Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(892 Reviews)

Brooklyn Brainery is accessible, community-driven, crowdsourced education.

We host casual classes for curious adults about all sorts of things: from physics to Australian desserts, from HTML to shorthand and just about every nook and cranny in between. 

All of our course topics are dreamed up and suggested by you, and our teachers are a group of awesome people from around Brooklyn and the whole city. Anyone can teach--you just need a passion for the topic and a desire to share it with others. We do all the planning, taking care of sign ups, marketing, and materials, so you can focus on the important stuff (teaching, duh).

Classes are generally one or two weeks long, and we keep them as inexpensive as possible while still covering the overhead that comes with having a physical space. 

What we teach?
If you can make it, read it or think it, we're probably open to it. It can be crafty, foody, academic-y, whatever you'd like. And though we think kids are cool, all our classes are aimed at adults.

What are classes like?
The easy answer is that every class is totally different (it's also true)!  Some of our teachers are pros at what they do, some are hobbyists, and some are curious people like yourselves who teach in order to explore a topic further in depth.

No matter what the class and who is teaching, our classes are laid back, fun, and participatory. No one will ever scowl at you for showing up late, and your involvement in class--whether through discussion or something hands on--is what makes them all the more awesome.

Reviews of Brooklyn Brainery

(892 Reviews)
Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

3/25/2019
ARIANA H.

Attended: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners


enjoyed this class! was at the perfect pace to learn and have fun. Very patient teacher..light music playing..creative bunch. found 3 hours to be perfect as well..you most likely won't finish your weaving masterpiece but its enough time to understand how to finish from there. Instuctor was very kind and patient.

Pewter Casting Workshop

3/25/2019
FERNANDO E.

Attended: Pewter Casting Workshop


I learned a lot , thanks

Shibori: Block and Bind Dye Techniques with Indigo

3/24/2019
Danielle M.

Attended: Shibori: Block and Bind Dye Techniques with Indigo


Absolutely loved this class. It was so informative- we learned about the science and the history behind indigo dying. It was also so fun and we were all so happy with the pieces we left with.

Project Management 101

3/23/2019
Michael A.

Attended: Project Management 101


She touched every important part of the PMBOK text book in one class.

Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography

3/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography


Learned a lot, and I feel more empowered to study further. Instructor was very attentive and answered all my questions.

Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

3/18/2019
KIMBERLY G.

Attended: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners


The instructor, Jessi, clearly loves what she does! She was patient and provided clear directions. Everyone worked at different paces and she didn’t push or rush anyone to complete their project. She offered ideas and we could ask her any questions.

Project Management 101

3/17/2019
Beverly B.

Attended: Project Management 101


The class was very enlightening. I learned nrw ways of understanding project management. However, it was a bit rushed. The material viewed on the slides could have been included as a handout. However, it was brought to the instructors attention. She provided her email info. Saying that shed email it once requested. Overall informative.

Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography

3/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography


Very informative! The class size made it easy to ask questions.

Presentation Skills

3/4/2019
Julian G.

Attended: Presentation Skills


Great class! Very entertaining. I’d consider it a great first step in improving speaking skills.

Shibori: Block and Bind Dye Techniques with Indigo

3/4/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Shibori: Block and Bind Dye Techniques with Indigo


So informative, fun and engaging. We had a great time! Wish the class didn’t wrap up early, but otherwise excellent!!

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190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Brooklyn Brainery
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave
Btwn Sterling & St John Places
Brooklyn, New York 11238

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Brainery

On The Spot: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy
On The Spot: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Embroidering Lettering: Tote Bags
Embroidering Lettering: Tote Bags
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 30th, 5pm - 8pm

The Woodland Terrarium
The Woodland Terrarium
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 31st, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

How to Write a Cookbook Proposal
How to Write a Cookbook Proposal
Next start date:

Monday Apr 1st, 6:30pm - 8pm

The American Coffeehouse
The American Coffeehouse
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm - 8pm

The History of Gin
The History of Gin
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Block Printing on Textiles
Block Printing on Textiles
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 7th, 10am - 1pm

Brooklyn's
Brooklyn's "Red Legg'd Devils"
Next start date:

Monday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

WTF is Agile and Scrum?
WTF is Agile and Scrum?
Next start date:

Monday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Improv for Professionals
Improv for Professionals
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today
Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 9th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Long-Distance Hiking the Catskills
Long-Distance Hiking the Catskills
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Make Your Own Necklace: Cord Knotting
Make Your Own Necklace: Cord Knotting
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Renting vs. Buying
Renting vs. Buying
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Quick and Easy Printmaking at Home
Quick and Easy Printmaking at Home
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday Night Crit Circle
Friday Night Crit Circle
Next start date:

Friday Apr 12th, 7pm - 10pm

Tapestry Weaving for Beginners
Tapestry Weaving for Beginners
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 13th, 11am - 2pm

Embroidery & Watercolor: Making a Card
Embroidery & Watercolor: Making a Card
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 14th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Fermented Nut Cheeses
Fermented Nut Cheeses
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 14th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Macrame for Beginners
Macrame for Beginners
Next start date:

Monday Apr 15th, 6:30pm - 9pm

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Teachers at Brooklyn Brainery

