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Self-Care for a Healthy Cycle

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

Self-Care for a Healthy Cycle: Hormone Balancing, Fertility Awareness and Cycle Tracking In this special edition of her popular self-care class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth and postpartum doula, Laena McCarthy, will discuss the menstrual cycle, fertility awareness method (FAM), diet and lifestyle choices for hormonal health, and the effects...

Monday Oct 22nd, 8:15pm

Long-Distance Hiking the Catskills

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

The Catskill Mountains are by no means among the tallest peaks in the U.S., but their rounded slopes and rocky outcrops are ideal for scenic vistas, remote camp sites, and multi-day rambles for both novice hikers and experienced bivouackers. More importantly, they're close to NYC and easily accessible by car, bus, train, bike...

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm

Tarot Two

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

We’ll dive in deep as we look as some expanded tarot spreads – ones we can use to help us hone in on the important components in any of our pursuits. We’ll explore how to use the cards to divine timing, as well as discuss some best tips and practices when reading the cards. And, of course, do a bunch of readings! This workshop...

Haunted History: Bog Bodies of Iron Age Europe

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

“Bog bodies”: the eerily well-preserved remains of hundreds of people – men, women, and children – found in the swamps and peaty wetlands of northern Europe. Many times police have been called to what appears to be a modern murder scene, only to discover that the body dates back to the Iron Age, over two thousand years ago.  The...

Monday Oct 29th, 8:30pm

Pop Music Breakdown: "Paranoid Android"

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In this session, we'll analyze a classic pop song in depth. We will analyze and discuss aspects of songwriting, lyrics, melody, harmony, arrangement and production, exploring what makes this song so good? This course will touch on some music theory concepts such as: form, modulations, and the circle of fifths. No prior understanding of music theory...

Monday Nov 5th, 6:30pm

Terrariums: The Desert Landscape

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

In this three-hour course you'll make your own desert terrarium inside a container you bring with you, using plants, soil and materials provided by us. With techniques inspired mostly by 70's illustrations and common sense, you'll learn how to safely plant a cactus in a tight spot, how to fashion a miniature tumbleweed, and how to layer sand to give...

Sunday Nov 11th, 1pm

Everything You Need to Know About Roast Turkey

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

In this demo class, I'll walk you through all the technique you need to know to make your best bird this holiday season. How to spatchcock! A bit of extra turkey prep yield a perfectly cooked bird, that roasts in just a couple hours! Dry Brine! A juicy, flavorful bird that does not require sloshy containers of salt water. Gravy from Scratch! Save...

Portrait Photography Essentials

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope
1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Portraiture is the soul of photography. But success in this genre relies on mastery of technical concepts, aesthetic subtleties, and your simultaneous ability to work with human subjects. Amp up your portraiture skills in this streamlined, four-session course. We’ll dive into understanding how to work with natural, window, continuous, external-flash,...

$235

4 sessions

Saturday Nov 17th, 10am

Let's Make a Croquembouche!

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

Learn to make this masterpiece holiday centerpiece, a conical confection tower of cream puffs and spun sugar. We'll cover custard making, choux paste, sugar work and assemblage and make a croquembouche together in class to share + eat! 

Drawing and Designing with Slime Mold

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

Draw with slime mold! In this BioArt workshop we will design the growth and shape of slime mold. We will create a maze in a Petri dish and watch how the slime mold finds the most efficient path to food. Participants will each receive agar in a Petri dish to start their own slime mold growth design. By placing oats on the agar,...

Sunday Nov 18th, 1pm

Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

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

In this class, you will learn the basic skills to make your own small tapestry style weaving, from start to finish. You don’t need any experience to join this class - you'll learn how to dress the loom, start the weaving, add a pattern or two and tie it off. Are materials provided and included in cost of the class?  Yes Though most students...

$48

Introduction to Sushi-Making

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

Learn to make sushi at home in this fun hands-on class. We'll cover the ins-and-outs of making seasoned sushi rice, selecting sushi-grade fish, and preparing all your ingredients for rolling. Once we have the basics down, you'll get hands-on practice learning a variety of sushi-making techniques, including: Hosomaki (thin sushi...

$76

Intro to Dim Sum

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

In southern China, dim sum is as much an art form as it is a meal. If you love dim sum and want to try making it at home, come join in our hands-on workshop. This class is for both beginners and cooks who've had some Chinese cooking under their belts. (If you've attended Dim Sum Favorites in the past, we're doing 3 brand new dishes,...

$76

Sculpting with Wool: Needle Felting Basics

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

From Etsy to Martha Stewart, needle felting has been making the rounds in the craft world. In this three-hour class you'll learn how to turn un-spun wool into your own miniature 3D creation, and you'll walk away with a finished project and some basic supplies to continue crafting beyond the classroom. As an added bonus,...

$45

How to Write the Funniest Sketch of All Time

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

Hey, DO YOU LIKE COMEDY? This interactive workshop will break down different sketch types (character, premise, blackout), and reveal the top secret formula behind every SNL, Inside Amy Schumer, and Key & Peele masterpiece. After a short PowerPoint spiel, we'll write a sketch together just like the pros-- and maybe...

$25