Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Art Classes Now Open for Registration

July – August 2018

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:
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. Entrances are on East and West Burke St. Metered parking 9-5 weekdays.


July, 2018


How to Photograph Your Artwork

We are offering two sessions of this workshop to accommodate as many artists who wish to take it. These are separate sessions. You may attend both sessions if you pay the tuition for both.

Sunday, July 15, 10am-1pm
Saturday July 21, 10am-1pm

Instructor: Rip Smith

(Discount available for Berkeley Arts Council members)

See below for links for registration:

This workshop is is for artists who wish to make high quality photographs of their artwork to display on their web sites, social media, or to submit for entry to juried exhibits and competitions.

The first hour or so will be for explanations and demonstrations. After that we will photograph work that has been brought in by the participants.

Participants who bring work will receive a high quality digital image of each piece (no more than two) they bring.

Topics covered will be:

  • What kind of camera to use.
  • Staging your work
    • 2-D
    • 3-D
  • Using a tripod
  • Lighting, lighting, lighting
  • Finishing the image for it’s intended purpose
    • Software
    • Image resolution/sizing
    • Color and luminance
    • File formats

Supplies: Artists bring no more than two items to be photographed. For 2-D works maximum size is 18×24. Works cannot be behind glass.

Tuition $25 SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATE FOR BAC MEMBERS
Tuition $45 for non-members

Pre-registration required

BAC members click here to register for July 15, 10am-1pm

Non members click here to register for July 15, 10am-1pm

BAC members click here to register for July 21, 10am-1pm

Non members click here to register for July 21, 10am-1pm


August, 2018


Printmaking Workshop

Saturday, August 4, 10am-3pm (Four Hours + Lunch Break
Instructor: Robert Howard

This is a brief introduction to printmaking.  You will learn how to make simple monoprints in your home studio with materials you have at hand – watercolor or oil paints.  We’ll practice hand pressing techniques and hand pulling through a table top hand press.  At the end of the workshop you should have a beautiful monoprint to take home and frame.

Supplies: Paints/brushes – either oils or watercolor; 8 x 10 140 lb watercolor paper – several pieces;

Other information: Feel free to contact the instructor prior to the class to discuss your ideas, and get any help you may need before class starts.

Robert Howard  rphowardjr@gmail.com or 304 258 8138 (H), 703 232 0552 (C)

Tuition $60 for Four Hour Workshop
Pre-registration required

Click Here to Register


Introduction to Oil Painting

Wednesdays August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26; 8:30-11:30am (Six Weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole (About David Heatwole)

This is a a Beginning/Intermediate level class for individuals who may have wanted to paint but were not sure where to start. You will learn the basic techniques using oil paints. 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.

Supplies: Students responsible for purchasing supplies. Items on the list below are suggested but not mandatory. Students should have a basic set for the first class.

Paints: (don’t get the student brand if you are serious about painting)

  • Pyrrole Red(Rubine) or Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Phthalo Blue (purchase either green or red shades or both, also known as phthalocyanine blue)
  • French Ultramarine
  • Burnt Umber
  • Titanium White (If you can find it also purchase Mixing White)
  • Mars Black

Brushes: (Synthetic Sable for Oils or All Media)

It is good to have a collection of various brushes for they all can be used for different purposes. The instructor will have a list of brushes he recommends having in a collection. However, if you are just starting out and don’t want to spend a lot of money, have at least the following oil brushes:

  • At least two small detail brushes, like the Winsor & Newton Monarch Round #00
  • At least four small filbert brushes like the Winsor & Newton Artist’s Oil Brush Filbert #2
  • At least two medium-size filbert brushes like the Winsor & Newton Artist’s Oil Brush Filbert #5
  • Also have one large flat brush for toning your canvas. This can be a new medium sized house (trim) painting brush.

Other supplies:

  • Liquin medium (Winsor and Newton Original; any size jar)
  • Mineral Spirits (in a large mason style jar with metal lid) for cleaning brushes
  • Canvas 18” x 24” (Instructor will provide smaller canvas for 1st class)
  • Sturdy Freestanding Easel (Julian French Style Easel might be best if you don’t want to carry too many bags and boxes. I personally use Richeson BELMONT Collapsible Art Easel and love it!!! I have been using this easel for over 20 years.)
  • Palette (Oval wooden palette, or suggested Mijello Trucolor Neutral Grey Peel-Off Oil & Acrylic Palette)

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

Click Here to Register


Beginning/Intermediate Oil Painting studio.

Thursdays August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27; 8:30-11:30am (Six Weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole (About David Heatwole)

It is advised that students take the Introduction to Oil Painting class if you are new to the medium. This class is for brushing up on the basics and on rusty skills. Explore more with color and develop your 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.

Supplies: Students responsible for their own supplies, discuss with instructor. See Introduction to Oil Painting Class Supply List. (These items are not required but you should have similar supplies.)

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

Click Here to Register


Intermediate/Advanced Painting studio.

Thursdays August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27; 12:30-3:30pm (Six Weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole (About David Heatwole)

Understand more about the process of painting while developing a personal style. Work with painting medium of choice. 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 the first class.

Supplies: Students responsible for their own supplies, discuss with instructor. See Introduction to Oil Painting Class Supply List. (These items are not required but you should have similar supplies.)

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

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.

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