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).
This class was more technical, and at times, challenging than I was expecting. You will create 2 pieces that act as batteries. That means, lots of soldering and building electric circuits, which I wasn't prepared for! (what was I thinking?). So, expect more technical stuff and less creativity (although there is room for it too). I definitively struggled, but I am glad I stuck to it. I walked away with 2 finished pieces - both work!! - and a lot more knowledge about solar panels and building my own kinetic pieces. The teacher was great, very attentive and encouraging. Since everyone worked at their own pace, instructions could get a little chaotic and hard to follow, but Alex was always there to catch us up.
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.
lockpicking class was okay. a diagram would have helped
Exactly what I was looking for
It was really helpfull! Thank you for that workshop.
teacher went too fast. asked if we had questions but answered as if she didnt want questions. pushed to get thru material.
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.
Class was great. Wish the teacher taught other workshops similar to this one.
Kind and knowledgable teachers. Great space! Collaborative and friendly environment! Great experience learning something new :)