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.
Fun, light class. Left with two tins of perfume. Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
This class was fun, informative, and quick. I highly recommend to do solo or with friends!
Awesome intro class, the instructor was super firendly.
I learnt a lot from this class and the teacher was very friendly and answered all questions very adequately. I'm glad I got a chance to take this class, I really wanted to know many things about brewing my own Kombucha and all my questions were answered. I also have the safety net of knowing that if I need further help, I can always reach out with my questions. Thank you!
Great Teacher. I learned a lot about photography and a lot about the DLSR. There were small challenges throughout the class that not only helped me in a practical way, but actually got me more enthused to start photography.
The tour leader was cognizant of everyone and everything. Since there were demonstrations going on, he really had to know who we were and watch out for our safety. He was knowledgeable and eager to impart his knowledge to us. I loved the small group! It made it so much more enjoyable
Short and sweet! Not going to hugely alter your style, but some great hints and a confidence boost. The teacher is super supportive!
flower crowns was SUCH a fun class. the instructor was knowledgeable and personable, and the small class size allowed for easy conversation and a relaxed atmosphere. pros: wine! adorable space, sufficient time to finish the activity. only con was i wish there had been a few more materials -- flower selection got kind of skimpy at the end. overall would recommend and can't wait to make many more flower crowns after learning this pretty skill.
Great class, nice level of engagement all around. Just wish we had a full soap bar to take home instead of a teeny break off piece :)
Instructor was super friendly, class was fun, now I'm hooked on embroidery.