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.
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.
1/12 hour classes each dayMon., 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 enrolledstudents- maximum 20
Please enroll by May 27th.
For more information you may call Barbara Yurick at 304-255-5077
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.
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.
NEW this year: Three Camp Offerings Based On Child's Grade Levels.
Signing up is simple! Fill out the attached Registration Form and make payment before May 31st to save your spot! We accept cash, credit card and checks.
A limited number of scholarships are available; applications will be accepted until May 31st. Applications must be requested by email at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Door Open at 6:30; Readings begin at 7 p.m. 5-minute intervals. Sign up to read at the door!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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 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.
Can't make it out to the Beckley Art Center on the Traditional Small Business Saturday, November 26th because you are too busy shopping with our artists in downtown Beckley? That's okay! The Beckley Art Center is having our own Small Business Saturday on December 3rd! Come out for our Open House on Friday night, and then again on Saturday, Dec. 3rd for some great offers - including a free gift with any $25 purchase!
As a small non profit, it's tough to compete with bigger companies. Small Business Saturday is important to small businesses and non profits in our state. Here at the Beckley Art Center, 80% of the sale price goes directly to the artist entrepreneurs whose artwork is featured in our gallery. Show your support of the creative economy by shopping with us on Saturday, Dec. 3rd.
Free gift wrapping available! FREE Holiday Greeting Card or Ornament on any $25 purchase
when you shop in our gallery on 12/2/2016 - 12/3/2016
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM on Friday, Dec. 2nd, you are invited to the Beckley Art Center Open House
Enjoy a festive shopping experience including:
-Hot Cocoa and Cookies
- Visit with Mrs. Clause
- Face Painting and Crafts for Children and the Young-at-Heart
-Tours of the Gallery and Artist Workshop Space
- Lots of Information about our 2017 Exhibits and Events
-Free gift wrapping available!
Can't make it out on Friday? Come back and shop on Saturday...
Musicians, Spoken Word Artists, and Writers will share the mic for an evening of entertainment and fun. You are invited to join us. We will be collecting art supplies at the door for our Winter Kids Workshops. FREE and Open to the Public. Please consider bringing a donation - every little bit helps: crayons, pencils, construction paper, glitter, etc.
Tips for Publishing and Tactics to Promote Your Book
November 16 • 5pm – 8pm
Beckley Art Center
The rise in self-publishing has made it easier than ever to publish your own book. During this three-hour workshop, Vanessa Lowry will give an overview of the self-publishing process, discuss a designer’s approach to creating a dynamic cover, share examples of effective marketing tactics, and answer your specific questions. You’ll leave with a list of more than 50 ways to publicize, promote, and market your book.
Vanessa Lowry is a marketing consultant, graphic designer, writer, and professional doodler. She leverages more than 30 years of design and marketing expertise to support authors, consultants, small businesses, and marketing departments. She has assisted nearly 100 authors in their publishing journey over the past seven years. Vanessa has coauthored nine nonfiction books on a variety of topics and published two coloring books. www.VanessaLowry.com
The daughter of Jim and Alma Lowry of Daniels, Lowry moved to Georgia in the early 80s to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta. While continuing to live and work in metro Atlanta, she enjoys visiting family and friends in the Beckley area as often as she can make it home to the hills of West Virginia.