Mother’s Day Tea and Floral Painting – May 13, 2023


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Mother’s Day Tea and Floral Painting

Workshop Fee: $50 members / $55 non-members

Saturday, May 13, 2023
12PM-2PM – Afternoon Tea Party and light snacks
2PM-6PM – Floral Painting Session

Instructor: Kelly Borsheim

Participants of this class are welcome to paint in any medium that they choose;  pastels, watercolor, acrylic, or oil.  If you choose to paint in oil, you must bring odorless mineral spirits for the consideration of others.  Tables and easels will be provided.  There will be a choice of  two floral compositions in which to work.  Students are required to bring their own materials based on the medium in which they chose to work.

About the Instructor

Despite having created art with her mother during her childhood, sculptor Kelly Borsheim received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and English.  During that time she took a black and white darkroom course and was inspired to work in a photo lab while she was still in university, changing the direction of her professional life.  Later,  she moved into image preservation, which led her back to drawing, painting with oils, and then sculpture.  While still working in the lab, she studied classical art techniques for two hours per week for a year before leaving the lessons to draw, paint, and sculpt from life. 

Kelly began her sculpture studies at the Elisabet Ney Sculpture Conservatory in Austin, Texas, in 1994.  She was asked to become an anatomy instructor there and was very involved in the Texas Society of Sculptors for over a decade. In 2000, she sold $20k worth of bronze and other art via her site on the Internet, which led her to also teach online art marketing for some years.  

Ms. Borsheim has been a full-time artist since 2001 January. Stone is her preferred medium, but bronze allows her to create different textures and delicate extended parts in her compositions.  Using the different mediums help her to think in the others.  She learned about pastels as a street painter in Florence, Italy, writing a book about her four years as a madonnara.  It was also in the Renaissance City that she acquired a degree in painting in 2014.  

Kelly’s charcoal and pastel drawings, paintings and bronze and stone sculpture are now in private collections throughout the United States and in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Besides her Web site at, you may find her on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Patreon, FineArtAmerica, and Etsy.

Additional information

Student Type

Member, NonMember