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Student Mosaic
Glass on Glass Mosaic
Mosaic Flower Pot
Chalkboard lettering
Decorative Henna Tattoo
Painted Furniture
Painted Furniture
Painted Plastic Chair
Paint Your Sneakers
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Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058

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DECORATIVE ART and DIY

INTRODUCTION TO MOSAICS 2 weeks

Lauren Becker Downey

In this fun and practical 2-part workshop, learn the basics of direct method mosaic while creating a work of art with broken dishes and/or tiles adhered to an object. Learn about materials, adhesives, cutting skills, designing and grouting. Please bring a hammer, tiles or dishes to break, and the object of your choice to mosaic; a box, tray, table top, vase, wide picture frame, flower pot, etc. (made of terra cotta, glass, metal, ceramics, cement or wood). In the first meeting, students will break, design and apply their broken pieces. Grout at the second meeting.

$96 Bravo member / $108 non-member + $12 materials fee

Mondays, January 22 & 29 6 - 9pm

Sundays, February 18 & 25 10am - 1pm

Saturdays, March 24 & 31 1 - 4pm

Wednesdays, April 11 & 18 9am - 12pm

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MOSAIC: GLASS ON GLASS 2 weeks

Lauren Becker Downey

More mosaic fun! In this exciting 2-part workshop, learn how to cut stained glass and combine it with mosaic techniques to produce fabulous light gathering objects of art. Use of colorful glass, (rather than traditional tile, dishes or smalti) is what makes this workshop a unique experience! Materials list provided upon registration.

$96 Bravo member / $108 non-member + $14 materials fee

Mondays, January 15 & 29 6 - 9pm

Sundays, February 11 & 25 10am - 1pm

Saturdays, March 17 & 31 1 - 4pm

Wednesdays, April 4 & 18 9am - 12pm

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MOSAIC 6 weeks

Lauren Becker Downey

Learn the basics while creating 3 works of mosaic art using a variety of techniques. Work with tesserae; broken tiles, dishes and stained glass. Please bring a hammer, tiles or dishes to break, and the object of your choice to mosaic; a box, tray, table top, vase, wide picture frame, flower pot, etc. (made of terra cotta, glass, metal, ceramics, cement or wood). A materials list for the second and third projects will be distributed in class.

$234 Bravo member / $268 non-member + $22 Materials fee

Wednesdays, Jan 17 - Feb 21 1 - 4pm

Thursdays, March 15 - April 19 9am - 12pm

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MOSAIC LAB

Lauren Becker Downey

For those who have previously taken one of Lauren’s mosaic classes and don't need or want the lessons, and you still want the discipline to work with others on a regular basis. Choose 6 dates from the scheduled mosaic classes and commit to and attend them. Bring your own supplies. If you need grout supplies to be provided to you, please make advance arrangements and pay only $5 a time for gloves, grout, sponges, use of the buckets, spatulas,etc.

$66 for 6 dates within the next 6 months

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DECORATIVE HENNA TATTOO

Natasha Monahan Papousek

In this fun, hands-on, educational introductory workshop, learn about the ancient art of henna. Explore everything needed to get you started making henna art: its history and traditions, basic science, traditional designs from around the world, how to mix henna paste, how to roll cones and draw with them, basic design elements, design care and aftercare. Each participant will receive a kit that includes: an instruction booklet, a fresh henna cone, a practice henna cone with non-staining lotion, fresh henna powder and materials to make your own cone at home after the class is over.

$32 Bravo member / $36 non-member + $10 Materials fee

Wednesday, January 24 10am - 12pm

Saturday, February 17 10am - 12pm

Monday, March 5 6 - 8pm

Thursday, April 12 1 - 3pm

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ART STUDIO ON DEMAND

Bring your unfinished projects and work in Bravo's studio. We'll provide guidance, suggestions, critique or simply provide you a place to work. Work on your painting, drawing, mosaic, weaving, collage, mixed media, printmaking, etc. Bring your own supplies or purchase from us. Stay as long as you like. Advanced reservations are required.

Only $10 an hour. Pay by the hour.

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PAINT YOUR SNEAKERS Ages 8 to Adult

Lauren Becker Downey

Bring a pair of clean canvas shoes and express yourself by decorating them with acrylic paint. Sneakers provide a great surface to cover with color, pattern, words and images. Transform your feet into an art gallery.

$48 Bravo member / $54 non-member + $8 Materials fee

Sunday, January 28 10am - 1pm

Saturday, February 10 2 - 5pm

Tuesday, March 27 1 - 4pm

Friday, April 13 6 - 9pm

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PAINTED PLASTIC CHAIR

Lauren Becker Downey

Give new life to those inexpensive stackable resin chairs by turning them into a work of art. Create a beautiful, decorative chair by painting color, pattern, shapes, texture, lines, flowers, animals, etc., on the surface. No previous painting experience necessary. Clean & prime chairs at least 24 hours before class. Priming instructions provided upon registration.

$96 Bravo member / $108 non-member + $14 Materials fee

Friday, January 26 10am - 4pm

Saturday, March 3 10am - 4pm

Sunday, April 1 10am - 4pm

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PAINTED FURNITURE

Lauren Becker Downey

Learn how easy it is to create your own piece of decorative functional art by painting images, textures or patterns on furniture! Please bring an old or new chair, small table, large picture frame, bench, etc. For inspiration, bring pictures, cards, gift wrap or art books of your favorite artist. Ideas, brushes, paint, etc., will be provided. Priming instructions provided upon registration.

$96 Bravo member / $108 non-member + $14 Materials fee

Friday, January 26 10am - 4pm

Saturday, March 3 10am - 4pm

Sunday, April 1 10am - 4pm

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CHALKBOARD LETTERING

Wendy Fetterly

Learn simple techniques to create beautiful hand lettering on chalkboards. This three hour class is perfect for those who want to create a chalkboard for a wedding, kitchen, business, to-do list, menu or mixed media artwork. Receive a small unframed chalkboard on which to work, play and take home. All materials will be provided.

$48 Bravo member / $54 non-member + $15 Materials fee

Monday, January 29 9am - 12pm

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PAINTED WINE GLASS

Lauren Becker Downey

If you've always fancied yourself a budding artist, but there's something about a blank canvas that leaves you drawing a blank, ditch the easel and raise a glass!! Create a one-of-a-kind pair of wine glasses in which to drink your favorite drink or to give as a gift. Perfect for just about any special occasion; bridal shower, anniversary, birthday, wedding, fancy dinners, etc. Whether you're a novice or an advanced creative person, spend a few hours expressing yourself and have fun painting on glass. Embellish with colorful patterns, intricate or simple designs or team logos. Enamel paints, brushes, glassware and ideas for pattern will be provided.

$40 Bravo member / $45 non-member + $12 Materials fee

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JAZZ UP YOUR JEANS

Lauren Becker Downey

Go green and recycle your old or favorite denim jacket, skirt, pants, shorts or, shirt or bring a brand new one to transform into a fashionable work of art. Creating painted clothing is a great way to update a hand-me-down or a thrift store find. Perfect for gifts or for YOU! Using water based acrylic paints, you may paint any design or pattern that inspires you. No fear here. Anything goes. Brushes, paints and ideas will be provided. Please bring a clean piece of clothing.

$64 member / $72 non-member + $12 Materials fee

New dates to come

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