Art Class: Make and Race Your own Pinewood Car

Experience the thrill of crafting and racing your very own speed machine at this unique art class! Transform a simple block of wood into a gravity-powered race car using the tools and guidance of Instructor Chris and his talented team. Whether you're reliving your pinewood derby dreams or making up for past race day misfortunes, this beginner-friendly workshop welcomes all. 

Build with precision and finesse, or let your creativity shine with aesthetics – it's your choice. From workshop saws to sandpaper, they've got you covered. Personalize your creation with paint, googly eyes, and more. Get ready for an exhilarating showdown as your custom car vies for victory on a vintage Pinewood Derby track. Medals await the fastest, slowest, best-looking, and yes, even the ugliest cars. Join for a blast of nostalgia and an unforgettable race day adventure!

  • Minimum Guests 1
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 4 hours

Outside Reviews for Instructor Chris and Team

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14 Jun 2023

This place is a true NYC gem! Sometimes you just need to make things and this is a perfect outlet. Very laid back, friendly vibe. I was lucky enough to get a four-hour private stained glass lesson with Kelsie McNair, and while I have a lot to practice and plenty more to learn, I feel equipped enough to practice on my own. Soup to nuts, we went from design idea, to material selection and through all key steps of the process to make a window hanger. As a novice, I'm surprised I walked away with anything respectable but I did! All the while, Kelsie, the instructor and Chris the manager were good natured and supportive. They are people you'd happily hang out with and made it very easy to learn from. Today far exceeded expectations and increased my interest in the craft. This session was a gift and I would recommend it for others.

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Event location: 117 11th Street (between 3rd and 2nd Ave), Brooklyn, NY, 11215


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Instructor Chris and his talented team of artists run a beloved Brooklyn DIY workshop where they lead fun-filled maker experiences. They help everyday people transform into woodworkers, welders, jewelry makers, leather crafters, knife forgers, and stained glass artisans in just one workshop. Learn a new skill and make something functional and forever rewarding!

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