Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Art Classes Now Open for Registration

January 2019

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, 2019


Art Student Continuing Improvement Workshop

Thursdays January 17, 24, 31, February 7 2019; 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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


Level 2 Intermediate Water Color Painting

Fridays January 18, 25, February 1, 8 2019;1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

This class is for all students who have either taken classes in beginning watercolor or have had experience painting on their own and want to further their skills.  Class will learn to paint transparent objects like glass, create luminosity with transparent colors,  explore ‘loose’ painting styles, perfect wet on wet technique plus more ways to build interesting and colorful watercolor paintings.

Supplies: 12″ X 16″ cold press or hot press 140 lb watercolor paper pad or block and selection of artist level watercolor paints and good brushes, which can include synthetic makes. Ruler, pencil, eraser, masking fluid, palette and any other watercolor products you typically like to use.

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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


Beginning Portraiture

Saturdays January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019; 2-5pm (Six weeks)

Instructor: Robert Howard

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.

Tuition $135 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


March, 2019


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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


April, 2019


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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


May, 2019


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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


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

After paying your fee, please follow the link back to BAC site and enter the information in the online registration form.

Click Here to Register


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. Follow this link for a printable registration form.

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