Tickets Now On Sale for Craft in Focus Festival Master Classes and Workshops

Tickets are now on sale for the master classes and workshops available at this year’s Craft in Focus Festival, taking place atIndustry City in Brooklyn Saturday, May 18 to Monday, May 20, 2019. Guests can now secure their spots in workshops including, but not limited to: calligraffiti by Dutch artist Daan Wille, airbrush by Dutch expert Marissa Oosterlee, eco-dyeing by textile institute HAWAR from the Netherlands, basketry by master Esmé Hofman, along with spoon making by Brooklyn Metal Works, stained glass by Glass Art of Brooklyn and much more. For the full festival program and tickets, please visit:

After six successful editions in Amsterdam, and a New York pilot in 2017, the Craft in Focus Festival is back for another year of hands-on workshops for people of all ages, master classes and demonstrations, focusing on master craftsmanship. The rich programming of the Craft in Focus Festival is meant to appeal to a wide audience: from curious novices to skilled professionals. In a world where children are swiping their iPhones and 3D printers are building houses, and a time of serial mass production and consumption, the beauty of handmade quality products and hands-on experience of learning technique directly from an artist should be revalued.

This year’s Craft in Focus Festival has partnered with Wanted Design Brooklyn, is part of the IC Design Festival and is a partner of NYCxDesign. Festival founder, Wendy van Wilgenburg, shares, “The Craft in Focus Festival is excited to be back in Brooklyn to celebrate master craftsmanship with a large audience of all ages. Come and get your hands dirty during workshops and master classes by renowned international masters. Expect violin making, graffiti, weaving, stained glass, stone cutting, jewelry making, calligraffiti, fashion design, and more.”

Craft in Focus Festival, New York is grateful to partner with:

Industry City, WantedDesign, NYCxDESIGN, General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, The Netherlands-America Foundation, Consulate of The Netherlands in New York City, Amsterdam Trade, Old Amsterdam, Apartment Therapy.

Ticketing information:

  • Admission is free for all ages

  • Tickets for Master Classes and Workshops are now available for purchase via the websites, as well as on-site at the festival. Visit for details

  • Craft in Focus Festival is open Saturday, May 18 to Monday, May 20 from 11:00am – 6:00pm each day

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