Acrylic Painting Basics (5 Sessions)

at Trestle Workshops - Greenwood

Course Details
$185 4 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Sep 20, 6:30pm - Oct 18, 8:30pm (5 sessions)

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Greenwood, Brooklyn
62 18th St
Near Hamilton Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11232
A $30 materials fee will be paid to the instructor on the start of the class
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Zach Seeger

What you'll learn in this beginner painting class:

This 5-week class will delve into many different ways of using acrylic paint, from thin washes and transparent glazes to thick impasto incorporating a variety of added textures. Beginners are welcome! 

Returning student are also welcome to create individual project with the instructor as they continue to develop their work during the class. We will explore basic color theory through observational still life exercises and abstract mark-making, starting small and working up to a larger painting format. Student will leave this class with a ready to hang painting to decorate your home. 

Students will need to purchase the following materials: 

  • 9" x 12" pad of watercolor paper.
  • 4 canvas boards or stretched canvasses ranging from 9" x 12" to 24" x 24". 
  • 9" x 12" Paper palette.
  • A large yogurt container or jar for water.


Please note that this five-week workshop requires a one time fee of $30 that covers the cost of paint and brushes which will be provided. This payment must be brought directly to the instructor during your first class.

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Refund Policy
Full 7 business days before class time for rescheduling. No refunds.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger 5 $185
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Sep 27 6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger
Fri, Oct 04 6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger
Fri, Oct 11 6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger
Fri, Oct 18 6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger
6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger 5 $185
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Nov 01 6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger
Fri, Nov 08 6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger
Fri, Nov 15 6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger
Fri, Nov 22 6:30pm - 8:30pm Zach Seeger

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Is there work outside the class?
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Hi! There isn't assigned homework or work outside the class. However, if the student wants extra assignments outside of the class you can always ask the Instructor for them.

Reviews of Classes at Trestle Workshops (317)

(317 Reviews)
Acrylic Painting Basics (5 Sessions)
Reviewed by Erin S. on 5/3/2019
I've been drawing forever, but have always wanted to try my hand at painting – I just don't know anything about techniques and wanted a space to explore and learn the basics. This class is just what I was looking for! It has a relaxed, not-too-structured vibe because the class is quite small (I've taken it twice now and have been one of 3 students both times). If you're looking for something super rigorous this may not be it, but if you're looking to work on your skills in a low-pressure environment with a teacher who will personalize assignments to you, you won't be disappointed :) Zach is a wonderful artist and encouraging teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge of both art history and the more contemporary scene.
Acrylic Painting Basics (5 Sessions)
Reviewed by Francine S. on 6/29/2016
Clarity was great. I loved the class
Acrylic Painting Basics (5 Sessions)
Reviewed by Powell B. on 5/24/2016
Clarity, our instructor, was great. Knowlegeable. Encouraging. Thoughtful. I took this class to reaquaint myself with painting after not painting for over 30 years. Clarity gave me the instruction & encouragement that I needed to reawaken the paibter in me. Corny, I know. So what. Great class. Great space in Gowanus. My fellow students were sharing & caring. Goddamn I loved that class. Too bad it had ro end.
Acrylic Painting Basics (5 Sessions)
Reviewed by John D. on 12/27/2015
First off, this is a review for the "5 Session Intro to Painting" class with instructor Clarity Haynes. I thoroughly enjoyed this class! I learned a lot about acrylic painting techniques and enjoyed myself. Clarity Haynes, the instructor, was well prepared and organized and a wonderful guide to this new material. It helped that I had 3 great classmates working along with me -- it was a warm, friendly, and productive atmosphere and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do it.
Acrylic Painting Basics (5 Sessions)
Reviewed by Lillian C. on 7/14/2015
Facility was subpar - no AC on hot summer nights.
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