Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a three- to four-hour workshop for one (a $60 value)
- $49 for a three- to four-hour workshop for two (a $120 value)
- $99 for a one-month open-studio membership (a $199 value)<p>
Workshops teach up to 10 adults techniques such as watercolor portrait painting, DIY silk-screening, and book making. Some classes require students to pay an extra fee for materials, which is not included in this Groupon.
With a membership, artists get 24/7 access to a 10,000-square-foot communal studio, as well as a personal drying rack and locker for their art supplies. Shared amenities include two slop sinks, a kitchenette, lounge, library, and WiFi. The gallery hosts four group shows every year, which members may participate in, as well as a monthly critique forum with open feedback on your work from fellow members, visiting artists, and opinionated paint brushes. Materials are not included with a membership, though members do get 10% off classes and free figure-drawing sessions.<p>
It can be hard for an artist to get their art in front of collectors, gallery owners, and influential people in the art world, which is why Trestle Gallery can be such a valuable resource. The nonprofit contemporary art space in Gowanus, Brooklyn, showcases new works by under-represented artists, giving them the chance to get some necessary exposure without hanging their paintings on the backs of city buses.
Trestle not only represents burgeoning artists, but also offers them professional-development services. These include monthly critiques where artists give and receive feedback and panel discussions with established artists and art-world professionals. Those who want more instruction can participate in Trestle’s community classes to learn new artistic techniques or meet a mentor.
168 7th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11215