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.


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…

Exploration of your creative self


We are excited about the coming of summer with longer days; more time for art! We have several new art classes, workshops and instructors. In addition to classic art training such as drawing, painting and printmaking, we have more than 50 unique art, craft  and creativity classes from which to choose. Many classes are for beginning students, some are for an experienced creative person and all are to foster your inner exploration of your creative self.

  • Mosaic
  • Soul Collage©
  • Jewelry Making
  • Digital Photography
  • Weaving
  • Zentangle®
  • Children’s Art Camp
  • Mixed Media
  • Paper Mache and more

Spring and Summer art classes are now ready for your enrollment. Please visit Bravo’s Website to see the creative possibilities. All registration buttons should be published on our website within the week!

This summer Bravo School of Art and Theatre Arts School of San Diego team up once again to create one-of-a-kind arts camp experiences for children, ages 7 – 11. Campers can “Globe Trot with the Arts” as they explore the world of visual and performing arts taught by professional artist teachers

In the meantime, we have many workshops from which to choose during April.

Our 20+ instructors are anxious to teach you a new art technique or help you improve your skills. Please visit our website to see what’s new for 2014.
See you in the studio!

NEW CLASS: Beginning Metalsmithing

© 2014 Cooky Schock Beginning Metalsmithing sample
© 2014 Cooky Schock Beginning Metalsmithing sample

Saw, file, fabricate and solder as you learn basic metalsmithing skills, techniques and use of the tools used in this fascinating craft. In the first class, complete a simple copper and sterling silver pendant (your own design) while exploring the tools and their capabilities. During the following two weeks, design and complete a sterling silver bezel set stone pendant or ring. The first class will end one hour earlier than the others.

Please join instructor and artist Cooky Schock for this fun and inspiring three-part class on

Wednesdays, February 5, 12 & 26 from 9am – 1pm.

$134 Bravo member / $156 non-member + $48 Materials fee

Please pre-register by clicking here.

September: Back to school month


It’s now the third week of September and Bravo’s studio classroom is humming with activity this weekend. A couple of San Diego artists are in Bravo’s classroom to teach their private classes: Mixed Media Artist, Jane LaFazio is teaching her magical Wet Felting workshop today. I look forward to seeing the results. Tomorrow, Watercolor Artist, Shuang Li, will be teaching her third class in a 4-week series of Mastering Watercolor. Their classes are full, the creativity is flying off the walls and students are enjoying making art.

Check out Bravo’s new schedule of art classes and register yourself and a friend for a day or an evening of fun!

A Fun Painting Project with Dad


Having not lived near my Dad and not celebrating Father’s Day face to face for sooooo many years , I forget what people do to honor their Papa in person. Take him out to brunch? Bring him breakfast in bed? Make a card? Buy him flowers? Go fishing? Do some yard work with him? Give him a new tie? What?

According to Wikipedia, Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910. In 1913, a bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress. AND in 1966, President Lyndon B Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Who knew??

So, if you were really wondering what to do, perhaps a bit of creative bonding is in order. Paint a pair of  sneakers together on Sunday, June 16 from 2-5pm.

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No talent required, only a pair of clean canvas shoes and the willingness to have fun. Pre-registration for each of you required.

The Artist’s Way Group now forming

Go on an adventure each week with Jill Hall guiding the group in discussion and exercises based on the weekly topics covered in Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. Each week, take yourself on an artist’s date to inspire and surrender to the creativity inherent in you. Each morning brings an opportunity to release the clutter rolling around in your head, by putting to paper anything and everything that passes through. Free yourself to make art, dance, write, play music, sing or act. It’s fun!

Please join us for this powerful 12-week class. Delayed one week from the original start date, there is still time to register and there is room for you to join the group.
Tuesdays, January 22 – April 9, 2013   3 – 5pm

$268 Bravo member / $312 non-member

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