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Greenwood, Brooklyn
62 18th St
Near Hamilton Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11232
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Allison Maletz

What you'll learn in this beginner drawing class:

This class will cover fundamental aspects of the visual language of drawing including perspective, charcoal tonal drawing, mark making (line, hatching, cross-hatching, etc), still-life, portraiture, figure drawing with the live model and much more.

Behind many great works of art, abstraction or realism, lies a strong drawing. Drawing is the bridge that connects seeing and conveying form. It is the key towards understanding and translating an idea into a finished piece. Drawing is the bridge that connects seeing with conveying form and space. Throughout the development of any great work of art, be it painting, sculpture, or design the formal issues of drawing- line, tone, texture, and shape remain at the forefront.

Materials you will need to bring to class:
  • 11x14 Drawing Pad of all-purpose paper (try to make sure there is as little texture as possible on the surface of the paper – Hot Press).
  • 11x14 Pad of newsprint paper (30+ Sheets)
  • Drawing Pencils, a range of HB, 2B, 4B, 6B (for shading)
  • Utility Knife and blades or x-acto knife/razor blades for sharpening pencils.
  • Charcoal Pencils, ranging from soft to hard.
  • Compressed Charcoal.  
  • Kneaded Eraser.
  • Regular White Eraser.
  • Tortillons (paper stumps).
Additional Fees: 
Please note that this 5 week session requires a one time modeling fee of $10. This payment can be given directly to the instructor during your first class.

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

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Question from anonymous
Make up a class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Trestle does not offer to make up classes, as many of the classes are full and they cannot accommodate student drop-ins from past sessions. That being said, if you inform your instructor, they will do their best to fill you in on missed material during the other class sessions. Hope this helps!
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Question from Kevin M.
Realism art is a unique style I'm trying to start, and get very familiar with the technique. But also are you going to teach us how to do Charcoal drawing? Even though i have no experience.
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"Yes, we will cover realistic drawing from life, and students will use pencil and charcoal in the course." Allison Maletz, Teacher Drawing Basics, Trestle Workshops
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Question from Plato
Okay so I want to learn how to draw faces. Like the eyes and be taught how to draw a face. Will that be taught here?
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Hi Plato! Yes, you will spend 1 class in 5 learning portrait drawing (either from a model or a mirror (self-portrait). You will also study shading, perspective, and figure drawing.
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If you want to draw people can she help you work on that?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, there! Yes, drawing a live model will be covered in this class.
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I’m studying landscape design at NYBG and want to learn essentials of drawing trees shrubs flowers Is this beginning drawing course a place where I can learn to develop these skills ? Trey
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Reviews of Classes at Trestle Workshops (307)

(307 Reviews)
Drawing Basics
Reviewed by Hannah M. on 9/13/2018
Allison is a really kind, helpful instructor. I was extremely hesitant to show my drawings, etc. but she made the environment comfortable and gave criticism that tremendously helped me to improve.
Drawing Basics
Reviewed by Nancy T. on 3/26/2018
This was the first drawing class I've ever taken and it was wonderful. The instructor was so patient and gave a perfect overview to begin with. Then, in each class she did demos and gave personal suggestions to each student as needed. She didn't overly engage, allowing students to work at their own pace, but stepped in when we were "stuck." Each class had a topic which we focused on, giving us something to work on. I expected to be very intimidated, but wasn't at all. I would take this course again!
Drawing Basics
Reviewed by roshina j. on 9/14/2017
Excellent introductory class! The teacher, Allison, was super talented and patient with all her students. As a beginner to drawing, I felt like Allison set me up with the basic tools; so that I can now draw on my own and sharpen my skills with confidence. The studio, trestle, is a dream! Super spacious and inspiring. Very peaceful!
Drawing Basics
Reviewed by Chitra S. on 3/22/2017
Good teacher. Learned fundamentals.
Drawing Basics
Reviewed by Dylan B. on 9/14/2016
Allison was a great instructor. She was able to connect with everyone within the class and guide us throughout the course with each challenge we faced. I knew that art ran in my family and I had some skills prior to the course, but Allison helped me gain my confidence back especially with shading. That being said it has been about 10 years since I took an art class and wanted to see if there was a spark still. Allison not only showed me that I have a spark and interest in art but built that spark into the flame and passion that I have for it now. I am so grateful for her for that. With the skills and techniques that Allison has given me I know that drawing and sketching will help me throughout my life with being more appreciative, relaxed in life and furthering my imagination and career. Thank you Allison for everything that you have given me. I will continue to work on my shading and hopefully I'll be able to take your course in October. If not, I will definitely be in touch and we'll see one another again.
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