Makeville Studio

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(72 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. 

Classes
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.

Workshop
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

(72 Reviews)

8/13/2017
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.

6/30/2017
Anonymous

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.

6/7/2017
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.

3/2/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Woodworking II: Chair (Intensive)


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

2/6/2017
Anonymous

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!

12/27/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Lathe 101: Intro to Turning


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

10/31/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Hand Cut Dovetails Workshop


Well taught and would definitely recommend Makeville Studio. Would suggest they make the class four weeks instead of three, as it's difficult to finish the box in that time, even with the six studio hours that come with the class.

5/25/2016
Carol G.

Attended: Turning Bowls on the Lathe


The instructor was knowledgeable and helpful while at the same time allowing us to learn and create our own bowls. I am very pleased with the way the class was taught and I love the items I made.

5/4/2016
Selena M.

Attended: Intro to Woodworking


This class was awesome! Had a good time with Michelle, our instructor, and the other students. We learned a lot and I am so pleased with the little stool I made! Looking forward to taking more classes with Michelle at Makeville. :)

3/29/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Woodworking


It was a great class, I learned a lot. I am taking another class at the studio in a few weeks.

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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