Drawing into Paint: Adding Chalk Pastels to Acrylic Painting Saturday, August 3, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

One Day Workshop at the Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI

Members: $165 | Non-Members: $175

Course ID: 2D2421

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*This workshop must meet a minimum number of students by June 29, 2024.

Concept

Acrylic paint, in its versatility, pairs well with many other media. Chalk (or soft) pastels are a great complement to acrylics as they are water-soluble, boldly colored, and expressive in mark. Combining acrylics and pastels offers a broad range of creative possibilities.

Knife Painting Workshop

At the Monroe Arts Center
1315 11th Street, Monroe, WI 53566
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Did you miss my opening? The show will be up until April 6th, on which date I will also be holding a knife painting workshop!

Event Details: Painting with a palette knife creates a sense of color vibrancy that is added to the artwork. In this class, participants will learn the basics of painting using only acrylic paint and a palette knife. This course is great for anyone looking to try something new, or brush up on some techniques and learn a new trick or two. This is a course designed for any skill level.

Class Date: April 6, 2024

Class Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Start Center (Multipurpose Room – located on the west side of the building)

Age: This class is geared toward adults 18 years and older.

Registration Fee: $75 per person. All Supplies are included in registration fee.

Mixed Media Florals

One Day Workshop at the Springs Gallery/Studios
521 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

Saturday, March 16, 10am-3pm

Delve deep into the heart of art making with this fun and playful class. Focusing on materials, we will discuss how to effectively layer, texture, and attach media in various ways. Using the natural inspiration of florals, we will explore the process of decision making and evaluation. This class is open to all levels of experience.

Cost: $60, some supplies included

To register for this class please contact me via email: bekiborman@gmail.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 

Classes at the Wilson Center!

Register for any of these classes online: website

Painting Skies
Thursdays, March 21 – April 11 (4 sessions) 6:00-8:00pm 

Practice blending, color mixing, and brushstrokes through skies, one of the most versatile subjects in art. Working from Photos, students will use acrylic paint to capture different skies. Clouds, sunsets, blues, and more will be covered as we tackle a different sky view weekly. 
Supplies not included. 
COST: $90 
CLASS LIMIT: 10 

Small but Mighty Paintings
Thursdays, April 18 – May 9 (4 sessions) 6:00 – 8:00pm 

Working in acrylics, students will complete several little paintings. We we will focus on the different ways that small painting can make a big impact. Technique, style, materials and more will be covered. 
Supplies not included. 
COST: $90 
CLASS LIMIT: 10 

Mixed Media Abstracts

At the Cedarburg Cultural Center

Saturday, April 13: 9 am-3 pm

Delve deep into the heart of art making with this fun and playful class. Focusing on materials, we will discuss how to effectively layer, texture, and attach in various ways. In discussing abstraction, we will explore the process of decision making and evaluation. This class is open to all levels of experience. Supplies not included.

$95 CCC Members / $114 Non-Members. Register online

A Note on My Teaching Philosophy

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.

Best Regards