Saturday, July 11, 2009

A new place to learn art in San Diego.

My friend, Lauren Becker Downey has reopened her Bravo Workshops under the name
Bravo School of Art
NTC Liberty Station
2690 Historic Decatur Rd, Studio 206
San Diego, CA 92106
(There will be a website, but it's not up yet.)

I'm teaching these workshops:

Adult Classes:
COLLAGE 101 with Jane LaFazio
Sunday, October 18, 1 - 4pm
Saturday, December 12, 1 - 4pm

Are you ready to start making some art and don’t know where to begin? Collage is a great wayto express yourself creativity and inexpensively. Use a glue stick or acrylic medium, use old magazines or fine imported rice paper, recycle packaging or antique envelopes. Any and all can make a wonderful small art piece. In this workshop you’ll start 4 or 5 small collages, and maybe finish 1 or 2 in class. Play with color, composition and focal point.
Workshop fee $38 members $44 non-members

Kids Classes:
FISH PRINTING (for kids ages 8-12) with Jane LaFazio
Saturday, August 15, 9 - 10:30 am

Don’t worry! We won’t be using real fish, just rubber replicas to create multi-colored prints on fabric. As it’s called in Japan, Gyotaku is the process of painting the fish with the colors of their
choice, then laying fabric on top to create a one-of-a kind print. Students will have an opportunity to make many prints, including ones on a t-shirt and on fabric. Once the fish are printed, the fabric will be assembled and sewn to create a pillow or wall hanging. Please bring
a clean white t-shirt.
Fee $20.00 members $23.00 non-members
Materials fee: $8 per child

SELF PORTRAIT (for kids ages 8-12) with Jane LaFazio
Saturday, October 24, 11am - 12:30pm

Using soft pastel (chalk), create an original self-portrait on colored paper. With gentle instruction on facial proportion and placement of features, children will draw a face and color it in, learning to blend the chalk to their own skin tone. Self-portrait hair color and hair styles are left to their creative judgment!
Fee $20.00 members $23.00 non-members
Materials fee $2

CLAY PLAY(for kids ages 8-12) with Jane LaFazio
Saturday, November 7, 11am - 12:30pm

Using air-dry clay, children will learn some basic skills of hand- building like pinch pots, coil pots and slab construction. Then, let loose to use their own imagination to create whatever they’d like from aliens, animals or whatever! Children will take home their clay creations to air dry. Clay can also be painted at home.
Fee $20.00 members $23.00 non-members
Materials fee $10


  1. So, I just have to ask: where do you get the rubber fish? Glad to see you are teaching kids again!

  2. Thanks Judy! I get the rubber fish at

  3. so excited to see the gyotaku class. for some reason, i thought it was more of an ancient art and not really practiced anymore. too cool!


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