A New Year is just around the Bend


As I wrap up the year, getting the studio ready for new classes to come, I am reminded of what a great year 2015 has been here at Bravo School of Art. We welcomed several new instructors and many new classes. Some students discovered our great art curriculum for the first time. And so many familiar faces returned to explore their creativity in our studio classroom.

This summer, 2 instructors who live out of town, came to teach classes over several days. The student’s work coming out of each of these was amazing! Daily immersion in ART MAKING is really fun. I recommend it.

Sean P Callahan demonstrates Watercolor Pet Portrait
Expressive Mixed Media Painting student

Throughout the year, many students learned new ways to paint.

James Dingman paints by intuition
James Dingman paints by intuition

…and others learned that the art of Kokedama brings relaxation and peace.

Kanako Yamada & Kokedama Student
Kanako Yamada demonstrates Kokedama

Teen artists learned about drawing the figure in our new portfolio program. So many new classes… Beginning Embroidery, Paper Flower Wall, Macrame, Children’s Textile Summer camps, and so much more.

Enjoy the remaining days of 2015 and make plans to create with us in Bravo’s studio classroom. Our new schedule of classes is ready for enrollment. Please visit our website today and I’ll see you next year!


Summer Camp Open House on April 18th from 10am-2pm!

Meet instructors, visit studios and explore NTC!

Raffles, sweet treats and a chance to enroll your kids in creative camps for all ages!

Happening at : Dick Laub NTC Command Center
2640 Historic Decatur Road San Diego, CA

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Everyone loves camp! This summer, your kids can explore and discover new skills at
San Diego’s NTC Arts & Culture District.

Music, dance, theater, creative writing, hands-on art making, photography and more…in the park like, beautiful setting of Liberty Station.

Let your kids get creative with local artists this summer. Treat your kids to creative camps and Enroll Today!

Banyan Tree Learning Center
Bravo School of Art
California Ballet School
Mathnasium Point Loma
Monart School of Art
Outside the Lens
Recreational Music Center
San Diego Ballet
San Diego Watercolor Society
Theatre Arts School of San Diego

 NTC at Liberty Station is a fun, beautiful environment adjacent to the NTC Park, with everything you need to make this an unforgettable summer!

Download the Official Guide to Summer Camps at NTC
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Art Supply Garage Sale ’15

Pick up some gently used or new art supplies at Bravo School of Art’s 4th Annual Art Supply Garage Sale.

Items for sale may be books, markers, pencils, stamps, beads, tools, paper, paint, fabric, brushes, glue, tiles, ephemera, canvas and more… Find some great deals!

Art Supply Garage Sale '15

Beware! The San Diego Half Marathon is running through town on March 8. Traffic and road closures may slow you down. Persevere! We’ll be waiting for you. Here’s a link to a road closure map.

Small Business Saturday

Shop Small logoSmall Business Saturday is that day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a day to get out, shop locally and support a small business… like us!

Enjoy your turkey leftovers and then come down to Bravo School Of Art. We’re located in Barracks 19 in the NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station. Check out the art, buy a piece of art, make some art and enjoy art class registration specials.

The resident artists of Barracks 19, located in the heart of NTC Arts and Culture District at Liberty Station will be in our studios all day.

See artists working in their studio and buy their art for yourself, your friends and family. Check out Lovejoy, Seven Stitches, Paper Ammo, Chi Chocolate and more. Try your hand at Painting Wine Glasses or create some Rustic Holiday Gift Wrap! Pre-registration necessary.

Give the Gift of Creativity with a Gift Certificate, available in any amount. Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Barracks 19, the creative center of the NTC universe.

September’s Friday Night Liberty

Friday, September 5, 2014
5:00 – 9:00pm


NTC Arts & Culture District @ Liberty Station
Gallery Openings * Art Studios * Dance & Music Performances

Go Back to School at NTC during Friday Night Liberty with free performances, hands on art making, open studios, galleries and museums!

See the Entire Program Here!

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Home ~ Bravo’s soundtrack

If you’ve ever had the idea that you’re not creative; that you can’t possibly make art that’s any good, listen to the lyrics in Phillip Phillips song. This is what I’m saying to you. Come to Bravo. Take a class or two. Feel free to create, to make mistakes and to learn and grow. Make this place your home.

…Settle down, it’ll all be clear.

Don’t pay no mind to the demons

They fill you with fear.

The trouble it might drag you down.

If you get lost, you can always be found.

Just know you’re not alone.

Cause I’m gonna make this place your home…

Friday Night Liberty on Saturday in July

Join us on Saturday, July 5th during NTC at Liberty Station’s popular gallery and studio walk. Friday Night Liberty on Saturday, this will be a special daytime version of the First Friday event.

FIG @ Bravo • Figurative Inspiration Group’s Drawings and Paintings of the Human Figure exhibition continues. 17 award-winning artists gather each Tuesday at Bravo to draw and paint from the model. Meeting weekly for almost a decade, FIG members take a unique approach to figure drawing. Also see free mosaic and other art demonstrations. Art class registration specials.

Bring out the whole family for this special holiday event featuring open artist studios, galleries, shopping and entertainment throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts & Culture District in Point Loma. It’s the only place to be! Meet artists in their studios in our historic barracks buildings and see their newest works, take home your favorites or commission a piece. Watch a Mosaic demonstration at Bravo School of Art. Experience the Women’s Museum of California’s exhibition of California’s Summer of the 60’s and 70’s; Women Who Changed Our World. Attend a book signing at Yellow Book Road from 1 – 3pm. Join the students of Theatre Arts School of San Diego for an hour of solo musical theater performances from 1:15 – 2:15pm.

• 20+ Galleries, museums and artists studios.

• Celebrate Barracks 19 5th Anniversary (cake!!)

• Live music performances throughout the day in the arcades

• 4 Food Trucks