Upcoming Classes


Private Lessons

Private Art Lessons

Come work in a creative environment with a professional artist for one-on-one sessions that will help you develop your skills, direction, and focus. Beki Borman graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2004 with a BFA in painting. She has worked for years in both painting and drawing mediums and is well versed in tools and techniques as well as design and composition. Beki has taught classes and workshops at several locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and has experience with oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, and more.

No matter your experience, Beki will develop a plan and schedule with you to work with your goals as an artist. She will work with you side by side in her studio, offering guidance, feedback, while providing lessons and learning plans uniquely designed for you. There is no obligation, you pay by the hour and can cancel at any time.

Beki’s studio is located in her West Allis home.


  • Lessons start at $20/hr, students provide their own materials. For a travel fee, Beki can come to you as well. This fee will vary depending on distance.
  • www.bekiborman.com

    or contact her at: bekiborman@gmail.com




Charcoal Drawing

Charcoal Drawing
Milwaukee Recreation, Gaenslen School, 1250 E Burleigh St Milwaukee, WI 53212
Mondays, June 23- July 7, -8pm

Charcoal is a unique and powerful tool. It creates deep rich darks and easily describes value and form. Artists use it to create quick gestures and sketches as well as polished detailed drawings. Charcoal can be used in many different and often expressive ways. In this class we will study drawing with a focus on charcoal and how it’s different uses. Beginners welcome.
Cost: $24 Residents/ $36 Non-Residents Register by Phone: 414.475.8811

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Mixed Media Pastels

Cedarburg Cultural Center W62 N546 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012

Wednesdays, July 9-30, 6-8pm

Pastels are one of the most versatile mediums. In this class we will take pastel drawing to the next level. Intricate under paintings, experimental techniques, layering, and more will be covered. Learn to combine pastels with watercolor, pencil, acrylics, oils, and more! Beginners as well as experience artists are welcome.

Cost: $63 CCC Member/ $79 Non-Member Register by phone: 262-375-3676 

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Colorist Landscape

Take the colorist approach to landscape painting, using contrasts of color rather than value to describe objects. Use a bright palette to create acrylic paintings that express your unique creative voice.

  • Friday & Saturday, July 11-12, 9am-4pm
  • Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Rd. F, Fish Creek, WI 54212
  • Class ID # PDi416
  • $225 Member/ $250 Non-Member Register by phone 920-868-3455 or online.
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Landscape Painting in Watercolor

Milwaukee Recreation, Gaenslen School, 1250 E Burleigh St Milwaukee, WI 53212

Mondays, July 14-28, 6-8pm

This class will focus on painting landscapes with watercolor. Working from photographs, students will study the elements of a landscape and how watercolor 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.
Cost: $26 Residents/ $39 Non-Residents Register by Phone: 414.475.8811


Acrylic Impressionistic Landscapes

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI 53045
Thursdays, July 17 – August 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover how to capture color and light the way the impressionists did. Discuss historical examples of impressionism, analyzing the techniques of artists such as Monet and Pissaro. Students will work from photos and life to create their own impressionist style paintings. This class is perfect for beginners or painters who want to challenge their current working methods.
Cost: $95 ($90 for donors) Register by phone: 262-373-5023

October Afternoon

Painting Outdoors

Experience the exhilaration of painting outdoors! Painting from life offers you the great benefit of observing the nuances of nature. In this class we will focus on acrylic paints and we will work outdoors, weather permitting. You will be able to observe directly the way colors change with the position of the sun. The basics of acrylic painting will be covered along with some useful tips about working from life and painting landscape.  Beginners are welcome!

  • Thursdays, July 17-Aug 10, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Alverno, 3400 S. 43rd Street Milwaukee, WI 53234
  • $82
  • ¬†Register by phone 414.382.6000 or online.

Abstract Pastels

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI 53045
Tuesdays, July 22 – August 12, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Learn the media of pastels while expressing yourself through abstraction. We will discuss techniques such as blending and layering. Historical examples of abstract painting and drawing, along with a lecture on composition and formal issues, will help students to understand the process of abstract painting.

Cost: $105 ($100 for donors) Register by phone: 262-373-5023