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DIY Classes and Workshops in Brooklyn, NYC

Since our opening in 2015, our workshops at Craftsman Ave have focused on teaching the skills needed to make some pretty cool masterpieces. We offer classes on knife making, woodworking, welding, leather-working, and stained glass. Workshops are approximately 4 hours long, and are taught by experienced makers that live and thrive in Brooklyn. We limit the number of guests to ensure everyone gets personalized attention from our instructors. Each class is designed for beginners or experienced artisans alike, no prior experience is necessary.

Date Night Workshops

Looking for a unique date night idea? Any of our workshops can be booked as a Date Night, which means you and your significant other get the chance to learn new skills and craft something together! Enjoy a bottle of wine from Gowanus Wine Merchants and a pizza from Table 87 after you’ve created your masterpiece as part of this package. Just select Date Night when you checkout!

Buddy Up Workshops

You don’t have to be a couple to enjoy the value of making something as a pair! We also offer a Buddy Up package for all of our workshops where you and your partner of choice (friend, family member, coworker, you name it) can book a workshop and create something together. Although we don’t provide food or drinks for this option, we encourage you to bring your own. Select Buddy Up at checkout!

Forge a Survival Knife

Forge a Survival Knife

Design your own survival knife.

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Side Table

Side Table

Build a one-of-a-kind unique side table.

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Stained Glass

Stained Glass

Craft a beautiful piece of stained glass.

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What Customers are Saying

Based on 221 reviews
Meg Lockhart
Wonderful place to take a class! Very clean and organized. The instructors were so helpful and gave clear instructions.
Siena D'Addario
YOU MUST TRY A CLASS AT CRAFTSMAN AVE!We had the absolute BEST time at Craftsman Ave this past weekend. My SO and I each got a class for each other as Christmas presents this year and WOW was that such a great idea. We did the Forge a Survival Knife Class and the Handmade Leather Tote Class and both were equally amazing and fun in totally different ways. The people at Craftsman Ave are so much fun and always make you feel welcome. They are incredibly helpful and encouraging as you embark on learning how to create something completely foreign to you with your own two hands. We both had a blast this past weekend and will surely be back in the New Year to do more classes. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this as a gift to someone who is hard to get gifts for or who loves to learn new things!
Spencer Chase
We loved the instructors! This was so fun and we're so happy we decided to do a date night here. The wine and pizza were really good too!
Omar Roldan
I had such a good time learning how to work with metal. Thank you for creating these experiences.
Yvonne Fung
I organized a work event at Craftsman Ave and we had the best time making copper lamps with Rager & Mass. None of us had ever done anything like this before but Rager & Mass walked us through each step and made it as easy as can be for us. Never in a million years would I have thought that I'd be capable of putting together a lamp from scratch and making it look as amazing as it does. Can't recommend this place enough for anyone looking to do something cool and off the beaten path.
P. Zeus Hope
Last Thurs (11/16/23) Copper Lamp Making course was phenomenal!!! Instructor Rager was welcoming, thorough, patient and full out on top of the lamp making, parts, tool n people game!!! Who knew lamp making would be such enormous FUN!!! Looking fwd to taking other courses Rager teaches!!! 10s across the board teacher n course + 5 ✨. A Blessing!!!
Huzefa Zariwala
Rage, our instructor, is amazing and made for an awesome experience. Highly recommend this class. Was a ton of fun, well designed, you get to take your time, learn soldering, and above all get to bring your artwork home with you.

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