Decorative Art

Sara • Mosaic student

CHALKBOARD LETTERING

Wendy Fetterly

Learn simple techniques to create beautiful hand lettering on chalkboards. This three hour class is perfect for those who want to create a chalkboard for a wedding, kitchen, business, to-do list, menu or mixed media artwork. Receive a small unframed chalkboard on which to work, play and take home. All materials will be provided.

$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $15 Materials fee

Monday, September 28 10am – 1pm

Monday, October 12 10am – 1pm

Sunday, November 1 10am – 1pm

Sunday, December 6 3 – 6pm

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PAPER FLOWER WALL

Maryon Kinsella

Paper flower walls are all the rage whether used as an art piece for your home or office, or a backdrop for photography, a wedding or a dessert table, they are easy and fun to make. No art skills are necessary. Learn step-by-step patterns to make several different kinds of flowers and arrange them on a board to make a one-of-a-kind art piece. White drawing paper will make your finished wall a study in texture, shape and composition resulting in a stunning and unique work of art. Patterns and templates will be provided. Materials list given upon registration.

$68 Bravo member / $78 non-member

Saturday, October 24 10am – 3pm

Saturday, November 21 10am – 3pm

Sunday, December 13 10am – 3pm

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ZENTANGLE® 101

Jennifer Van Pelt, CZT

Zentangle® is an easy to learn technique of creating beautiful art from patterns that are simple and repeated with deliberate strokes. No art skills are necessary. Beginning with simple tools; pen, pencil, blending tool and paper; learn one pattern, step-by-step, and then another. Soon you have a repertoire of many patterns, variations and embellishments to apply to paper, cloth, jewelry, walls and more; whatever your heart desires. Breathe, smile and appreciate as you relax into this confidence-building method of creating beautiful art. Zentangle provides artistic fulfillment and an increased sense of personal calm and well-being through a very portable, inexpensive art form. It is sweeping the world as an amazing endeavor.

$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member + $20 materials fee

Friday, October 23 1:30 – 5:30pm

Saturday, December 12 9am – 1pm

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MORE ZENTANGLE®

Jennifer Van Pelt, CZT

Taking it step by step, learn more patterns or tangles using fun embellishments and new materials and tools such as black Zentangle tiles, Artist Trading Cards and white pens. Make Zendalas and explore clever techniques to enhance your artwork. Pre-requisite: Zentangle® 101.

$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member + $20 materials fee

Sunday, November 22 9am – 1pm

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NEXT STEP ZENTANGLE® PATTERNS

Jennifer Van Pelt, CZT

Learn how to create some of the more involved and elaborate patterns that, when broken down with repeated deliberate strokes, are easy to make. Also learn how to better combine and assemble patterns to create wonderful little art pieces! Pre-requisite: Zentangle® 101 or equivalent.

$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $10 Materials fee

Wednesday, September 30 9am – 12pm

Saturday, November 28 2 – 5pm

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ZENTANGLE® SHOES

Jennifer Van Pelt, CZT

Learn how to make functional fun art you can wear! Bring a pair of plain white canvas shoes and, to jazz them up, Zentangle to your heart’s content. Learn design and shading techniques and how to protect your finished artwork to make your designs last as you wear them all over town. What a great gift to make for someone you love! Pre-requisite: Zentangle® 101 or equivalent.

$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $10 Materials fee

Wednesday, September 23 9am – 12pm

Friday, October 2 1 – 4pm

Sunday, November 22 2 – 5pm

Saturday, December 5 1:30 – 4:30pm

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ZENTANGLE® BOXES AND MINI BOOK

Jennifer Van Pelt, CZT

With Zentangle®, learn how to create and decorate unique mini boxes using the official Zentangle® Zendala tiles. Then learn how to make a mini folding book that you can Zentangle® inside and out! Both are great gift ideas which is good because it is hard to stop making them once you learn how! Pre-requisite: Zentangle® 101 or equivalent.

$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member + $20 Materials fee

Saturday, October 31 9am – 1pm

Friday, December 18 1:30 – 5:30pm

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PAINT YOUR SNEAKERS Ages 8 to Adult

Lauren Becker Downey

Bring a pair of clean canvas shoes and express yourself by decorating them with acrylic paint. Sneakers provide a great surface to cover with color, pattern, words and images. Transform your feet into an art gallery.

