Upcoming Events

‘Tis the Season to buy local art!

Upcoming Holiday Sales!

MIAD Holiday Sale

Preview Night
Dec. 2, 6 – 9 p.m.
$10 admission, purchase tickets at the door.

Free Admission
Dec. 3, 5 – 9 p.m.
Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

273 E. Erie St. Milwaukee

COVID-19 Protocols: All individuals at MIAD are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.


A holiday tradition held every year during the first weekend of December, the MIAD Holiday Sale is your opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art and design works created by MIAD students and alumni at affordable prices.

Meet the emerging and established artists and designers who are behind the amazing creations. Gifts range from sculptures, paintings and photographs to jewelry, stickers, greeting cards and more.

70% of sale proceeds support the participating student artists and designers, and 30% benefits MIAD student scholarships.

2021 Waukesha Holiday Art Crawl

December 4, 4-9pm Downtown Waukesha

Come walk through over 20 studios and galleries to see the original artworks in various mediums including decorative and functional art, 2-d paintings, jewelry, pottery, clothing, custom wood work, glassware, photography, casted concrete furnishings, and more. Additionally, there will be live music, gifts, special make it take it art projects, food and drinks, and more.

Come visit me in my Studio at the Springs Gallery/Studios 521 Wisconsin Ave.!

*I will be donating 10% of my proceeds to waukeshafoundation.org/parade

Summer Classes at the Wilson Center

Upcoming Classes
Classes held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI


Mondays, June 6-20,  6:00 – 8:00pm (3 Sessions)

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 are welcome!



Thursdays, July 12-August 2, 6:00 – 8:00pm (4 Sessions)

Abstraction is a fun and unique way to work with watercolor. We will briefly cover the basics of watercolor and then delve into experimental techniques that respond to the patterns, colors, and textures. Composition will be discussed along with ways to express oneself through the flow of water. Beginners are welcome!

Supplies not included


The Art of Landscape in Pastel

Held at The Clearing, Ellison Bay July 28 & 29, 9am – 4pm

Learn pastel drawing while focusing on landscape as subject matter. Beki will cover materials, tools, and techniques to layer and blend pastels to achieve gradation, depth, and atmosphere. Color discussions and demos will teach you how to layer color for desired results. We will start with a few exercises to develop concepts and then we will move on to completed drawings. This class is open to all levels of experience. A supply list will be sent and is available online at www.theclearing.org.

Tuition: $195 (lunch included each day) Register online starting May 3rd.

Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center

The Clearing
12171 Garrett Bay Road

Ellison Bay WI 54210