Craftsman Ave

Craftsman Ave

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(199 Reviews)

Our studio space gives makers the opportunity to bring ideas to life. We provide classes for creatives by creatives.While working with some of the brightest minds in Brooklyn, we’ve created a studio space that provides room to put our ambitions into action.
Our artists teach classes on woodworking, jewelry design, metal fabrication, and many other skills.

Each hands-on experience gives you the freedom to explore a new passion, create something of your own, and join our community of makers and creators.

Our classes run from  2-4.5 hours and are taught by experienced makers that live in thrive in Brooklyn.  Our small class sizes allow for you to vibe and network with other makers in the studio. Our studio space is an open and fully-equipped environment that gives you the space and resources to build a personal project, put a Kickstarter into action, or simply find a new passion. 

We envision bringing creatives together in an environment that is inspirational, fun, and supportive.

Reviews of Craftsman Ave

(199 Reviews)
Introduction to Modern Woodworking

10/3/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Modern Woodworking


The class was too crowded and I felt like what I could've done in an hour, we did in more than 5 hours due to the amount of people in the class. The class in general was disorganized and I didn't feel like I learned a whole bunch. If you've never touched wood or worked with any materials or tools before, this class may be good for you. I liked the instructor himself but the class fell a little short of my expectations.

Spoon Carving

10/1/2018
Andy K.

Attended: Spoon Carving


Abby was so amazing. So knowledgeable, incredibly friendly. Would take another course with her in a second!

Introduction to Modern Woodworking

9/30/2018
Crosby F.

Attended: Introduction to Modern Woodworking


This class was a waste of time for anyone wanting to meaningfully increase their knowledge of woodworking. We ended up spending about 5 hours in the shop, because the table saw (which was the only tool we used) was shared by 8 people in the class. The instructor was funny, but disorganized and made it seem like the class was the last place he wanted to be. Towards the end of the class, he insisted that we rush through cuts without measuring after setting a stop on the table saw, which resulted in a flaw in my final work product. The table that you make in the class is very small. For people seeking an intro woodworking experience, I would suggest looking at one of the multi-session classes offered elsewhere.

Introduction to Knife Making

9/16/2018
Greg A.

Attended: Introduction to Knife Making


This class was a great experience to be able to get hands on with tools I normally wouldn’t have access to. Liam was incredibly knowledgeable in the knife making process and helpful with teaching on how to get the most out of the tools we had available.

Introduction to Knife Making

9/15/2018
Devon J.

Attended: Introduction to Knife Making


This class was just as it says, a good introduction to Knife Making. I got to choose from 2 different types and sizes of high carbon steel bar stock, and design a stencil for the rough shape of my blade. After learning about the reduction technique, I got experience using tools like the angle grinder, belt sander, drill press, files and other abrasives, to remove steel, drill pin holes, and shape my knife. After a heat treatment, I got to finish my blade in the second class, by removing forge scale, constructing and shaping a handle, and finally, grinding and polishing bevels and edges! Though the workshop space could feel a little tight at times (with 6 students), the instructor, Liam, did an excellent job of sharing knowledge, and getting students plenty of time with the tools they needed. I highly recommend this class to anyone that is new to, or curious about, the skill and process of knife making.

Build a Copper Lamp

9/5/2018
Steve D.

Attended: Build a Copper Lamp


We enjoyed the class. Our only complaint was the picture of the lamp on the website was much nicer than the lamp we made . The course horse website shows a copper cage on the lamp which gives it a very finished look. When we asked the teacher why ours was different he said that the one in the photo was too complicated. He mentioned he had asked course horse to update the photo. In the past but they never did. This seemed a little deceiving.

Introduction to Metal Fabrication

8/30/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


Class was fun & enjoyable, could have been a little more organized though. Overall, I was happy with the experience.

Introduction to Metal Fabrication

8/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


There were five of us and one instructor, which wasn't a great ratio. About half of the class is spent waiting on others, and instructions came intermittently. I was happy to learn how to weld, use a table saw and an axle grinder...but there was little organization to the flow of the class. We were more or less rushed into the thick of it - no introductions or names exchanged, just a quick explanation of what we were doing and instructions to grab materials. I think an initial safety overview and broad strokes of an outline for the class would be a great way to start the workshop. I'd go back, but with different expectations.

Introduction to Modern Woodworking

7/29/2018
Ben c.

Attended: Introduction to Modern Woodworking


great instructor, great course. very very very happy i did this

Introduction to Modern Woodworking

4/18/2018
Tina N.

Attended: Introduction to Modern Woodworking


Our instructor, Arjun, was very knowledgeable, patient and thorough. He gave every student attention and guidance to help us each craft a nice piece of woodwork. I was very happy with my side table and would love to take more classes at his studio.

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117B 11th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Craftsman Ave
Gowanus, Brooklyn
117B 11th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Directions:
Take the F, G or R train to 4 Ave – 9th St station. Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.

Upcoming Classes at Craftsman Ave

Screen Printing
Screen Printing
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 16th, 6pm

Introduction to Metal Fabrication
Introduction to Metal Fabrication
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 18th, 6pm

Build a Copper Lamp
Build a Copper Lamp
Next start date:

Monday Oct 22nd, 6pm

Introduction to Knife Making
Introduction to Knife Making
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 4th, 1pm