OFFERING ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!
We want to share the simple joy and satisfaction that comes from building something with your own hands. We take the mystery out of handiwork. DUMBO WORKSHOP is here to empower our students with skills, rationale, and the tenacity to tackle projects with confidence.
Jon is a resident, business owner, and pioneer of the Dumbo arts community. Known and beloved, he is trusted with many sets of neighbors' keys, from friends and fellow business owners. As his interests and opportunities expanded throughout the years, his skill set and portfolio with projects taking him all over the country, all from his
Jon is a resident, business owner, and pioneer of the Dumbo arts community. Known and beloved, he is trusted with many sets of neighbors' keys, from friends and fellow business owners. As his interests and opportunities expanded throughout the years, his skill set and portfolio with projects taking him all over the country, all from his home base in Dumbo, Brooklyn. He became an entrepreneur founding multiple successful enterprises specializing in television set design, residential, and commercial work. His passion for community and hospitality shines through his distinctive design builds, from large Manhattan restaurants to most recently, dozens of innovative outdoor dining spaces, as well as business ventures in several local restaurants and wine bars. Growing up in Brooklyn Heights, Jon has a unique appreciation and perspective for Brooklyn kids and parents alike. Adding mentoring youngsters, through children’s woodworking classes, comes as a natural extension to his repertoire.
"I went to Jon at Dumbo Workshop to help me make a cutting board. My wife had given me a gift certificate. I wanted something elegant looking that I could use regularly for a long period of time. Jon didn't just teach me to make a cutting board, he walked me through the entire process of planning, material acquisition, execution, and even managing caveats. The final product was a gorgeous piece of woodworking and a set of skills that I later re-purposed to make a similar project by myself later on. I took the skills he taught me and applied them to a serving tray that I gifted to back to my wife. The new piece came out beautifully and I was even more impressed by how much of Jon's teaching stayed with me. I would recommend the Dumbo Workshop to anyone considering it. Jon does an incredible job of balancing your independence with his extremely capable ability to teach. "
“Jon’s classes are a highlight for everyone and the kids are learning more than just woodworking.”
-Beth Ward, parent of Simon (9) and Evy (7)
“Jon is a natural teacher and I encouraged him to explore kids classes”
-DM, owner of Creatively Wild