All posts by Beki Borman

Drawing from Photo

November 4, 11, & 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Held at the Bay View Community Center 1320 E. Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee

Learn how your favorite photos and images can translate into sensitive and powerful drawings. We will cover a brief introduction on drawing and focus on how to translate photographs using drawing techniques and tools. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a new perspective. SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Cost: $55 by Oct. 14; $70 after 10/14 Call the BVCC to register: 414.482.1000

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.

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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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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