Craftsman Ave

Craftsman Ave

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(360 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 and 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

(360 Reviews)
Make a Stained Glass Work of Art (Intro level)

10/17/2021
Rita N.

Attended: Make a Stained Glass Work of Art (Intro level)


The class was so fun!! Kelsie made everything really easy to understand and was super helpful through the whole process. The workshop space was equally amazing & everyone in my group agreed that we wanted to try all the classes offered! Thanks Kelsie for making it such an awesome experience!

Create a Leather Wallet (Introduction to Leatherwork)

10/15/2021
Jeffrey R.

Attended: Create a Leather Wallet (Introduction to Leatherwork)


Love the small, intimate size of the class. The instructor was patient and eager to help us, but not overbearing. The owner of Craftsman Ave was available to help and also welcomed us to the class. Overall, I learned a lot and would definitely do it again!

Make a Custom Knife (Introduction to Knife Making)

9/27/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Make a Custom Knife (Introduction to Knife Making)


The instructor was great… shop was well equipped and organized. Cool experience creating something functional from a piece of steel and block of wood.

Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)

8/26/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)


This was such a cool class! And the instructors were awesome. They didn’t hover but if you needed help they were there. Really fun atmosphere.

Make a Side Table (Woodworking/Furniture Making)

8/19/2021
Steven E.

Attended: Make a Side Table (Woodworking/Furniture Making)


Great class. Really knowledgeable instructor and very cool to be able to walk away with something at the end.

Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)

8/15/2021
Enrique N.

Attended: Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)


I took a 4-hour Saturday morning Introduction to MIG welding class and loved it! The class size was small, and so we had tons hands-on practice and loads of interaction with our awesome instructor, who was knowledgeable, patient, and super friendly. Our instructor began the class by giving us an overview of the steps that we would take to fabricate a metal planter. Next, he explained each step and the proper use of each tool as we completed each stage toward our final result. He ensured that students were adhering to safe and proper use of tools throughout, as he offered encouragement and tips to ensure a better result. All told, I couldn't ask for a better experience. This is exactly the entry-point that I needed to start practicing these skills on my own.

Make a Stained Glass Work of Art (Intro level)

8/14/2021
Ryan B.

Attended: Make a Stained Glass Work of Art (Intro level)


The instructor (Kelsey) was excellent. She was upbeat, supportive, and made the entire process exciting and fun. I was a bit intimidated prior to beginning, but the step by step small group instruction really made the whole experience so much fun. You’re able to select any small design (1/2 page size) that you want to do; select your own colors, and begin cutting to fit your design. I will absolutely be back, and look forward to getting better.

Make a Custom Knife (Introduction to Knife Making)

8/5/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Make a Custom Knife (Introduction to Knife Making)


I am a fan of the show "Forge in Fire" which is what inspired me to take this class. I researched other locations that offered knife making. I found that this class was the best value of all the choices I came across. I spent the whole time in class smiling because I was having such a good time. The studio is large, stylish, and clean. Samples of what the site makes in their other classes decorate the walls. The other students were friendly and supportive. Jerod is a great teacher. He was patient with the students and guide each student to make the best knives. The class even provided beverages while students were working. I love the knife I made. It makes me feel like Rambo. Bring on the zombie apocalypse I am ready.

Make a Side Table (Woodworking/Furniture Making)

8/2/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Make a Side Table (Woodworking/Furniture Making)


fun and productive class. would recommend for anyone interested in woodworking :)

Make a Classic Longboard/Skateboard

8/1/2021
Karen S.

Attended: Make a Classic Longboard/Skateboard


Great class! Very fun and supportive. I will definitely be returning!

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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

Make a Side Table (Woodworking/Furniture Making)
Make a Side Table (Woodworking/Furniture Making)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 30th, 1pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Make a Custom Knife (Introduction to Knife Making)
Make a Custom Knife (Introduction to Knife Making)
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 31st, 1pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Craft a Custom Leather Tote Bag
Craft a Custom Leather Tote Bag
Next start date:

Monday Nov 1st, 6pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)
Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)
Next start date:

Monday Oct 25th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Make a Classic Longboard/Skateboard
Make a Classic Longboard/Skateboard
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 27th, 6pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Make a Stained Glass Work of Art (Intro level)
Make a Stained Glass Work of Art (Intro level)
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 28th, 6pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 30th, 8am - 12pm Eastern Time

Best Date Night Idea Ever!
Best Date Night Idea Ever!
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 28th, 6pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Forge a Survival Knife (Introduction to Knifesmithing)
Forge a Survival Knife (Introduction to Knifesmithing)
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 3rd, 6pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Create a Leather Wallet (Introduction to Leatherwork)
Create a Leather Wallet (Introduction to Leatherwork)
Next start date:

Monday Nov 8th, 6pm - 10pm Eastern Time