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    BROOKLYN DESIGN LAB
    Street:
    413A 7th Ave bt 13/14 streets
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    11215
    Phone:
    917.657.7441
    Description:
     

     

    Brooklyn Design Lab offers design and art classes in a studio environment for early childhood (ages 18m-4) and grade school (grades K-6) students.  All of our classes are hands-on, process-driven and focused.  Students of all ages explore a set of materials, a theme, or an area of study in depth.  Class sizes are strictly limited so that students can get the most out of each course, the time spent with their teachers, and their fellow students.  BDL values process over product and the fun of creating over all.

    Our classes run throughout the year and are held during the day, after-school, during school breaks, and in the summer.  Summer art camp is available for students in grades K-6 from June through August.  Early registration is recommended.

    The studio window showcases a selection of student work in rotating mini exhibitions.

    Brooklyn Design Lab is located steps from many Park Slope public schools (413A 7th ave bt 13/14th sts). 

     

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 18-Nov-2017
    Subject:  [PSPStayAtHomeParents] Favorite toddler class?
    Comment:  At the toddler stage, my kids have really enjoyed the following classes:* art classes at Brooklyn Design Lab on 7th Ave. btw 13th/14th St. * Music for Aardvarks - various locations (www.musicforbrooklyn.com ) * tumbling classes (Gym Kids or Gym Juniors) at New York Kids Club on 5th Ave and St. Johns * Tinkergarten nature classes - various locations in Prospect Park(submitted 8/2017)
    Reviewed by
    On 14-Nov-2015
    Subject:  ISO recommendations for great art/design class for 5-year-old
    Comment:  Brooklyn Design Lab! Their classes are incredibly inspiring, superiorly artistic, and often use many different materials. It's on 7th Ave and 13th or 14th street. Highly, highly recommended!
    Reviewed by
    On 14-Nov-2015
    Subject:  Re: ISO recommendations for great art/design class for 5-year-old
    Comment:  Brooklyn Design Lab and Taro's Origami studio come to mind. Interested in others too!
    Reviewed by
    On 02-Oct-2015
    Subject:  Re: brooklyn design lab
    Comment:  Brooklyn Design Lab is awesome. My older son (now 7) took his first classes there when he was 2 and we continued for a couple of years. He has also done a camp there. Now my youngest is going to take class there. Class sizes are really small, the projects are really clever and sweet. Even if your kid isn't going to be a great visual artist the classes enable them to complete projects and get a sense of satisfaction from them. So I highly recommend them!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Your child's favorite art class?
    Comment:  Design Lab also has wonderful classes.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 09-Oct-2012
    Comment:  I had my son's 3rd birthday at Brooklyn Design Lab. It was great. They did a fun art activity for the kids and then we all had pizza and cake afterward (you bring the food/drinks, etc) My son's bday is in February so I wanted to have something that would be easily accessible if there was snow. Plus Amy, the owner and head teacher, is really super with the kids! Also, very reasonably priced.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 19-Jan-2012
    Comment:  I second the recommendation for Brooklyn Design Lab. My daughter has taken classes there since she was 18 months old and loves them. Also, the artwork the kids create is just beautiful!(December 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 19-Jan-2012
    Comment:  i highly recommend Brooklyn Design Lab, founded and run by PS artist and mom Amy Yang. my son has taken a lot of the elementary-school age classes, and has loved every one of them. i can't speak directly to the pre-school age classes but we haven't gone wrong yet.(December 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 09-Sep-2011
    Comment:  Brooklyn Design Lab Location - Seventh avenue and 13th StreetHow old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended this program)? Age: - 2What did you/your child like about this program or class? The art and projects that Amy presents are creative, thought provoking and interesting. Not your usual crayons or paint plus paper.What would you change about the program? I would like there to be more drop off classes for older children.Will you send your child back to this program or class again? (Or would you if you could?) YesWould you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Highly recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 24-Aug-2011
    Comment:  Brooklyn Design Lab Location - 413A 7th Ave (between 13+14th streets) Brooklyn, NY 11215How old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended this program)? Age: - 3What did you/your child like about this program or class?My son loved doing the art projects and he also loved the teacher (Amy). I loved the small class size, the creative projects, the emphasis on process over product/end result, the price, the location...What would you change about the program? nothing!Will you send your child back to this program or class again? (Or would you if you could?) YesWould you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Highly recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 19-Aug-2011
    Comment:  Specific Camp Program (if applicable) - Lego Camp week Location - 7th Ave and 14th St How old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended camp) Age: - 7What did you/your child like about the summer camp? My son LOVED this camp! -- It's a small group of kids, I think maybe 8 max. -- A supervisor (Amy Yang, the founder of Brooklyn Design Lab) and a counselor, so there's always an adult around. -- The kids were on the move every day, traveling to various locations around the Borough and the city, so they had plenty of time outside, and inspiration for their lego creations. -- and LEGOS! Amy created tons of fun lego activities for the kids, and my son was never bored.What would you change about the program? Wish it could go longer then one week!Will you send your child back to this summer camp program next year? (Or would you if you could?) YesWould you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Highly recommendIf there is any other information you want to provide, let us know here: I'd gladly send my son to any program that Amy creates. She's incredibly creative and thoughtful about the camp program she designs and even though Legos were a shoe-in for my son, I think he'd love any camp here (and he's picky).
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 15-Mar-2011
    Comment:  The Art classes at Brooklyn Design Lab are fantastic. (Feb 2011))
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 30-Dec-2010
    Subject:  Review from Birthday Party Survey 2010
    Comment:  Clay ModelingAge of Child 3Reason for Choice: of special interest to my child,, ease of planning, in my price range, conveniently locatedLikes: My son, who has sensory issues, loved the tactile nature of the instruction and working with the clay. Also, we kept the size very small, which was nice, 5 kids and their parents.Changes: Nothing.Not included in the Party Package: invitations, food for kids, party bags, cake,Cost Per Child: 51DO you recommend? (Choices: Highly/Recommend/DoNot) Highly recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 06-Dec-2010
    Subject:  Review 2010 Summer Camps Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 7 Likes: It was really creative, small, nice age range, and he loved the director, Amy. He was totally inspired. She got them to take apart machines and build new sculptures from the parts, took them to various sites to make sketches and plans, etc. Amazing! What would you change? A little more physical activity during the day. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 06-Dec-2010
    Subject:  Review 2010 Summer Camps Survey
    Comment:  Program: Summer Lab for Grades 3 - 6 Age of Child: 10 Likes: Small group (six students) study a specific theme, (self portrait, architecture, etc.) for one week. They work with different media, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture. They went on trips to museums and Prospect Park. My daughter really enjoyed this camp, she learned more about drawing and the teacher was very nice. What would you change? Less expensive. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend