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Intermediate Tree Identification

at Brooklyn Brainery

If you have looked closely at trees before or taken a walk with the Brainery - welcome to the next level! Review a few and learn some new trees. Dazzle your friends with your new skills! Class meets rain or shine in Fort Greene. Exact meeting instructions will be sent the day before the walk.

$13

Improv for Professionals

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

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...

$32

New Amsterdam: The Birthplace of New York Walking Tour

at Brooklyn Brainery - Financial District
Battery Park, New York, New York 10004

On this walking tour, we’ll discover the life of pirates and prostitutes living in the scrappy Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, long before New York was New York. Step into the wooden shoes of the early settlers and see what life was like being an employee rather than a colonist. Based on exciting new research taking place over the last...

$25

5 Common Investor Mistakes

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

I've got bad news for you: You aren't beating the market. You aren't even coming close. A 2015 study shows that the 20-year annualized return of the S&P 500 was more than 8.2% while the annualized return for the average mutual fund investor during the same period was only 4.7%. Why is there a 3.5% gap? Investor behavior is the #1 reason investors...

$12

Grime and Glory: A History of Prospect Park

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

Landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux envisioned Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as a pastoral refuge in the midst of a rapidly urbanizing city. For generations, the park fulfilled its promise, but by 1976 the goddess driving atop the arch in Grand Army Plaza had fallen over in her chariot, a symbol of the park’s decay. Spiraling...

$11

Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

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

Full Course Name:  The Pope DOES Wear a Funny Hat: Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art Ever wondered why the Pope wears a hat shaped like a fish, or why baby Jesus is depicted squeezing a tiny bird to death? Now is your chance to find out! Learn about the history behind well known symbols in western Medieval and Renaissance art. Impress...

$10

Vegan Chinese Cooking

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

Join us in this fun hands-on class, where you'll learn easy cooking techniques for creating delicious plant-based Chinese meals. Chinese cuisine has many dishes that are vegan-friendly or easily adaptable for the vegan diet. We'll discuss how to shop for pantry staples, including the best brands to buy and finding healthy substitutes...

$46

The Casual Art Critic

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

In the museum, at the dinner table, or thumbing through the Culture section of the newspaper, an artwork catches your eye and won't let go. While a deep knowledge of Art History is a fabulous underpinning for talking about art, it is totally unnecessary for having a deep and meaningful discussion about an artwork. In this workshop, we will look at...

$11

Wish You Were Here: Travel in American Art

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Even if you're not headed out of town this summer, you can take a virtual trip through art history. Visit the newly re-installed American Art galleries at the Brooklyn Museum and learn how American artists thought about travel in the 1800s and early 1900s. Class will meet at the Brooklyn Museum.

$12

Intro to Jewelry Making: Coiled Wire Beads

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

In this workshop, we'll learn how to make professional quality wire wrapped beads.  Students will learn the basics of single coiled bead wrapping, which is a super effective way to create complex looking beads. Come and create beads to put on a necklace, bracelet or earrings. We'll have findings available to complete your pro...

$45

Monoprinting

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

This 3-hour course will explore methods of monoprinting, or the the practice of making unique prints. Students will be introduced to basic print techniques that do not require a press and can be easily done at home. Techniques will include stamping, texture-transfer, photocopy transfer, and stenciling, mong others. Students will explore the surprising...

$65

History's Most Notorious Female Killers

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

From Countess Bathory to Belle Gunness, this lecture will cover a millennium of violence and mayhem committed by women. While not reaching the same depths of ill-deserved fame as their male counterparts, these women and their crimes provide a fascinating insight into what it meant to be a violent member of "the fairer sex."

$11

Resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth

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

Woolly mammoths have been extinct for nearly 10,000 years, but soon they may walk again. Teams of scientists are currently working on recreating the woolly mammoth through cloning and gene migration. If they are successful, the woolly mammoth could be one of the first extinct species to ever be resurrected! This class will cover the fascinating...

$10

Embroidery: Transfer Patterns

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

Ever wonder how to work from an embroidery pattern? Have something you see online and want to transfer and sew on fabric? This class will teach students how to read and transfer an embroidery pattern from paper onto their fabric. Students will then learn how to decode the colors and stitch instructions before beginning their cactus patterns....

$42

Pop Music Breakdown: "Life on Mars"

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

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...

$12