Session 1: Thursdays, September 12 – October 3 Session 2: Thursdays, November 14 – December 12 (NO CLASS November 28) 4:30 – 6:00pm
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
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.
Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI
Saturday, October 19th, 9am-2pm
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.