Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058
Flowers are perhaps one of the easiest subjects with which to begin watercolor painting. Using Watercolor Basics: Painting Flowers (NorthLight Books) as the text, delve into the joy of painting flowers. Sharon Hinckley brings years of experience and careful study to her work and is happy to share her secrets with you. Topics include choice of subject matter, arrangement, mixing juicy color and, the ever challenging, how to make fresh greens. This workshop is suitable for all levels of students. Materials list provided upon registration.
$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member
Wednesday, May 29 10am - 2pm
Sunday, June 9 10am - 2pm
Monday, July 1 10am - 2pm
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
Fridays, May 10 & 17 10am - 1pm
Mondays, June 10 & 17 1 - 4pm
Tuesdays, July 16 & 23 6 - 9pm
Sundays, August 18 & 25 2 - 5pm
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
Thursday, May 2 10am - 2pm
Monday, June 10 5 - 9pm
Thursday, July 11 10am - 2pm
Monday, August 12 5 - 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
Sunday, May 5 10am - 1pm
Monday, May 13 6 - 9pm
Thursday, June 20 10am - 1pm
Monday, July 22 6 - 9pm
Thursday, August 22 10am - 1pm
One of the goals of this workshop is to produce a successful painting using oil paint. You will explore the art of seeing, understand harmony and balance, and will be encouraged to be free to experiment and enjoy the process. Learn the basics of the medium and its safe usage. See how the color of an object is influenced by light and shadow. Paint from a still life (an arrangement of vases, bowls of fruit, bottles etc) in the studio and weather permitting, outdoors. From beginner to professional, all skill levels are welcome. Materials list provided upon registration.
$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member
Friday, April 26 9am - 12pm
Thursday, May 9 9am - 12pm
Monday, June 24 9am - 12pm
LOOSEN UP TO ABSTRACT PAINTING
Learn to use the basic principles of abstraction and combine them into your own style of painting. Through several fun painting exercises, the main elements of design will be emphasized. Apply these elements into a painting of completely non-objective colors and shapes or using objects and subject matter in your own abstract style. Please bring ideas from which to paint, such as photos, art reproductions, sketches or your own imagination. This workshop includes instructor demonstrations plus individual and group critiques. Materials list provided upon registration.
$68 member / $78 non-member
Thursday, August 8 10am - 4pm
ABSTRACT PAINTING: A SMALL SERIES
You will be guided on how to develop a single concept over several small paintings. Your idea may be purely abstract (using shape or color) or you may use photographs or other reference material for inspiration to pursue your theme. Bring an idea or subject matter from which to have fun and explore! Use basic principles of abstraction and combine them into your own style of painting. Materials list provided upon registration.
$68 member / $78 non-member
Thursday, August 15 10am - 4pm
ART WEEK RETREAT aka Summer Camp for Adults
Explore the possibilities in this five day retreat as you learn and play with art. Dive right in and immerse yourself, experiment and let your creativity surface with Basic Drawing, Introduction to Watercolor and Acrylic Painting. Attend all eight sessions (morning and afternoons) to learn three different media, or pick just one. Watercolor in the morning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, followed by Acrylic Painting in the afternoon on the same days. Try your hand at drawing to learn the Fundamentals of Art on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Class will not meet on Tuesday or Thursday morning.
$275 Bravo Member / $323 non-member
Monday - Friday, August 26 - 30 9am - 4pm
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR PAINTING 3 sessions
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.
$117 Bravo member / $135 non-member
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, August 26, 28 & 30 9am - 12pm
INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINTING 3 sessions
Join veteran painter Nancy Isbell in this 3-part beginning painting class to learn strategies and techniques for working in acrylic paint on canvas. A fun, relaxing and confidence building course for beginners and experienced painters alike in which all the ins and outs of painting with versatile acrylics is taught. Working from reference material, plan and complete a least one 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.
$117 Bravo member / $135 non-member
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, August 26, 28 & 30 1 - 4pm
BASIC DRAWING 2 sessions
In this 2-part beginning drawing workshop, learn to see. Practice strategies for seeing shapes, edges, implied line, values and perspective. Using pencil, explore cross-hatching and shading, contour drawing, gesture drawing and the use of negative space and texture. Materials list provided upon registration.
$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member
Tuesday & Thursday, August 27 & 29 1 - 4pm
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Paint! An enjoyable 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. 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 by artist Nancy Isbell, who will guide 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 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 9 or more friends, pick the date and ask us if we are avalailable.
VAN GOGH INSPIRED STARRY NIGHT
Saturday, June 22 6 - 9pm Register Now
MONET INSPIRED WATER LILIES
Saturday, July 27 6 - 9pm Register Now
MONET INSPIRED BOUQUET OF SUNFLOWERS
Saturday, Aug 17 6 - 9pm Register Now
Other paintings that may be scheduled for a Private Paintin' Party are below
VAN GOGH STYLE IRISES
MATISSE STYLE GOLDFISH STILL LIFE
VAN GOGH STYLE SUNFLOWERS
MONET INSPIRED SUNSET