FIBERS & TEXTILES
Using the Continental style, cast on and practice how to knit and purl on straight knitting needles. With your new skills, continue and create a beautiful beanie hat using circular needles. Once the body of your hat has been completed, you’ll transfer to double-pointed needles and learn to decrease and bind off. 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. Materials list provided upon registration.
$64 Bravo member / $72 non-member + $14 Materials fee
Saturday, June 3 5 - 9pm
Sunday, July 2 2 - 6pm
Saturday, August 5 1 - 5pm
Create a 60‘s and 70’s inspired, richly textured and tactile piece of fiber art. Think: fringe and shaggy. Learn basic weaving techniques or, if you already know how to weave, tighten up your skills with more advanced work. Using a frame loom, weave your free-form, organic wall hanging. 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 + $27 Materials fee
Weds, May 31, June 7, 14 & 21 1 - 4pm
Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 9am - 12pm
In this fun, hands-on workshop, learn a few basic macrame knots to create this super groovy boho chic plant hanger. Macrame is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Explore square knot, alternating square knot, spiral knot and gathering knot. With the versatile techniques taught in this class, you will be able to create belts, purses, jewelry, room dividers and more!! All materials will be provided. Bring your creativity and be ready to have fun!
$48 Bravo member / $54 non-member + $5 Materials fee
Friday, May 19 6 - 9pm
Saturday, June 24 9am - 12pm
Saturday, July 29 1 - 4pm
Tuesday, August 8 6 - 9pm
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 + $40 Materials fee
Monday, July 17 nooner 12 - 1pm
Friday, August 18 11:30am - 12:30pm
In this fun workshop, learn basic embroidery stitches as you beautify your clothing with multi-colored flowers straight back to the 60’s. Practice the french knot, lazy daisy and straight stitches. So easy to learn. Master how to thread a needle, use an embroidery hoop and make a knot to secure your stitches. Even if you've never sewn before, you will be guided until you feel comfortable with each stitch. Please bring a piece of clothing on which to embroider; a blouse, shirt or jacket whose fabric is not knit.
$64 Bravo member / $72 non-member + $18 Materials fee
Saturday, May 13 10am - 2pm
Thursday, June 15 10am - 2pm
Saturday, July 8 1 - 5pm
Monday, August 21 10am - 2pm
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
Saturday, May 27 9:30am - 1pm
Wednesday, June 21 9am - 12:30pm
Sunday, August 6 1 - 4:30pm
Learn the basics of machine sewing while making an all-purpose Tote Bag that can be used as a handy grocery shopper, a travel bag for personal items, or a cute summer handbag. Learn the anatomy of the sewing machine as well as bobbin and machine preparation. You’ll practice stitches before sewing your fully lined cotton canvas tote bag with cotton straps. This is a great class for the absolute beginner and novice, and for those who need a refresher course in machine sewing. Bring your own sewing machine in good working order or you may borrow one. A limited number of machines are available to borrow for an additional fee. All other materials are provided.
$48 Bravo member / $54 non-member + $7 Materials fee or $15 if you borrow a sewing machine
Wednesday, May 31 9am - 12pm
Friday, June 30 9am - 12pm
Monday, July 31 1 - 4pm
Saturday, August 26 9am - 12pm
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
Tuesday, August 22 1 - 4:30pm
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
Sunday, August 20 12 - 5pm
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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 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
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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
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Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058