Pioneer Works

Life Skills
Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
(111 Reviews)

Pioneer Works is a center for research and experimentation in contemporary culture.

Through a broad range of educational programs, performances, arts and science residencies, and exhibitions, Pioneer Works seeks to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, foster community, and provide a space where alternative modes of thought are supported and activated in tangible ways.

The organization was founded in 2012 by artist Dustin Yellin and is located in a 25,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After an extensive renovation, the facility now houses artist studios, exhibition and performance spaces, a science lab, a recording studio, and other spaces as needs arise. The floor plan is open and flexible, encouraging a transparent, collaborative environment where international artists, musicians, scientists and educators can co-exist and create together.

Entry to Pioneer Works’ main exhibition space and artist-in-residence studios are free and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Tours are available upon request.

Pioneer Works is a non-profit 501(c)(3).

Reviews of Pioneer Works

(111 Reviews)

Karen S.

Attended: Sashiko Stitching Master Class


rebeca R.

Attended: Florentine Paper Marbling

This class was very good. Fiona had an excellent command of the subject and the atmosphere at Pioneer Works is always fun and easy going. The class was small and we were able to make many lovely marbled prints.

Theo G.

Attended: Lock Picking: Open-Source Security

lockpicking class was okay. a diagram would have helped

Julia R.

Attended: Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects

Exactly what I was looking for

bahar a.

Attended: Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects

It was really helpfull! Thank you for that workshop.


Attended: Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects

teacher went too fast. asked if we had questions but answered as if she didnt want questions. pushed to get thru material.

Jennifer K.

Attended: Introduction to Solar Power

Worth the money. Informative and a great jumping off point to learn more about solar energy as well as electrical circuits and batteries. The instructor was very knowledgeable not bad to look at. Overall a good experience.


Attended: Introduction to Solar Power

Class was great. Wish the teacher taught other workshops similar to this one.

Bejan M.

Attended: 3D Modeling: Introduction to Rhino and 3D Printing

Kind and knowledgable teachers. Great space! Collaborative and friendly environment! Great experience learning something new :)


Attended: 3D Modeling: Introduction to Rhino and 3D Printing

Loved it. Wonderful instructor and assistant. Pioneer works was a great place to take class. - thanks S

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159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Pioneer Works
Red Hook, Brooklyn
159 Pioneer St
Btwn Van Brunt & Conover Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Teachers at Pioneer Works

Abigail Zealey Bess Adam Stennett Adam Brozowski & Adrienne Weidert Adriana Atema Alex Nathanson Alexis Gambis Alfred Stadler Alina Tenser Amy Valens Andrew Kern Anna Scime and Liz Flyntz Annie Ewaskio Antenes Anthony Titus Anya Kamenetz Anya Kamenetz and Lisa Tagliaferri Atsushi Futatsuya Ben Simington Benaifer Bhadha Benjamin Degen Bethany Tabor Toccarra Thomas Bethany Tabor and Toccarra Thomas Bethany Tabor, Toccarra Thomas, & Joanna Ebenstein Bhante Suddhāso Bill Day Bonnie Lane Breck Baldwin Carmen Bouyer Carmen Bouyer & Salima Yacoubi Soussane Catherine Despont Catherine Despont & Nancy Nowacek Cheryl Paswater Cheryl Paswater and Erin Cramm Christopher Kardambikis Colin Ellard Colleen Flanigan Cynthia Alberto Dan Krugman Dana Perrotti Danica Selem Daniel Temkin Dave Sheinkopf David Sheinkopf David Larkin David Everitt Howe Demetria Chappo and Nicholas Newcomb Denise Cesare Denise Cesare Denise Cesare Denise Cesare Denise Cesare Denise Cesare Derica Shields and Fanta Sylla Dorit Chrysler Dorit Chrysler & Rob Schwimmer Dorit Chrysler, Rob Schwimmer & Charlie Hobbs Dr. Ellen Jorgensen Drew Cattlin and Nick Kirby Drew Cattlin and Nick Kirby E.S.P. TV, Athena Christa Holbrook, Kit Fitzgerald & Liz Flyntz Electric Indigo Eliot Krimsky Ellie Alter Emily Spivack Emily Xie & Cassie Tarakajian Emmanuel Dumont Eric Ayotte Eric Fraser Erica Smith Ernesto Caivano Eugenia Manwelyan Fiona Ryan Fiona Ryan Greg Borden Greg Fox and Marco Orozco Gustav Peebles Guston Abright Helene Nymann Ira Eduardovna J. Martin, R. Basha, R. Haberstroh Jean-Daniel Lafontant Jeremy Sigler Jess Hayden Mattheus Jessa Blades Jesse Seegers JJ Proville Joe Ahearn Joey Frank John Gordon Gauld John Sharp & David Sheinkopf Johnny Fogg Josh Parker Joshua Jelly-Schapiro Julie Ryan Julie Martin, Regine Basha, & Rachel Haberstroh Jung In Jung Juniper Perlis Kaelyn Garcia Kate Ovaska Kelsey Knight Mohr Kembra Pfahler Kenya Robinson Laura Manns Lauren Silbert Lisa Benger M.W. Ambroise Manuela Donoso & Merche Blasco Marcia Milgrom Dodge Marisa Prefer Marta Pia Marta Pia and Fiona Ryan Matt Granick Matthew Putman Maureen T. Matarese Melanie Siben Mira Ramchandani Monica Hunken Nancy Nowacek Nick Fitzhugh Niki Athanasiadou Patricia Siegel Paul John Raphaële Chappe Rebecca Shulman and Jean Fung Rob Schwimmer Robyn Hasty Robyn Renee Hasty Robyn Hasty and David Sheinkopf Roger Carmona Roopa Vasudevan Rowan Renee Rully Shabara Sayaka Toyama Sergei Tiourine Shamel Hughes Sharang Biswas Sohui Kim St. John Frizell Stacey Labombarda Susan Gosin Tal Beery Tantric Fancher Tarik Davis Teacher Jennifer Teddy Kern Terttu Uibopuu Thomas Beale Thomas Martinez Tom Tresser Tommy Martinez Tommy Martinez Twig Harper Ty Tashiro Victor Ramirez Victoria Keddie Zac Overman Ziv (ZEEVE) Schneider
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