Craftsman Ave, textiles, woodworking and metalwork teacher

Craftsman Ave

Craftsman Ave

location_on Brooklyn, New York City

local_activity classes: Leather WorkTextilesWoodworkingMetalworkGlass and MosaicJewelry Making

5.0 (46)
Instagram followers17k

We transform "regular folks" into welders, woodworkers, welders, jewelry makers, leather crafters, knife forgers, and stained glass artisans in just one workshop. Our hands-on workshops are taught by local makers, artists & designers in Brooklyn.
Locally owned and operated since 2015, Craftsman Ave is a destination to connect people who want to learn how to do new things with a skilled and likable craftsman who can show them how to do those things in a straight forward, fun, and non-condescending manner. You can make cool stuff while supporting the makers and artists of NYC who we hire to lead our workshops.


Stained Glass Art Class

5.0 (6)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $281 - $413

Custom Copper Lamp Class

5.0 (14)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $204 - $380

Knife Smithing Class

5.0 (17)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $297 - $380

Wooden Side Table Making Class

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $270 - $380

Leather Tote Bag Making Class

5.0 (4)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $270 - $424

Welding Class: Steel Rose

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $264 - $380

Metal Planter Box Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $270 - $413

Leather Wallet Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $215 - $358

Longboard Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $303 - $402

Make a Chef Knife Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 20

label $424 - $633

Hand-Carved Wood Bowl Workshop

date_range Tue, Aug 13, 6pm

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 20

label $195 - $320

Wood Working Class: Pinewood Derby

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $176 - $325

Hybrid Lamp Table Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 10

label $270 - $391

Whiskey Barrel Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 20

label $435 - $528

Knife Forging Workshop: Custom Railroad Spike

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brooklyn

1 to 20

label $335 - $505

Monogram Keychain Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Brooklyn

5 to 10

label $270 - $391

Metal Fabrication Class: Halloween Spider

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Brooklyn

7 to 20

label $245 - $380



Emily Vasquez Jun 2024

Great time all around! Jacob is an excellent instructor and the other staff are just as nice and funny. 10/10 would do again!

Teacher's response

We are so happy you had such a great time! Thank you for your review and we hope we get to see you again in another workshop.

Brian Sodano May 2024

Went to make a chefs knife class for my 40th birthday and this was such an amazing experience! Jeff was a great instructor and made the day super fun and engaging. We got to be very hands on and truly make the knife our own. Great date for couples and a great unique gift.

Teacher's response

Happy Birthday! We are so happy you had such a great time and that we were able to be a part of your special day. Thank you for your kind review!

Amanda Gomes Apr 2024

We took the copper lamp making class for our anniversary and enjoyed it a lot! The teacher was super friendly and chill!

Teacher's response

We hope you enjoy your lamp for many years! Thank you for the kind review!

Ricardo Martini Apr 2024

Sacha is the coolest person and the best teacher ever. This was something I have always wanted to do. I was lucky to do this workshop so close to home

Teacher's response

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you had such a great time.

George Skevas Mar 2024

The hands on demonstration and friendly staff helped make me feel like a blacksmith. They made the entire experience memorable!. I would highly recommend to friends to try this!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your review! We are happy to know you had a great time during the workshop and hope you get a lot of use out of your knife.

Svetlana Mikhalevskaya Mar 2024

The Teacher is Great!
She is creative, opened and very sportive.
The materials were provided, we made cooper lamp.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy you had a great time and hope you enjoy your lamp for years to come.

Vivian Chiang Feb 2024

We came for a coupled date night and enjoyed the class very much. My husband loves Forge ih Fire and this class has all the knife making steps he saw on the show. It's suitable for someone like me that is not crafty at all!

Sarah Perillo Feb 2024

Informative and lots of fun! We could bring our own design ideas or use some pre-made ones from the books they had available.

Stained Glass Art Class review by Sarah Perillo - New York City

Tica Lee Jan 2024

The work that goes into making a bag…whew. I went solo and there was one other person there who was also solo but mostly couples present. You’ll be busy making your bag so convo is the last concern. The teachers were great, plenty of help on hand and they routinely walked around for anyone moving on to the next steps. Great color selection, I made a pink bag with tan/brownish straps. Hammering, sanding and sewing involved so unless you have some experience with that, you will there for the full time so take your time and make a quality bag. 10/10 would recommend

Teacher's response

Happy to hear you enjoyed the workshop, Tica! It was a pleasure having you here at Craftsman Ave and we hope to see you again sometime soon!

