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Participants for in-person classes are
requested to provide proof of Covid vaccination
and wear masks while in our facility.

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Mixed Media Journaling

In Person
Tuesdays October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2022; 1-4pm

Number of Sessions:  4- 3 hour sessions

Minimum number of students – 3
Maximum number of students – 6

Tuition:  $125.00

This workshop is offered by the Berkeley Arts Council and will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. 

Instructor: Leah (Yoyi) Bennett

Description of Class:  Mixed Media Journal Class is an exciting and unique process to create mixed media art.  Participants learn how to express themselves by creating dynamic backgrounds to support various drawings, textures, poems, photos, 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 colors, 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.

Other:  The Instructor and Berkeley Art Works are requiring all participants to have had COVID-19 vaccinations and to wear a mask during class times if preferred by instructor.

Pre-Registration is required. Deadline is October 9, 2022

Click here to register

October “Art Blitz” Workshop

What is an Art Blitz?  The Berkeley Arts Council is offering a series of quick workshops to introduce new teachers and new topics at minimal cost to students.  These workshops are offered through a grant to the Berkeley Arts Council in support of its mission to Amplify the Arts in Martinsburg and the surrounding region. 

Haiku Journaling (Session for new students only.) Create Japanese Haiku poems (5-7-5 syllables) using visual images as prompts, then use your word association/poetry to create a story or a jumping off point for art.  Create a collage or play with imagery that comes to mind from the words. Workshop meets Friday October 21 from 1:00-3:00pm

Pre-Registration is required. Deadline is Tuesday October 18.

Click here to register.

TO REGISTER ONLINE, follow the link to register for the class you want. You will be taken to the payment page 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-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

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 berkeleyartswv at gmail dot com or call 304-620-7277.

Class Location: Map
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.
Parking is available in city lots on East and West Burke St. Metered parking 9-5 weekdays.

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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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