Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(1013 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

(1013 Reviews)
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.

Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography

10/12/2019
Becca E.

Attended: Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography


Instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and patient. I walked away with a better grasp of how my camera works, and look forward to applying that and continuing to learn more.

Intro to Watercolor

10/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Watercolor


Very easy to follow and a lot of room to express your creativity. They provided all the supplies and everything you need!

Murder at the Seaport Walking Tour

10/6/2019
sabrina p.

Attended: Murder at the Seaport Walking Tour


Informative, interesting and fun!

How to Run a Great Meeting

10/4/2019
Zoe C.

Attended: How to Run a Great Meeting


Can't believe that a training about meetings could be this engaging!

Classic Charcoal Drawing for Beginners

10/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Classic Charcoal Drawing for Beginners


Excellent time. The teacher was fun and friendly.

Pewter Casting Workshop

9/17/2019
Edward C.

Attended: Pewter Casting Workshop


Nikki and Jen were wonderful. Nikki is extremely talented and shared her knowledge of casting and metal work with great generosity. It was hands-on from the beginning and I left feeling confident and comfortable with my new skills. A very fulfilling experience from start to finish.

Pewter Casting Workshop

9/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Pewter Casting Workshop


I found the class very interesting, but maybe a few more people than I would like. It seemed a little rushed at times to get through certain things and other times it felt like you are waiting for others to be done using the sand or the silicone, etc. Other than that I had a great time and would love to learn more

The Art of Bonsai

9/15/2019
Amy N.

Attended: The Art of Bonsai


Julian was very detailed and comprehensive with his delivery! I recommended this class to another friend!

Making Sauerkraut + Fermented Veggies

9/13/2019
Jessica C.

Attended: Making Sauerkraut + Fermented Veggies


Cheryl was great, I learned a LOT about fermentation and feel empowered to experiment with my own ferments now! The class was fun, interactive and I got to meet new people. Would def do another class here!

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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

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

Sunday Oct 20th, 11:30am - 2pm

Embroidery: Transfer Patterns
Embroidery: Transfer Patterns
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 12pm - 3pm

Become an Ace Leaf Peeper
Become an Ace Leaf Peeper
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 12pm - 1:30pm

Haunted History: Bog Bodies of Iron Age Europe
Haunted History: Bog Bodies of Iron Age Europe
Next start date:

Monday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 8pm

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

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6pm - 7:30pm

Bookbinding: Gratitude Journals and Meditation
Bookbinding: Gratitude Journals and Meditation
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Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7:30pm - 9pm

Build Your Journaling Practice
Build Your Journaling Practice
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Thursday Oct 24th, 5pm - 7pm

Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour
Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 1pm - 3pm

Smart Phone Food Photography
Smart Phone Food Photography
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Saturday Oct 26th, 2pm - 4pm

Classic Charcoal Drawing: Faces
Classic Charcoal Drawing: Faces
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 27th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Speak Up: Three Week Presentation Skills
Speak Up: Three Week Presentation Skills
Next start date:

Monday Oct 28th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Herbal Immune Boosters For Winter Health
Herbal Immune Boosters For Winter Health
Next start date:

Monday Oct 28th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Candy: From Early History to Halloween
Candy: From Early History to Halloween
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Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Buying Your First Home in NYC
Buying Your First Home in NYC
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Food
Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Food
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Tuesday Oct 29th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Nourishing a Healthy Cycle
Nourishing a Healthy Cycle
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 30th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Project Management 101
Project Management 101
Next start date:

Friday Nov 1st, 2pm - 5pm

The Four Most Important Numbers For Your Money
The Four Most Important Numbers For Your Money
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 9:30am - 11am

The American Coffeehouse
The American Coffeehouse
Next start date:

Monday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm

A History of Royal Scotland
A History of Royal Scotland
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 5th, 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 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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