FIBERS & TEXTILES
WOMEN’S MARCH KITTY HAT KNITTING
As we approach the 1 year anniversary of the Women's March on Washington, people are organizing sister marches all across the country to show that we are not backing down. Women’s March San Diego is on January 20, 2018. Stand up for and be counted as one who believes in a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe for all, one in which the human rights and dignity of each person is protected and our planet is safe from destruction. If you have not had the opportunity to create and wear your own commemorative kitty hat, now is your chance! This workshop will teach you all the skills needed to complete your hat. Learn to knit and purl in the round using the continental style of knitting as well as the finishing technique; Kitchener Stitch. Please bring approximately 200 yards of worsted weight yarn in any shade of pink (traditionally bright pink, pale pink or magenta) or whatever color your heart desires. All other supplies will be provided. Perfect for beginners! Pre-registration required.
$64 + $8 Materials fee
Saturday, January 13 9am - 1pm
KNITTED SCARF FOR BEGINNERS
Using the Continental style, learn to knit and purl, cast on, and bind off. Build on your new skills by learning garter stitch, stockinette, reverse stockinette, and seed stitch to create a beautiful and functional scarf comprised of textured stripes. So easy and fun! As you progress, time will be spent on basic pattern reading, trouble-shooting and choosing the right tools and yarn for any project. By the end of class, you’ll be well on your way with the skills and tools to complete the scarf you’ve begun. A short materials list provided upon registration.
$64 Bravo member / $72 non-member + $8 Materials fee
Sunday, March 4 1 - 5pm
Saturday, April 7 1 - 5pm
RETRO TAPESTRY WEAVING 4 weeks
Learn to weave!! Create a 60‘s and 70’s inspired, richly textured and tactile piece of fiber art. Think: fringe and shaggy. Using a frame loom, explore basic weaving techniques or, if you already know how to weave, tighten up your skills with more advanced work. These amazingly textural pieces are back in vogue and you will be the envy of all your friends. Please bring a heavy dinner fork, scissors and wear your love beads. Peace & Luv.
$156 Bravo member / $180 non-member + $29 Materials fee
Thursdays, Jan 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 10am - 1pm
Mondays, Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26 6 - 9pm
Fridays, March 9, 16, 23 & 30 1 - 4pm
Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 9am - 12pm
AFTER SCHOOL TEXTILE ART 4 weeks Ages 7 - Adult
In this 4 week after-school hands-on art class, explore a variety of fiber art techniques. These may include weaving, sewing, painted or printed fabric using dyes or paint, basketmaking macrame and more. Makers of all ages are invited to enroll in this satisfying introductory course.
$96 Bravo member / $108 non-member + $20 Materials fee $2
Thursdays, Jan 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 4 - 5:30pm
SILK QUICKIE Ages 6 - Adult
Using heat set non-toxic dyes, learn a simple and fast technique for hand painting on Habotai silk. As dye dries on the fabric, you’ll see beautiful colors and textures form. The silk can be used as a scarf to wear or as a decoration for your home. What a quick, simple, fun and easy way to get your creative groove going! Please wear painting clothes or bring your apron. All supplies, including two 8" x 54" scarves, will be provided. After class, enjoy a stroll through Liberty Station’s galleries, studios, museums and restaurants.
$20 Bravo member / $24 non-member + $20 Materials fee
Sunday, January 14 10 - 11am
Monday, February 19 10 - 11am
Monday, March 26 12 - 1pm
Monday, March 26 7 - 8pm
Sunday, April 29 12 - 1pm
NUNO FELTED SCARF
Combine silk and merino wool to create a special scarf to use or give as a gift. Making felt requires standing and some exertion to mat, condense and press the roving into a non-woven cloth. The finished piece is approximately 90"x 18". Please bring a bath towel. All levels of creative ability are welcome.
