Berkeley Arts Council Art Classes
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Birth Art Exploration
When: January 07, 2024
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Birth art combines art with intuition to prepare for childbirth. Tailored exercises allow you to access the part of your brain you will need to use when you are in labor, and gets to the images and feelings you have in your subconscious mind about giving birth and parenting. The discussion allows you to find solutions for any issues that may come up during the art making process. I am a certified birth and postpartum doula and a certified childbirth educator. I’m here to help to guide you to give birth and parent the best way you can!
Instructor: Dani Johnson
Pen and Ink Drawing – Plants!
When: January 10, 2024 – January 31, 2024
#1. January 10, 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
#2. January 17, 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
#3. January 24, 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
#4. January 31, 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Do you have a little bit of drawing experience? Do you want to learn to work with pen and ink (colored and black) and produce beautiful pen and ink drawings? I will review the basics of drawing should you need some review, no worries! I ask that you bring in potted plants, flowers, fruit or even vegetables for drawing. These plants and fruit can be arranged to make an interesting composition and appear three-dimensional and realistic with proper attention to perspective and application of artistic technique. Upon completion of this workshop, you will have a well-drawn pen and ink image that you will be proud to frame and hang!
Instructor: Cynthia Huesman (Cinzia), Palette and Quill Studio, LLC
Oil Painting – Plants!
When: January 13, 2024 – February 03, 2024
#1. January 13, 2024, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
#2. January 20, 2024, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
#3. January 27, 2024, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
#4. February 03, 2024, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
Oil Painting is a wonderful, forgiving form of painting that is excellent for beginning painters. Its slow dry times and re-workable surface are excellent for making changes. Blending colors in oils is very beautiful. The colors retain their rich hues and look fresh for many, many years. In this workshop, you will remind yourself that Spring is coming with the focus on plants! You will complete a botanical painting that you will be proud to frame and display in your home.
Instructor: Cynthia Huesman, Palette and Quill Studio, LLC
TO REGISTER ONLINE, follow the link to register for the class you want. You will be taken to the payment page for our secure payment system. You can use any credit card.
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 berkeleyartswv at gmail dot com or call 304-620-7277.
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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.
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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 our secure payment 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.
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.)
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.