which is half of the normal tuition.

Also offered is a new “Beginning Watercolor Painting class” on Saturdays in January from 1-4pm.

Two additional classes in February are “Basic Principles of Great Drawing, Composition, and Design” (Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 1-4pm) and the very popular “Unlocking the Mystery of Color” (Saturdays, February 6, 13, 29, 27, 1-4pm).

For details and online registration visit http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

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 www.berkeleyartswv.org.

 

Berkeley Arts Council Adds Watercolor Pencil Class to November Schedule

The Berkeley Arts Council has added a new Beginning Waterolor Pencil class to it’s November schedule of classes. The class will be held Wednesdays November 4, 11, 18, and December 2 from 1-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Judith Becker demonstrates color pencil techniques to a group of budding artists as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.

The four week class is appropriate for students who have no watercolor painting experience as well as those who currently paint with watercolors, but who want to expand their 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, journaling, making their own greeting or note cards, or when sketching as well as painting entire compositions.

Previously announced classes are second level classes in drawing, oil painting and color pencils. Details and online registration are available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/ or call 304-620-7277 for more information.

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Registration Open for Fall Art Classes

It’s Back to School and Time
to Take an Art Class!
Beginning Level Classes Forming Now

Classes held at the Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg

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Details, materials lists, and registration information:
http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/
Email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com / 304-620-7277

Drop in to the Berkeley Art Works to see our teachers’ artwork in the Back Space Gallery

September

Beginning Acrylic (Jean Kellogg)
Tuesdays September 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm

Beginning Watercolor (Judith Becker)
Wednesdays September 2, 16, 23, 30; 1-4pm

Beginning Drawing (Jean Kellogg)
Thursdays, September 3, 17, 24, + October 1; 1-4pm

Beginning Color Pencil (Judith Becker)
Fridays, September 4, 18, 25, + October 2; 1-4pm

October

Beginning Oil Painting (Jean Kellogg)
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 26; 1-4pm

Beginning Pastels (Judith Becker)
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm

Intermediate Acrylic (Jean Kellogg)
Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm

Unlocking the Mystery of Color (Judith Becker)
Fridays, October 9, 16, 23, 30; 1-4pm

November

Intermediate Drawing (Jean Kellogg)
Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, + December 1; 1-4pm

Intermediate Pastels (Judith Becker)
Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18, + December 2; 1-4pm

Intermediate Oil Painting (Jean Kellogg)
Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, + December 3 ; 1-4pm

Intermediate Colored Pencils (Judith Becker)
Fridays, November 6, 13, 20, + December 4; 1-4pm

Saturday Workshops

Mandala  (Kellogg)
September 26 1-4pm

Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media (Kellogg)
October 10 1-4pm

Details, materials lists, and registration information:
http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/
Email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com / 304-620-7277

Berkeley Arts Council in the News

We’ve received some good coverage in the Journal in the past week. Monday featured an article by Mary Stortstrom about the Crit Group Exhibit. Then in today’s Weekender, we got a nice story about our Art Works Teachers’ exhibit and our class program.

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Berkeley Art Works Teachers’ Exhibit On Display

The Berkeley Arts Council presents and exhibit by Teaching Artists Jean Kellogg and Judith Becker, which will show their work in the media they will be teaching starting in September. The exhibit is in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through August 23.

Judith Becker demonstrates color pencil techniques to a group of budding artists as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.
Judith Becker demonstrates color pencil techniques to a group of budding artists as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.

For those who have thought about taking an art class or trying a new painting medium but didn’t know what was involved, Here is a chance to find out about it free. Get a taste of acrylic, watercolor, and oil painting and more with free one hour mini-lessons being offered in August.

Jean Kellogg demonstrates basic acrylic painting as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.
Jean Kellogg demonstrates basic acrylic painting as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.

The full schedule of Fall classes and mini-lessons is available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

Berkeley Arts Council Offers Free “Mini-Lessons”

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If you have ever thought about taking an art class or trying a different medium but didn’t really know what was involved, now is your chance to see for yourself what is involved – for free!

The Berkeley Arts Council’s instructors will be offering free mini-lessons in the art styles that they will be teaching in the fall. Come and see a demonstration of watercolor painting, color pencils, pastels and more.

Here is the schedule:

Colored Pencil – July 11, 2pm; August 14, 1pm
Oil Painting – July 14, 1pm; August 6, 6pm
Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media – July 14, 6pm; August 6, 1pm
Pastels – July 17, 1pm; August 8, 1pm
Watercolor Painting – July 18, 1pm; August 8, 3pm
Mixed Media on Watercolor or Acrylic Base – July 18, 3pm; August 15, 1pm
Acrylic Painting – August 1, 1pm
Drawing – August 15, 3pm

Walk-ins welcome.

The full schedule of fall classes and “Mini-lessons” is on the Berkeley Arts Council web site at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

A Weekend of Polymer Clay Creativity with Christi Friesen

The Berkeley Arts Council Presents
A Weekend of Polymer Clay Creativity
with Christi Friesen

“It will be fun-packed giggly good time!”

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26, 2015

Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg, WV
Workshop Fee $250
Advance Registration Required

Meet and Greet with Christi Friesen

Friday evening, July 24 from 6-8pm meet Christi and get a preview of the fun time you will have for the next two days.

“BeadApalooza”
Saturday, July 25, 9AM-4PM (with a 1 hour lunch break)

class-berkeleyartscouncil2015-2TThis workshop is packed with fun and learning!  You’ll create so many different kinds of beads – pods and hearts and freeform pieces. Just to mix it up, you’ll be able to make little butterfly pendants too, and starfish beads and even a lion pendant. You will learn new techniques, discover sculptural tricks, and explore new ways to add accents (such as beads, stones, wire and fiber) to your polymer clay creations.

Whether you are new to polymer clay, or are looking for some fresh inspiration, this class will show you new techniques, inspire your creativity and nourish your imagination.  All skill levels are welcome and all supplies will be provided.

“Beautiful Blooms”
Sunday, July 26, 9AM-4PM (with a 1 hour lunch break)

class-berkeleyarts-blossoms-2TLet your creativity bloom in this workshop!  Christi will show you how to make lots of different kinds of leaves and flowers.  You will be able to make beads, brooches, rings and hanging pieces from the techniques you’ll explore.  Emphasis will be on color mixing and use of pearls, crystals and other embellishments to accent your claywork.

Whether you are new to polymer clay, or are looking for some fresh inspiration, this class will show you new techniques, inspire your creativity and nourish your imagination.  All skill levels are welcome and all supplies will be provided.

Details and registration are at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/christi/.