Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Fall Art Classes Now Open for Registration

Painting – Drawing – and More

October + November

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.

October 2017

Continuing Art Studio for Intermediate and Advanced Artists

Thursdays October 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: 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 during the Fall and Winter seasons.

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

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

Click here to Register

Improving Your Drawing Skills

Saturdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

An important class for beginners as well as those who wish to elevate their art work from just good to terrific.  Students learn easy tricks to accomplish effective drawing and rendering skills or improve how they currently draw.  Participants learn how to effectively reproduce what they see using proven techniques and using a variety of pencil types to render objects to appear as three dimensional forms.  A number of exercises will be accomplished while applying learnings from the class.

Supplies: Students will need basic drawing paper no smaller than 9” X 12”, a set of various degrees of soft and hard pencils, rulers and good eraser.   All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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

Click here to Register

 November 2017

Beginning Colored Pencil

Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23;  1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating a painting with colored pencils.  It explores the many effects possible with the pencils including mixing colors, blending for smoothness, making various textures plus much more.  A variety of painting surfaces are explored and participants create several small painting using the techniques learned.

Supplies: Box of no less than 24 colored pencils, preferably by Prismacolor Premier (smooth, rich laydown), Derwent or Faber Castel (do not buy hard, thin or firm colored pencils.)  Pad of Strathmore Vellum Bristol Board paper, 9”x12”.  Lead pencil, ruler, eraser.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

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

Click here to Register

Beginning Watercolor

Saturdays, November 18, December 2, 9, 16; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

This is a class for those with little or no experience in painting with watercolors, but who want to learn starting with the most essential basics and developing skills leading to accomplishing good watercolor painting techniques.  This class takes all the mystery and fear out of the process and shows the student of any level of expertise how to be successful in this beautiful process.

Supplies:  ­­Student will need a basic set of tube watercolor paints (such as Winsor & Newton, Grumbacher or other non-student grade paint), no less than 12 colors (don’t need black or white), a 9″X12″ pad of 140lb watercolor paper, #4, #6 & #8 good medium grade round watercolor brushes, as well as a 1″flat brush, a watercolor palette, pencil, ruler, and eraser.  All other supplies will be provided by instructor. (Please do not buy inexpensive brushes like those that come in a pack of 10 for $8.  They do not perform well!)

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

Click here to Register



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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