Jul
1
6:30 pm18:30

Poets Cafe and Open Mic Night

  • Beckley Art Center

Doors open at 6:30. Readings begin at 7 p.m. All are welcome to participate. Sign up sheet will be available at the door the night of the event. No RSVP needed. We are a non profit arts organization, and this is a free event. However, if you would like to make a donation of an art supply for our Summer Kids Series, you may do so at the door. We are looking for donations of: liquid glue, yarn, construction paper, markers.

2017 SUMMER YOUTH ART CAMPS with Educator Holly Pittman
Jul
10
Jul 14

2017 SUMMER YOUTH ART CAMPS with Educator Holly Pittman

  • Beckley Art Center

NEW this year: Three Camp Offerings Based On Child's Grade Levels.

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Signing up is simple! Fill out the attached Registration Form and make payment before JUNE 30th to save your spot! We accept cash, credit card and checks.

GROOVY GRADE SCHOOL (3 Days): Monday, July 10, Wednesday, July 12, and Friday July 14

9 AM - NOON (9 hours of instruction) Fee: $90 per child

Mixed media art activities designed for children entering grades 1-5. Students will meet for three 3-hour blocks of time to explore the artwork of Japan, Navaho Country, Mexico, and American Pop Art. * Japanese fans, watercolor birds, painted rocks, sugar skulls, paper weaving, paper art, painting project, and a lot more! All supplies included!

Maximum number of campers: 20

MARVELOUS MIDDLE SCHOOL (2 Days): Tuesday, July 11 & Thursday, July 13

9AM - 2PM (10 hours of instruction) Fee: $100

Hands-on art activities that are paired with educational mini-lessons on artists and art genres from Japan, Navaho Country, Mexico, and American Pop Art. Students entering grades 6-8 will meet for two 5-hour blocks of time. *Origami, Masks, Picasso & Cubism, Weaving, Yarn and String Art, Painting Project, and a lot more! All supplies included! BONUS: Boxed lunches will be provided for middle school students, or they can bring a packed lunch with them.

Maximum number of campers: 20

TERRIFIC TEENS (5 Days): Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14

2:30 PM - 5 PM (12.5 hours of instruction) Fee: $125

Advanced-level instruction in Japanese Art, Navaho Art, Mexican Art, and American Pop Art. Students entering grades 9-12 will meet for five 2.5-hour sessions. *Advanced Origami and Paper Art, Plaster of Paris Mask Making and Decorating, Tapestry Weavings and Yarn Art, Painting Project and a lot more! All supplies included! BONUS: Teens will have the opportunity to paint a MURAL as part of a Community Art Project in downtown Beckley. On Saturday, July 15, teens and their families are invited to an afternoon Cook Out at an area park. Details will be given to participants on Monday, July 10!

Maximum number of campers: 25

To register, call the Beckley Art Center at 304-253-9226 Wednesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm, or via email at beckleyartgroup@gmail.com.

 

Beginner Watercolor Class for Ages 12-17
Jul
27
Jul 28

Beginner Watercolor Class for Ages 12-17

  • Beckley Art Center

Join artist Sara Fox as she guides you in the techniques of basic watercolor. No experience needed. Students are encouraged to bring their own watercolor palette. This class is designed for students ages 12 -17. This is a 2-day workshop from noon - 3pm each day. $75 due upon registration. Register by calling 253-9226.

Just Craftin Around
Jul
31
6:30 pm18:30

Just Craftin Around

  • Beckley Art Center

Make your own creative craft at the Beckley Art Center. Just Crafting Around For Adults ONCE A MONTH

Express Your Inner Creative Self! Artists will be guided step by step. No experience necessary. BYOB - Bring Your Own Adult Beverage and Snacks to help the creativity flow! First two workshops in the 6 month series listed below:

 

Pre-register by calling 304-253-9226 or email Beckleyartygroup@gmail.com

July 31st 6:30 -8:30: Make Your Own Chalk Paint. An economical way to revitalize wood, fabric, glass and other surfaces. Demo of process for several surfaces. Each participant will finish a project to take home plus the easy formula for making the paint. Cost: $35 includes supplies. Pre-registration required.

