Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Berkeley Arts Council Art Classes

Summer 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 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.

Summer 2019

NEW! – Flexible Art Learning and Advancing Studio

Saturdays 1-4pm starting June 29th up to Labor Day
Instructor: Robert Howard

This is a flexible format allowing a participant to attend as often and when they want. No reservation or registration is required, but prior notice of attendance is appreciated. (Please email the instructor at All art mediums are welcome. Participants with no experience will be able to learn any technique of choice. Those with some experience will receive coaching to advance skills. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with any level of art experience to receive art instruction on his/her own time schedule. Great opportunity for those with daytime work commitments.

Supplies: Participant will need all materials needed to paint in desired medium. Do not buy ‘student grade’ art supplies. If in doubt of what is needed, please ‘google’ recommendations. Or email Robert Howard at

Tuition $30 each day attended
No reservation or pre-registration is required

September 2019

Special Location Painting Workshop

Alpine Lake

Plein Air/Painting On Location 2-Day Workshop

Thursday-Friday, September 19 and 20, 2019
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

Workshop Location:

Alpine Lake Resort, Terra Alta, WV;

Description: Participants will paint four different beautiful scenes at Alpine Lake Resort, in the mountains of West Virginia while improving their art skills under the direction of instructor. Processes such as choosing the best view for the best layout, redesigning the view, capturing the light, painting efficiently, utilizing limited colors, capturing a mood and expressing oneself will all be objectives. In most cases, the location of each site will have facilities in case of inclement weather.

Supplies: Any medium can be used. Student will need to carry equipment and materials only a short distance in most cases. An easel or portable table, chair, comfortable clothing (the weather can be cool in mornings and at night, but also can get pleasant in midday). A light weight carry-all which can hold all the materials you will need would be useful. Medium to small sized canvases or mounted papers are recommended as there will be a limited time to accomplish a each work. A camera can also be a helpful reference in case a painting needs to be finished at a later date.

NOTE: All registered participants are encouraged to bring guests as there are many exciting activities available at Alpine Lake as well as the nearby areas. Participants will receive more detailed information prior to the event. However, it is recommended to go to the resort’s website to get a nice preview of what to expect at the location.

Minimum Students: 6; Maximum 15.


Early Registration by September 3: $135 for the Two Days
After September 3: $165 for the two days

Pre-registration required

Click Here to Register

Other Information:

Lodging and meals: Ask for the Becker Art Group special group room rate of $89.10 for the workshop. (Best Reserved by September 14 to ensure room availability at that rate.) Continental breakfasts and box lunches are available. (Two breakfasts and two lunches per person is $45.11 incl tax and gratuities paid directly to Alpine Lake Resort upon registration.)

Reserve your accommodations: 800.752.7179 (toll free) or 304.789. 2481 (local)

Directions: (Get Map)
From the Eastern Panhandle: North I81 to West I70 to West I68 to exit 14 MD Rt 219 to Deep Creek & Oakland MD. Through town of Oakland at T intersection, take right turn on RT 39 West which becomes WV RT 7. At road sign for Alpine Lake Resort (on the left), turn right and follow for about 2.5 miles to the entrance to the resort. Stop at guard shack to receive visitor pass and packet of informational materials. Guard will direct to Lodge where one registers for motel.



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.


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.

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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
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