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Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Embroidery has a variety of applications, from customizing clothes to creating your own artwork. This class will take you through eight different stitches. With knots, edging, and basics, you will leave with a finished sampler of all you learned in class as well as the tools to continue further. All materials provided;...

Thursday Aug 30th, 6:30pm

Presentation Skills

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In this class, students will learn the presentation skills essential to become a more interesting speaker. One of the top fears in the world is public speaking. And some people make it look so simple – they use the right tone, the right gestures, project correctly and enunciate every word. Your school doesn’t necessarily offer a class in how to...

Thursday Sep 6th, 5pm

Wontons & Dumplings

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Love dumplings and eager to make them at home? Join us in this 2-hour dumpling extravaganza, where we’ll learn the basics of wrapping both Chinese dumplings and wontons. Then we will move on to the cooking process, to learn a sure-fire method for pan-frying dumplings to crispy perfection. As for the wontons, so you can learn how versatile they can...

Friday Sep 28th, 5pm

Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

In this class, you will learn the basic skills to make your own small tapestry style weaving, from start to finish. You don’t need any experience to join this class - you'll learn how to dress the loom, start the weaving, add a pattern or two and tie it off.  Are materials provided and included in cost of the class?  Yes Though most...

Saturday Sep 29th, 11am

Classic Charcoal Drawing: Anatomy

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Ever wonder how those beautiful Michelangelo sketches are made? It's not genius or talent, but specific techniques and skills.  This class will start with some simple warm ups to get that hand-eye coordination flowing and then delve closely into human anatomy to work towards a very realistic figure. We'll be drawing from Michelangelo's beautiful...

Sunday Sep 23rd, 2pm

Seneca Village and the Archaeology of Central Park

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Before the grid system, before Central Park, before the Civil War, there was Seneca Village. A small town of around three hundred people, Seneca Village was the home of free African-Americans and recent immigrants from Germany and Ireland. It was a center of diversity, political activism, and an important stop on the Underground Railroad....

Thursday Aug 23rd, 6:30pm

Green-Wood Cemetery Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Greenwood
500 25th St, Greenwood Lake, New York 11232

With great views, amazing architecture, and deep links to the 19th century, visiting Green-Wood Cemetery is an amazing way to step back into the past. As the final resting place for many New Yorkers this two-hour tour runs the gamut from Coney Island showmen to famous politicians to eccentric poets to Bowery Boys gang leaders and...

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

In this two-hour workshop, students will learn basic watercolor techniques.  We'll then complete a series of watercolor paintings using these techniques.  Techniques such a dry brush and wet into wet will be demonstrated by our teacher, followed by ample time for students to experiment with...

Thursday Sep 6th, 6:30pm

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Self Care for Women

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Full Course Title: Self Care for Women: Mindful Cycles, Healthy Bodies, Clean Beauty In this comprehensive class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth and postpartum doula and mom Laena McCarthy, will discuss healing traditions and practices to boost the female body's natural resilience while protecting from stress and damage, from the inside...

Tuesday Sep 4th, 8:15pm

Pies from Scratch: Stone Fruit Galette

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In this hands-on class, we'll bake a pie from start to finish with in-season fruit. All your pie questions will be answered: What is the best fat to use for a crust? How do I stop my filling from being oozey? How do I make that cool crinkly edge? And so much more as we talk technique! Each participant will make their own gallete to...

Sunday Aug 26th, 11am

The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

Wednesday Aug 22nd, 6:30pm

The History of Scotch Whisky

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Whisky is the national drink of Scotland, and the most popular spirit in the world: it is a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands globally and one of the UK’s leading exports. Yet, it is more, much more than this; it’s a story – a story of a drink, a culture, a people, a land and a way of life. From the humblest...

Monday Aug 27th, 6pm

Introduction to DSLR Photography

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Investing in a DSLR camera is just the first step in making good photographs. Now that you have the equipment, get introduced to the basics of photography and how your DSLR works. This course will cover exposure controls and capture modes, and their ramifications, and will provide a basis for taking better pictures. Students...

Saturday Sep 8th, 10am

Beginner's Embroidery: Patches and Pins

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Add some flare to your jacket with this functional custom Add some flare to your jacket with this functional custom embroidery class. By creating pieces on felt, students will make work that is durable enough for patches on denim jackets or sturdy enough to be attached to a pinback. We'll learn how to apply basic embroidery...

Saturday Aug 25th, 11am

Block Printing on Textiles

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

In this workshop, we'll learn the art of block printing on textiles. We'll start with a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials. After a little discussion about how to carve and how your image will transfer, we get right into carving and printing. A quick carve "Block" and all tools are provided,...

Wednesday Sep 5th, 6:30pm