Makeville Studio

Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(82 Reviews)

Welcome to Makeville Studio... a hands-on lab for craft, building, art and invention. 

Makeville Studio exists because we believe everyone should experience the deep satisfaction that comes with making something with your own two hands. Whether you're completely new to making things, want to expand your skills or just need some space and tools to get your project done right, we've got you covered.

Started in 2008 with just a handful of classes and a bare bones shop, Makeville has grown into NYC's top venue to learn woodworking and best-equipped community shop space.

Makeville is a community of craftspeople and artists of diverse backgrounds and skill levels, and we share a common culture of knowledge sharing, craftsmanship, shop etiquette and safety. Our instructors are not only talented professional makers, but truly excellent teachers as well. 

Start woodworking right now. In our classes, you'll make something truly unique while learning how to safely and effectively use both power tools and traditional hand tools.

Be inspired and productive in our spacious, well-equipped workshop. 

Make it count
We love making stuff, but we don't just want to make more stuff. Move beyond salvaged wood--the biggest "green" impact you can have as a maker is to build things that last, things that are so well-crafted and beautiful no one would dream of throwing them out! You can do this, and as always our amazing community of instructors, shop monitors, and studio users is here to help.

Reviews of Makeville Studio

(82 Reviews)


Attended: Table Saw Intensive

Steven is a very good instructor - very knowledgeable, friendly, and an imaginative problem solver. The class is well planed and is as described in the course description.


Attended: Intro to Woodworking

Finished the class with a hand constructed table! Instructor Kate was very knowledgeable. Despite the small class limit (6), pace was a little slower than would have liked due to having only one machine, waiting for others to finish using.


Attended: Turning Bowls on the Lathe

Great instruction. When the class is over you have a beautiful finished bowl.


Attended: Intro to Woodworking

It exceeded all my expectations by ten times. Learned so much! Michelle is great, and an excellent teacher.

Frankie Lynn H.

Attended: Intro to Woodworking

The workshop was a phenominal experience! The instructors clearly mapped out the project from the start, demonstrated the appropriate methods of using each machine, explained what to check before beginning work on each process, and maintained a friendly, professional attitude at all times. Limiting the class to 6 students allowed everyone's questions to be answered and provided the perfect balance for working individually and as part of the team. Watching other students use the machinery reinforced the steps we were taught to follow in set up, use, and safety. All materials necessary were provided. I look forward to continuing my education at Makeville Studio through additional classes, booking and booking studio time. I highly recommend this studio and this Workshop.



Attended: Routers 101: Cutting board

The class was great — very informative and the instructor was open for all sorts of questions about anything woodworking related. I'd highly recommend it, or any other class at Makeville.

Avraham K.

Attended: Intro to Woodworking

I had a time in this great class with the very good instructor, Michelle. I'm definitely looking forward to more classes at Makeville.


Attended: Woodworking II: Chair (Intensive)

Great class. Learned new skills that built upon the ones from the intro to woodworking.


Attended: Intro to Woodworking

Excellent class. Perfect balance of hands on work and basic instruction. I felt like the class size was perfect and allowed each student to have one on one time but also enough time to work independently. I would highly recommend this class!


Attended: Lathe 101: Intro to Turning

Alan is awesome -- totally knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Great teacher, great course!

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119 8th St Unit 208, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Makeville Studio
Gowanus, Brooklyn
119 8th St Unit 208
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Upcoming Classes at Makeville Studio

Intro to Woodworking
Next start date:

Wednesday May 2nd, 3pm

Turning Bowls on the Lathe
Next start date:

Monday May 7th, 7pm

Lathe 101: Intro to Turning
Next start date:

Wednesday May 9th, 7pm

Wood Turning Boot Camp
Next start date:

Saturday May 19th, 10am