Classes and Workshops at SPark Workshop Brooklyn

Wood Carving for Beginners | Wednesdays, May 9th–June 13th

Wood Carving for BeginnersOur 6-week Wood Carving for Beginners course offers participants the basic knowledge and understanding of the carving process. This is a project-based class that will meet Wednesdays from 6pm – 9pm. Starting in low-relief, you will learn to use the tools necessary to carve a Celtic knot pattern. Building on these skills, your second project will be to sculpt a wooden spoon. The materials fee includes a basic carving knife and chisel set to take with you to continue the journey at home. This course qualifies you for a 3-month shop membership once complete.

Instructor: Eun-Jin Kim
Cost: $500.00 (+$120 material fee)
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Intro to Woodworking | Thursdays, May 10th–June 14th

Intro to Woodworking at Spark Workshop BrooklynOur 6-week Introduction to Woodworking course will introduce participants to the characteristics of wood, fundamentals of woodworking and workshop safety. This is a project-based workshop that will meet Thursdays from 6pm – 9pm. The projects include a custom striped cutting board made from maple, cherry, and walnut, followed by a more complex bandsaw box. This course qualifies you for the 3-month Shop Membership once complete.

Instructor: Kevin Carlisle
Cost: $500.00 (+$100 material fee)
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Bust Sculpture Workshop | Fridays, May 11th–June 15th

Bust sculpture workshop Our 6-week bust sculpture workshop will introduce participants to creating a base and armature and the build up of a human or animal bust, five to six inches tall. This class is open to beginner to intermediate sculptors. This is a project-based workshop that will meet Fridays from 6pm – 9pm.

Instructor: Gary Oshust
Cost: $500.00 (+$100 material fee)
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3D Jewelry Design | Sunday, April 22nd & 29th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

3D Jewelry DesignIn this 2-day Intro to 3D Modeling workshop, students will use Tinkercad, a free, browser-based modeling software to create a custom ring of their own design which will be produced in metal through the use of 3D printing.

In the first class, students will be taught this easy-to-learn, intuitive 3D modeling software and will learn various modeling tricks suited for jewelry design, then students will have the opportunity to create the design for their own ring. In the second class, students will utilize their new-found modeling skills to 3D model their ring design with the guidance and hands-on demos from the instructor. They will also be shown how to use Shapeways.com, an online 3D printing service as a tool to continue fabricate their own designs in the future. The ring that each student designs will be made in brass or bronze (option for sterling silver with an additional fee) through the use of 3D printing. The class will meet on a third day to pick up the finished rings and get a brief 3D printing tour of the Shapeways headquarters in Long Island City. If a student cannot attend the tour, they will receive their ring in the mail.

Instructor: Lizz Hill Wiker
Required Equipment: Laptop and a standard mouse with a scroll wheel.

Cost: $330.00 + $60 Material Fee

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3D Modeling with SketchUp | Sundays,  TBA

This 6-week introductory course will provide you with the skills to model accurately and efficiently in SketchUp. Learn to navigate the program with confidence as you begin modeling basic shapes on day one and quickly move towards a detailed kitchen with accompanying furniture. Classes run Sundays from 10:00am–1:00pm. Class skips Sunday, April 15th.

Required Equipment: Laptop with SketchUp Make or Pro installed and a standard mouse with a scroll wheel.  Please contact us if you need assistance installing the software.

Instructor: Paul Rotstein
Cost: $450.00
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Cutting Board Workshop | TBA

cutting board making classOur weekend workshops are short, two-day courses that run from 10am–2pm on Saturday & Sunday.

In this workshop, students will learn about woodworking, safe use of the tools and equipment in a wood shop, and the process of making a cutting/serving board. Students will design and complete their own custom cutting board. Keep it yourself or give it as a great, one-of-a-kind gift.

All skill levels welcome!

Cost: $200.00 (includes materials)
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Please note:

If you’re interested in any of our classes, please email classes@sparkworkshopbrooklyn.com to reserve your spot. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 4 students is required for a class to take place. Payment is due prior to the start of the first class and payable to SPark Workshop Brooklyn by check or cash. Refunds will be issued only in the event that the class can not be held.

Interested in holding a class, seminar or workshop in our classroom space? Please email: info@sparkworkshopbrooklyn.com. You will be contacted shortly with more information.

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SPark Workshop Brooklyn
33 34th St Ste. 2AA
Brooklyn NY 11232
(917) 548-7487
info@sparkworkshopbrooklyn.com

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