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Introduction to Watercolor
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Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058

FINE ART

ACRYLIC PAINTING PART 2

Nancy Isbell

Let's go to the beach! Continue the lessons started and fine-tune your painting skills.

Pre-requisite: Nancy's August 14th Acrylic Painting class.

$81 member / $93 non-member

Monday September 29 10am-4pm

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COMPOSITION, CONTROL AND COLOR HARMONY 4 weeks

Jeff Yeomans

Learn a basic approach to painting that will simplify the process and make painting less intimidating. As a result, your work stays fresh and you’ll look forward to every painting you start. Learn about using a limited palette for color harmony and to mix color confidently while working from photographs using a simple grid. Using your choice of oil or acrylic paints, this informative, hands-on class will teach you to make better paintings, and is helpful in learning to paint “en plein air”. Open to all levels of ability. After the first class, advanced students who understand these theories will be able to work independently to reach their next level of ability. Materials list provided upon registration.

$156 Bravo member / $180 non-member + $10 Materials fee

Tuesdays, Sept 16 - Oct 7 6:30 - 9:30pm

Tuesdays, Oct 14 - Nov 4 6:30 - 9:30pm

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ACRYLIC PAINTING

Nancy Isbell

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, October 23 10am – 4pm

Thursday, November 6 10am – 4pm

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INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Patricia Hyman

In a creative atmosphere, 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.

$68 Bravo member / $78 non-member

Friday, October 10 4 - 9pm

Sunday, November 23 10am - 3pm

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A VIEW OF YOU: SELF PORTRAIT

Patricia Hyman

Learn portrait drawing with a Picasso approach. Design and create self-portraits using Picasso's approach to Cubism. In this early 20th century art movement, people and objects were painted from more than one viewpoint. This created the effects of abstracting real to unrecognizable. Start with this fun technique to learn more about the face and its proportions. You will have a firm understanding of portraiture drawing by the end of class. Choose your favorite medium in which to work and bring your own charcoal, markers, watercolors, oils, acrylics, etc. Materials list provided upon registration.

$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member

Monday, September 15 6 - 9pm

Thursday, October 16 6 - 9pm

Saturday, November 22 2 - 5pm

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INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

Patricia Hyman

Enjoy a degree of basic drawing skills that will aid beginners. Draw a still life using outline and shading. Learn about positive and negative shape, focal point and composition. Beginning warm-up exercises will be taught to help you focus and approach with a loose intent. Draw from a creative arrangement of objects, known as a still life. Materials list provided upon registration.

$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member

Friday, September 26 9am - 1pm

Monday, October 13 1 - 5pm

Sunday, November 2 12:30 - 4:30pm

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MONOPRINT

Amanda Rouse

Monoprinting is an exciting printing method that combines painting and drawing with stamping, transfers, textures, and a touch of chance! Use water-based inks to make one of a kind painterly prints. Learn the basics of additive and subtractive printing, registration, color mixing, using textures to create tones, ghost printing, and how to make prints from your home. If you have never made a print, or if it is your favorite way of working, this workshop will not disappoint! Come for an adventure into the art of a print. Materials list provided upon registration.

$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member + $10 Materials fee

Sunday, September 14 10am - 4pm

Friday, October 17 10am - 4pm

Wednesday, November 12 10am - 4pm

Saturday, December 13 10am - 4pm

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PRINTED HOLIDAY CARD

Amanda Rouse

In this half-day workshop, make holiday greeting cards using printmaking, stamping, stenciling and transfer techniques. Use water-based inks and fine art paper to make one-of-a-kind cards to send to friends and family. This workshop is an excellent introduction to printmaking and after the class you will be able to make cards anytime at home. Materials list provided upon registration.

$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member + $7 Materials fee

Saturday, November 22 9am - 1pm

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SKETCH AND WASH

Patricia Hyman

Draw a still life using water-soluble graphite pencils. Apply water to your drawings to create gray washes. In this context, a “wash” is a watery graphite gray indicating the object's shape. The process can be repeated until you are satisfied with your painting. Students will be introduced to light and dark, soft and hard edges and full value modeling. Materials list provided upon registration.

$68 Bravo member / $78 non-member

Sunday, October 5 10am - 3pm

Saturday, November 15 2 - 7pm

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PET PORTRAIT

Lovejoy

Immortalize your pet or favorite animal in your own creative style. Guided step-by-step, paint the background, then build with shadow, mid-tone and highlights. Finally, add the details of eyes, nose and fur to render a beautiful and unique painting of your pet. This workshop is ideal for beginners and will introduce the structural basics of animal portraiture. Be surprised how much fun you’ll have as you discover talent hidden within. Please bring 3 - 4 images of your pet that capture its personality and unique markings. Work at your own pace with personal instruction from Lovejoy. Feel free to bring snacks, food and beverages to enjoy. All supplies will be provided: apron, paint, brushes, canvas and easel. This will be held in Lovejoy’s studio. Location and directions given upon registration. Space is limited.

For an additional $10, if you send us photos of your pet prior to the class, your pet will be pre-sketched on your canvas. Photos must be emailed to Bravo at least 2 days before the class. One pet per canvas.

$35 Bravo member / $40 non-member + $10 Materials fee

Saturday, September 13 10am - 1pm

Saturday, September 27 2 - 5pm

Saturday, October 11 2 - 5pm

Saturday, October 25 10am - 1pm

Saturday, November 8 10am - 1pm

Saturday, November 22 2 - 5pm

Saturday, December 13 10am - 1pm

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PAINTIN' PARTY!

Nancy Isbell

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.

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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

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VAN GOGH INSPIRED IRISES

Saturday, October 11 1 - 4pm

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FALL FOLIAGE

Saturday, October 11 6 - 9pm

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ISBELL INSPIRED DOCK OF THE BAY

Saturday, November 8 1 - 4pm

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VAN GOGH INSPIRED SUNFLOWERS

Saturday, November 8 6 - 9pm

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VAN GOGH INSPIRED VASE WITH OLEANDER AND BOOK

Saturday, December 6 1 - 4pm

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VAN GOGH INSPIRED STARRY NIGHT

Saturday, December 6 6 - 9pm

VanGoghsStarryNight

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You may schedule any of these paintings for your own Private Paintin' Party. Below are others from which to select.

Click here for questions and to learn how to reserve your Private Paintin' Party.

 

MONET INSPIRED SUNSET

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MONET INSPIRED WATER LILY POND

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MATISSE INSPIRED GOLDFISH STILL LIFE

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MONET INSPIRED WATER LILIES

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MONET INSPIRED BOUQUET OF SUNFLOWERS

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VAN GOGH INSPIRED BLOSSOMING ALMOND TREE

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