Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058
RELIEF PRINTMAKING 2 weeks
This is the real deal. Explore the best ways to create imagery for relief printmaking and execute them in class starting with a practice piece of linoleum. The techniques you learn in practice will then be put to the test when you cut your own final linoleum plate. During the second meeting, the focus will be on pulling prints on a professional quality printing press. Learn how to make hand-rubbed prints that can be produced in your studio without a press. High quality materials, tools and instruction.
$81 member / $93 non-member + $15 Materials fee
Sundays, January 12 & 19 9am - 12pm
Saturdays, February 15 & 22 2 - 5pm
Fridays, March 21 & 28 1 - 4pm
Mondays, April 21 & 28 6 - 9pm
Immortalize your pet or favorite animal in your own creative style. Lay out the basic animal’s shapes and build with shadows and highlights to render a beautiful and unique painting. This workshop is ideal for beginners and will introduce the structural basics of animal portraiture. Please bring an image of your favorite animal or pet that you would like to recreate. If you are painting a pet portrait, please bring 3 - 4 images of your pet to capture its personality and unique markings. Red, yellow, blue, white and black acrylic paint, brushes, mixing plate and a 16” x 20” canvas will be provided.
$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + Materials fee $15
Monday, January 20 6 - 9pm
Monday, February 10 6 - 9pm
Monday, April 7 6 - 9pm
DRAWING: GETTING THE BASICS
This course will guide the student through all of the necessary steps to create a dynamic and naturalistic drawing. Work from the still-life while discussing methods for setting up a strong composition, sight-measuring and proportion, lights and darks, focal point, negative space, and technique. Explore through several warm-up exercises to prepare for the long drawing. Materials list provided upon registration.
$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member
Friday, February 28 10am - 3pm
Saturday, April 5 10am - 3pm
PAINTING: ACRYLIC OR OIL PRACTICE
Review the basics of setting up a commanding composition, proportion, space, light, and color theory. Demonstration will include color mixing, paint application, which type of brush to use for each technique, and how to build a painting in layers. Students may work from life or from a photo of choice. Materials list provided upon registration.
$68 Bravo member / $78 non-member
Friday, January 17 10am - 4pm
Saturday, March 8 10am - 4pm
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR PAINTING
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.
$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member
Sunday & Monday, Jan 19 & 20 1 - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, Feb 22 & 23 9am - 12pm
Saturday, March 29 10am - 4pm
Saturday, April 26 10am - 4pm
PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING
Forget the brush and let’s slap some paint on a canvas. A palette knife can be used for much more than mixing paint. Recreate an image, impasto style, as you learn the basics of palette knife painting with acrylic paint. Explore the simplicity of laying blocks of solid color and building the details using bold strokes. This is a very fun and expressive painting style. Please bring an image that you would like to recreate. Ideal for beginners as well as advanced painting students. Red, yellow, blue, white and black acrylic paint, palette knife, mixing plate and a 16” x 20” painting panel will be provided.
$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member + Materials fee $20
Monday, January 13 5 - 9pm
Monday, February 3 5 - 9pm
Monday, March 3 5 - 9pm
Monday, April 14 5 - 9pm
ANATOMY FOR FIGURE DRAWING
The ability to draw the human figure is an essential skill for the trained artist. Observe and draw from a plastic skeleton. See how the human body rests on this structure and draw quick guides to symbolize the body and it's mass. Learn the basics of proportion and how to simplify the human figure. Look at different poses and discuss the challenge or ease of drawing these positions. There will be 1, 2, 5,10 and 20-minute studies of poses. Materials list provided upon registration.
$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member
Friday, January 24 6 - 9pm
Monday, February 17 2 - 5pm
Sunday, March 16 1 - 4pm
Thursday, April 24 6 - 9pm
ABSTRACT DRAWING 2 weeks
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. Do you have a Swiss Army knife or pocket knife? Bring that too... seriously! Explore some non-traditional ways to use various mediums to create awesome abstract imagery! Materials list provided upon registration.
$81 member / $93 non-member + $10 materials fee
Fridays, January 24 & 31 9am - 12pm
Thursdays, February 13 & 20 6 - 9pm
Saturdays, March 8 & 15 6 - 9pm
Thursdays, April 3 & 10 1 - 4pm
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Paint! Enjoy a night 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 have picked up a paint brush or you may have years of painting experience. It doesn’t matter! One more great thing about this evening is that it’s an in-the-moment, living-in-the-now experience, not a competition. You just might get hooked on painting!
Take home with a finished painting and the memory of a fun-filled evening.
Bring your friends and get ready to be inspired as artist Nancy Isbell guides you step-by-step through painting a masterpiece you may call your own! For the artistic and not so artistic, experience an evening of 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. You will be amazed at the artwork you create! Come early to get a choice seat and to mix and mingle. Feel free to bring your favorite growler from Stone Brewing or a bottle of wine. We have a corkscrew.
Abundant free parking. Please register in advance!
Make Art! Have Fun! Be Happy
$45 includes paint, canvas, use of brushes, easels and apron. All art supplies are provided. Chocolates, snacks and sodas 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.
Private Paintin' Party
VAN GOGH INSPIRED VASE WITH OLEANDERS AND BOOK
Saturday, March 1 6 - 9pm Sorry, this Paintin' Party is canceled for this night
VAN GOGH INSPIRED STARRY NIGHT
MONET INSPIRED WATER LILIES
Saturday, May 31 6 - 9pm Register Now
You may schedule any of these paintings for your own Private Paintin' Party. Below are others from which to select.
MATISSE INSPIRED GOLDFISH STILL LIFE
VAN GOGH STYLE SUNFLOWERS
MONET INSPIRED SUNSET
MONET INSPIRED BOUQUET OF SUNFLOWERS
MONET INSPIRED WATER LILY POND
VAN GOGH INSPIRED IRISES
VAN GOGH INSPIRED BLOSSOMING ALMOND TREE