Berkeley Arts Council Art Classes
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requirements with regard to Covid-19 protocols.
Additional proof of vaccination or masking requirements
may be enforced at the individual instructors’ discretion.
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Introduction to Soft Pastels
Saturday, March 25, 2023; 9:00am-4:00pm (Seven Hours),
Instructor: Hilary White MAT, CDA
We will discuss and use various soft pastel supplies and make surfaces in our class. Hard/medium pastels and various papers will be provided for use in class. We will practice techniques with a still life or landscape.
Ages: Teen through adult.
– White eraser
– Note paper
– Flat synthetic acrylic brush 1” and water cup
– Painters tape
– Paper towels
– Any pastels or supplies you own
– Pack a lunch!
Are you new to pastels? Necessary supplies, surfaces, and use of pastels in class only are available for $15, payable to the Instructor.
Ink and Watercolor Sketching
Friday, April 07, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm
Friday, April 14, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm
Friday, April 21, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm
Friday, April 28, 2023, 9:30am-12:30pm
Learn a light and airy approach to the conventional and traditional watercolor techniques! Ink and watercolor allow freedom in expression of form and color. Learn to lighten up and have more fun in your journal and art works!
Instructor: Yoyi Fogarty-Bennett
Mixed Media Journaling
Saturdays April 08, 2023, 9:30 AM – April 29, 2023, 12:30 PM (4 sessions)
Draw, layer, and mix up your media to capture your life and inspiration in your own art journal!
Instructor: Yoyi Fogarty-Bennett
Introduction to Pysanky for Beginners
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Listen to Ukrainian folk music and folk tales as you learn the skills to “write” beautiful Pysanky eggs with wax resist!
Instructor: Cynthia Huesman
Age Range: 12+
Intro to Collage for Self-Discovery, Coming Home to Your True Self Through Art
Sunday, May 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Get a taste of Collage for Self-Discovery: fun, simple, inexpensive process of creating 5×7 card collages to access your inner wisdom for self- acceptance, healing, and personal empowerment. Embrace your intuition and innate creativity as you quietly sort through images and find ones that leap out to you. Collage cards you create become markers, image holders to help you recall all your inner resources.
Instructors: Martha Hanley and Jeanne Marie McClure
Age Range: 13-adult
Tuition: This class is generously offered at no cost to BAC members. Renew or join electronically here or in person at the Gallery.
Collage for Self-Discovery, Coming Home to Your True Self Through Art
Sundays: June 04, 2023, 1:00 PM – June 25, 2023, 4:00 PM (4 sessions)
Collage for Self-Discovery is a fun, simple, inexpensive process of creating 5×7 card collages to access your inner wisdom for self- acceptance, healing, and personal empowerment. Embrace your intuition and innate creativity as you quietly sort through images and find ones that leap out to you. Collage cards you create become markers, image holders to help you recall all your inner resources.
Instructor: Martha Hanley and Jeanne Marie McClure
Age Range: 13-adult
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.
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.
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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.