Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(978 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

(978 Reviews)
A History of Royal Scotland

8/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: A History of Royal Scotland


Very friendly and knowledgable speaker!

Soap Making Workshop

8/14/2019
Ashley J.

Attended: Soap Making Workshop


Love it! Super fun and clear directions given!

Fermented Hot Sauces

8/13/2019
Carole D.

Attended: Fermented Hot Sauces


The teacher was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed the class

Block Printing on Textiles

8/13/2019
jen c.

Attended: Block Printing on Textiles


Absolutely love this class. The instructor was amazing & I can't wait to take another class from her!!!

Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler

8/13/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler


The instructor may be a great artist, but it wasn't enough to teach anyone. She was keep looking at her cell phone during the class and doesn't focus into the class, she herself doesn't have any passion for the class. Me & my friend were very disappointed.

Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography

8/11/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography


Excellent. I had a hard time figuring out how to use my camera and the teacher broke it down and made it very easy to understand. I was able to start applying what I learned right away.

Crime Tour of the Lower East Side

8/5/2019
Ada O.

Attended: Crime Tour of the Lower East Side


I truly enjoyed this walking class. Jonathan the guide is a historian. He is therefore knowledgeable and enjoyable. I learned a lot in two hours. I would definitely recommend this class.

Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler

8/2/2019
Kate J.

Attended: Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler


This was a great primer. Good size class. Looking forward to the next one!

Ice Cream: How to Make Your Own & History

7/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Ice Cream: How to Make Your Own & History


Sarah was exceptionally knowledgeable and her class was truly enjoyable. Would take any other classes she offers

Classic Charcoal Drawing: Anatomy

7/21/2019
Rina L.

Attended: Classic Charcoal Drawing: Anatomy


Great instructor. Thanks for making class fun!

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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

Small but Mighty: A Workshop for Creative Solopreneurs
Small but Mighty: A Workshop for Creative Solopreneurs
Next start date:

Monday Aug 19th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Puff Puff, Pass? Your Brain on Cannabis
Puff Puff, Pass? Your Brain on Cannabis
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 20th, 6:30pm - 8pm

How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness
How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 20th, 8:30pm - 10pm

How to Run a Great Meeting
How to Run a Great Meeting
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 21st, 6:30pm - 8pm

The Real History of Cave Paintings
The Real History of Cave Paintings
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 22nd, 6:30pm - 8pm

History's Most Notorious Female Killers
History's Most Notorious Female Killers
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 22nd, 8:30pm - 10pm

Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography
Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 24th, 10am - 1pm

New Amsterdam Walking Tour
New Amsterdam Walking Tour
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 24th, 1pm - 3pm

Alternative Photography: Cyanotype for Beginners
Alternative Photography: Cyanotype for Beginners
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 25th, 10am - 11:45am

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

Monday Aug 26th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Fossil Hunting Near NYC
Fossil Hunting Near NYC
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 27th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Surreal Escape
Surreal Escape
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 27th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Build Your Journaling Practice
Build Your Journaling Practice
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 28th, 5pm - 7pm

Bookbinding: Gratitude Journals and Meditation
Bookbinding: Gratitude Journals and Meditation
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 29th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Classic Charcoal Drawing for Beginners
Classic Charcoal Drawing for Beginners
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 31st, 12pm - 2:30pm

Presentation Skills
Presentation Skills
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The History of Scotch Whisky
The History of Scotch Whisky
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Art of Herbal Tea Blending
The Art of Herbal Tea Blending
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Scentennial: Two Iconic Perfumes of 1919
Scentennial: Two Iconic Perfumes of 1919
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 5th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Myth and Mystery in
Myth and Mystery in "Harry Potter"
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 5th, 8:30pm - 10pm

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Teachers at Brooklyn Brainery

J.R. Pepper A.V. Perkins 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 Brooke Borel and Sarah Lohman 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 Wright 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 Gahl Sasson 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 Jacqueline-Marie Ferland 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 Messier 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 Jonathan and Alex 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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