Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Art Classes Now Open for Registration

June 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.

June, 2019

Ink and Watercolor Sketching

Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30am-12:30pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

This approach has a light and airy style to the conventional and traditional watercolor techniques. The student will learn to lighten up and have fun. (1906inkwc)


  • Watercolor Journal 140 lb (any size that feels comfortable)
  • Watercolor paint ( tubes, paint boxes or pan)
  • Watercolor brushes: round tip #12 and #6,
  • Waterproof black ink pen fine point
  • Masking tape
  • Watercolor pallet to mixed colors, recessed well

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

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Mixed Media Journaling

Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Mixed Media Journal Class is an exciting unique process to create mixed media art.  Participants learn how to express themselves by creating  dynamic backgrounds to support various drawings, textures, poems, verses, etc. using wet or dry mediums.  Materials such as magazine cuts, photos, glitter, coffee filters and more are utilized to compose an overall personal visual statement.  The enjoyment comes from unleashing one’s imagination and feelings.

Supplies: Mixed media journal with heavy pages; waterproof ink pen in black or choice of color; white gel or acrylic pen (used for writing);  choice of acrylic paints, watercolor paint or pencil, markers; small round tip brushes sizes 4 or 6 and 10 or 12; transparent heavy duty glue or gel medium; any color gesso used to waterproof the completed surface.  All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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

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Painting on Porcelain

Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Janet Hockman

The amazing art of porcelain painting and how to paint the shadows and illusions of a dogwood blossum in spring. How to achieve our shadows and shapes with the layering of these translucent paints. No previous experience with porcelain required. Very fun class.

Supplies:  Instructor will supply all materials, paints, brushes, and porcelain plate, and the firing of plate after each class. Students may bring paper towels. And painting apron.

(Supply Fee $10 to be paid to instructor)

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

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All About Color

Thursdays June 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-4pm (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.  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, 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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Continuing Improvement Art Studio

Fridays June 7, 14, 21, 28; 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, 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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Mixed Media Mash-Up (3rd Grade and Up)

Saturdays June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 21, 27; 9-10:30am (Six weeks)
Instructor: Jane Ping

Discover a new art approach each week ! Have fun with handmade papermaking, experiment with ink drawing and colorful painting, get excited about printmaking, and create awesome tissue paper collage. Plus glitter ! Class activities involve paper, water-soluble paints, tissue papers, glitter. Recommend students wear a big shirt to cover good clothes.

Kids AND their parents/aunt/uncle/etc are welcome to enroll together . . . Mom-n-Me . . . Dad-n-Me . . . have some creative fun together !

Supplies: $10 fee paid to instructor at first class to cover supplies.

Tuition $60 for Six weeks (9 hours)
Pre-registration require

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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. 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



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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