Wednesday Aug 15th, 6:30pm
Trestle’s community classes program called Trestle Workshops offers instruction in a wide variety of artist techniques and theories, as well as training in professional practices. This program serves a dual purpose of educating artists in new media and creating jobs for highly-trained teaching artists. The classes attract a wide range of artists from the neighborhood and help Trestle participate in the life of the local community while providing professional-level artistic instruction to a wide audience.
Trestle Workshops is located in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn on the fourth floor above the Bed Bath & Beyond Shopping Complex. Please come to the 350 Third Avenue entrance between 30th and 31st street and come to suite 411.
You’re paying more so for the space and time to create your masterpiece. Not much teaching here. Come in with a printed picture/outline or else if you don’t know how to really draw, it’ll be tough and you’ll end up making something that won’t be really useful. Instructor was nice and thoughtful though.
I had a great time despite an initial hiccup (mostly my fault). The class was very informational and entertaining. The instructor--Erik--was super helpful and patient. The Trestle space is lovely, albeit a little out of the way location-wise. All my expectations were lived up to. I feel like I have a very good handle on the screen printing process and can't wait to make more! (About the hiccup: Due to transportation issues, I arrived 20 minutes late--my bad!--when I tried to access Trestle, the door was locked, the doorbell did not function, and there was no indication of how to get in w/o assistance. The instructor--again, he was great--had provided his contact info in an email to all the attendees the day before. I called and texted him but got no answer so I stood by the door for another 25 minutes. The instructor finally received my messages and let me in! Luckily, I was able to catch up with the rest of the class but while I was outside I was afraid I would either need to give up on the class--and lose my tuition--or I'd be so far behind, it wouldn't be worth taking the class at all.)
Class space was too small for the number of people showed up. And in fact 2 others were supposed to be there too. As a result, it was hard to get table space for the final much anticipated printing on the cloth step. (I had smudges from others' on my work.) Instructor himself was very helpful and nice in general.
This class is a great exploration into various acrylic mediums. The instructor is well prepared and encouraging.
The class was fun, very informative and the instructor made it really easy to follow along and understand the process.
Excellent class. Nathan the instructor was prompt and came fully prepared with materials and visual examples. He is knowledgeable and obviously experienced at conveying information clearly and in different ways. He addressed safety issues as well as encouraging individual aesthetic expression. Nathan was there to coach each of us as we reached the next step of the process, i.e., putting a design on the block, cutting, inking and printing. The 3-hour course was just the right amount of time to produce one piece, soup to nuts. Three students was a great class size. The classroom was fine -- well-lit, and wi-fi'd.
This was the first drawing class I've ever taken and it was wonderful. The instructor was so patient and gave a perfect overview to begin with. Then, in each class she did demos and gave personal suggestions to each student as needed. She didn't overly engage, allowing students to work at their own pace, but stepped in when we were "stuck." Each class had a topic which we focused on, giving us something to work on. I expected to be very intimidated, but wasn't at all. I would take this course again!
Terrific class. Felt like I learned something new that I would do again. Nathan was a patient instructor.
I feel like a DIY silkscreen expert now!
it was a fun informative class, the only thing i wish were different is the location. it was such a long train ride home afterwards!
Wednesday Aug 15th, 6:30pm
Saturday Aug 18th, 11am
Saturday Aug 18th, 3:30pm
Tuesday Aug 21st, 2:30pm
Saturday Sep 8th, 3:30pm
Monday Sep 10th, 6:30pm
Saturday Sep 15th, 11am
Monday Sep 17th, 10am
Tuesday Sep 18th, 10am
Tuesday Sep 18th, 6:30pm
Friday Sep 28th, 6:30pm
Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm
Sunday Oct 28th, 11am
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