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

Globe Trot with the Arts Summer Camp!


Looking for an arts camp with full and half day options? How about a camp with nearly individual attention for each child? And one taught by real pros (not high school students)! How about one where your child’s creativity takes center stage? Well, come join us at Globe Trot with the Arts Summer Camp.

Theatre Arts School of San Diego and Bravo School of Art team up this summer to immerse your creative child in Visual and Performing Arts Camps! Located in beautiful NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts and Culture district, these two schools offer two unique week-long full- and half-day camps.

For children, ages 7 – 11

Campers can Globe Trot with the Arts on a Pan-American Adventure, June 23 – 27, 2014.

Take a Journey through Asia, July 14 – 18 as they explore the world of visual and performing arts taught by professional artist / teachers. Kids will experience painting to improv, weaving to musical theatre and can GLOBE TROT WITH THE ARTS this summer! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind fun camp experience! Register now!

Pan-American Adventure

Join Bravo School of Art and Theatre Arts School of San Diego for an exciting, fun-filled week of creativity, imagination and unique experiences as campers travel around the world through the Visual and Performing Arts!

Each morning, campers will embark on a theatrical adventure as they explore different areas of the theatre such as acting, improvisation, stagecraft, and more!  Venture to the Caribbean as we create original reggae music (with steel drums!), to the jungles of South America as we act out famous tales of the rainforest, and to Mexico where we will explore fun and funny puppet plays!

Campers take a break

After an hour of supervised lunch and outdoor playtime in the park, head over to Bravo School of Art’s studio classroom to continue the creative globe trotting. Visit Native America, the Amazon Rainforest, Mexico, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands with hands-on folk art projects that may include mask making, paper mache, tapa cloth, weaving, mosaic, drawing, painting and more.

Full Day Camp    Both schools, includes 1 hr for lunch & play

              9 am – 4 pm,  $357 + $40 supplies fee

Morning Arts Camp at Theatre Arts School of San Diego

              9 am – 12 pm,  $210 + $10 supplies fee

Afternoon Visual Art Camp at Bravo School of Art

              1 pm – 4 pm,  $210 + $30 supplies fee

Register now!



Email     (619) 223-0058

Located in Barracks 19 in NTC at Liberty Station

2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206 • San Diego, CA 92106


Email     (619) 786-6068

Located in Dance Place San Diego Building 175 in NTC at Liberty Station

2650 Truxtun Road, Studio 203 • San Diego, CA 92106



Bravo School of Art offers over 50 unique hands-on art, craft and home decorating classes, workshops and summer camps for adults and children to explore their creativity in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Taught by experienced artists, these workshops provide the creative outlet you’ve been seeking.


Theatre Arts School of San Diego offers theatre classes ranging from music/movement and creative play classes for pre-school age children to advanced acting and musical theatre classes for pre-teens and teens. Their mission is to teach young people the cornerstones of theatrical technique and training in a non-competitive environment in which the individual creative potential of each child is encouraged and equally balanced with his/her collaboration with the group. A solid foundation in the theatre arts is provided, where the focus is not only on the final product, but the process of artistic learning.

Friday Night Liberty this Friday at NTC

This just in from Alan Ziter, Executive Director of the NTC Foundation:

I want to let you know about some of the new art and performances at Friday Night Liberty this Friday at NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts and Culture District. There’s something for nerds, hipsters, literary types, and of course for art lovers and families. Indoors, outdoors and all around our campus. And it’s all free!

 June 6, 2014 Friday Night Liberty

I hope you can make it out. Weve strived to make Friday Night Liberty at NTC an evening where multiple art forms collide, and San Diegans can have access to artist, dance performances and community groups for free! Here are some of the happenings:

  • We have over 30 artist studios, 2 museums and numerous galleries all open and free. View Art! Buy Art! Make Art!
  • Bravo School Of Art • Figurative Inspiration Group: FIG • Drawings and Paintings of the Human Figure. Fourteen award-winning artists gather each Tuesday at Bravo School of Art to draw and paint from an eclectic range of clothed models. Meeting weekly for almost a decade, FIG members take a unique approach to figure drawing. Models are asked to take relaxed positions, as they would in everyday settings with attitudes to tell a story. Meet the artists and view the art from this ongoing collaboration. Barracks 19, 2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206
  • The Market Street Group will have their first public exhibition at NTC, featuring work by their 20+ artist collaborative. Address: Barracks 14, 2770 Historic Decatur Road
  • California State Parks is celebrating the 150 Anniversary of the state park system and will have a huge open house at their building Barracks 26 with new art work that is inspired by different state parks!  Address: Barracks 26, 2797 Truxtun Road
  • Malashock Dance’s students and students from Guitars in the Classroom will be having a collaborative performance on the Barracks 17 Plaza under the new program banner “Liberty Kids.”  Address: Barracks 17 Plaza,  2710 Historic Decatur Road
  • FX Dojo is hosting a Ninja Art Show with over 30 artists participating. This show is one night only! Here is more information via Facebook.  Address: Building 202, 2825 Dewey Road
  • So Say We All will perform from 7PM-9PM at the Barracks 17 Event Center.  So Say We All has been invited to stage The VAMP Showcase as a featured event!  It’s another version of their ridiculously popular VAMP at Whistle Stop. Address: Barracks 17,  2710 Historic Decatur Road
  • San Diego Ballet’s students will perform at 7pm in Dance Place San Diego.   Address: 2650 Truxtun Road
  • The San Diego Fringe Festival will be exhibiting with some performers wandering the campus, with information about the upcoming shows for the festival.

