It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. New art classes for 2012 will all be up on our website shortly. There’s some great new classes, many returning favorites and a few that are on hiatus. Check out the calendar for daily offerings. Buttons for online registering are in production. If you see a course that you would like to attend, please send an email or call. You may print out a registration form, complete it and mail in with a check.

We have 5 new instructors. About 50 different workshops. Saturday mornings, one hour for ages 3 -6!

The Artist’s Way group is now forming. It returns for its 12 week engagement on January 17. Recover or discover your creative self. Join us for this powerful course of weekly readings, exercises and discussions that will propel you towards a more fulfilling life. Following Julia Cameron’s book, you’ll encounter a myriad of experiences that will tap your imagination and increase productivity. Allow artist and writer, Jill Hall, to take you on this journey.

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The Artist’s Way group now forming at Bravo

Facilitated by Artist Jill Hall

Start off the new year by discovering and recovering your creative self. This powerful 12-week course is for novices and working artists of all types including writers, visual artists, actors, dancers and musicians. In a supportive and safe setting you’ll encounter a myriad of experiences that will tap your imagination and increase productivity. Weekly readings, exercises and discussions will propel you toward a more fulfilling life. Bring a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and an 11” by 9” unlined sketch diary. No previous arts experience required. Class will not meet on March 1. Please register by January 12.

$268 Bravo member / $312 non-member

Tuesdays, January 18 – April 12, 2011     3 – 5pm

Located in the heart of the newly restored Barracks 19 Art & Design Center at NTC Promenade in Liberty Station, Bravo School of Art provides the finest in hands-on art education in a creative, supportive and safe environment for children and adults. Bravo School of Art’s 1-day workshops are the perfect venue for busy people to get creative without the long-term commitment of time and money. Taught by experienced and highly qualified, working artists who are eager to share their skills, these workshops provide students with the creative outlet they’ve been seeking. No previous art training is necessary.

To register, visit our website or call 619-223-0058.

THE ARTIST’S WAY group now forming

Student Artist Linda Sowers

Led by artist Jill Hall. Experience a process of discovering or recovering your creative self. This is a spiritual path to higher creativity. Are barriers keeping you from being fulfilled? Don’t know where to begin? Then this powerful 12-session course for aspiring and working dancers, singers, actors, writers and visual artists is for you. In a supportive and safe setting you’ll encounter a myriad of art forms. Through readings, exercises and discussions, your imagination and productivity will be tapped. Bring a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and an 11” by 9” unlined sketch diary. No previous arts experience required. Pre-registration necessary.

$312 / $268 for Bravo members

The Artist’s Way Group will meet every Tuesday, September 14 – December 14, 2010 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Class will not meet on September 28 & November 23.

Please Register early to ensure your place.

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DO IT FOR YOU by Jill Hall

The best thing I ever learned was to let go of perfection and not worry about the outcome of an art project. Gone is that little voice in my head, “It’s not good enough”. Ever since then, doing art has been a joy not a struggle. When I create, I’m not concerned if anyone is going to like it or be impressed. I do it for me.

The first year I started to mosaic, everyone I cared about received a pot, but since then I’ve stopped making gifts. It was too much pressure to try and please someone else. Now when I prepare pieces for an art show I don’t think about whether they’ll sell or not. I just let the energy kick in and go with my instincts selecting colors and tessarae (mosaic shards) that appeal to me.

While writing a first draft, I don’t worry about whether it’s good or not. I just get the words on the page. Later I might type and edit it because I want the words to twirl around in my head and perhaps touch my heart. Then I’ll try and make it the best it can be.

Developing the skill of creating intuitively has taken guidance and practice. A course that immensely helped me was The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, based on the book by Julia Cameron. Through readings, exercises and discussions the thrill of creating just for the fun of it became a major part of my arts practice.
If you wish to be more fulfilled though art making, then I invite you to sign up and take Artist’s Way with me at Bravo School of Art. No previous arts experience is necessary. Keep in mind that if you let go, magic can happen.

For more information and to register, please visit Bravo’s website or call 619-223-0058.

12 Weeks Tuesdays, January 19 – April 13 3 – 5pm