Best Painting & Drawing Teachers in Milwaukee

Why These Painting & Drawing Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Milwaukee Painting & Drawing Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Beki Borman Art

Beki Borman Art is a full-service art studio located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The classes of Beki Borman Art include mixed media painting, colorful pastels, and abstract acrylic techniques. Beki Borman was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her current oil paintings are primarily done with a palette knife. These “Chromascapes” focus on color relationships within the subject of landscape. Beki Borman works out of her home studio in Milwaukee. Her paintings are inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, Wolf Kahn, and Wayne Thiebaud. Beki Borman obtained her BFA in painting at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2004. Since earning her degree, Beki Borman has exhibited her numerous paintings both in the Wisconsin area and across the U.S.

Cedarburg, WI 53012


Chris Sommerfelt Watercolors

Chris Sommerfelt Watercolors is a full-service painting store and art school located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Chris Sommerfelt Watercolors offers watercolor classes and workshops. Chris Sommerfelt has been conducting watercolor classes for more than 15 years. He has judged exhibits, conducted critiques, and provided art demonstrations for area art groups. Chris Sommerfelt loves mentoring and teaching his beginning watercolor students essential skill-building exercises, which foster confidence and knowledge of this often elusive medium. Students appreciate Chris Sommerfelt’s methodical approach to teaching and for this reason he acts as a mentor for the Wauwatosa Artists Workshop. Chris Sommerfelt is a proud member of juried art organizations such as the League of Milwaukee Artists, Wauwatosa Artists Workshop, and Wisconsin Watercolor Society.

Wauwatosa, WI 53213


Kelly Thompson Fine Art and Studio

Kelly Thompson Fine Art and Studio is the art space for Kelly Thompson, offering private art lessons for students in the Milwaukee area of all skill levels. Kelly is a classically-trained artist who graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. For over eight years, Kelly has taught both children and adults at locations such as the ArtHouse Studio & Classroom, the Cedarburg Cultural Center, and The Schauer Art Center. Kelly teaches drawing, painting, and non-traditional art classes such as Intentional Creativity, a method that combines creative expression with mindfulness to support growth and healing.

Saukville, WI 53080


Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery

Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery is a full-service art school located in Hartland, Wisconsin. Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery was founded in 2000. Their classes include pottery, hand building and sculpting with clay, art a la carte menu, adaptive art, and drawing. Their art a la carte menu includes hand building and sculpting with clay, wheel throwing, glass fusing and glass fusing workshops. Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery hosts groups and birthday parties, which include children's hand building and sculpting with clay parties, teens pottery on the wheel, children's glass fusing parties, children's drawing parties, children's painting parties, and more. For the adults, Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery offers adult pottery on the wheel parties, adult hand building and sculpting with clay parties, adult glass fusing parties, and adult glass painting parties. Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery provides a nurturing environment in which to learn new skills.

Hartland, WI 53029


Pamela Scesniak

Pamela Scesniak is a working artist located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pamela Scesniak accepts all levels, from kids to adults. Her art classes include intro to sculpture: adult class; abstract: adult class; 5 artists: adult class; plein aire, open studio: adult class; Georgia O`Keefe: ages 8 to 108; and pet portrait: ages 8 to 108. Pamela Scesniak supplies all the class materials. 30 minutes prior to each class, her second-floor studio and parking lot are open to art students. Pamela Scesniak work is displayed in public places across Milwaukee. She has been a professional art teacher for more than 30 years. Pamela Scesniak has earned her BFA and teaching certification from UW-Milwaukee for her decades of experience.

Milwaukee, WI 53212


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