Trestle Workshops

Trestle Workshops

Art
Greenwood, Brooklyn, New York
(280 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

(280 Reviews)
DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

10/14/2018
Vanessa G.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Great class!

Drawing Basics

9/13/2018
Hannah M.

Attended: Drawing Basics


Allison is a really kind, helpful instructor. I was extremely hesitant to show my drawings, etc. but she made the environment comfortable and gave criticism that tremendously helped me to improve.

Shibori/ Indigo Tie Dye

8/20/2018
Aditi B.

Attended: Shibori/ Indigo Tie Dye


Instructor could have been more engaging and more organized

DIY Block Printing

7/31/2018
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Block Printing


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.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

6/4/2018
Sophia D.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


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.)

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

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.

Abstract Painting with Acrylics (5 Sessions)

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.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

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.

DIY Block Printing

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.

Drawing Basics

3/26/2018
Nancy T.

Attended: Drawing Basics


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!

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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

Encaustic Painting
Encaustic Painting
Next start date:

Monday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm

Daytime Drawing
Daytime Drawing
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 10am

Drawing Basics
Drawing Basics
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm

Art for Tweens/Teens
Art for Tweens/Teens
Next start date:

Friday Oct 26th, 3:30pm

Shibori/ Indigo Tie Dye
Shibori/ Indigo Tie Dye
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 27th, 11am

Accordion Book Collage
Accordion Book Collage
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 28th, 11am

Open Studio Painting (5 Sessions)
Open Studio Painting (5 Sessions)
Next start date:

Monday Oct 29th, 10am

Oil Paint Portraiture from Photographs
Oil Paint Portraiture from Photographs
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 4th, 11am

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop
DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 10th, 11am

Contemporary Botanical Drawing
Contemporary Botanical Drawing
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 14th, 6:30pm

Curating 101
Curating 101
Next start date:

Friday Nov 16th, 6:30pm

DIY Block Printing
DIY Block Printing
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 17th, 11am

Encaustic Painting Continued
Encaustic Painting Continued
Next start date:

Monday Nov 19th, 6:30pm

Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 4th, 10am

Watercolor Portrait Painting
Watercolor Portrait Painting
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 4th, 6:30pm

Watercolor Basics
Watercolor Basics
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 19th, 6:30pm