5 Session Intro to Painting


5 Session Intro to Painting


Upcoming Sessions:

July/August: Sundays 4pm -7 PM
July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6 . (Instructor: tba)

September/October: Wednesdays 10AM - 1PM * New day and time
Sept 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11 . (Instructor Clarity Haynes)

October/November: Wednesdays 10AM - 1PM * New day and time
October 25, November 11, 8, 15, 29 (Instructor Clarity Haynes)


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 students are also welcome to create individual projects 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. Students will leave this class with a ready-to-hang painting to decorate your home.

Materials to Bring: 

A $30 materials fee covers the cost of paint and brushes, which will be

provided. This payment can be brought directly to the instructor on the first day of the class. Please also bring the following: 9" x 12'' pad of watercolor paper, 3 canvas boards and 3 stretched canvases ranging from 9" x 12” to 30” x 40”, a paper palette, and a large sturdy yogurt container or glass jar for water.

Instructor Bio:

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. More information is available at clarityhaynes.com.




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850 3rd Ave, Ste 411
4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11223

D,N,R to 36th St (or R train to 25th St)

Email: workshops@brooklynartspace.org

Cancellation Policy: 
Trestle is not able to provide refunds. Trestle requires at minimum three days written notice to reschedule a class. Please email trestle@brooklynartspace.org if you need to reschedule a class. Full refunds are provided only when Trestle cancels the class. For multi-session classes, students do not get refunded for any session they cannot attend and pro-rating is not available. In the event of a weather related scheduling change, instructors will offer a make-up opportunity.