We will teach students to have confidence and fun using power tools while building projects they can take home!
Kids 10 and up, $100 per hour. We will pick something to build with you and guide you through the steps!
Materials are an additional $20-$40 per project.
We provide masks, goggles, and safety gear for in shop use.
DUMBO Workshop classes help kids and teens:
Woodworking classes help build self-esteem by demonstrating that we control the outcome based on what we put in, that we all make mistakes, but with patience and flexibility we can fix them and turn them into solutions.
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 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.
Jon's teaching philosophy: Safety First.
In and out of the shop, Jon value’s values along with a good story and laugh.
Think of him as the Mr. Miyagi (from karate kid) of woodworking in Brooklyn 2021. He’s the real deal. Parents will surely enjoy time with Jon as much as the kids do!
Students will learn how to build a finger joint box using a table saw, chop saw, planar, clamps, and orbital sander with shop-like accuracy and efficiency. The introduction class will give the student confidence in a shop and an overview of tools and safety.
$250 for the introduction class (approx. 2.5 hours)
After students at the DUMBO WORKSHOP learn to use hand and power tools to build a finger joint box they can book extra sessions to build more exciting projects and increase their knowledge and skills.
$100 per hour (approx. materials and supplies $40)
Students can pick from a variety of projects such as building a step stool, jewelry box, side table. hanging wall shelves and many other projects, or they can bring their own project idea and we will instruct them how to build it!
$100 per hour