Hope this gets you excited for Friday Night Liberty. We usually have between 500 and 800 guests a month, parking is always free and Liberty Station has tons of great restaurants to have dinner or happy hour at before or after! Including Solare Ristorante  – named by San Diego Magazine Readers as “Best Italian” and “Best Chef!”

When: June 6th     5 – 9 pm

Where: NTC at Liberty Station, start at Bravo School of Art‘s studio at 2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206 Barracks 19, San Diego, CA 92106

Cost: Free
NTC at Liberty Station’s Website

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!

Friday Night Liberty • March 7

Friday Night Liberty – Mar 7 2014

Friday Night Liberty-Spring Forward with the Arts!

  • Building 201: Solare Ristorante, Galleries and Jenna Druck Center
      • Solare Ristorante — Authentic Italian cuisine and oven-fired pizza made using fresh local and organic ingredients.  Extensive list of wines, craft beers and craft cocktails.  Outdoor patios, wine cellar dining, kitchen-side dining.
      • Pachis — It Takes a Village Children are taught the importance and truth behind the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child”. They begin by designing their “village”, and then we discuss who takes care of them, who loves them and which are the places where they feel safe and happy. These are the questions that guide children to design the village they believe it would take to raise each and every one of them.

    The Gallery Building 202

    Saxey Music, Jan Hayman
    Visions Art Museum Contemporary Quilts + Textiles- Building 202
    • San Diego Watercolor Society —Features some of the best watercolor artists in the region in a show juried by Nancy Oleksa with the theme Creative Madness.
    • Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles — Hosts three separate exhibitions:Coast to Coast– combines the talents of New Image Artists from the Washington DC area and California Fibers from southern California. Marshland Reflections byBarbara Lee Smith a solo exhibition of seven acrylic paintings layered, fused and stitched with hundreds of small pieces of painted synthetic fabric; and Saxy Music by Jan Hayman (pictured right) featuring Jazz Quiltsis a collection of small quilts each 14 inches square by 26 members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego who have interpreted the theme.

Barracks 14: See Art, Make Art, Drink Tea

  • Ballast Point Gallery —Stroll through a gallery FRESH with the “finer arts” from partners Linda Mullen, Joann Sandlin and Chuck McPherson. PLUS artwork by master sculptor Lorenzo FoncerradaScraphound Studio‘s salvaged steel critter creations fromSheri Fox and partner Jon Raw‘s art furniture! Enjoy a FREE painting demonstration outside the Gallery and take home a variety of the quality art inside. Located next to the Stone Brewing Company.
    Critter, Sheri Fox
    Ballast Point Gallery- Barracks 14
  • Point Loma Tea — Go Green, offers Specialty Whole Leaf Teas & Gifts.2 Go.  We are delighted to share a 10%  discount on all  green teas during the Month of March. Receive a complementary sample of our Irish Breakfast Tea with purchase. We look forward to your visit.
  • The Hot Spot — Come to our Studio to paint pottery or make candles! Grandparents love handprints on anything; we have over 500 pottery pieces to put them on! Plates, platters, bowls, mugs, picture frames, banks boxes and much more.
  • Rebecca Bauer — Collage artist, Rebecca Bauer achieves a sense of connectedness and harmony through her highly intuitive process. Enjoy new works from her ever- evolving series entitled Under the Surface, 50% of my net proceeds will go to help support The Liberty School at NTC.  Visit Rebecca on the 2nd floor. Meet the Artist!

Also in Barracks 14: Guitars in the Classroom, San Diego Habitat Conservancy, Energy Coalition, Market Street Group 

Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!

