Clarity Haynes holds a CFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and an MFA in painting from Brooklyn College. Her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at the Tacoma Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art. Her work has been written about in numerous publications including ARTNews, Hyperallergic, The Washington Post, Two Coats of Paint, and Juxtapoz Magazine. Haynes teaches the five daytime class Intro to Painting with Acrylics at Trestle Workshops.
Erik Hougen graduated from Pratt Institute with his MFA in 2008. Hougen was recently a resident with the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum and a SIP Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. He has exhibited with Bronx Museum, International Print Center, Kunsthalle Galapagos and Vaughn Massey Projects. Hougen is also a Master Printer and Intaglio instructor at the Lower East Side Printshop. Hougen teaches DIY Silkscreen at Trestle Workshops.
Caitlin Hurd was born in Massachusetts in 1978, Hurd grew up in the suburbs north of Boston. In 2000, she received a BFA in furniture design from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She went on to work with school-age children on creating public murals for their communities. In 2006, she graduated with an MFA in painting from The New York Academy of Art. Currently she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Hurd’s paintings and drawings have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and her work is represented in galleries in New York City, St Barths, and California, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich. Hurd teaches Oil Painting and Open Studio Painting at Trestle Workshops.
Katherine Keltner is a mixed media artist who loves to draw. She was raised in New York City where she currently lives and works. She spent two years in Rome on a graduate stipend from American University, where she also received her MFA with distinction, (other studies include AB with high honors from Dartmouth College, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, graduate work at Brooklyn College). She has taught art to children at a neighborhood community center and to college students and adults at Marymount Manhattan College and City College of New York. Keltner's work has been exhibited at galleries in New York including the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Rhombus Space, Muriel Guepin, Meulensteen, and Max Protetch, and at public institutions including The American University Museum/Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC, The Jamaica Center for the Arts, Queens, and Real Art Ways, Hartford. She is the recipient of residency grants from Ragdale and Vermont Studio Center. Keltner teaches Daytime Drawing at Trestle Workshops.
Ronit Levin Delgado a multi media artist and a Fulbright Program scholar, lives and works in NY. Was the paint night instructor at several locations and organizations such as Hillel, Pottery Glass, Plaster Galaxy, Moishe’s house and Zelda’s Art World. Levin Delgado is a graduate (2013) of the MFA Studio Art program at Montclair State University, NJ and holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2008). In 2007, Levin Delgado was selected for the Exchange Program for Merit Students to study at Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. Levin Delgado has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Sensei (NY), the Frame Gallery (PA), Guttman Museum (Tel Aviv) and has been included in numerous international group exhibitions in Israel, Europe and the US, including, The Queens Museum (NY), Museum of Russian Art (NJ), Magnan Metz Gallery, Pratt Manhattan Gallery and Trestle Gallery (NYC), Index Gallery (Newark), Cardiff, Wales and Leeds (UK) and Hertzelilinblum Museum in Israel. Levin Delgado teaches Paint Nights at Trestle.
Allison Maletz is a contemporary watercolor and mixed media artist. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She has taught people from age 8-80 and currently leads painting, drawing, illustration, installation and professional practices for artists classes at Parsons The New School for Design, Marymount Manhattan College, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the 92nd St Y. She has exhibited various mediums in the Liverpool Biennial, New Contemporaries UK, Zoo Art Italy, The Royal Watercolor Society in London and the Moscow Biennale for Young Artists at the MoMA and the Florence Griswold Museum. Maletz teaches Intro to Drawing and Watercolor at Trestle Workshops.
Mari Renwick is an artist/illustrator with a studio in Brooklyn as well as upstate NY. Mari has been doing and showing encaustic work for over 10 years. Her work has been exhibited in New York and is included in many private collections. Renwick teaches Encaustic and Encaustic Continued at Trestle Workshops.
Melissa Staiger is a Brooklyn, New York City based artist and curator. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Maryland Institute, College of Art and a Master of Fine Art from Pratt Institute. Her work has been in group shows at ABC No Rio, Arts@Renaissance, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Heliopolis Project, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, The Painting Center, Sideshow Gallery, Trestle Projects, Ventana 244, and the Wilmer Jennings Gallery. Staiger teaches Abstract Painting, Intro to Color Theory, Intro to Printmaking and Open Studio at Trestle Gallery. She was nominated and attended the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida & was the Curator-in-Residence at Trestle Projects in 2016. She recently participated in the Cementa Art Festival in Kandos, Australia. Staiger teaches Abstract Painting and Intuitive Color at Trestle Workshops.