Kevin McDermott Jan 2024

Gerrard was amazing He is such a genuine person and really made the experience that much better

Paul Reyes Dec 2023

This was a great class. The instructors were amazing and made sure everyone made a great bag. The space was amazing and the pace of the class was perfect.

I will be taking a 2nd class!

Textiles class review by Paul Reyes - New York City

Nicole Block Nov 2023

Our teacher was fantastic. Chill, experienced, and happy to watch everyone create. Such a fun night. Thank you so much for a great first experience!

Knife Smithing Class review by Nicole Block - New York City

Sen Zhang Nov 2023

I love the workshop environment. The instructor was super encouraging and skillful.
I would love to come back for a kitchen knife class.

Daniel Payne Sep 2023

This was a great class - easy to get started (and started on time), tools were available and examples provided, clear instructions, opportunities to experiemntand most importantly, I left with a great looking copper lamp!

Alden Hoyt Aug 2023

This class was a blast wow we really did it ! Our teacher Gerard was helpful and informative with his instructions, but gave us space to create.
A fun couples experience

Knife Smithing Class review by Alden Hoyt - New York City

Justine Raymond Aug 2023

This class was incredible! I bought the class as a surprise gift for my partner and we each made one knife each. Our instructor Arlene was so helpful, funny, inspiring, and had a great taste in music. The effort was somehow both easier and harder than expected (my arms are spaghetti), but the teacher was available to help if you were struggling. To be able to leave with a handmade knife was amazing! It inspired me to try other classes there, and I couldn't recommend it enough!

Metalwork class review by Justine Raymond - New York City

Pj Linen Jul 2023

We had a great time in our class, it was a perfect birthday present for my boyfriend. He felt like he was on the show Forged in Fire and had a great time. It was a great beginner class, we could do things ourselves but always had our teacher right there to answer any questions or guide us in the right direction. We’ve already talked about doing a next level class!

Jeff Romley Jul 2023

You guys rock! Thanks for a great evening. I loved learning how to make a knife with your graceful patience.

Knife Smithing Class review by Jeff Romley - New York City

Jack Briggs Jun 2023

Great class - a great teacher. - space well set up - easy to get to.
Thanks enjoyed

Mark Bemish Apr 2023

Both instructors were incredible. The attention to detail and the support they gave the class the whole time made this class hands down one of my favorite. Just go in being ready to sweat, hydrate, and sweat some more.

Carson Elrod Apr 2023

This is a GREAT time.
I was given this class as a Christmas present and it's one of the best gifts I've ever gotten. The class size is small. My teacher was Gerard, and he was warm, nurturing, enthusiastic, encouraging, skilled, and patient.
This is a no-nonsense class where you really learn by doing. There's a quick hello and then you're geared up and pounding on molten pieces of rebar like you're a Viking blacksmith forging a sword. After hammering, shaping, quenching, grinding, and weaving, four hours later you leave the workshop with a knife that YOU made.
The vibe is fun. Nice rock n' roll is played while you hammer and grind away.
It's great. Highly recommend.

Yaakov Lustiger Apr 2023

The teacher at Craftsman Ave was very patient and knowledgeable, and he was very clear on making sure that everyone understood the steps so that everyone would be able to leave with a finished product. The venue was very nice, very organized, and they made sure we had everything we needed. It was definitely worthwhile experience and I felt that I had learned a lot about copper pipe fabrication in a very easy, hands-on way, and totally worth the price. I honestly enjoyed the whole process (especially the torch :)) as I come from a diy background and that to me each step was very fun. 5 Stars!

Custom Copper Lamp Class review by Yaakov Lustiger - New York City

Michael Figueroa Apr 2023

Knew it was gonna be an awesome time when the MCR broke out lol. But the teacher was funny and phenomenal at making everything easy to understand and very encouraging.

Metalwork class review by Michael Figueroa - New York City

Carly McBride Mar 2023

The teachers were helpful and understanding! They had amazing energy and a good choice of music. I booked a class for my birthday party and we all left with lamps that we love.

Vielka Clavijo Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. This was our first custom lamp copper making class and it was very enjoyable and looking forward to take another class. It was worth the money. I will totally recommend it to anyone .