August 21 6:30 - 8:30 Paint a One-of-a-kind Chair or Table. Re-Imagine an old, dusty piece of furniture into an attractive art piece and brighten a spot in your home! you'll be guided step by step through transforming a forgotten treasure. Call Peggy for supplies needed...304-923-4822. Cost $35 pre-registration required.

Just Craftin Around
Aug
21
6:30 pm18:30

Just Craftin Around

  • Beckley Art Center

Make your own creative craft at the Beckley Art Center. Just Crafting Around For Adults ONCE A MONTH

Express Your Inner Creative Self! Artists will be guided step by step. No experience necessary. BYOB - Bring Your Own Adult Beverage and Snacks to help the creativity flow! First two workshops in the 6 month series listed below:

 

Pre-register by calling 304-253-9226 or email Beckleyartygroup@gmail.com

July 31st 6:30 -8:30: Make Your Own Chalk Paint. An economical way to revitalize wood, fabric, glass and other surfaces. Demo of process for several surfaces. Each participant will finish a project to take home plus the easy formula for making the paint. Cost: $35 includes supplies. Pre-registration required.

August 21 6:30 - 8:30 Paint a One-of-a-kind Chair or Table. Re-Imagine an old, dusty piece of furniture into an attractive art piece and brighten a spot in your home! you'll be guided step by step through transforming a forgotten treasure. Call Peggy for supplies needed...304-923-4822. Cost $35 pre-registration required.


Let's Go Fishing...Pinata Workshop
Jun
21
Jun 24

Let's Go Fishing...Pinata Workshop

  • Beckley Art Center

Join artist Christina Hototo for this hands-on Papier Mache Pinata Workshop! This will be a 2-day workshop starting on Wednesday, June 21st at 5 pm - 7:30 pm. The second day will be Saturday, June 24th from 5 pm - 7:30 pm. All supplies included. Ages 10 - Adult. $15. Call 304-253-9226 to register.

Family Art Festival
Jun
10
3:00 pm15:00

Family Art Festival

  • Beckley Art Center

HELLOOOO BECKLEY: You do not want to miss THIS!

STOP saying there is nothing to do in Beckley and PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR. DO IT NOW!

It is Countdown Time....
In 17 days, the Beckley Art Center will be transformed into a playground of fun: ART & PLAY SATURDAY: JUNE 10TH
3PM - 6PM

Children ages 3 and under are FREE; Everyone Else $5

RAIN OR SHINE!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This event is made possible with the support of the Beckley Area Foundation!

For a Schedule of Activities click here.

June Fun Art Not Fine Art Class
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

June Fun Art Not Fine Art Class

Always the first Tuesday of the month, this guided painting party is a crowd pleaser! Join artist Debbie Lester in recreating a beautiful still life using acrylic paint. All supplies included. Beverages served. Call to register: 304-253-9226 $35 per person.

Children For Children with Barbara Yurick
Jun
5
Jun 9

Children For Children with Barbara Yurick

  • Beckley Art Center

Barbara Yurick will offer “Children For Children”, an integrated arts program designed for elementary age students which has been presented in school  residencies  throughout the state.

”Children For Children” integrates children’s literature, creative movement and dance, visual arts and music.  The program is centered around “The Relatives Came” a wonderful story by West Virginia author Cynthia Rylant. There is a strong reading comprehension component. Students have fun while learning in this unique educational experience.

 Students will have creative movement class and bring the story to life. They will create several hands on projects which relate to the story and they will learn about the Traditional Appalachian instrumentation which is in the music we use for the story.

1 1/2 hour classes each day Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.

Friday will be 1 hour class and the last half hour will be the final presentation where students will bring the story to life for their audience.

 PLEASE NOTE: Class Time will be determined according to enrollment.

