Makeville Studio

Makeville Studio

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(105 Reviews)

Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower people to build and fix rather than consume and dispose. We do that by providing affordable access to shop space, the right tools for the job, and small classes led by craftspeople who love to teach.

We believe everyone should experience the satisfaction of working with your hands and being part of a creative community that values craft, sustainability, resource sharing, and resiliency. Our focus on woodworking comes from a passion for this warm, organic and sustainable material and because it is a practical and relatively easy way for beginners to start making.

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 a rare commodity: affordable shared shop space. Our members are a community of craftspeople, artists and makers of diverse backgrounds and skill levels, but we share a common culture of professionalism, shop etiquette and safety. Join us and find out why a shop is so much more than tools and bench space.

Reviews of Makeville Studio

(105 Reviews)
Intro to Woodworking

10/8/2019
Sean V.

Attended: Intro to Woodworking


What can I say about Michelle and this class? I had such a wonderful time in this class and plan on taking more with her. Fun and educational, and I made a sweet table. 100% would recommend.

Intro to Woodworking Bootcamp

8/31/2019
Chloe M.

Attended: Intro to Woodworking Bootcamp


Kelly was a great instructor!

Intro to Woodworking

7/24/2019
Todd P.

Attended: Intro to Woodworking


Michelle was funny, engaging, and totally interested in us learning technique, theory, and having a good time. This class was so enjoyable and I cant Wait until the next one.

Turning Bowls on the Lathe

5/21/2019
Gideon S.

Attended: Turning Bowls on the Lathe


The BEST class.

Turning Bowls on the Lathe

2/19/2019
Gideon S.

Attended: Turning Bowls on the Lathe


This is the second time I’ve taken this class! Each time was terrific! Alan Dorsey is a superb teacher and master craftsman.

Woodworking II: Decorative Boxes

2/9/2019
Justin W.

Attended: Woodworking II: Decorative Boxes


Great class, really enjoyed it. Learned a lot with Katie and was a lot of fun. Wish there was another one!

Intro to Woodworking

12/22/2018
Justin W.

Attended: Intro to Woodworking


Taught by Michelle - she's a great teacher and very talented at what she does. I had no real experience with power tools and feel like I learned a ton. Class was very fun and light, but felt kind of intense how much you have to learn to put the project together. Definitely felt it was worth the time and the money for the experience. Felt invigorated after every class, even in the middle of the week, and hey this table's pretty good. Excited to do more - thanks Michelle!

Turning Bowls on the Lathe

11/20/2018
Gideon S.

Attended: Turning Bowls on the Lathe


Alan is a superb teacher and craftsman.

Intro to Hand Tools

8/25/2018
Brian B.

Attended: Intro to Hand Tools


Great teacher, nice comfortable size class, cool project.

Intro to Woodworking Bootcamp

8/18/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Woodworking Bootcamp


This was a great class and Kate is great teacher. She was knowledgeable and able to convey her knowledge to the class.

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125 8th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Makeville Studio
Gowanus, Brooklyn
125 8th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Upcoming Classes at Makeville Studio

Intro to Woodworking
Intro to Woodworking
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 23rd, 10am - 1pm

Holiday Wood Shop: Six Pack Caddy
Holiday Wood Shop: Six Pack Caddy
Next start date:

Monday Dec 9th, 7pm - 10pm

Teachers at Makeville Studio

A. Pate Alan Dorsey Gary Rogowski Jessica Osserman Kate Hawes Kelly Harris Lila Lolling Makeville Studio Michelle Lipson Rex Kalehoff Robyn Mierzwa Steve Ceraso Steven Ceraso Steven Bennett Steven Ceraso, Kelly Harris, and Michelle Lipson, A. Pate
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