Erik Hougen

Teaches 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.

Reviews of Erik Hougen

(40 Reviews)
DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

9/24/2019
Myriam W.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


I really enjoyed my time in this class! Erik was very patient and prepared for just about any question we threw at him. We made a solid use of the time allotted; I almost wish I brought along more materials to practice on. I highly recommend this class.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

8/18/2019
Alexandra G.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Amazing !! Erik was super friendly and helpful - you will learn all the fundamentals you need to create silkscreen prints at home, and you’ll walk away with a stencil you can use over and over again!

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

5/19/2019
Michael C.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Erik was a very informative instructor who made the learning experience a pleasure.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

4/7/2019
Roxa S.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Eric was a really great instructor. Really enjoyed the workshop. Eric was extremely knowledgeable, but also laid back and very friendly- a nice combination for a teacher. I think the class should be no more than 6 people or there should be a larger area to work in. Wish there were a workshop to work on a little larger format as an intermediate step.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

4/7/2019
Michelle B.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


I couldn't make the class with a last minute work change, so I sent my son ...he l

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

2/4/2019
Ian H.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Eric did a fantastic job teaching the class. He was friendly, thorough, and hands-on. Everyone's project came out well as a result. We also had a small class which helped. I would definitely take another version of this that went past the basics.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

1/28/2019
Adam H.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Great class! Very relaxed and easy going, yet hands-on. I am excited to have learned enough about silkscreening to create my own pieces and I will be exploring this fun medium further in the future. Thanks!

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

1/27/2019
Ray N.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Ray N. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

12/19/2018
Ana N.

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Ana N. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

10/22/2018
Niteesh E.

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Niteesh E. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

10/20/2018
Naomi J.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Naomi J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

10/14/2018
Vanessa G.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Great class!

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

8/27/2018
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

6/4/2018
Sophia D.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


I had a great time despite an initial hiccup (mostly my fault). The class was very informational and entertaining. The instructor--Erik--was super helpful and patient. The Trestle space is lovely, albeit a little out of the way location-wise. All my expectations were lived up to. I feel like I have a very good handle on the screen printing process and can't wait to make more! (About the hiccup: Due to transportation issues, I arrived 20 minutes late--my bad!--when I tried to access Trestle, the door was locked, the doorbell did not function, and there was no indication of how to get in w/o assistance. The instructor--again, he was great--had provided his contact info in an email to all the attendees the day before. I called and texted him but got no answer so I stood by the door for another 25 minutes. The instructor finally received my messages and let me in! Luckily, I was able to catch up with the rest of the class but while I was outside I was afraid I would either need to give up on the class--and lose my tuition--or I'd be so far behind, it wouldn't be worth taking the class at all.)

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

5/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Class space was too small for the number of people showed up. And in fact 2 others were supposed to be there too. As a result, it was hard to get table space for the final much anticipated printing on the cloth step. (I had smudges from others' on my work.) Instructor himself was very helpful and nice in general.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

4/30/2018
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


The class was fun, very informative and the instructor made it really easy to follow along and understand the process.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

3/5/2018
Federico S.

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Federico S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

3/4/2018
Ayesha G.

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Ayesha G. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

2/5/2018
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


I feel like a DIY silkscreen expert now!

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

2/4/2018
Amanda M.

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Amanda M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

1/21/2018
Karen M.

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Karen M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

12/17/2017
Adriana S.

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Adriana S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

11/12/2017
Olivia M.

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Olivia M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

10/8/2017
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Definitely learned some great tips and tricks for DIY printing. The class overall just seemed to be pricy. $85 for the class +$40 material fee.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

9/24/2017
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

8/19/2017
Karin B.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Karin B. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

7/2/2017
Caroline S.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Caroline S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

6/11/2017
Tania O.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Erik was great.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

6/11/2017
Tracey A.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Tracey A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

3/12/2017
Michele R.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Great class for a first time silkscreener. Eric was knowledgeable and patient. I had a lot of fun.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

3/12/2017
Erin C.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Great Intro to Silkscreen. Good pacing and engaging lesson.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

2/12/2017
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Great class, great teacher. Thanks

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

1/22/2017
Claire W.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


I definitely recommend the class. We got a lot of hands on time and help from the instructor. He explained what we needed to continue working from home. I appreciate that we got a lot of time with the teacher. He was great!

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

12/15/2016
Ellie M.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Great teacher!! 5 stars from me!!!

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

12/11/2016
Louise L.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Louise L. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

11/13/2016
Paige B.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Paige B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

5/23/2016
Anonymous

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Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

4/30/2016
Felisa T.

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Felisa T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

12/6/2015
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

10/31/2015
Anonymous

Attended: DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.