      • Anneville Studio — See a working jewelry studio – hammers, anvils and torches! Learn about private jewelry classes and custom mokume-gane wedding rings. Great gifts for the holidays – unique, handmade sterling silver and mokume-gane jewelry. Meet the Artist!
      • The Art of Tesa — Tesa works primarily in oils, painting realistic landscapes and abstracts that bring in the elements of the earth. Her landscapes are vibrant; they encompass rich colors bringing depth and emotion into each painting. Her abstracts bring elements of the earth into her paintings such as sea shells and semi precious stones. Meet the Artist!
      • Cindy Parsley Studio, Earth n Spice Gallery — Visit Earth n Spice Gallery, for a burst of fun, color and light. Cindy expresses new growth—and the abundant colors of spring—through her acrylic paintings. This month features her tribute to the new season: Garden Play. Delight in the excitement of a world that might otherwise be missed. Meet the Artist!
      • Jeweliany Jewelry — Jeweliany is the result of years of metal smith study and artistic creation. With consideration for renewable resources and eco friendly manufacturing practices, Jeweliany jewelry conveys an expression from the heart, mind and soul of the creator to the wearer. Meet the Artist!
      • Laurie Kmen Studio — What inspires you? Take part in creating this Community Art Project with mixed media artist Laurie Kmen, and share what inspires you. Then receive a FREE printable download of the finished artwork! Look for us set up in the foyer of Barracks 15. Meet the Artist!
      • Ron’s Shop— Exhibits an array of marquetry designs made by hand in his studio using the chevalet de marqueterie, a tool developed in Paris workshops in the mid-18th century. The chevalet allows for extremely precise and delicate cutting of veneers utilizing a saw blade that is about a tenth of a millimeter wide. Stop by for a demonstration! Meet the Artist!
      • Emily L. Halpern — My paintings are comprised of dreamlike compositions which map my inner world. They are a diary of fragments from dreams, incidents from daily life, and internal monologues that ground the work in a personal mythology. The main source of the work is drawn from opening the locked door of the unconscious through processes inspired by Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and Surrealism. My intent is to create work which acts as a springboard for the viewer’s own imagination — Emily Halpern Meet the Artist!
      • Yellow Book Road — Welcome spring with picture books to get kids outdoors and into the garden. Acclaimed picture book authors Cindy Jenson-Elliott, author of the new bookWeeds Find a WayEdith Hope Fine, author of Water, Weed, and Wait, and Lori Mitchel, author/illustrator of Holly Bloom’s Garden will sign books and offer garden-based activities for families.

Also at Barracks 15: Brandiose Studios, Outside the Lens

Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios

        • Antonio Bandini —Come meet Antonio in Studio 213, view his Exhibit Arte Toscana  and toast to the opening of his new Studio & Gallery!
Casa Valencia Galeria Baja-Barracks 16
        • Casa Valencia Galeria Baja — Infiltrating Iconographies — Mixed media works by Irma SofiaPoeter using textiles in the elaboration of her paintings, sculptures and installations that visually and sensually communicate the human experience.
        • Inspirations Gallery and San Diego Writers, Ink Yeehaw: Western Wonders, a country— western—nature themed group show featuring work by San Diego artists. Meet the Artists!
        • Paul Dean Studio/Gallery— A member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Paul paints in a variety of styles vibrant vignettes, using small bands of a micro landscape, his work colors crisp white paper with dreamlike visions. Visit Paul in Studio 209 and take home an original, a print or commission a personalized version

  • Women’s Museum of California —March is WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!  Celebrate the history and accomplishments of women. CURRENT EXHIBITS: Women Trailblazers of California – book and exhibit which explores the women who helped build the State of California; Suffrage March Toward Empowerment – the First Wave of Feminism that won women the right to vote in the early 1900s; Beautiful, Brilliant, and Brave – a Celebration of Black Women in history and today.  Visit the unique woman-focused Library upstairs and get a glimpse into the museum’s archives.  A fine place to discuss current women’s issues. 

    Also at Barracks 16: Boys & Girls Foundation, Melissa Biador Photography, NVWAA, Women’s Museum of California
  • Barracks 19 – Café and Art & Design Studios
        • Atelier de Voyages — We’ve moved from Barracks 15! Visit artist and jewelry designer, Adele Richert, in Studio 202.  New jewelry will be on display and for sale, maybe a new painting or two! Meet the Artist!
        • Bravo School of Art — Offers art classes for beginners or experienced adults and children.  See free instructor’s art demonstrations. Enjoy class registration specials.
        • Toucan, June Rubin
          June Rubin Studio/Gallery- Barracks 19
        • June Rubin Studio/Gallery — Collage and More see how delightful scraps of paper and fabric transform into whimsical original Rubin collages of birds, animals and portraits. Light refreshments. Meet the Artist!
        • La Onda Arte Latino — To coincide with the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival, La Onda Arte Latino will be featuring Artist Jimmy Carbo from Rosarito,  this years Festival poster winner, and 4 other artists featured at the festival. Jimmy’s represents the Films, Music, Art, Entertainment and Community that make up the Festival. Exhibit will be up from March through April.
        • M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery — Many Shades of Green,  Artwork by Peggy Fischbeck.  Florals by Pam Robinson, Petals on the Point.  Make Your Mark for Art – in studio community painting. Meet the Artist!
        • M. Straub Studio/Gallery — All Things Green, A celebration of botanical proportions! See new works in oil and pastel. Preview Monique’s latest pieces at: Meet the Artist!
        • Mod-Est Studio/Gallery — Showcasing Artist Choice works by contemporary artist Kevin WingerMeet the Artist!
        • Portraits for All —March is for St. Patrick and everybody loves a portrait !  Each painting by fine artist Nancy Tokos begins with a unique charcoal & pencil sketch, refining the details to resolve all details for a great likeness.  The sketch can be either signed and framed or it can be the foundation for your oil painting.  Military discount 25% in March.  Gift certificates available. Meet the Artist!
        • Chi Chocolat — Stop by for a great selection of artisan chocolate made onsite— the perfect compliment to any romantic meal! Watch for the opening soon of our new expanded café!

    Also at Barracks 19: Melissalu Photography, Pantaleoni Photography, Swann Soiree