Brooklyn Brainery Classes, New York

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Get familiar with the evergreens that bring a bit of color and cheer to the long cold days of winter. Learn a bit of the history of the Christmas tree. Try your hand at identifying conifers from cones and branches and appreciate the ephemeral street-side forests of the holidays just a little more.

$9
M.   Dec 22nd, 6:30pm
All levels
(74)

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large.Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European Battlefields...

$15
T.   Dec 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels
(74)

East of the Hudson River lies the biggest consumer market in the United States. Yet many New Yorkers are unaware of how the things we buy, from produce to luxury goods make their way to our shores and stores.This class will illuminate the often invisible world of goods movement, and the interaction of ship, rail, air, and truck freight in New York...

$10
M.   Dec 29th, 6:30pm
All levels
(74)

In workshop, we'll explore methods of printmaking that do not require a press and can easily be done at home. You'll learn the basic principles of relief printing (using EZ-cuts and linoleum), monoprinting (using plexi glass), as well as alternative processes like photocopy transferring.The class will demonstrate these techniques and allow students...

$82
F.   Jan 2nd, 12pm
All levels
(74)

Calling all citizen scientists! Join in the 115th Christmas Bird Count! Surely, learning a bit about birds and spending more time outside is one of your New Year's resolutions. Join us outside!We'll meet in Prospect Park, with exact meeting directions to be sent the day before the count.

Free
Sa.   Jan 3rd, 9:30am
All levels
(74)

Need some one-on-one feedback about about a piece you’re writing, first few pages of a book, a resume, a writing project or just some basic advice on freelance writing? Maybe you just have an idea for a book or article you want to flesh out.These 60-minute consultations are just what you’ve been waiting for.You don’t need to email anything before...

$100
Su.   Jan 4th, 1pm
All levels
(74)

Are you a collector of images and things, interested in finding meaning in a narrative format? In this 2-day book workshop, students will connect content to form, using the artist book as a vehicle for their message.Students will learn collage and mixed media practices (transferring, working with wet and dry media, proper glues and applications) introduced...

$140
Su.   Jan 4th - Jan 11th, 2pm
All levels
(74)

New York City is probably the last place you'd expect to find a new species of frog, but that's exactly what Jeremy Feinberg and a group of colleagues discovered in 2012. This unexpected discovery is the first of its kind for a New York State amphibian since 1854 and has received worldwide attention from scientific and...

$9
W.   Jan 7th, 6:30pm
All levels
(74)

Improvisation is not just something for actors and comedians. MBA Students are being asked to take improv classes. Why? The answer is the same reason why professionals and educators should be trained: the root is in communication. Even the basic improv principle of “yes, and” is the essential idea behind inquiry.Improv is a life skill that builds...

$75
Th.   Jan 8th - Jan 22nd, 6:30pm
All levels
(74)

The telling of British royal history tends to focus on the English line, and their influence on England. Well here is your chance to hear the story of Scotland’s monarchs and their colourful and often bloody role in shaping Scotland and Britain. In 1603, one of the momentous events in history occurred when the Scottish King, James VI inherited the...

$10
M.   Jan 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
(74)

After this workshop, your thank you cards and letters will never be the same. In three glorious hours, you'll be able to:Design, carve, and edition your own personalized letterheads using hand-made stampsLearn new mark-making techniques, including stenciling, to make unique stationery pieces on heavyweight paperExchange and collaborate with fellow...

$75
T.   Jan 13th, 12pm
All levels
(74)

This class is an introduction to putting together a non-fiction book proposal. So, you’ve found a killer true story and you want to write a book about it. How do you start?We’ll go over how to decide if your story is a book or a shorter piece, how to figure out if it’s already been done, what to look for in an agent, the mechanics of a book proposal,...

$16
T.   Jan 13th, 6:30pm
All levels
(74)

New York is home to one of the most thriving jazz scenes in the world, and many of jazz's greatest historical happenings took place right here. This course will give students a first step in taking advantage the local scene. Exploring the world of jazz can be daunting. The music is often both complex and abstract, the venues are off the beaten path,...

$10
T.   Jan 13th, 8:30pm
All levels
(74)

In this hands-on class, students will learn the art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique, and will practice different techniques using wax and dye. We'll then use these techniques to create a custom throw pillow. All materials are provided, though please note you'll have to come back approximately one week later to pick up your scarf!

$65
W.   Jan 14th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(74)

This class will look at a bunch of these types of buildings. Buildings that you might pass without noticing, but which have their own rich history and significance in the New York City architectural vernacular. So you live in New York. Or maybe you're just passing through. Guide books direct your attention to The Empire State Building, The Chrysler...

$9
Th.   Jan 15th, 8:30pm
All levels
(74)

Solid knife skills are the foundation for speed in the kitchen. They can be the mortar for the house you call "dinner at my place." With a little dose of confidence, a pinch of good form and a sharp knife, making dinner won't take you three hours!Through this hands-on class you will not only feel at ease yielding a knife through a head of cabbage,...

$54
Sa.   Jan 17th, 2pm
All levels
(74)

In this class, we'll create our own set of sterling silver, copper and brass stacking rings from start to finish. We'll learn to measure, form, and solder the rings, then finish them by creating a hammered texture, oxidized finish, or a high polish.Everyone will leave with a set (2-3) of their very own handmade ri...

$67
Su.   Jan 18th, 1pm
Beginner
(74)

In this class, we'll talk about our legal rights in the real world. What if you're pulled over? Can the cops search you car and under what circumstances? If a friend stays at your place for two months, can you just throw them out whenever you please? Or do you need to go to landlord/tenant court? Can you do anything to get your credit card companies...

$10
M.   Jan 19th, 8:30pm
All levels
(74)

This class will teach you fact-checking basics, whether you’re applying for a job as a fact checker (although rare, they do still exist) or you need to double-check your own writing. So you’ve written an article, blog post, book, or other item of nonfiction and you’re ready to publish. Before you foist it on the public: are you sure each and...

$15
W.   Jan 21st, 6:30pm
All levels
(74)

Learn how to communicate without words!This class will focus on basic conversational American Sign Language vocabulary and discussions about Deaf culture and community. We will learn conversational signs, NYC-based signs, finger spelling, what an “accent” looks like and how to communicate using our hands, bodies, and facial...

$68
Th.   Jan 22nd - Feb 12th, 8:30pm
All levels
(74)