Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Teach for the Berkeley Arts Council

The Berkeley Arts Council is looking for qualified individuals to teach in its Arts Instruction program.  We are looking for instructors in all arts, including visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and more, to expand offerings of classes, events and workshops for all age groups, abilities, interests, and skill levels.  Programs may be taught via Zoom, potentially in-person, or by a hybrid method.  All ideas for educational offerings are welcome!  If you are interested in this opportunity, contact the Berkeley Arts Council at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com, or call 304-620-7277.

Berkeley Arts Council Art Classes

We will be offering some in-person classes starting in September, 2021.

Participants will be required to provide proof of Covid vaccination
and wear masks while in our facility.

We will also continue to offer online classes via Zoom.

Updates will be posted in the Berkeley Arts Bulletin.
If you do not already receive the Bulletin,
you can sign up here.

TO REGISTER ONLINE, click on the “Click here to register” link for the class you want. You will be taken to the payment page 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-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

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.
Parking is available in city lots on East and West Burke St. Metered parking 9-5 weekdays.


Become a Color Pro:

Via Zoom
Wednesdays October 20, 27, November 3,10; 6:30–8:30PM (Four Weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

This is a four week, eight hour class offered on Zoom. Each 2 hour class period will lead you through all of the features, benefits and nuances of each of the primary colors ending the last class with an explanation of greys and blacks. Every week we will delve into many of the commonly known hues in each color family, starting with the reds, then progressing through the blues and then yellows. Your learning will give you a firm foundation of knowing which hue in the color family you should use to get a specific effect. There will be simple exercises you will do for each color family. And you can use your favorite medium, water colors, acrylics, oils or colored pencils. (not very helpful with pastels).

Materials needed: Your medium of choice and appropriate painting surfaces – sheets of oil or acrylic paper work best for those mediums, brushes, ruler, pencil or pen, etc.

Registration Closed

Instructor Bio: Judith Becker earned her B.S. in Design, Certificate of Art Education from the University of Michigan and her M.S. Ed from Monmouth University, New Jersey.  She has taught art in all grades K – 12 and at the adult level.  She specializes in watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, mixed media and enjoys painting from nature, from her travels, and botanicals to name a few.  Her work is currently being shown and sold at the Berkeley Art Works, Martinsburg, WV.


The Creative You!

In Person at the Berkeley Art Works
Tuesdays;  Tuesdays November 9, 16, 23, 30; 6:30 – 8:30PM (Four Weeks)
 
Instructor:  Joe Santoro
 
Ages:  Suitable for ages 15 and older
 
Description:  This is the first of a series of workshops exploring different styles of building 3-D art.  In this exciting class, you will learn to reel in your creative ideas.  Your instructor will guide your ideas into a reality creating amazing 3-D art.  We will start by creating ideas using recycled cardboard then progress to making an abstract face, a marble maze, a pinball machine and a full head mask ready for any occasion.  Bring your ideas and get ready to exercise your creative muscles.  No art experience necessary.  Open to all who want to explore the possibilities of The Creative You!
 
Tuition $80 for four weeks (8 hours)
Pre-registration required
 
Participants will be required to provide proof of Covid vaccination
and wear masks while in our facility.

Click Here to Register For the In Person Class
(Space very Limited)

Instructor Bio:  Joe Santoro is an Elementary School art teacher at Hedgesville Elementary School in West Virginia.  On weekends, he is performing his original puppet shows at his Wonderment Theatre, in Martinsburg, WV.  He runs the Black Sheep Art Gallery at the theatre that showcases his artwork.  Joe also worked and learned many creative ideas when he worked at Walt Disney World.


Learning Color Theory and Its Applications

In Person at the Berkeley Art Works
Wednesdays November 17, 24, December 1, 8; 3:00-5:00PM (Four Weeks)

Via Zoom
Wednesdays November 17, 24, December 1, 8; 6:30–8:30PM (Four Weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

This class is designed to inform the art student about the history of color and its systems, the vocabulary used by colorists to facilitate growth in color applications and how essential knowledge of color is to achieving dramatic and satisfying harmony and contrasts in paintings.  The participant will learn the basic palettes and alternative ones not so well known. He/she will experiment with triad and tetrad color combinations and learn to overcome a fear of mixing colors or unlocking the colors to use to create the desired color.

Materials needed: Students may work in watercolor, acrylics or oils.  (pastels are not effective in this process.)  Addition to standard art supplies, the following colors of paints are required:  Ultramarine Blue, Alizaron Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, New Gamboge, French Ultramarine, Permanent Rose, Transparent Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Pyrrole Red, Hansa Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Quinadacrone Magenta, Azo Yellow, Indian Red, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Brown Madder, Raw Sienna, Indigo, Burnt Sienna, Payne’s Grey, Perylene Maroon, Quinadacrone Gold, Indanthrone Blue.  (Many of these hues you may already have.)

Tuition $80 for four weeks (8 hours)
Pre-registration required

Participants will be required to provide proof of Covid vaccination
and wear masks while in our facility.

Click Here to Register For the In Person Class
(Space very Limited)

Click Here to Register For the online Zoom Class

Instructor Bio: Judith Becker earned her B.S. in Design, Certificate of Art Education from the University of Michigan and her M.S. Ed from Monmouth University, New Jersey.  She has taught art in all grades K – 12 and at the adult level.  She specializes in watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, mixed media and enjoys painting from nature, from her travels, and botanicals to name a few.  Her work is currently being shown and sold at the Berkeley Art Works, Martinsburg, WV.


 


If you would like to be notified of future classes, please sign up for our arts bulletin.

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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