Beginning Oil Painting at Berkeley Art Works: Tuesdays, January 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; 4:30-6:30 pm (2 hours per session)
Instructor: Jean Kellogg
Tuition $85 for four weeks (12 hours). Pre-registration Required
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg
Trifecta of art exhibits for February
The Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, WV presents a trifecta of art exhibits for February. Three exhibits will run from February 4-28 with a reception on Saturday, February 14 from 4-6pm.
"North Shenandoah Woods", is an exhibit of fine wood crafted art and hand-crafted furniture. The exhibit is curated by Joe Bourgeois, a furniture designer and wood craftsman based in Bunker Hill, WV.
Artists whose work will be exhibited include wood turner Neil Super, wood carver Nancy Streeter, furniture maker Suzanne Ravgiala, wood sculpture Bruce Fransen, furniture designer Joe Bourgeois, and others.
The “Trees” exhibit will be displayed along with the wood craft work in the Art Works main gallery, and will include paintings, photographs, and mixed media work submitted by local and regional artists. The exhibit was juried by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists.
In the Back Space gallery, there will be a selection of work by students who have taken various classes and workshops at the Art Works over the last year. Come and see what people have been learning from our talented teaching artists.
The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Winter hours are Wed 11-3, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-5, and Sat 11-4. Closed Sun-Tue. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-620-7277.
When: Wed February 4 12:00 AM - Sat February 28 11:00 PM
Where: Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg
Building arrow making functional self bow from carefully selected trees is arguably one the most exciting primitive skills to learn and practice. Participants will start with a “stave” of Carpus Carolinian or American Hornbeam and slowly remove to ultimately turn it into a functional shooting bow. You will learn about the growth rings or early and late wood and their significance to making different types of traditional long and short bows. Each student will learn to use a shaving horse and different bowyers tools to such as hatchets, draw knives, rasps, and cabinet scrapers. During the class we’ll discuss different woods that make good bows, different types of bows used by Native Americans and Europeans, bow making tools and even how to make your own shaving horse from inexpensive materials found at any hardware store. Each student will complete and take home their own bow by the end of this class.
Class includes bow stave and all tools necessary to make your own bow.traditional archery
$85.00 per person
$145.00 for the full weekend with the bow cordage and arrow-making course
The Arrow/Cordage course is designed to compliment/follow the bow-making course but can be taken by itself. Making string for your bow is an important skill to possess and a lot less expensive than buying pre made string from an archery shop. Participants will learn which types of natural and synthetic fibers are best and how to fashion them into effective bowstring. Each student will make a bowstring for their bow of choice to take home with them. Once all bows are complete and ready to shoot each student will begin to a create working functional arrow. We will demonstrate and practice sizing and straightening an arrow shaft, string nocks, fletching with natural feathers and different types of projectile points. Students will also make a deer leg bone point and learn different glues and methods of attaching them to arrow shafts. Time permitting, we will finish the day with a demonstration of how to process out a deer leg for sinew, arrow points, fish hooks and other tools.
$80.00 per person
$145 for the full weekend with the bow-making course
When: Sat February 28 8:00 AM - Sun March 1 5:00 PM
Where: North American Bushcraft School, 1455 Providence Church Rd. Hedgesville
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH at the Martinsburg Public Library
Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 PM
President Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed Mr. Ralph Lincoln, a distant cousin of the late president, will tell about his life and his actions during his presidency during the Civil War
When: Sat February 28 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Martinsburg Public Library, 101 W King St, Martinsburg, WV 25401