Makeville Studio

Makeville Studio

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(84 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

(84 Reviews)
Intro to Woodworking

4/27/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Woodworking


I thought it was good though since we didn’t set up the machines ourselves (which I assume was partly due to time / partly safety), replicating the project would be difficult. However, this was a good introductory class and the project included a lot of different elements. I think I’ll take another class to feel more comfortable on the machines.

Table Saw Intensive

3/13/2018
Anonymous

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.

Intro to Woodworking

2/10/2018
Anonymous

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.

Turning Bowls on the Lathe

11/29/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Turning Bowls on the Lathe


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

Intro to Woodworking

11/28/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Woodworking


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

Intro to Woodworking

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.

Routers 101: Cutting board

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.

Intro to Woodworking

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.

Woodworking II: Chair (Intensive)

3/2/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Woodworking II: Chair (Intensive)


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

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!

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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
Intro to Woodworking
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 7th, 10am

Woodworking II: Chair
Woodworking II: Chair
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 8th, 2pm

Table Saw Intensive
Table Saw Intensive
Next start date:

Monday Jul 9th, 7pm

Routers 101: Cutting board
Routers 101: Cutting board
Next start date:

Thursday Jul 12th, 7pm

Woodworking for Women Boot Camp
Woodworking for Women Boot Camp
Next start date:

Monday Jul 16th, 10am