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The Art of Bonsai

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Bonsai is the ancient art form of growing miniature trees in containers, which help us connect to nature. Through this process, it strengthens our spirit. This is why Bonsai can be a figurative mirror image of the grower. With an open heart and mind, students can start their own journey of personal growth through the art...

$90

The Reel History of Modern Women in Cinema

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Fanny Brice. Ellen Ripley. Thelma. Louise. Wonder Woman. These are just some of the heroines that have helped shape the modern woman experience in film. No longer ditzy and obedient “Girl Fridays,” these characters — and the fierce, non-comformist actresses who played them — shattered stereotypes, stirred our emotions and and changed the way...

$11

Feminist Art Club

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Why is there an enormous triangular table at the Brooklyn Museum covered with genitalia-shaped dinner plates? Why was that Intro to Art History course you took in undergrad all about white men from Europe? How are art and feminism related, and what does it even mean for an artist to be feminist? For answers to these questions and more, come join Feminist...

$30

The History of Art Crime

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Law, art, history and everything in between, the theft of art has been around ever since the time of the Romans. However, even they had mandated orders to never loot anything of exceptional artistic value. In this talk, we'll explore the history of art crime, from famous cases like the Isabella Stewart Gardner theft and the story of the Ghent Altarpiece...

$10

Intro to Jewelry Making: Cuffs and Bangles

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In this class, we'll create our own set of sterling silver, copper and brass bangles from start to finish. We'll learn to measure, form, and solder the bracelets, 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 bracelets.

$76

The History of Hawaii

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Much more than a beautiful island with celeb-ridden beaches, Hawaii is home to a unique and exciting history. Learn about the settlement of the islands by Polynesian voyagers, the establishment of a powerful royal dynasty, and the eventual colonialism by the UK and eventually, the USA. You'll also get to learn about their fabulous celebrations...

$10

Birding in NYC

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Get to know your city birds! Learn tips and tricks for how to find and identify birds, from year-round residents to migrants passing through on their way to and from the tropics. We’ll also cover the city’s best birding hotspots, how to choose binoculars, and birding ethics.

$10

An Intro to Jazz + New York City's Jazz Scene

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Exploring the world of jazz can be daunting. The music is often both complex and abstract, the venues are off the beaten path, and the press rarely covers it. In fact, 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...

$12

Grammar & Writing Boot Camp

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This fun, interactive workshop on grammar, style, and straightforward prose will help you improve your writing, avoid common errors, and become your own best editor.  Some of the topics covered include: Avoid the Top 10 blunders that many writers make Understand how to use style guides and develop a consistent personal style Avenge...

$20

Introduction to Creative Grant Writing

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Interested in finding ways to support an upcoming creative project but don't know where to look? Having trouble finding ways to talk about your work and your values?  In this 2-hour introductory course, we will talk about grants that support emerging artists/creatives, and how to pitch a project. We'll share important...

$25

Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Deck those halls, walls, or doors with your own handmade evergreen wreath! We will discuss differences in the various boughs that we will use (freshly harvested just for us in Wisconsin) and quickly commence with wreath-making.   Get crafty and in the holiday spirit with the freshness of pine. We'll be working with an 8" wire frame base that...

$30

Loving-Kindness Meditation

at Brooklyn Brainery - Manhattan
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Join us as we cultivate love, understanding, and compassion for ourselves and others through meditation in the calm morning before the Garden opens to the public. We will practice outside while sitting, lying, and walking to deepen our awareness through the natural environment that surrounds us.

$17

Mesopotamian Mythology

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Mesopotamia, the ancient “Land Between Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, was home to many different gods. Though less-well known today than the pantheons of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, the gods of Mesopotamia had just as many grand adventures, big personalities and poignant observations on the human condition. We know them today thanks...

$10

Stray and Feral Cats in NYC: A TNR Workshop

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

If you've ever tossed a slice of turkey to a street cat or fed a stray in your backyard, this workshop is for you! Curious about what's going on with that group of outdoor cats down the block? What's the difference between a stray and feral cat? When and why is "kitten season," and what can you do to help? Learn about the lives of stray and feral...

$10

Making the Most of Your 401k

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

There's so much to know about your employer-sponsored retirement plan: How much should you contribute? What investments should you choose? Should you max out? What should you do with it when you leave the company? The list goes on and on. This class will explain: Easy-to-understand dos and don'ts of managing your 401k What is an employer match...

$10