Craftsman Ave

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(111 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 studio space gives makers the opportunity to bring ideas to life. Our space is  a hands-on environment in the BK community that nurtures the spirit of getting shit done! If you are a hands-on learner, you’ve found the right community. Our artists teach classes on chocolate making, jewelry design, leatherworking, and everything under the sun.

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 BK.  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. The Craftsman Avenue membership gives you the space and resources to turn the “I Wish” projects into “I get shit done” projects.

We envision bringing creatives together in an environment that is inspirational, fun, and supportive.

Reviews of Craftsman Ave

(111 Reviews)

2/24/2017
Alex B.

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


Our teacher, Evan, was great! He was very clear about how to use the tools, was prepared and was very calm and patient with anxious students...aka ME!

2/23/2017
Catherine D.

Attended: Metalsmith Jewelry Design


I loved this class. Megan is a terrific teacher - knowledgeable, patient, and really tries to make sure you understand how to perform each step. I can't wait to take my next class!

2/9/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


Great loved it. Walked out with a really terrific small side table. Instructor was hands on and perfect.

1/21/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Metalsmith Jewelry Design


This was a great intro to jewelry. The class made band rings, with the option to add a hammered texture. The teacher Megan was incredibly helpful and warm. I would recommend this class to anyone who is new to jewelry making!! THANKS MEGAN!!

1/19/2017
Anonymous

Attended: The Art of Floral Design


I expected more structured, actionable insights on floral design & arrangement. The course was more like playing with flowers in a way that didn't make me feel I walked away with any new skills.

1/19/2017
Jaime M.

Attended: The Art of Floral Design


I really enjoyed this class because it came from an artistic perspective. I highly recommend it!

12/21/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


The class was great! We were introduced to a bunch of different shop tools and techniques, and came away with a very nice, clean-style stool/table that has additional potential for finishing. I think I'm going to carve and stain mine, and polish the metal. Overall this class was a great introduction and really helped dissuade any fears you may have about using shop tools.

11/29/2016
Steven S.

Attended: Introduction to Modern Woodworking


Really enjoyed the class. Learned a lot in a very short period of time (and had fun doing it). Only thing I'd suggest is providing more of a "path forward" - additional projects to work on, steps to take to get really self-sufficient in terms of using the tools, even just recommended additional classes. I left wanting to do more, but definitely felt like I needed more instruction before I could tackle projects on my own.

11/28/2016
sihem b.

Attended: Shaping Wood


The teacher is very helpful :) and you bring home your own handmade spoon :)

11/7/2016
Elizabeth C.

Attended: Introduction to Metal Fabrication


Evan was awesome! Learned so much and got to work with several different tools. He explained the hardest part (welding) really well, and was patient and helpful when I had trouble with it at first. Plus, we got to take home our awesome creations for the evening (a wood-topped steel stool). I hope they add a follow-up class or series; would definitely sign up.

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