Trestle Workshops

Art
Greenwood, Brooklyn, New York
(269 Reviews)

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.

Reviews of Trestle Workshops

(269 Reviews)
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5/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


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.

5/4/2018
Doris B.

Attended: Abstract Painting with Acrylics (5 Sessions)


This class is a great exploration into various acrylic mediums. The instructor is well prepared and encouraging.

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4/30/2018
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


The class was fun, very informative and the instructor made it really easy to follow along and understand the process.

4/22/2018
Madeline G.

Attended: DIY Block Printing


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.

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3/26/2018
Nancy T.

Attended: Introduction to Drawing (5 Sessions)


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!

2/18/2018
Anouska C.

Attended: DIY Block Printing


Terrific class. Felt like I learned something new that I would do again. Nathan was a patient instructor.

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2/5/2018
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


I feel like a DIY silkscreen expert now!

12/6/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Encaustic Painting


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!

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10/8/2017
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Definitely learned some great tips and tricks for DIY printing. The class overall just seemed to be pricy. $85 for the class +$40 material fee.

10/4/2017
Fran R.

Attended: Encaustic Painting


This class was a great introduction to encaustic paintings for someone who knows very little about the topic. The class is spit into instructional and hands on portions (the whole evening went by quickly!). Participants leave with one or two panels, depending on how much time you want to spend exploring different methods. The instructor was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone.

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850 3rd Ave 4th Fl Ste 411, Brooklyn, New York 11232
Trestle Workshops
Greenwood, Brooklyn
850 3rd Ave 4th Fl Ste 411
Btwn 30th & 32nd Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11232

Upcoming Classes at Trestle Workshops

Basic Oil Painting
Next start date:

Thursday May 24th, 6:30pm

DIY Pop Up Art Show
Next start date:

Sunday May 27th, 4pm

Contemporary Outdoor Botanical Drawing
Next start date:

Wednesday May 30th, 6:30pm

Plein Air Oil Painting in Prospect Park
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Thursday May 31st, 6:30pm

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop
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Saturday Jun 2nd, 11am

3-Session Daytime Drawing
Next start date:

Tuesday Jun 5th, 10am

1-Session Portrait Drawing/Painting
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Tuesday Jun 5th, 6:30pm

Introduction to Color (3 Sessions)
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Wednesday Jun 6th, 6:30pm

Paint & Drink: Baie de Marseille by Paul Cezanne
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Friday Jun 8th, 7pm

Shibori Indigo Dye
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Saturday Jun 16th, 2:30pm

DIY Block Printing
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Saturday Jun 23rd, 11am

Encaustic Painting Continued
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Monday Jun 25th, 6:30pm

1-Session Daytime Drawing
Next start date:

Tuesday Jun 26th, 10am

3-Session Drawing Basics
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Tuesday Jun 26th, 2:30pm

Watercolor Painting (5 Sessions)
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Tuesday Jun 26th, 6:30pm

Paint & Drink: Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh
Next start date:

Friday Jul 13th, 7pm

Introduction to Drawing (5 Sessions)
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Tuesday Aug 14th, 6:30pm

Watercolor: Portrait Painting
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 21st, 6:30pm

Encaustic Painting
Next start date:

Monday Sep 10th, 6:30pm