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!


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

Please click on the image to read more.The Artist's Way '13

Friday Night Liberty like no other

You are invited to attend this phenomenal event occurring here in NTC at Liberty Station this Friday night. There’s a whole lot going on. Remember… Visit us at Bravo School of Art in Barracks 19 for Instructor Demonstrations and class registration specials.

FREE Open Artist Studios,NTC at Liberty Station
Galleries and Performances
Every First Friday – Starting at 5pm
NTC @ Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road,
San Diego 92106

Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first-Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts & Cultural District.   Free parking. Free Admission.  The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.

Friday Night Liberty Hosts

Fall for the Arts Opening Night

Pods Project Artist: John Oliver Lewis Pods Project Artist: Isaias Crow & Irene Castruita Pods Project Artist: May-ling Martinez
Pods Project Artist:
John Oliver Lewis
Pods Project Artist: Isaias Crow & Irene Castruita Pods Project Artist:
May-ling Martinez

Friday, October 5th, 5pm -10 pm NTC at Liberty Station is hosting a very special Friday Night Liberty. Joins us as we launch Fall for the Arts, a month-long celebration of arts and culture in San Diego County. This great evening will feature:

  • Free open art studios and galleries including pulse gallery, San Diego Watercolor Society, Casa Valencia Galeria Baja, Ballast Point Gallery, Women’s Museum of California, Visions Art Museum, Sophies’s Gallery  and more.
  • Free music and dance performances.
  • ART BOXED SD: A PODS® PROJECT, an immersive art experience inside a PODS, Inc. storage containers created by local contemporary artists.
  • Live screening of GIRL WALK ALL DAY and DJ Set presented by the Pacific Arts Movement.
  • Food trucks with great grub.
Exhibits, Performances, & Artists
at the Fall for the Arts Launch at NTC
ART BOXED San Diego: A PODS Project
Ballast Point Gallery
Bravo School of Art
Carlos and Brook Castrejon Solis
Casa Valencia Galeria Baja
Eveoke Dance Theatre
FX Dojo
High Tech High – Fly on the Wall
Island String Trio
Jean Isaacs San Diego
Dance Theater
Kenny Eng
M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery
Malashock Dance
Mandell Weiss Gallery
Martha Pace Swift Gallery
Mira Mesa Theater Guild
Mod-Est Studio Gallery
Monique Straub Studio/Gallery
Oasis Contemporary Art
Ovation Artful Experience
Pacific Arts
Philippine American Society
and Cultural Arts Troupe
Playwrights Project
Point Loma Tea
pulse gallery
San Diego Guild of Puppetry
San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery
SCOUT @ Quarters D
Sol y Mar
Sophie’s Gallery & Gift Shop
Taiko Drummers
Terry Matsuoka
The Hot Spot
Visions Art Museum
Westwind Brass
Women’s Museum of California
World Beat African Drum
and Dance Troupe
Yellow Book Road Children’s Books
Young Audiences
Zoe Tantrum and Zeph Tragic

FALL FOR THE ARTS is a month-long spotlight on the many vibrant arts and cultural activities throughout the region in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month. Special programs, discounts, incentives and activities will be offered throughout the region during the entire month providing countless opportunities to experience the arts in San Diego. Local arts and culture organizations will present hundreds of free (and almost free!) events to ensure residents and visitors can get more bang for the buck!

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners
Fall for the Arts California Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts San Diego Foundation
PODS Night & Day
San Diego Museum Council San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
Art Boxed Ovation Web

Vibrant Culture Vibrant City

Financial support for Friday Night Liberty is provided in part to the NTC Foundation by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, the County of San Diego and The Heller Foundation of San Diego


– Featured Food Trucks –
Ms Patty Melt Not So Fast

Two great Workshops this weekend


Beautiful students modeling their new hats.
Beautiful students modeling their new hats.

Join instructor and milliner Jill Courtemanche for this Sunday afternoon workshop.
Just in time for Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack with the “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest”! Now is your chance to make your own fabulous fascinator or charming cocktail hat. Learn basic millinery techniques and the art of hand-stitching to craft your hat using straw, feathers, netting, grosgrain and more. Little or no sewing experience required. Class size is limited to 8 students.

at Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd, Studio 206 • San Diego, CA 92106

$57 Bravo member / $65 non-member
Materials fee  $20
       Sunday, July 15       1 – 4pm

Register Here.


© 2012 Jennifer Van Pelt Zentangle®

Instructor and artist Jennifer Van Pelt will take you step by step through this fun and relaxing workshop: Zentangle®, an easy to learn technique of creating beautiful art from patterns that are simple and repeated with deliberate strokes. No art skills are necessary. Beginning with simple tools – pen, pencil, blending tool and paper; learn one pattern, step-by-step, and then another. Soon you have a repertoire of many patterns, variations and embellishments to apply to paper, cloth, jewelry, walls and more; whatever your heart desires. Breathe, smile and appreciate as you relax into this confidence-building method of creating beautiful art. Zentangle provides artistic fulfillment and an increased sense of personal calm and well-being through a very portable, inexpensive art form. It is sweeping the world as an amazing endeavor.

$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member

Materials fee  $20

         Saturday, July 14      1 – 5pm

Register here.

In case you forgot why it’s important to create…

This is one of the best messages I’ve heard in a long time. Actors, writers, dancers, musicians, visual artists, singers, cooks, bakers, gardeners, folks raising children and the rest of you who think you are not creative enough or are reluctant to call yourself “ARTIST“, please watch this video.

Click here to view this transformational video written and directed by Jan Phillips, a visionary author and dynamic speaker who ignites original thinking and inspires evolutionary action. Celebrate your connection with the deepest part of yourself. Value and be courageous to share your unique creative gifts with the world.

Thank you.

Become a Bravo SUPER MEMBER!!!

Become a Super Member. Are you wondering what that is and why you would want to be one? A Bravo School of Art Super Member has all the benefits that being a member of Bravo School of Art brings (discounts on workshops, ability to participate in member-only events, discounts at various retail and restaurants) PLUS now you can work in our classroom / studio.

Super Members have:

A place to get creative and make art • A shelf to store some supplies

Tables to work on • Opinions, if you ask….


Who can be a SUPER MEMBER ?

Someone whose membership is current • Someone who has taken a minimum

of 3 classes at Bravo School Of Art • Someone who is trustworthy and responsible.


To find out more, please call or email and talk to Lauren about it.

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.