Craftsman Ave

Craftsman Ave

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(208 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

(208 Reviews)
Introduction to Modern Woodworking

12/20/2018
Mario N.

Attended: Introduction to Modern Woodworking


The class wasn't exactly what I was hoping for and I felt there were too many people in the class, which resulted in a lot of waiting around.

Introduction to Metal Fabrication

12/15/2018
Dan S.

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


Leon, the instructor, was very informative and hands-on with teaching techniques. Very much enjoyed the class.

Introduction to Metal Fabrication

11/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


Excellent class with Knowlaedgable instructor

Introduction to Metal Fabrication

11/10/2018
Emma L.

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


Liam was a great instructor which made the class even better. I’ve never done any woodwork or metalwork in my life but I was able to have a nice mini table at the end!

Introduction to Knife Making

10/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Knife Making


Fun and educational class. Provided us with the materials and guidance to create our own finished blades. Only thing I would change, I wish we had the option to be apart of the heat treating process.

Introduction to Metal Fabrication

10/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


The project (cutting metal rod and plates to length with an angle grinder, bending the rod into U-shaped table legs, drilling holes in plates, welding legs to plate, cutting wood top to desired size, assembling and finishing the small table and welding on a cross-bracing rod) was fun and easy to follow, though only one person could do each step at a time, and quarters in the shop were a bit cramped. It worked well for our very small class size, though, and the instructor was attentive. We finished early, and I happily toted my table-stool-hutch-thing home on the subway. It makes a nice midcentury/industrial-looking plant stand (Note: if you opt to stain the wooden top of your table, plan to clear-coat it when you get home, or it will still smell of stain a month later...)

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.

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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

Introduction to Welding
Introduction to Welding
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 9pm

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

Thursday Jan 24th, 6pm - 10pm

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

Monday Jan 28th, 6pm - 9pm

Introduction to Modern Woodworking
Introduction to Modern Woodworking
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 23rd, 1pm - 5pm