All supplies are included with fee of $60 per student

Class size - minimum of 10 pre- paid enrolled students- maximum 20

For more information you may call Barbara Yurick at 304-255-5077

Cupcakes and Canvases May Workshop
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

Cupcakes and Canvases May Workshop

  • Beckley Art Center

Join Art Educator Holly Pittman on the last Tuesday of the month for our Cupcakes & Canvases Workshop. She will lead students in the process of painting a brightly colored bouquet of flowers. This workshop uses acrylic paint; participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. All supplies, including the use of an apron, are included. $35 per person. You must register by calling the office at 304-253-9226. Payment requested upon registration.

Free Remake Learning Days Digital Storytelling Workshop
May
26
5:00 pm17:00

Free Remake Learning Days Digital Storytelling Workshop

  • Beckley Art Center

Join us for this FREE family-friendly Digital Storytelling workshop. This workshop is designed for older children and adults, but younger children are welcome so long as supervised by parent/adult. Space is limited to 75 participants. RSVP by calling 304-253-9226 Wed. - Sat. 11am - 5pm. Participants encouraged to bring your iPad, Tablet, or smartphone if you have one. If you don't, that's okay, too. Materials and handouts supplied.

Spring Into Summer Fashion Show and Auction
May
22
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Into Summer Fashion Show and Auction

  • Beckley Art Center

Tickets are now available for the 2017 Spring Into Summer Fashion Show and Auction to benefit the Beckley Art Center. Fashions compliment of Leslie Ann's of Bluefield, Virginia. May 22, 2017 Doors Open at 6 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and Donation Bar. Location: 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley WV 25801.

Tickets: $35 (must be purchased in advance)

There will be a Grand Door Prize and you MUST be present to win.

Free Remake Learning Days Book Art Workshop
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Free Remake Learning Days Book Art Workshop

  • Beckley Art Center

Space is limited to 75 participants in this FREE family-friendly workshop designed for younger children. Adults and older children welcome, too! All supplies included. You must register for a seat prior to the workshop. RSVP by calling 304-253-9226.

Fun Art Not Fine Art May Painting Party
May
2
6:00 pm18:00

Fun Art Not Fine Art May Painting Party

  • Beckley Art Center

Lavender painting using Q-tips and pallet knife.  Next painting party at the Beckley Art Center will be Tuesday May 2nd at 6:00.  Come and join the fun and go home with a nice painting.  All supplies furnished. $35 per person.

Bellydance with Nicolette
Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

Bellydance with Nicolette

  • Beckley Art Center

This is a 4-week workshop led by artist and dancer Nicolette. The workshop will be held for one hour (5:30 - 6:30) every Friday evening starting April 28th and ending May 19th. $50 per dancer. Wear comfortable clothing. Beginners are encouraged!

Cupcakes and Canvases
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Cupcakes and Canvases

  • Beckley Art Center

Rescheduled from March to April 25th!!  Artist Holly Pittman will lead you in re-creating this adorable acrylic painting of a cow. All supplies included! $35 payable in advance by calling 304-253-9226.

Open Mic and Poets Cafe
Apr
15
6:30 pm18:30

Open Mic and Poets Cafe

Door Open at 6:30; Readings begin at 7 p.m. 5-minute intervals. Sign up to read at the door!

We welcome:
Poems
Short Writings and Short Stories
Readings from a Book or collection of stories
Musical Compositions (all instruments welcome)
And anything in between...

Admission is FREE and open to the public; donations are welcome: we are collecting youth art supplies for Spring and Summer art classes!

Stars Over the Pyramids Show
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Stars Over the Pyramids Show

This evening performance is open to both the general public and workshop attendees from the afternoon's bellydance class. Tickets are $10 per person if purchased prior to March 24th. If purchased on or after March 25, the ticket price is $15. Seating is limited to 100 people, and this show will sell out quickly. We advise you purchase your tickets in advance; remaining seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door the evening of the show for $15 each.

Enjoy an evening of choreographed bellydancing with The Shades of Amber, led by Beckley resident Alexandria. Performances by Kali and Susan, both from Charleston, WV, and others!

If it is Egyptian, Turkish, Tribal, or various styles of belly dance you are seeking, then the Stars Over the Pyramids Show will most assuredly delight you!

