Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(1042 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

(1042 Reviews)
Classic Charcoal Drawing: Faces

12/9/2019
Raymond K.

Attended: Classic Charcoal Drawing: Faces


Great place to learn alot! Thanks!!

Presentation Skills

12/3/2019
Robert A.

Attended: Presentation Skills


Class was excellent! Wish it were a multi-session course instead of a single day, but very glad I attended. Teacher was terrific, and a learned a lot!

Pies from Scratch: Apple Galette

11/28/2019
Elise T.

Attended: Pies from Scratch: Apple Galette


A very fun and informative class!! The downside is you have to bake it at your own home. So of you have plans after the class or you live a good distance your butter will melt.

Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography

11/25/2019
Makenzie W.

Attended: Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography


So informative! Even with a basic understanding of how to use a camera, this was the perfect refresher, especially with a new camera. Highly recommend!

American Sign Language: Level 1

11/21/2019
Jennifer T.

Attended: American Sign Language: Level 1


Loved the professor...she’s a fantastic teacher. Great intro to ASL!!!

Self Care for Women

11/6/2019
carolyn p.

Attended: Self Care for Women


I found this class very informative for a new beginning not only in my personal life but in my professional life as a Doula. I hope that she starts a special class for Doulas. I'm looking for more ways to gain knowledge with her on my journal to utilizing herbs in my life. Thank you

The Four Most Important Numbers For Your Money

11/3/2019
Dommonique C.

Attended: The Four Most Important Numbers For Your Money


The class was more than I expected. Great group atmosphere! The speaker was informative, personable, and well prepared. The instructor created a dialogue that allowed the class to flow fluidly. I look forward to taking more courses through coursehorse but also attend additional classes taught by this particular instructor.

Bookbinding: Gratitude Journals and Meditation

10/24/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Bookbinding: Gratitude Journals and Meditation


Thought it was fine, but not great. Instructor was nice, but not a teacher. Also, for the price of $75 it was not worth it.

Fundamentals of Astrology

10/20/2019
janet m.

Attended: Fundamentals of Astrology


Russ Ross is a wonderful and knowledgeable instructor! The class was informative and entertaining.

Project Management 101

10/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Project Management 101


I felt it was way too much info for a 3 hour class. I definitely walked away with some good nuggets, but it's hard to integrate or even really absorb most of what was mentioned because of the fast pace (and I'm a quick study). I think it would make more sense to turn this into a full-day workshop, or just cover half of the material.

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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

Find Your Funny: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy
Find Your Funny: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy
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Saturday Dec 14th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Terrariums: The Desert Landscape
Terrariums: The Desert Landscape
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 15th, 12pm - 3pm

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

Monday Dec 16th, 6:30pm - 8pm

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

Tuesday Dec 17th, 1pm - 4pm

The Art and Science of the Breakup
The Art and Science of the Breakup
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 17th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Woodburning Techniques
Woodburning Techniques
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 17th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Tuesday Dec 17th, 8:30pm - 10pm

2020: The Year Ahead
2020: The Year Ahead
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 19th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

True Crime in NYC at the Turn of the 20th Century
True Crime in NYC at the Turn of the 20th Century
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Thursday Dec 19th, 8:30pm - 9:45pm

Overcoming Scarcity Mindset
Overcoming Scarcity Mindset
Next start date:

Friday Dec 20th, 6pm - 8pm

Recovering Your Creativity
Recovering Your Creativity
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 21st, 10am - 3pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Tote Bags
Introduction to Embroidery: Tote Bags
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 21st, 12pm - 3pm

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

Sunday Dec 22nd, 1pm - 3pm

Embroidery in 90 Minutes: Mini Floral Monogram
Embroidery in 90 Minutes: Mini Floral Monogram
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Monday Dec 23rd, 6:30pm - 8pm

Improv For Essential Workplace Conversations
Improv For Essential Workplace Conversations
Next start date:

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

Intro to Fermentation: Kimchi
Intro to Fermentation: Kimchi
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Sunday Jan 5th, 11am - 1pm

American Sign Language: Level 1
American Sign Language: Level 1
Next start date:

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

Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art
Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art
Next start date:

Monday Jan 6th, 8:30pm - 9:45pm

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

Tuesday Jan 7th, 6pm - 9pm

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

Tuesday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 8pm

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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 Rasche 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. 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