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Best Date Night Idea Ever!

at Craftsman Ave - Gowanus

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Gowanus, Brooklyn
117B 11th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Design and Build a Custom Copper Lamp
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this diy class:

Make something beautiful… TOGETHER.

These days, finding a unique, safe, and fun NYC date night ideas is no small challenge. Craftsman Ave’s Date Night series is designed to give you and your sweetheart a cozy environment to learn practical skills and safely get out of the apartment (imagine that!).

Upon arrival, you and your better-half will be seated at your own private workbench, where you’ll find all the tools needed for the night. Our guides will then teach you the skills needed to create your masterpiece, which you’ll create TOGETHER.

We’re focusing our Date Nights on several different experiences, described below:

  • Build a Custom Copper Lamp – This is one of our most loved workshops, where you and your guest will design and build a one-of-a-kind lamp that will attract attention wherever it’s placed.
  • Make a Side Table – Learn the fundamentals of furniture making by crafting a side table. Lots of sawdust will be made as you learn how to use a miter saw, a router table, and a table saw, as well as the “elbow grease” needed to make beautiful furniture.
  • Weld and Craft a Steel Rose – This is the most Date-Night-y of our Date Nights. You and your guest will learn how to MIG weld and you’ll ALSO learn how to work together to shape your one-of-a-kind steel. This workshop involves LOTS of fire and LOTS of teamwork!
  • Make a Steel Planter Box – This workshop also involves lots of fire and sparks! You and your better half with learn how to MIG weld and then get LOTS of time to hone your skills as you create a memorable home for your favorite vegetation!
  • Make a Stained Glass Work of Art – You and your guest will create your own design and our artists will help you make it IRL!
  • Make a Classic Longboard – This workshop is an excellent way to learn the fundamentals of woodworking. You and your guest will design and craft your custom deck and assemble its running gear to make your one-of-a-kind “DIY Transportation Device”

After finishing your masterpiece (and putting down any potentially dangerous tools you might have been using), we’ll bring you a bottle of wine from Gowanus Wine Merchants and a pizza from Table 87, which you can enjoy at your workbench or in our lounge.

Your hunt for the best NYC Date Night idea is over!

What You’ll Be Making: Depending on which date you choose, either a Custom Lamp Copper Lamp, a Side Table, a hand-forged Survival Knife, a custom Steel Planter, a Stained Glass Work of Art or a one-of-a-kind Steel Rose.

What’s You’ll Be Doing: Various hand and power tools, depending on the workshop you choose. Some of our Date Nights include aspects of “playing with fire” (an open flame torch, a knife forge, or a MIG welder).

Skill Level: Beginner — no prior experience is required. Date Nights are designed to be fun “adventures in the industrial arts” that give you hands-on experience with the tools and skills craftspeople use to make beautiful things.

Length: 4 hours (Survival Knife sometimes takes up to 5 hours)

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Refund Policy

Cancellations or rescheduling requests 1 week or more prior to start of a workshop can receive a full refund or full credit towards a future workshop.  Cancellations or rescheduling requests between a week and two days prior to start of a workshop will receive a credit of 50% towards a future workshop. Cancellations or rescheduling requests made within two days prior to start of a workshop will not receive any refund or credit.  All cancellation/rescheduling requests should be sent directly to [email protected]  


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Best Date Night Idea Ever!
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/1/2021
Second class we've taken at Craftsman Ave. We had the same instructor and he is great!!! It's hard work, but we love the piece we made! Feels good knowing you made something from start to finish :) Pizza and wine at the end was delicious and a perfect ending to date night!

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Craftsman Ave

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 run from 2 to 4.5 hours and are taught by local makers, artists & designers in Brooklyn. 

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