This is a family-friendly dance performance. Price of the ticket includes food and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Beckley Art Center will enforce the performers' request for no videos or cameras during this performance. Anyone recording video will be asked to leave and will forfeit their ticket entry fee. Pictures with performers can be requested at the end of the evening.

Doors open at 6:45; Performance will start at 7 p.m. with an opportunity for audience members to dance at the end of the evening.

If you are a dancer or a member of troupe interested in dancing in the show, please contact Sandra Stewart at 304-253-1516. She will need a CD with the music you are requesting to perform along with a description of your dance and a brief bio. She has only a few spaces left in the show!

All other questions can be directed to the Beckley Art Center at 304-253-9226. Our gallery office hours are Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bellydance Workshop
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Bellydance Workshop

This three-hour workshop will be team-taught with three fabulous and professional dancers/teachers. Participants will start the afternoon with an hour titled "Zills and Hips" by teacher Susan Hughart.  Instruction will be given on playing fingers cymbals called zills. Participants may bring their own zills, or purchase a pair from a vendor that afternoon. Then, an hour of instruction titled "Entrance/Exit - Now How Do I Dance? Valuable advice will be given by teacher Sandra Stewart , a.k.a. Alexandria on stage presence from a performer who has danced and taught on an on-going basis since the late 1970s. Finally, the afternoon will wrap up with Tribal 101, instructed by Kali Martin, from Charleston, WV, who is hailed as "West Virginia's Star of the Tribal Style of Dance." Her troupe has performed in many venues around the state.  These three ladies have a cumulative experience of more than 50 years dancing. This workshop is appropriate for both men and women of all ages, all experience levels, and all fitness levels. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing (yoga pants and a t-shirt or bellydance practice wear are acceptable). Tiled floor; slippers recommended but not required. This workshop will be held in the upstairs gallery space at the Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley, WV.

The Beckley Art Center will enforce the policy of the instructors of no cameras or video during this workshop. If you would like to have a picture taken with one of the instructors following the workshop, you may request that at the end of the workshop.

Workshop Fee: $30 if paid by March 24. $35 thereafter; space is limited to the size of the facility, and this workshop will sell out fast. We recommend that you reserve your seat soon. If space is available, $35 at door.

Workshop fees are to be made payable directly to Sandra Stewart, 127 High Street, Beckley, WV 25801, or by calling 304-253-1516. If you are part of a troupe or plan to dance in the evening's show/hafla, please register your troupe together.

 

Papier Mache MONSTERS
Apr
5
Apr 12

Papier Mache MONSTERS

  • Beckley Art Center

Day 1 will introduce students to the art form called Papier Mache. They will create a magical creature/ Papier Mache Monster/body or frame. Then, when they return on Day 2, the students will paint and decorate their Papier Mache Monsters. Ideal for children ages 7-17; younger children welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Christina Hototo. Maximum class size: 40; $15 all supplies included.

Fun Art Not Fine Art
Apr
4
6:00 pm18:00

Fun Art Not Fine Art

  • Beckley Art Center

Artist Debbie Lester will guide you in this acrylic painting using a PALETTE KNIFE. All supplies included. $35 payable in advance by calling 304-253-9226.

Manga Club Meeting
Mar
25
3:00 pm15:00

Manga Club Meeting

  • Beckley Art Center

The Manga Club will meet on Saturday, March 25th starting at 3 p.m. This is a FREE club; attendees are encouraged to bring a sketchpad and pencils/pens/markers.

Learn and Create
Mar
18
3:00 pm15:00

Learn and Create

  • Beckley Art Center

Join artist Ginger Danz as she introduces you to the life and work of renowned artist Paul Klee. Become inspired by Klee's work as you then create your own works of original art using various art supplies. $10 per adult; $5 per child includes all art supplies and materials. RSVP required by calling the gallery at 304-253-9226. Office hours are Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Figure Drawing at the Beckley Art Center
Mar
18
1:00 pm13:00

Figure Drawing at the Beckley Art Center

  • Beckley Art Center

Artists meet for 3 weeks (every Saturday) to draw from a live model. March 11, 18, and 25 from 1 PM - 2:30 PM. This is an independent study time in an open studio with no instructor. Bring your own supplies. Standing easels and table easels available. Call to register: 304-253-9226. Office hours Wed. - Sat. 11 am - 5 pm. $15 for Members(includes all 3 sessions); $35 for Non-Members (includes all 3 sessions).

