Nathan Catlin is the Master Printer at The Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies as Columbia University. He received his MFA from Columbia in 2012 and his BFA in Printmaking from SFAI in 2007. He has been an adjunct professor in printmaking at Columbia since 2012. His work has been show nationally in NYC, LA, Boston, and others as well as internationally in Beijing and Berlin. He is originally from California but moved to New York for the weather. Catlin teaches DIY Block Printing at Trestle Workshops.
Jessica Dalrymple earned a BA from Hamilton College and trained as a painter at The Art Student's League and is achieving her certificate in horticulture from Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She maintains a studio in Brooklyn, NY where she works in oils and mixed media. She also collaborates with local organizations to create art events that raise awareness about the local landscape and the environment at large such as co-creating ArtLab Gowanus, a pop-up structure hosting landscape related art workshops. Her work is held in private and public collections. Dalrymple exhibited in national and regional juried shows and has received numerous awards including the Fenimore Award which granted her a solo exhibit at the Fenimore Art Museum. She has taught drawing as an adjunct at NJIT’s College of Architecture & Design and instructs tweens and teens in painting and drawing privately. In 2015 Jessica was in Trestle's Residency Program under the tutelage of Christina Kelly. She teaches Contemporary Botanical Drawing and Oil Painting Basics 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.
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 Drawing Basics, Watercolor, and Watercolor Portrait Painting at Trestle Workshops.
Catherine Ruhl fell in love with the art of Shibori in art school and was inspired after her first trip to Japan. She has a regular studio practice in Bedstuy Brooklyn doing everything: painting, drawing, printing, quilting, and dyeing. She sells her card line, shibori, and Ukrainian eggs at West Elm, Pottery Barn, and the Brooklyn Flea. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in fashion design. Ruhl teaches Shibori/Indigo Dye at Trestle Workshops.
Krista Saunders Scenna is an independent curator and gallerist based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her undergraduate degree in Art History & Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in interdisciplinary contemporary art from New York University’s Draper Program. Scenna has worked for the ICA in Philadelphia, the Queens Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art and New Museum of Contemporary Art in various capacities. She was also a 2010-11 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow. In addition to exhibitions at BRIC, NURTUREart and Lesley Heller Workspace, her curatorial portfolio also includes site-specific exhibitions in alternative forums such The Old Stone House, Vax Moto motorcycle garage, the DUMBO Arts Festival and SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2015-2016. As the co-owner of Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn, Scenna connects emerging artists with new art buyers. She is also a proud member of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and serves on the board of Arts Gowanus. She teaches Collecting Art 101 at Trestle Workshops.
Zach Seeger is a painter, writer and curator who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) and BFA from Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY). Recent solo exhibitions include, To die for, Public Address Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) Watson at Karstan and Gorse (Wappingers Falls, NY), November, Defend Brooklyn (New York, NY) and Cheese Burghers of Calaiscurated by Nicholas Cueva, Zrobili (Brooklyn, NY). He has participated in the GROUNDWORK III Residency and Vermont Studio Center. Since 2013, Seeger has co-directed and curated exhibitions for This Friday or Next Friday (Brooklyn, NY), and Couples Counseling in Ridgewood, Queens. He teaches Painting Basics and Curating 101 at Trestle Workshops.