Painting from Photo (Zoom Class)

Tuesdays June 4 – July 9 (6 weeks) 10am-12pmVIA ZOOM

Begin the basics of acrylic painting by working from photo. Students will learn the basics of acrylic paint, value, color, and how to develop a painting. We will discuss the benefits and challenges of working from photo, how to express nature with mark and color, and how to develop a sense of space.Cost: $120, supplies not included

To register for this class please contact me via email:
Payment options will include cash, check, PayPal, and Venmo.

Aerial Abstracts one day Workshop

Saturday, June 8th, 9am-3pm

The Springs Gallery/Studios 521 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha

This class will focus on the abstract qualities of aerial perspective. Inspired by the paintings of Thiebaud and Diebenkorn students will use photos as a beginning to composition. Landscape elements such a plains, hills, trees, roads, and rivers will offer divide the canvases and offer ways to rearrange the image. Space is limited, sign up today!

Cost: $80 Supplies not included.

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

Painting our Seasons

At the Cedarburg Cultural Center

Saturday, July 13:  9 am-4 pm 

In this one-day workshop, students will create four 8”x8” paintings of the different seasons. Using acrylic paints and photos for reference, we will discuss color and application to begin one season at a time. This class will be informative for anyone looking to deepen their painting skills and fun for those who want a unique gift or keepsake. Class will break for 30 minute lunch.  All supplies are included. 

$118 CCC Members / $142  Non-Members 
Register online

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

Register online

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


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.

Summer Classes at the Wilson Center!


Acrylics with Chalk Pastels 14+
Wednesdays June 5 – 19 (3 series class) 6:00-8:00pm

Extend your artistic skills through a class that teaches you to work with Acrylics and Chalk Pastels on the same piece. When using these two together, an artist can achieve fluidity in their painting highlighted by the mark-making of drawing. With a focus on materials, students will work from a photo to create unique mixed media images.

Cost: $70.00
Supplies Included

Abstract Still Life 14+
Thursdays Aug 8th – 29th (4 series class) 6:00-8:00pm

Delve into the art of abstraction as you explore physical still life setups and still life photography. In this class, students will cultivate a discerning eye for shapes, colors, and compositions essential to abstraction. Join us to gain insights into painting techniques, delve into design principles, and engage in comprehensive discussions aimed at deepening your understanding of this captivating artistic approach.

Cost: $100.00
Supplies Included

Recycled Collage Creations 14+
Saturday, Aug 24th10:00am-3:00pm *Bring lunch for 30min break

Join Beki Borman to make some fun recycled art for an extended Saturday class that includes a 30min break for lunch (please bring your own) Art can be made from lots of different materials, including recycled ones! Papers, cardboard, paints, crayons, papers, and more will be used to create visually interesting one of a kind abstracts.

Cost: $50
Supplies Included

Register for any of these classes online: website

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.

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