J.R. Pepper Aaron Sacks Abhik Mukherjee Adam Haslett Adam Neal Adam Dowis Aditi Shekar Aidiha Gaxiola-Karney Alex Delare & Jonathan Anderson Alexandra Olsen Alia Dalal Alia Dalal Alia Dalal Alice Burger Alice Burger Alicia Goodwin Alison Caporimo Alison Taffel Alison Taffel Alison McQueen Allison Kugel Allison Grossman Allison Ball Allison C. Meier Alyson Toone Amanda Amport Amanda Crowell Amanda Patenaude Amber Charlick Ample Hills Creamery Amy Nielson Andrea Booth Andrew Faust Andrew Coletti Andrew Torrens Andrew Gustafson Andrew F. Smith Andy Lutz Angela Davis Ann Rudnick Anna Macoboy Anna Rasche Anna Eydman Anname Phann and Melanie Taing Anne Walton Anni Irish Annie R. Annsley March Ansley Watson Antonia Santagelo Ashley Gamell Ashley Gamell Ashley Palmer Asuka Goto Audrey Fox Azita Houshiar Babeland Barbara Van Elsen Barbara Kancelbaum Barbara Van Elsen Becky Sandler Ben McKelahan Ben DiMatteo Ben Feldman Ben Townsend Ben Townsend Beth Hommel Bex Ames & Elissa Stanton Big Alice Brewing Blue Ribbon Brooklyn Bob Bland Brady R Brian Cotlove Brian Friedman Britt Goodman Britt Gambino Brittany Brave Brooke Borel Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Brainery Team Cait Field Carly Cylinder Carly Goodspeed Carly Silver Carrie King Casey Barber Casey Wolf Catherine Halley Celeste Hopkins Charles Dunbar Charles Dunbar & Katriel Paige Charly Simpson Chef Jay Reifel Chef Shauna Keeler, M.S. R.D. Chelcey Berryhill and Kelly Carroll Cheryl Paswater Cheryl Paswater and Nancy Campbell Chitra Agrawal Chitra Agrawal and Clay Williams Chris Chris Alker Chris Castelli Christina Couch Christina Massey Christina Barlow Christina Pantin Christine Degenaars Christine Garvey Christopher Bussmann Christopher Duffy Claire Elyse LaRoche Conan Magee Cooper O’Brien Cristina Costantino Crystal Leung Dan D Dan D Dan D Dan Silverstein Dan Cwirka Dane LaChiusa Daniel Lloyd Daniel M. Cohen Daniel, Miles, Andy and Jason Daniel, Miles, Andy and Jason - Design Gym Danielle Rothman Danielle Rothman and Rhiannon Platt Dari Litchman David Wolovsky David McNicoll David Samuel Stern David Dabscheck David Miller Dawn Petter Declan Schweitzer Diana Kuan Diana Kuan Dona Chai Dory Kornfeld Douglas Cantelmo Douglas Strich Douglas Amport and John La Polla - Bitter & Esters Dr. Glen Cook Dr. Joie Jager-Hyman Dr. Julie Wolf Dr. Mike Fanagan Dr. Mike Flanagan Drake Page Driftaway Coffee E.A. Burlingame Elliott Brichford Elysa Lozano Emilie Shapiro Emily Scott Emily Fleischer Emily L. Emily Paster Emma Sky Eric Siwy Eric Fensterheim Ericall Worra Erik Kemnitzer Erika Christensen Erin Wuebker Erin O'Donnell Erin Darke Eve MacKnight Fawn Qiu Fionna Simons Frannie Laks Fred Kahl Gabriella Corey Gabriella Corey Geoff Wisner Glenna A. Grace D Grace Duggan Gracie Janove Hadasah Ingrid Hannah Crum and Alex LaGory Heather Wolf Heather Hess Hiho Batik Howard Eisman Hudson River Community Sailing Hudson River Park Educators Ian Olasov Ian West Ian Grody Ieva Urbaite and Lindsey Gardner Inna Guzenfeld Irene Pease J Soma J.R. Pepper J.R. Pepper Jackie Snow Jaime Normad James White James Hoffman James P. Fitzsimmons Jane Bruce Jane Lerner Jared Bloch Jasmine Wilson Jason Schulman Jeff Gray Jeffrey Schiller Jen Jen Bokoff Jen Oleniczak Jen Bokoff and J soma Jenna Matecki Jennifer Mattson Jenny Robbins Jeremy Wechter Jeremy Feinberg Jess Milewicz Jess Adamiak Jess Mireau Jess Schreibstein Jessi Highet Jessica Murphy Jessica S. Jessica Gross Jessica Kaufman Jessica Manchester Jessie Katz Jill Frutkin Joe Caliguire Joe Upham Joe Pfister John Drury John Borghi John Bloch John McCarroll John Reinhardt Jonathan Riedel Jonathan Soma Jordan Reimer Jordana and Bernard Joseph Alexiou Joseph Joseph Cavalieri Joseph Cavalieri Josh Kapusinski JP Allen Judith Schaechter Julia Levy Julia Silver Gordon of Hiho Batik Julian Velasco Julie Schneider Justin T. Manning Karen Bell Karen Stamm Karen M. 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