Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(521 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

(521 Reviews)

6/26/2017
Jama F.

Attended: Beeswax Perfume Making


Fun, light class. Left with two tins of perfume. Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

6/26/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Beeswax Perfume Making


This class was fun, informative, and quick. I highly recommend to do solo or with friends!

6/12/2017
Kaitlin K.

Attended: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners


Awesome intro class, the instructor was super firendly.

6/12/2017
Neimat K.

Attended: Kombucha 101


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!

6/11/2017
Joel G.

Attended: Introduction to DSLR Photography


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.

6/4/2017
LEE H.

Attended: Lower Manhattan History Walk


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

5/28/2017
Emily L.

Attended: Classic Charcoal Drawing for Beginners


Short and sweet! Not going to hugely alter your style, but some great hints and a confidence boost. The teacher is super supportive!

5/3/2017
Paige G.

Attended: Fresh Flower Crowns


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.

4/17/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Soap Making Workshop


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 :)

4/11/2017
Alyssa K.

Attended: Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler


Instructor was super friendly, class was fun, now I'm hooked on embroidery.

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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

Teachers at Brooklyn Brainery

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 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 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 Asuka Goto Audrey Fox Azita Houshiar Babeland Barbara Van Elsen Barbara Kancelbaum Barbara Van Elsen Becky Sandler Ben McKelahan Ben DiMatteo Beth Hommel Bex Ames & Elissa Stanton Big Alice Brewing Blue Ribbon Brooklyn Bob Bland Brady R Brian Cotlove Brian Friedman Britt Goodman Britt Gambino Brooke Borel Brooklyn Brainery Team Cait Field Carly Cylinder Carly Goodspeed Carly Silver Carrie King Casey Barber Casey Wolf Catherine Halley Charles Dunbar Charles Dunbar & Katriel Paige Chef Jay Reifel Chef Shauna Keeler, M.S. R.D. Chelcey Berryhill and Kelly Carroll Cheryl Paswater and Nancy Campbell Chitra Agrawal Chitra Agrawal and Clay Williams Chris Chris Alker Chris Castelli Christina Couch Christina Massey Christine Degenaars Christine Garvey Christopher Bussmann Claire Elyse LaRoche Conan Magee 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 David Wolovsky David McNicoll David Samuel Stern David Dabscheck David Miller Dawn Petter Declan Schweitzer 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 Emilie Shapiro Emily Scott Emily L. Emily Paster Emma Sky Eric Siwy Eric Fensterheim Erik Kemnitzer Erika Christensen Erin Wuebker Erin O'Donnell Erin Darke Eve MacKnight Fawn Qiu Fionna Simons Frannie Laks 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 Ian Olasov Ian West Ian Grody Ieva Urbaite and Lindsey Gardner Inna Guzenfeld Irene Pease J Soma J.R. 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