Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Art Classes Now Open for Registration

November 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 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.

November, 2018

Unlocking the Mystery of Color

Wednesdays November 7, 14, 21 and 28th; (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

Class is a comprehensive study of color and all its attributes necessary
to producing outstanding 2 dimensional art. Students will learn the
following: color theory, rules in using and mixing colors, color wheels,
triads and tetrads, color in design, color schemes and much more. Class
is comprised of both lectures and hands on exercises and is useful for
beginners as well as advanced artists.

Supplies: Students may work in any 2 dimensional art medium of choice , but
paints which can be mixed work best.. A small color wheel is required
as well as the materials the student prefers to use to complete various
exercises. Also, it is necessary for student to bring pencils, erasers,
scissors, glue stick and appropriate art paper as well as note paper. All
other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition $90 for four weeks (12 hours)
Pre-registration required

Click Here to Register

November Workshops

Skies and Clouds Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 1-4pm (Three Hours)

Instructor: Judith Becker

n this fast paced class, participants will learn how to paint realistic clouds and skies depicting various moods and weather conditions. Techniques and information presented can be applied to any two dimensional medium.  Bring your own favorite painting materials to create a number of practice studies for future reference.

Tuition $45
Pre-registration required

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Painting Various Forms of Waters workshop

Saturday, November 17, 1 – 4 pm

Instructor: Judith Becker

Quick class focusing on how to paint any type of water to make it look vibrant, moving, reflective and realistic.  We’ll explore oceans, ponds, lakes, rivers and waterfalls using your favorite painting medium.  Bring the supplies you will need to paint some small examples of each type of water we learn.

Tuition $45
Pre-registration required

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Watercolor Fix-it Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm

Instructor: Judith Becker

Discover numerous techniques for correcting ‘bloopers’ you’ve made on watercolor paintings.  On the old thinking that watercolor painting is unforgiving because you can’t correct mistakes, this workshop is poised to debunk that misconception.  Bring some of the paintings you were ready to ‘deep-six’, your paints and brushes, and you’ll learn ways to fix the problems.

Tuition $45
Pre-registration required

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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 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.


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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