Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Berkeley Arts Council Art Classes

Fall 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.

November, 2019

Next Level All About Color

Fridays November 1, 8, 15, 22; 1-4pm (Four weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

This class is designed for students who have taken the first color class and is a requirement for participation.  Color schemes, identifying hues within color families, split and near complimentaries, more on triads and tetrads, and putting all these into painting exercises will push each participant to exciting new levels of painting execution.

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 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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Beginning Acrylic Painting

Saturdays November 9, 16, 23, December 7; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
(No class on November 30)

Instructor: Robert Howard

This is a course in learning to paint with acrylics. Although it is very much like working with oils,  painting in acrylics can extend your versatility. The binder is a latex variant, so you’re actually using a paint similar to what you paint your cabinets at home with – or even your walls.   The medium lends itself to experimentation and can simulate the look of traditional oils or watercolor – it can even look like gouache. We’ll cover all the basics – dry brush, washes, stippling, splattering, dabbing, using a palette knife, detailing.  You’ll also be shown how to build an underpainting, glaze, layer, and paint in blocks. There will a short session on color mixing with acrylics as well. There’s also a way to store your paints without having them dry out on you.

So come with your idea of what you want to paint – and we’ll help you discover the magic of acrylics.


Paints:  Starter set of Winsor Newton Galeria, Daler Rowney System 3, or Liquitex Basics.  Brushes: #10 flat and #6 round (make sure that the brushes are designed for oil or acrylic paints not watercolor; Canvas:  3 pack of 11 x 14 canvas board; 2 containers for water.

Other information: 

Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on – acrylic paint is a close cousin to PVA glue and once it dries – it’s done – never coming out.

Feel free contact me prior to the class to discuss your ideas, and get any help you may need before class starts.

Robert Howard or 304 258 8138 (H), 703 232 0552 (C)

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

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Using the Color Wheel

Thursday, November 21 9:00am-4:00pm (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

What is this color wheel and how can it help me in my art?  In this class we get the answers and have opportunity to create a handy reference guide to use for all types of art.

Supplies: Students may work in any 2 dimensional art medium of choice , but paints which can be mixed work best such as watercolors, acrylics and colored pencils.  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 and small heavy paper sketch/journal book.  All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Tuition $60 (Six hour workshop)
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. 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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