Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058
In this beginning drawing workshop, learn to see. Practice strategies for seeing shapes, edges, implied line and values. Explore cross-hatching and shading, contour drawing, gesture drawing and rendering using various pencils.
$55 member / $63 non-member + $5 Materials fee
Tuesday, July 8 1 - 5pm
Friday, August 15 2 - 6pm
Join veteran painter Nancy Isbell in this beginning painting workshop and learn strategies and techniques for working in acrylic paints on canvas. Plan a painting, work from reference material and start, maybe finish a painting. With demos and time for hands-on experimentation, Nancy will simplify the process into manageable and understandable steps using the paint in layers and working with glazes, brushwork and color. Materials list provided upon registration.
$81 member / $93 non-member
Thursday, July 10 10am – 4pm
Thursday, August 14 10am – 4pm
From Abstract Expressionism to DaDa, we'll explore it all! Tap into your subconscious mind, then use your conscious mind to bring it all together. In this class, you will use your whole brain! Composition and design theory will be discussed as important visual tools to abstract art. And, of course, you will draw while exploring different drawing mediums and techniques. Basic drawing supplies and paper will be provided. Explore some non-traditional ways to use various mediums to create awesome abstract imagery! If you have drawing pencils or pastels, please bring them.
$55 member / $63 non-member + $10 materials fee
Sunday, June 1 1:30 - 5:30pm
Saturday, July 19 1 - 5pm
Thursday, August 7 1 - 5pm
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR PAINTING
Learn the fundamentals and techniques of watercolor painting. Explore wet on wet, dry brush, drop in and softened edges. Paint from a still life. Begin with light pencil sketches and continue to block out a composition using flat washes. Understand the basics of color theory by making a color wheel and blending colors. You will be guided through a variety of exercises with demonstrations. Materials list provided upon registration.
$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member
Thursday, July 31 10am - 4pm
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12 1 - 4pm
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Paint! Enjoy a time out with your friends! It’s all about having fun, being out, eating, drinking and making a painting, too. No special talent or experience required; only a willingness to have a good time. Everyone will have the same painting as inspiration and paint along as artist Nancy Isbell takes you step-by-step to create your masterpiece on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. Your inner creativity is opened up and takes over. You may have never picked up a paint brush or you may have years of painting experience. It doesn’t matter! t's not a competition. You just might get hooked on painting!
Take home with a finished painting and the memory of a fun-filled time.
For the artistic and not so artistic, experience creative fun with your friends as you paint in a real artist’s studio at Bravo School of Art. Feeling a little bit nervous? Don’t worry. It’s easy and totally stress-free. Be amazed at the artwork you create!
Come early to get a choice seat and to mix and mingle. Feel free to bring snacks, your favorite growler from Stone Brewing, a bottle of wine or beverage. Cups and a corkscrew are available for your use. Abundant free parking. Please register in advance!
Paintin' Parties are open to the public and if you are interested in your own private Paintin' Party, that can be arranged! Select the painting, gather 5 or more friends, pick the date and contact Bravo School of Art to schedule.
Make Art! Have Fun! Be Happy!
$45 includes paint, canvas, use of brushes, easels and apron. All art supplies are provided. Chocolates, snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Paintin' Parties are open to the public and if you are interested in your own Private Paintin' Party, that can be arranged! Select the painting, gather 6 or more friends, pick the date and ask us if we are available.
September 26 Private Paintin' Party Register Now
MONET INSPIRED BOUQUET OF SUNFLOWERS
Saturday, August 9 1- 4pm
VAN GOGH INSPIRED BLOSSOMING ALMOND TREE
Saturday, August 9 6 - 9pm
VAN GOGH INSPIRED IRISES
Saturday, October 11 1 - 4pm
Saturday, October 11 6 - 9pm
ISBELL INSPIRED DOCK OF THE BAY
Saturday, November 8 1 - 4pm
VAN GOGH INSPIRED SUNFLOWERS
Saturday, November 8 6 - 9pm
VAN GOGH INSPIRED VASE WITH OLEANDER AND BOOK
Saturday, December 6 1 - 4pm
VAN GOGH INSPIRED STARRY NIGHT
Saturday, December 6 6 - 9pm
You may schedule any of these paintings for your own Private Paintin' Party. Below are others from which to select.
MONET INSPIRED SUNSET
MONET INSPIRED WATER LILY POND
MATISSE INSPIRED GOLDFISH STILL LIFE
MONET INSPIRED WATER LILIES