New Classes and Workshops at Bravo School of Art

I just received the new list of classes and workshops beginning in September at Bravo and since I make the website I have my work cut out for me. It is a time consuming, detail oriented and somewhat frustrating task. I wanted to share a bit about the process in case you are perusing the site and it looks unfinished. During this transition time there are old outdated workshops and new ones that are not complete. What I like to do first is make sure there is a listing for all the classes. At least that way you know what is available. Then I make 2 payment buttons for each class, one for non-members and one for a member discount. In the meantime while each of these buttons is made and posted onto the sight you may see something like ” If you wish to register online and there is not a payment button, please call or email for other ways to register.” I figure that way until the online payment buttons are all completed you can still register the old fashioned way! Checks in the mail are really the preferred way to register. On the website page all about how to register there is a registration form that can be downloaded and printed out and mailed in with a check. Back in the days before everyone had websites that was how it was done.
I hope this explains the process I go through every 4 months when the list of classes and workshops as well as instructors changes, and why the website may look strange. And if you see any mistakes, you can put the blame on me as I have been known to make some. Just point them out and I will be grateful you found them.


Featured Workshop at Bravo School of Art

Howdy all!

This Sunday, October 25 from 10am – 2pm Linda Blinn will be teaching her famous Image Transfer and Paper Fusing workshop at Bravo School of Art. Please tell all your friends to register and come join us. The fees are: Fee $50.00 members / $58.00 non-member + Materials fee $5.00


Linda Blinn

Transferring an image or text from one source to another allows you to create interesting detail and focal points in your artwork. In this class you will learn to use various gels and mediums to transfer images to both paper and fabric. Create multiple layers with your transferred images by fusing transparent papers together with a tacking iron. The techniques involve working with printed acrylic sheets, burnishing tools, foil and even caulking! List for additional materials provided upon registration.

Blinn transfer on colored paper

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register for a workshop?

We have multiple ways to register for workshops at Bravo School of Art.

1. The preferred method is to download a registration form from our website, on the “Registration” page, fill it out and send it in the mail with a check.

2. If you have access to the internet you can use the handy payment buttons below each workshop and pay by credit card.

3. Another option if you do not have access to the computer and internet is to call us. We will take your information. You can then send a check or use a credit card over the phone.

Do I have to register before I come or can I just show up?

You do have to register before coming to a workshop. It is best to register at least one week before the scheduled workshop date. You are not really registered until you have paid for the workshop. If it is less than a week before the workshop or even the same day, please call to confirm there have been no changes. Sometimes if enough students have not registered we have to cancel the workshop. If you just show up you are taking a chance that either the workshop is filled or has been canceled.

What are your business hours?

Bravo School of Art is a private art studio, not a retail store. We are open during scheduled workshops when enrollment is sufficient. We are also open most daytime hours between 9am and 5pm. These are not set hours however. If you are thinking of coming in it is best to call first to let us know and we will make sure to be here.

Where is Bravo School of Art?

This is a brick and mortar building, not an internet online school. Our Art Studio is located in one of the oldest buildings in what was formerly the Naval Training Center in San Diego CA. We are upstairs, Studio 206, in Barracks 19 Art and Design Center in Liberty Station. Our building is one of the many beautiful historic buildings in the NTC Promenade portion of Liberty Station. We are surrounded by palm trees, arched arcades, rose gardens and fountains, with a view in every direction. Click here for directions.

Do I need to be “Artistic” to take a class or workshop?
Most of the workshops and classes are at the beginning level, a few are intermediate. This is a chance to try out something new and see if you are “Artisitc”. So no, you do not have to have any particular talent or prior knowledge to enjoy and benefit from our workshops.

Do I need to become a Member of Bravo School of Art to take a class or workshop?
Membership is optional, however with membership the workshops and classes are discounted. There are individual and family memberships.

What is a Family membership?
A Family Membership includes immediate family members who live in the same house. An example is both parents and all children of those parents.

How much does membership cost?
Individual Membership is $40 per year and Family Membership is $60 per year. Membership begins and ends in the same month.

Paint Furniture Workshop
Paint Furniture Workshop

Bravo School of Art – FIRST POST!

Friday, October 2, 2009
6 – 9pm
Please join us for Bravo School of Art’s First Friday Open House. Visit our brand new facility in the newly restored historic Barracks 19 Art & Design Center in NTC Promenade at Liberty Station. See instructor demonstrations, an artwork exhibition and register for workshops.
Friday Night Liberty is an evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC Promenade.   It’s a great way to explore our growing cultural campus.   Several of the activities are “kid friendly,” and include the following:
• Bravo School of Art Open House in Barracks 19 Kid FriendlyEvent
• Emily Richardson Art Quilts at Visions Art Quilt Gallery• Fun Fridays at the Recreational Music Center  Kid Friendly Event
• “America’s Finest City….Dances!” Graham Blair Photography Exhibit at Dance Place San Diego
• San Diego Watercolor Society’s 29th International Exhibition
• Fashion for Kids at Five Loaves, Two Fish Kid Friendly Event
• Promenade Nights Visual and Performing Artists at the Expressive Arts Institute
• Liberty Spirit