Brooklyn Metal WorksClasses and workshops in jewelry and metalsmithing, studio space for rent at a variety of levels and an exhibition space that hosts shows & lectures from artists from around the world!
- Classes, workshop, private instruction & wedding band workshops
- Studio space for rent at a variety of levels
- Exhibition space
This is a fantastic place! The bench set-ups are great, Erin and Brian are friendly and helpful - in fact, eager to answer questions and help! - the equipment is excellent, well-maintained, it's clean, inviting, and creativity just oozes. Everyone there seems serious -- even first timers/beginners like me. I signed up for a class, and immediately fell in love with metal. The variety of classes is amazing -- you can "sample" different techniques, or get a basic understanding of all of the ways you can work with metal, both for forms, jewelry, whatever - and I quickly lost my fear of using the torch for soldering, and equipment for powder coating which at first seemed daunting. I make a living as an artist and writer but have never had the luxury of learning to create in three-dimension, and learning it right (rather than self-taught via video or book). They have lectures, short seminars, day seminars and longer classes. I am sure that professionals know about this place, but I would highly recommend it for anyone that is curious, or has always had a hankering to learn to make jewelry out of metal - powder coating, enameling, concrete jewelry, soldering, and other techniques that you can use to build and experiment. Highly recommended for beginner and pro alike. This is a treasure for the neighborhood!D. H. Brooklyn, NY
I joined the studio this summer and love working on my jewelry here. It's a fantastic space, extremely well-run, and has high quality equipment & tools. Erin and Brian are friendly, considerate, and relaxed, and they really know what they're doing. There aren't a lot of places like this out there.Leanne A. Westchester County, NY