$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $10 Materials fee

Sunday, September 13 10am – 1pm

Monday, October 12 2 – 5pm

Monday, November 23 1 – 4pm

Saturday, December 12 2 – 5pm

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MOSAIC INDEPENDENT STUDY

Lauren Becker Downey

For people who have previously taken at least one of Lauren’s mosaic classes and don’t need or want to be “taught” and who want the discipline to work with others on a regular basis. Choose 6 dates from the scheduled mosaic classes and commit to and attend them. Bring your own supplies. If you want supplies to be provided to you, please make advance arrangements and pay only $5 a time for gloves, grout, sponges, use of the buckets, spatulas, etc.

$60 for 6 dates in the next 6 months

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MOSAIC 2 weeks

Lauren Becker Downey

In this 2-part workshop, learn the basics of mosaic while creating a work of art. Bring a hammer, the object of your choice to mosaic; a box, plate, table top, vase, wide picture frame, flower pot, etc. (made of terra cotta, glass, metal, ceramics, cement or wood) and the tiles or dishes to break in class. In the first meeting, students will break, design and apply their broken pieces. Grout at the second meeting.

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

Mondays, September 21 & 28 6 – 9pm

Sundays, October 11 & 18 10am – 1pm

Tuesdays, November 10 & 17 1 – 4pm

Thursdays, December 10 & 17 10am – 1pm

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MOSAIC ADDRESS OR NAME SIGN 2 weeks

Lauren Becker Downey

Learn the basics of mosaic while creating a piece of functional art. “Write” the numbers of your street address or a name on a wooden board, which will be provided. Hang this personalized piece of art on your house, wall or fence. In the first meeting, you will break, design and apply your broken pieces. Grout at the second meeting. Please bring a hammer and tiles or dishes to break in class.

$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member + $15 Materials fee

Mondays, September 21 & 28 6 – 9pm

Sundays, October 11 & 18 10am – 1pm

Tuesdays, November 10 & 17 1 – 4pm

Thursdays, December 10 & 17 10am – 1pm

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MOSAIC: GLASS ON GLASS 2 weeks

Lauren Becker Downey

More mosaic fun! In this exciting 2-part workshop, learn how to cut stained glass and combine it with mosaic techniques to produce fabulous light gathering objects of art. Use of colorful glass, (rather than traditional tile, dishes or smalti) is what makes this workshop a unique experience! Materials list provided upon registration.

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

Mondays, September 14 & 28 6 – 9pm

Sundays, October 4 & 18 10am – 1pm

Tuesdays, November 3 & 17 1 – 4pm

Thursdays, December 3 & 17 10am – 1pm

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PAINTED PLASTIC CHAIR

Lauren Becker Downey

Give new life to those inexpensive stackable resin chairs by turning them into a work of art. Create a beautiful, decorative chair by painting color, pattern, shapes, texture, lines, flowers, animals, etc., on the surface. No previous painting experience necessary. Clean & prime chairs at least 24 hours before class. Priming instructions provided upon registration.

$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member + $14 materials fee

Wednesday, October 7 10am – 4pm

Monday, November 23 10am – 4pm

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PAINTED FURNITURE

Lauren Becker Downey

Learn how easy it is to create your own piece of decorative functional art by painting images, textures or patterns on furniture! Please bring an old or new chair, small table, large picture frame, bench, etc. For inspiration, bring pictures, cards, gift wrap or art books of your favorite artist. Ideas, brushes, paint, etc., will be provided. Priming instructions provided upon registration.

$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member + $14 Materials fee

Wednesday, October 7 10am – 4pm

Monday, November 23 10am – 4pm

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PAINTED WINE GLASS

Lauren Becker Downey

If you’ve always fancied yourself a budding artist, but there’s something about a blank canvas that leaves you drawing a blank, ditch the easel and raise a glass!! Create a one-of-a-kind pair of wine glasses in which to drink your favorite drink or to give as a gift. Perfect for the wine connoisseur or just about any special occasion; bridal shower, anniversary, birthday, wedding, fancy dinners, etc. Whether you’re a novice or an advanced creative person, spend a few hours expressing yourself and have fun painting on glass. Embellish with colorful patterns, intricate or simple designs or team logos. Enamel paints, brushes, glassware and ideas for pattern will be provided.

$36 Bravo member / $41 non-member + $12 materials fee

Saturday, October 31 1:30 – 4pm

Thursday, December 10 6:30 – 9pm

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