We have plenty of art classes to keep you busy and warm this winter.  All your favorites classes and some new ones too:  Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture, Stained Glass, and Fused Glass.

GREAT NEWS – Winchester Classes Too!

We are proud to announce that Opus Oaks has partnered with Shenandoah University’s Conservatory Arts Academy in Winchester to bring classes in drawing, painting, jewelry making and fiber arts to Winchester. Check out our schedule for both Winchester and Berryville classes.


  •   Painting the Landscape and Painting the Portrait with Timothy Chambers
  •   Classical Drawing and Portrait Drawing with Michael Cecere
  •   Abstract Art Lab 101 and Building & Drawing Lab with Jonathan Holland
  •   Bobbin Lace Making, Intro to Fiber Arts, and A Taste of Weaving with Kelli Arrington
  •   Beginning Wirework Jewelry and Cold-Forged Jewelry with Rachel Rogers-Rodgers

Plus Copper Forging Workshop with Steve Clegg and a variety of Blacksmithing Workshops with Phil Travis.

Go to Classes & Workshops TAB or click here

Junior Art Camp 2014

Junior Art Camp 2014

What a whirlwind of activities this summer.  Great turn-out for all the art camps.
Check our Facebook page for some great photos:  https://www.facebook.com/OpusOaks
Make sure you LIKE us!

The last art camp is Aug 11 – 15:  Photos at the Fair

Fall Classes & Workshops begin the week of September 9th – Check out the Fall Schedule and register soon!

Registration Table - waiting for the guests to arrive...

Registration Table – waiting for the guests to arrive…

to all our staff and volunteers that made it happen,
to our artists and vendors for their great displays
to all of you that came to help make it special

Thanks to Michael for his photography and to Nancy for the Video she created of the event.

To view Video:  YouTube Fun on the Farm

To view the Fun on the Farm:  Photos

Summer Camps & Workshops start June 23

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Junior Art Camp 1 & 2 are Full, still space in 3 & 4
Copper Forging is Full

Lots to choose from:

  • NEW – Animation Camps
  • Junior Art Camps (June 23 & July 7 already full!)
  • Painting a VW
  • Blacksmithing
  • Fused Glass
  • Jewelry Making
  • Landscape Painting
  • Comics & Sequential Art
  • Fashion & Garment Design
  • Copper Forging & Wood Sculpture
  • Silk Painting
  • Photos at the Fair

and much more . . .

Go to Summer schedule for more details and to register: 2014 Summer Camps & Workshops



Sat, May 31 from 11 am – 4 pm

Learn about Opus Oaks, Clarke County’s Favorite Visual Arts Studio in the northern Shenandoah Valley.  Introducing our new Blacksmith Shop, Pottery Studio, and Gallery Space:

  • Hands-on Art Projects for all Ages
  • Art Demonstrations
  • Gallery Show and Sale Featuring Ken Walker and Malcolm Harlow and others
  • Wine Tasting
  • Art Supply Sale

Admission is $20 per Adult at the Door
$15 per Adult Purchased in Advance
and Children $10
(register below via credit card on PayPal)

Bring the entire family to make art:
Want to try art, want to try a new art medium, want to try art but don’t have the materials, or don’t know how to get started?
Come to Opus Oaks Fun on the Farm to try:

jewelry making * copper forging * collage paper marbleizing
* stone carving * mural painting * pottery making

 PLUS — Plenty of food for the whole family
(provided by Grace Episcopal Church Youth Group)


Madeline MacNeil from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Madeline  MacNeil is known for her beautiful voice and dulcimer skills, and her repertoire includes classical, Celtic, jazz, and traditional Appalachian music.
Her recording career began in 1983 and now includes more than a dozen independent releases, including her signature song “Shenandoah” which has been used extensively in Public Television productions.
She has performed locally and throughout the U.S and internationally, including: Thee Barns At Wolf Trap; the O’Carolan Festival in Keadue, County Roscommon, Ireland; the Glasgow Festival of the Arts in Scotland; and for the Nonsuch Dulcimer Gathering in East Norton, Leicestershire, England.
Madeline is also a best-selling author of mountain and hammered dulcimer books and from 1978 through 2006 she was the publisher of Dulcimer Players News, a quarterly publication devoted to both hammered and mountain dulcimers.

Local Flavor from 12:30 – 2:30 PM

local flavor

Come relax in the grass and listen to an eclectic mix of music, from Americana to your old R&B favorites.
Local Flavor is a collaboration of local musicians including:
Vic Compitello on guitar and vocals
Robert Friedensen on bass
Dave McFarren on sax and vocals
Bruce Morgan on drums and vocals
Robin Braithwaite on percussion and vocals

Tabby Finch & Mucho Gusto from 2:30 – 4 PM


Mucho Gusto is a Spanish phrase that means “Pleased to meet you” and also means “I like it very much.” Both meanings apply to this group of local legends.  They play festive dance tunes old and new with zest and gusto on a multitude of stringed and acoustic instruments. Mucho Gusto’s accomplished dance musicians and concert performers include:
Sam Morgan: mandolin, guitar, and fiddle. Sam is a composer and founding member of the acclaimed bluegrass group Hickory Wind. He is a versatile, eclectic master of many styles including blues, swing, old-time, and Celtic.
Tabby Finch: accordion, hammer dulcimer, and other large cumbersome instruments. A founding member of local contradance band the Mighty Possums, Tabby also performs with The Bog Wanderers, Sound of Sleat, Old Pitch, and Jug of Punch. She is in demand at workshops, traditional sessions, and festivals, and has several CDs to her credit.
Wayne Turner: mandolin, bouzouki, percussion. A founder of the eclectic dance band Happy Creek, Wayne is also a composer, writer, artist and philosopher who also plays Rock, RnB, and improvises fantasies impromptus.


Demonstrations in blacksmithing, stone carving, and many other art mediums.

Malcolm Sculpture WS

Malcolm Harlow – Sculptor

Malcolm Harlow’s bronzes and stone carvings will be for sale in the gallery.  Come watch him carve stone.


Blacksmithing with Phil Travis

Phil Travis – Blacksmith, will be demonstrating on timber frame forge with bellows


24 x 18 each panel 24 x 72 Cash       18 x 24 print Cash2     18 x 24 Comp Cash     18 x 24 print Cash
Ken Walker –  Visual Artist
, Demo & Sale of Johnny Cash series


Several local vineyards will be offering wine tastings and sales, including:

Fun on the Farm Location:

2330 Crums Church Rd, Berryville, VA 22611

(just print your PayPal receipt and bring it to the event)

Admission is $20 per Adult at the Door
$15 per Adult Purchased in Advance
and Children $10