Saturday, October 7: 9 am-2 pm
Paint with thick creamy paint and create vibrant, colorful surfaces. Knife painting allows the artist to loosen up and achieve a more impressionistic look. Working from photo, students will learn how to handle painting knives in order to achieve unique texture on their paintings. Techniques in knife manipulation with be covered as well as direct painting methods and color observation. This class is best for students with some basic painting experience. A supply list is available online.
$82 CCC Members / $98 Non-Members
Knife Painting with Acrylics (Ages 14+)
Thursdays, November 2 – 16 (3 sessions), 6:00 – 8:00pm
Back by popular demand! Working from photo, students will learn how to handle painting knives in order to achieve unique texture on their paintings. Techniques in knife manipulation with be covered as well as direct painting methods and color observation.
$65.00 Supplies not included.
Impressionistic Pastels (Ages 14+)
Thursdays, November 30 – December 14 (3 sessions), 6:00 – 8:00pm
Learn how to accentuate vibrant colors, interesting contrasts, and expressive palettes in pastel. This class is all about technique and how to create a strong piece of art. Focusing on the impressionistic tradition, we will discuss optical mixing, quick work habits, and color sensitivity. Beginners welcome.
$65.00 Supplies not included.
at Nicolet High School in Glendale. Register online.
Classes held at the Springs Gallery/Studios 521 Wisconsin Ave. Waukesha
Acrylic Florals with a Knife
Tuesdays, September 19 – October 24, 10am-12pm
Florals are one of the most inspiring subjects for artists. Working from photo we will discuss different aspects of floral paintings, including blending, graduation, depth, and design, with knives! This is a great opportunity to practice your knife work.
Abstract Mixed Media Collage
Thursdays, September 21 – October 26, 10am-12pm
With a focus on design, self expression, and composition, students will start with a theme or idea and create mixed media works. These works will incorporate painting, drawing, cut paper, pasting, layering, etc. Demonstrations and discussions in abstraction will be used to show students how they can combine many of these items to create interesting and unique works.
Classes are $120 each for 6 sessions. Supplies not included.
To register for either of these classes, please contact me via email: email@example.com Payment options will include cash, check, PayPal, and Venmo.
Please note that by registering for a class at my studio, you agree to hold The Springs Gallery/Studios and Beki Borman harmless of any liability of injury or loss.
I have been teaching art for over a decade. Most of my classes are designed by me and are geared to embrace a range of experience levels.
Being an artist takes WORK. But it is never too late to start. I believe one should start in a way that will be less intimidating. Don’t spend thousands on supplies and then be afraid to “waste them” on “bad paintings”. The hardest part of making art is not to learn the tools or techniques. The hardest part is breaking old habits and being fearless in trying new approaches.
As a teacher, my goal is to help the individual on their unique journey while providing general goals and lessons for everyone in the class to learn from and respond to. I hope you will consider taking a class with me at some point. I offer classes in painting (acrylic), abstraction, pastel, mixed media, landscape, drawing, and more. Click on the classes link above to see what’s coming! Feel free to contact me with any questions . I hope to make art with you soon.