Acrylics Painting Class for Beginners
Mar
15
11:00 am11:00

Acrylics Painting Class for Beginners

  • Beckley Art Center

Join artist Ginger Danz for this Acrylics Painting class designed for Beginners! All supplies are included for the $50 registration fee. Snacks served. Call to register: 304-253-9226 Office hours Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

March Fun Art Not Fine Art
Mar
7
6:00 pm18:00

March Fun Art Not Fine Art

Artist Liz Fisher will guide you in this landscape acrylic painting. This is the perfect workshop for beginners as well as advanced students interested in having fun and socializing with others in a no-stress, no-fuss environment. Beverages and snacks served. $35 includes all supplies. You may bring your own apron to protect your clothing, or wear one of ours! Register by calling 304-253-9226 Office Hours are Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Red Balloon Series of Childrens Art Classes
Mar
2
May 25

Red Balloon Series of Childrens Art Classes

This is a 7 session series of art classes with hands-on art activities led by teacher Robin Stewart. The activities are designed for children in grades K - 6th grade. There are only 20 spots available and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. $80 for all 7 sessions! The first class is Thursday, March 2nd. Youth will meet every-other Thursday night from March 2nd until May 25th. The session begins at 6 pm and will end promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Registration Forms are available by stopping in at the Beckley Art Center Office during regular office hours of Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information, please call us at 304-253-9226.

Cupcakes and Canvases
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Cupcakes and Canvases

Join artist Holly Pittman as she guides you in recreating this adorable owl painting using acrylic paint. This is the perfect class for your creative youngsters, or for anyone wanting to reconnect with their inner child. Cupcakes will be provided!

$35 includes all supplies. You may wear your own apron to protect your clothing from paint splatter, or use one of ours. To register call the gallery at 304-253-9226. Office hours are Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Stop By Our Booth!
Feb
18
9:30 am09:30

Stop By Our Booth!

Stop by our Booth at the 2017 Bridal and Prom Show at the Raleigh County Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 18th for a chance to win a Facility Rental valued at $200!

Fun Art Not Fine Art
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Fun Art Not Fine Art

This is a guided-painting party using acrylic paint. Follow the instructions of artist Debbie Lester as she guides you in creating a beautiful landscape painting. All supplies included for the $35 registration fee. BYOB; snacks and some beverages provided. Register by calling the gallery office during normal business hours of Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 304-253-9226. If calling outside of these hours, leave your name and phone number and indicate that you wish to register for the February Painting Party, and we will return your call.

Cupcakes and Canvases
Jan
31
6:00 pm18:00

Cupcakes and Canvases

  • Beckley Art Center

Cupcakes and Canvases is an artist-led, guided painting workshop ideal for both the beginner student interested in exploring art and painting techniques, to the experienced. The class is designed for youth ages 7 -17, but is open to younger children (as long as they are supervised by an adult; if the adult paints, there will be a separate charge for the adult), parents, and anyone who is a child-at-heart. The paintings are bright and whimsical, fun and fresh, and they will look lovely hanging on your gallery wall space at home. Encourage your your child's artistic talents by signing them up for this class. Did we mention that cupcakes are served, too? $35 workshop fee includes all supplies; students will leave with a completed painting. Taught by artist and art teacher Holly Pittman. Registration REQUIRED by calling 304-253-9226.

Poets Cafe
Jan
21
6:30 pm18:30

Poets Cafe

  • Beckley Art Center

Doors open at 6:30; readings begin at 7:00 p.m.
FREE Admission; Donation of art supplies encouraged (drawing paper, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, etc.)

Coffee with a Cop
Dec
7
8:30 am08:30

Coffee with a Cop

  • Beckley Art Center

No speeches, no agendas. Just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!