$56 Bravo member / $63 non-member + $29 Materials fee
Sunday, January 21 1 - 4:30pm
Saturday, February 10 9am - 12:30pm
Sunday, March 18 1 - 4:30pm
Saturday, April 14 1 - 4:30pm
HOW CAN YOU RESIST? SILK PAINTING
Paint a silk scarf using the Serti Resist (closing or fence) method where designs are outlined with a resist and the color stays within the outlined areas of the design. Simple line drawings, your favorite doodles or color blocking can be painted on a silk Habotai scarf for you to wear or hang on your wall! Practice your skills on a small silk square before working on the scarf. Please bring a simple full-size drawing for an 8" x 54” scarf drawn in black ink (such a medium point Sharpie marker) to place under your silk. Think of coloring book drawings as a guideline for your work. Landscapes are fun to create! Do you want a vertical or horizontal format? Consider incorporating words into your design! Bring your design on paper rolled up - DO NOT FOLD. You may also do an easy abstract or free-form doodles without doing a pattern before hand! Please wear your painting clothes or bring an apron. No prior silk painting experience necessary.
$56 Bravo member / $63 non-member + $20 Materials fee
Sunday, January 14 12 - 3:30pm
Monday, February 19 12 - 3:30pm
Monday, March 26 2 - 5:30pm
Sunday, April 29 2 - 5:30pm
BORDADO FANTASIA: A MEXICAN EMBROIDERY
Bordado Fantasia or “Fantasy Embroidery” is a Mexican embroidery technique that most closely resembles the act of weaving on fabric. Although its history is crowded in mystery, it is a constantly evolving technique being passed down by families and shared through social media. With each new artist, new stitches are formed. Explore this skill and learn the ways in which you can create your own Bordado Fantasia. Practice the basics of the technique, create a sampler consisting of several stitches, and be provided with a variety of resources to continue your journey in this art form.
$64 Bravo member / $72 non-member + $10 Materials fee
Sunday, February 4 10am - 2pm
Friday, April 13 10am - 2pm
INDIGENOUS FOLK ART DISH TOWEL
If you’re interested in adding bold designs, intrigue and vibrancy to your home and are a fan of interesting angles, shapes and pattern, this decorative trend is for you! Hand paint a soft cotton towel with bold, colorful and modern Tribal style patterns from various cultures from around the world. For inspiration, look to Kilims, the American Southwest geometrics, Ikat, Boucherouite rugs, Suzani, Mud cloth and Kuba cloth, ancient Aztec motifs, decorative tiles, mud houses of Burkina Faso and more.
$80 Bravo member / $90 non-member + $16 Materials fee
Monday, January 15 10am - 3pm
Saturday, February 24 10am - 3pm
Wednesday, March 28 10am - 3pm
Sunday, April 8 10am - 3pm
INTRODUCTION TO BEADING ON FABRIC
Using basic embroidery stitches and beads, create a small fiber art piece to frame or mount. Instead of stitching or stringing beads together, learn to stitch beads to cloth. Working in the “quilting” tradition, stitch together three layers – a decorative top, batting, and backing fabric to create the base on which to stitch. Embellish the surface while learning how to securely sew a single bead, a row of beads and other decorative stones and embellishments. Sewing experience not required. Materials list provided upon registration.
$64 Bravo member / $72 non-member $15 Materials fee
Monday, January 29 1 - 5pm
Tuesday, February 13 1 - 5pm
Sunday, March 25 9am - 1pm
Sunday, April 15 1 - 5pm
ART STUDIO ON DEMAND
Bring your unfinished projects and work in Bravo's studio. We'll provide guidance, suggestions, critique or simply provide you a place to work. Work on your painting, drawing, mosaic, weaving, collage, mixed media, printmaking, etc. Bring your own supplies or purchase from us. Stay as long as you like. Advanced reservations are required.
Only $10 an hour. Pay by the hour.
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CURLY GIRL HAIR DRYING TOWEL
Use textile paints, pens, brushes and stamps to decorate and personalize a soft cotton towel to gently squeeze water from your curly locks after cleansing and conditioning. Learn to print or paint playful curly patterns and designs. Curly hair is naturally dry and any extra handling causes frizz by ruffling your hair’s cuticles. Curly hair also needs all the moisture it can get and terry cloth towels absorb too much. Keep those curls curly and defined by using your personalized smooth cotton fabric to scrunch and curl.
$48 Bravo member / $54 non-member + $18 Materials fee
New dates to come
PRAYER FLAG PROJECT
Choose a theme for your prayer, dream or wish. Add words and embellish your fabric flag with paper, paint, embroidery, buttons, beads, markers, etc. Hang your flags outside or in your window. It is believed that the prayers on the flags are lifted up and spread throughout the universe as they flutter in the wind. Everyone who is touched by that wind, is touched by the prayers.
$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $18 Materials fee
New dates coming
Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058