Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business

Lost Art provides hands-on workshops in traditional craft and wilderness skills for children and adults. Classes include: woodworking, marionettes, hand puppets, rustic furniture, architectural models, campcraft, wilderness survival and more. Most classes can be launched from the Tinker Wagon, an award-winning, custom-made portable studio/shop/classroom with ten workstations, which can be transported to your location. Private tutoring is encouraged. Services include: consultation, personal instruction, art critique, studio design and organization, hand and power tool usage, safety, finishing techniques and more. Over thirty years experience in teaching, custom furniture design and fabrication. Please visit: for more information. See Creative Ground listing for Joseph Jude Brien to learn more about my personal artwork and services.

I Have Worked With

  • June 2015

    Lost Art Workshops is the Education Division; Made On Earth Studio is where Joseph Jude Brien designs and fabricates furniture, sculpture, costumes, marionettes, masks and more.

  • January 2015

    Lost Art Workshops has been partnering with the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau to provide monthly, free, fun, educational, intergenerational family workshops for residents of the Region One School District in Northwest, CT for over ten years. Please visit: for more information.

  • January 2015

    Lost Art Workshops has presented dozens of classes at this award-winning, family-oriented public library in Falls Village, CT.

    Please visit:

  • Creative Business

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Physical Address: 
83 Todd Hill Road
West Cornwall, CT 06796
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Industrial
Theater - Puppet
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Furniture
Visual/Crafts - Leather
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Schools of the Arts
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Product Development Services
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Early American Industries Association
Society of Primitive Technology
Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA in Industrial Design, 1989
Completed Three-Year Traditional Apprenticeship in Shaker Furniture, West Cornwall, CT, 1984
Community Asset Builder Award from the Housatonic Coalition Against Substance Abuse
Multiple Grant Awards from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Multiple Grant Awards from the Canaan Foundation
Design Award, International Woodworking Fair, Atlanta, GA
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Connecticut Teaching Artist - Connecting Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
HOT Schools Summer Institute, CT Office of the Arts
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: