Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Art Classes Now Open for Registration

March-April 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:
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.

March, 2018

Taking Control of Your Digital Camera

Sundays March 11, 18, 25, April 8 (Skipping Easter Sunday) ; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: David Rehor (About David Rehor)

Producing better photographic images through creative “manual” control of a digital camera. Students are required to have some experience with the basic functions of their particular digital camera.

Supplies: Digital camera, media cards, lens and tripod

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

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 Art Student Continuing improvement Workshop

Thursdays March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2018, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Unstructured workshop for art students who want to continue working on their art projects under the guidance of art instructor, Judith Becker.  Casual and laid back painting time among company of others who also want to improve their art abilities.  Participants are free to paint with any medium.  Great way to keep one’s skills sharp, learn from other students and explore techniques not yet tried.

Supplies: Any art materials needed in order to paint whatever one is working on.

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

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Next Level Watercolor Painting

Saturdays March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2018, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

This class is for all students who have either taken classes in beginning watercolor or have had experience painting on their own and want to further their skills.  Class will learn to paint transparent objects like glass, create luminosity with transparent colors, build still life compositions using traditional design rules and finally discover the possibilities which can come from wet on wet applications .

Supplies: 12″ X 16″ cold press or hot press 140 lb watercolor paper pad or block and selection of artist level watercolor paints and good brushes, which can include synthetic makes. Ruler, pencil, eraser, masking fluid, palette and any other watercolor product you typically like to use.

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

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April, 2018

Beginning Watercolor Pencil

Thursdays from April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

This class is appropriate for students who have no watercolor painting experience as well as those who currently paint with watercolors, but who want to expand their techniques.  Students will learn how to lay down colors to create multitudes of variations of hues, of achieving many different textures, and of the ease of using the pencils when traveling, journaling, making their own greeting or note cards, or when sketching as well as painting entire compositions.

Supplies: Box of no less than 24 watercolor pencils, (but more is preferable.)   Do not buy Inktense type.  Many makers of these pencils are available at the usual arts/crafts stores as well as from art suppliers on the internet.  A 9″X12″ pad of 140 lb watercolor paper, a variety of soft, watercolor brushes (preferably #4, #6 & #8 round and a 1″ flat), ruler, pencil, eraser is required.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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

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Unlocking the Mystery of Color

Saturdays April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (About 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

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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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