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



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Pastel Landscapes

Join me for a day in the country, learning how to make a landscape come alive in this pastel drawing class. You will learn how to layer and blend pastel colors to achieve gradation, depth and atmosphere. Color discussions and demos will help you layer color to achieve desired results. You’ll start with a few exercises to develop concepts, and then move on to completed drawings.

  • Saturday, April 19, 9am-4pm
  • Cedar Valley 5349 County Road D West Bend, WI 53090
  • $65 (includes lunch) Register by phone 262.629.9202 or online
October Afternoon

Discovering the Wisconsin Landscape in Acrylic

What makes the Wisconsin Landscape unique?  How can an artist emphasize the recognizable wheat fields, skylines, trees and farms that are noteworthy to the experience of Wisconsin?  This class covers landscape painting in acrylics and the basics of setting up a composition, but goes one step further in emphasizing the features that make our home state stand out.  We will work from photographs and life in combining observation, emotion and memory when painting.

  • Wednesdays, April 23-May 14, 6-8pm
  • Cedarburg Cultural Center
  • W62 N546 Washington Avenue
  • Cedarburg, WI 53012
  • $63 Member/ $79 Non-Member Register by phone 262.375.3676 or online.
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Colorist Landscape

A colorist is someone who uses contrasts of color to describe objects in painting, rather than value. Using bright, expressive palettes this class will cover both landscape painting and color.

  • Tuesdays, May 6-20, 2-4pm
  • Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, WI 53056
  • Cost: $75 ($70 for donors) Register by phone: 262-373-5023 or in person at the Wilson Center


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Intro to Landscape Painting

This class will focus on painting landscapes in acrylic. Working from photographs, students will develop a single painting. 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 image. The basics of acrylic will be covered, along with the steps to begin and execute a single artwork. This is a perfect place for beginners to dive in.

  • Mondays, May 12-June 9, 6-8pm
  • Milwaukee Recreation, Milwaukee School of Languages 8400 W Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53222
  • Register by phone 414.475.8811
  • Cost $30.50 Residents/$45.75 Non-Residents






Painting from Photo

Turn a favorite photograph into a personalized painting (including the frame). Beki Borman, local artist, will show you how. You will work in acrylics (easy and dries quickly) on an 11”X14” canvas panel from a photograph of your choosing.(Bring a bunch of pictures, not too complicated for beginners; any level of difficulty for those who have some previous experience with drawing and painting.) This is a GREAT opportunity to try your hand at painting (no expense in buying lots of materials). Beginners welcome as well as students who have experience in painting and acrylics.

  • Wednesdays May 21 & 28, 6:30-9pm
  • Bay View Community Center,1320 E. Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • Cost: $24.99 (supplies included)
  • Register by phone 414.482.1000





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Painting by Process

Learn the process of developing a painting methodically step by step. The class will begin with preliminary brainstorming and sketching. Next, we will develop a working study while discussing color and application. Finally, students will move onto the final piece beginning with an underpainting and ultimately will complete a single well-designed painting. The tools learned along the way can be applied to all future artistic endeavors. 

  • Wednesdays, June 4-18, 6-8pm
  • Cedarburg Cultural Center
  • W62 N546 Washington Avenue
  • Cedarburg, WI 53012
  • $47 Member/ $59 Non-Member Register by phone 262.375.3676 or online.
plein air

Painting En Plein Air

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air,” used to describe the act of painting outdoors. This workshop will introduce you to materials and techniques, choosing a location and light effects encountered when painting “en plein air.” Students will learn about values and well as warm and cool tones in the artist’s palette, or color scheme. Favorite artist Beki Borman leads demos and works with students individually during in-class painting time.

  • Saturday, June 7, 10am-3pm
  • Cedarburg Cultural Center
  • W62 N546 Washington Avenue
  • Cedarburg, WI 53012
  • $41 Member/ $51 Non-Member Register by phone 262.375.3676 or online.
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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.
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.