All posts by Beki Borman

Artist-Led Open Studios


Session 1: Thursdays, September 12 – October 3
Session 2: Thursdays, November 14 – December 12 (NO CLASS November 28)
4:30 – 6:00pm

Art is a journey; find your passion in this individualized class! Through discussion, journaling, and artmaking, learn the practice of becoming an artist. Work on a portfolio, a long-term project, or let the class lead you.

from 50.00

Mixed Media Pastels

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
Brookfield, WI

MIXED MEDIA PASTELS (AGES 14+)
Thursdays, September 12 – October 3
6:00 – 8:00pm

Pastels are one of the most versatile mediums. In this class, students will take pastel drawing to the next level. Intricate under paintings, experimental techniques, layering, and more will be covered. Learn to combine pastel with watercolor, pencil, acrylic, and more! Beginners welcome.

95.00

The Art of Landscapes

Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI

Saturday, October 19th, 9am-2pm

What makes a landscape breathtaking? Working from photographs, we will study the elements of a landscape and how acrylic painting technique can be used to recreate a scene.  We will be focusing on how to achieve things in a landscape like depth, atmosphere, and feeling.  We will discuss techniques and compositions that help create a successful landscape. Students will then work from their own images to create a finished landscape painting. The Supply List is available online.

$82 CCC Members / $97 Non-Members. 

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Abstract Landscapes at Cedar Valley

At the Cedar Valley Retreat Center, West Bend, WI

Sept. 6-8, 9am-4pm
In this stimulating class you will work from photos exploring abstraction through the subject of landscape. Starting with the basics of acrylics, mark making, glazing, and experimental methods learning to paint expressively. You will also learn the basics of abstraction including composition and evaluation.
$120

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Abstract Landscape Painting

Aug 30 & 31, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Media: Acrylic, None
Skill Level: All Levels

Held at the Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI

Concept

The landscape lends itself to rich interpretation and expression. Using acrylic paints and personal photo references, make sense of this subject matter as a jumping off point for abstraction as you explore composition, mark-making, and paint application.

Experience

Through demonstrations and discussions, Beki will review the basics of acrylic painting before moving into more experimental techniques. Students will work to create their own abstract landscape paintings with individualized feedback from the instructor and group. Open to all levels of experience. More advanced painters will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their painting practice, while beginners will develop skill.

Tuition: Members: $ 225.00 / Non-Members: $ 250.00 

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Making Time

Making time seemed like the perfect title for a blog post, considering that it has been almost a year since my last one. If you know me personally you know I have two little boys at home now. My studio productivity and class schedule are not what they once were. Sometimes, life gets in the way of art making. But now as I get more comfortable with finding a balance in my role as a mother, I am slowly making my way back. That being said, the days I have time to paint are not always the days when I am mentally able to. One thing that has helped recently is starting a new sketchbook. In all honesty I hadn’t kept a sketchbook for years and now I find it so therapeutic. I can have it with me anywhere and get a few moments of creative time in here and there. I can even use my kids’ watercolors while having arts and crafts time at the kitchen table. Every little bit helps keep me engaged. So when I am able to make it to my studio I don’t feel as disconnected from my work.

 

*image is a recent pen drawing in my sketchbook