Custom Copper Lamp Class review by Vielka Clavijo - New York City

Amber Sepulveda Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

For someone who has never done an activity of this caliber, it was really easy, well paced, intimately guided, and above all, loads of fun! Surprised my partner with this as a date and he absolutely loved it.

Metalwork class review by Amber Sepulveda - New York City

Susan Alter Jan 2023

The class was such a great time The teachers - Arlene and Gerard were very nice, fun, patient and taught us perfectly how to make a knife. The tools and process were cool. What a great experience and highly recommend!

Victor Liao Jan 2023

One of the coolest and most unique experiences I’ve had! Instruction was absolutely impeccable and everything was really easy and explained well from beginning to end. We love our stained glass piece and are looking forward to future classes with Craftsman Ave!

Chase Smiegiel Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Would be really helpful to see videos of the process before the class. It would help with deign selection.

Pushpa Bhat Jan 2023

Went in to the class with no wood working experience; left the class feeling like I could use various tools to make something. If you are looking to work with your hands/create something/just get away from a screen, would recommend this workshop (or others at Craftsman Ave). The teacher was great---supportive and there to help but also gave space for us to do work on our own.

Daniel Velez-Gomez Dec 2022

The teacher was phenomenal, the atmosphere energetic, and overall an amazing experience and perfect date activity. Will definitely be returning!

Metalwork class review by Daniel Velez-Gomez - New York City

Joshua Sylvan Dec 2022

Alys was a fantastic host. It was so much fun in a relaxed environment. Such a great concept and totally worth it. Can’t wait to do it again!

Dune Nguyen Dec 2022

Great class. Great environment. Fun and relaxed. Would definitely do again. Highly recommend to everyone.

Haley Schattner Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Arlene was great! Very knowledgeable and helpful. It’s lovely to have full creative freedom when it comes to materials. The only negative to this experience was the bathroom. First, the studio should have a bathroom. If the location does not allow, Craftsman needs to find a new place because the current bathroom in the next building over is a dump.

Matthew Bolish Dec 2022

The class was amazing and the teacher made the whole thing fun and very informative.

Kasey Bandilla Nov 2022

This class was amazing. The teachers were super helpful and were walking around the whole time to ensure that everyone knew what they were doing. They gave tutorials each step of the way that were clear and helpful. All materials were provided. Three hours seems like a long time, but once you start the project, you realize why you need that much time. The space was cozy and cute. We sat at a table with 4 other people, but there are also individual tables perfect for dates. We had a great time chatting and jamming out as everyone worked on their lamps. The staff are also very accommodating. Our lamps weren’t finish drying, so they allowed us to keep them there until we were able to pick them up. I would highly recommend. Definitely looking into taking more classes from them in the future!

Nick Blay Nov 2022

Great people!went above and beyond, highly recommend to anyone considering doing something with their lives

Robin Hammond Nov 2022

Alys was AWESOME and I’m already planning my next class with her in mind

Kamnar Kwok Aug 2022

Great class, nice and slow pace with a lot of hard hammering. I will definitely take another class with craftsman Ave.

Leather Tote Bag Making Class review by Kamnar Kwok - New York City

Mallikha Goli Jun 2022

Very helpful and so much fun! Our instructors made a point of being there for any questions and helped when we got stuck. Also very funny.

Winnifred Go Jun 2022

This class was amazing with teacher Jeff and assistant Mass I enjoyed the class so much making a table taught me so many things about wood working and the tools / machines used in the process . Thank you jeff and Mass I’ll be back for more classes It was awesome

Edison Carrera Jun 2022

Excellent and easy going class, perfect date or solo. You need to work with your hands and it feels great to do so!

Jadira Mora May 2022

This class is so worth it. Will and Massimo were great instructors and extremely patient and kind. The variety colors and straps make it so you truly feel like your bag is one of a kind. I loved being able to craft with my mom and learn a new skill. The space is cozy and welcoming and overall an amazing atmosphere and class. Thank you

Annie Lee Mar 2022

Teacher was nice. Good amount of material to chose from. Small class size. Like that we can take the piece home same day.

Nicholette Cain-Ash Mar 2022

Such a fun class! The instructor was great, easy instructions and very helpful. Would highly recommend

Glass and Mosaic class review by Nicholette Cain-Ash - New York City

Nivida Thomas Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Attentive, engaging, and super fun! The team at Craftsman Ave made us feel welcome and taught us how to make our very cool knives with a patient hand. Can’t recommend enough!

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