Brooklyn Brainery Classes, New York

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Camera technology may always be changing, but good photos throughout the years have a lot in common. Style has evolved since Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photo from his window in 1826. But from daguerreotypes to instagrams, the photos that draw us in have the same elements and subject matter again and again. Photographers...

$10
W.   Apr 29th, 8:30pm
All levels
(133)

In this talk, I will discuss exactly what sleep is, what function it has and how good sleep enhances health and wellness. Last, I will discuss the basics of behavioral sleep medicine including an overview of adequate sleep hygiene practices. Evidence-based treatments for common sleep disorders such as insomnia, hypersomnia (daytime sleepiness) and...

$10
Th.   Apr 30th, 6:30pm
All levels
(133)

This class will cover both how to efficiently search freely available reference databases such as PubMed and how to take advantage of the growing trend towards open access in science to obtain full-text papers without breaking the bank. Even if you don't work at a university or research institution, hundreds of thousands of scientific works are freely...

$10
Th.   Apr 30th, 8:30pm
All levels
(133)

In this class, we’ll learn the basics of wrapping and how to make both Chinese dumplings and wontons.Love dumplings and eager to make them at home? Join us in this 2 hour dumpling extravaganza!Then we will move on to the cooking process, to learn a sure-fire method for pan-frying dumplings to crispy perfection. As for the wontons, so you can learn...

$42
F.   May 1st, 5pm
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How can you as a writer make sure your work will get the attention of an editor or agent? What should you be doing to improve your chances of getting published?Sam Hiyate, literary agent and former publisher will be giving one-on-one meetings toreview and give professional advice on your query letter and a 20 page writing sample. Fiction...

$100
Sa.   May 2nd, 10am
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(133)

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...

$145
Sa.Su.   May 2nd, 12pm
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(133)

In this 5-hour 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...

$82
T.   May 5th, 12pm
All levels
(133)

In this class, we'll chart the development, decline, and rebirth of the Brooklyn waterfront, from 19th century port to 21st century playground. With the dual lens of preservation and renewal, we'll examine how communities, real estate interests and the City have reshaped the waterfront from Greenpoint to Sunset Park since the 1970s.This...

$10
T.   May 5th, 8:30pm
All levels
(133)

Learn the basics of knitting to make your first hat or scarf just in time for the heart of winter.In our class we'll learn the knit and purl stitches as well as how to cast on and bind off. During class, you'll practice these building blocks with lots of individualized help, and we'll send you home with a simple...

$43
W.   May 6th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(133)

Get outside and learn to identify trees by the details: bark, buds, leaves and tree form. Class will start with an overview of identificationterminology and then practice outside in the field. Join us for a ramble around the neighborhood and get to know some trees!Note: Walks happen rain or shine and exact meeting...

$13
Sa.   May 9th, 10:30am
All levels
(133)
Saturday May 9 10:30am - 12pm 1 Session $13
Saturday May 9 12:30pm - 2pm 1 Session $13
Saturday May 16 10:30am - 12pm 1 Session $13
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Students will learn the art of keeping a sketchbook, drawing from the vibrancy of Brooklyn's architecture, nature, and people. Using your own sketchbook and basic materials, we will explore the pleasures of drawing from observation, focusing on scale and proportion, as much as impression, movement and mark-making. Over the two days, we will experiment...

$60
Sa.Su.   May 9th, 10:30am
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Have a smart phone? Tablet? Macbook? Then you are a few small and very affordable steps away from having professional music making tools at your disposal. Mobile technology has made writing, recording, and performing music easier and more accessible than ever before. No previous experience necessary.In this class we'll go through the first steps of...

$10
M.   May 11th, 8:30pm
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Birth in America has gone through fundamental cultural shifts through the last one hundred years. In this class we will explore American culture and values through the way(s) we give birth. Students may be inspired to assess (or reassess) just what this rite of passage means to them. This class will include lecture, discussion and activities.

$10
T.   May 12th, 6:30pm
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In the year 1900 a young girl from the Pittsburgh area becomes an artist's model in New York City. Her beauty leads to her image becoming almost omnipresent - appearing on postcards, magazines, and advertisements everywhere. This exposure leads to gigs as a chorus girl and actress where she captures the interests of a famous actor, an accomplished...

$10
T.   May 12th, 8:30pm
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Lee Morgan first picked up a trumpet at thirteen. Turned pro at fifteen. Signed a record deal at eighteen. And joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers at twenty. As his career took off, so did his heroin addiction. When Morgan staged his big comeback in jazz, he was only twenty-five. The resulting album, The Sidewinder, became one of the biggest selling...

$10
W.   May 13th, 6:30pm
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In this 2-hour intro class to Sichuan cooking, you'll learn how to whip up delicious Sichuan dishes in your own kitchen. Sichuan cooking is well-known for its addictive spicy dishes. And although the flavors are complex, creating the dishes from scratch is surprisingly easy, with a few key ingredients and techniques.We'll discuss the various uses of...

$42
Th.   May 14th, 5:30pm
Beginner
(133)

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...

$10
Th.   May 14th, 8:30pm
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(133)

Intermediate Weaving will build on the skills covered in our introductory class, covering new patterns, knots, and shapes. You will learn how to make fringe, triangles within triangles, columns, ways to join different colors together and more! We'll also spend some time refreshing ourselves on skills learned in the introductory...

$47
Sa.   May 16th, 12pm
Intermediate
(133)

In this one-day weekend writing workshop, we'll look at the art of writing the personal essay. From the New York Times' Modern Love column, newspapers to magazines, the personal essay is one of the most popular ways to tell your stories and get published in the mainstream media. This class will provide practical guidelines for your piece and exercises...

$82
Su.   May 17th, 10am
All levels
(133)

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...

$14
T.   May 19th, 5:30pm
All levels
(133)