Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(815 Reviews)

Brooklyn Brainery is accessible, community-driven, crowdsourced education.

We host casual classes for curious adults about all sorts of things: from physics to Australian desserts, from HTML to shorthand and just about every nook and cranny in between. 

All of our course topics are dreamed up and suggested by you, and our teachers are a group of awesome people from around Brooklyn and the whole city. Anyone can teach--you just need a passion for the topic and a desire to share it with others. We do all the planning, taking care of sign ups, marketing, and materials, so you can focus on the important stuff (teaching, duh).

Classes are generally one or two weeks long, and we keep them as inexpensive as possible while still covering the overhead that comes with having a physical space. 

What we teach?
If you can make it, read it or think it, we're probably open to it. It can be crafty, foody, academic-y, whatever you'd like. And though we think kids are cool, all our classes are aimed at adults.

What are classes like?
The easy answer is that every class is totally different (it's also true)!  Some of our teachers are pros at what they do, some are hobbyists, and some are curious people like yourselves who teach in order to explore a topic further in depth.

No matter what the class and who is teaching, our classes are laid back, fun, and participatory. No one will ever scowl at you for showing up late, and your involvement in class--whether through discussion or something hands on--is what makes them all the more awesome.

Reviews of Brooklyn Brainery

(815 Reviews)
Project Management 101

10/13/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Project Management 101


Eve was very helpful and accomodating. She is open to questions and she made wonderful use of the time. I love this workshop and I'm sure I'll go back to take more with her and with Brooklyn Brainery.

Shibori: Block and Bind Dye Techniques with Indigo

10/11/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Shibori: Block and Bind Dye Techniques with Indigo


Great. Balanced with knowledge and instruction of the craft with time to actually create getting your hands dirty and make something. The only reason it does not get 5 stars is the tools provided for the shibori techniques were limited. By the time we were working on our last pieces and wanted to try something different the needed supplies were out.

Brainstorming Essay Ideas

10/2/2018
Dario D.

Attended: Brainstorming Essay Ideas


I really like the teacher and the activities she has us do. It opened up a lot of ideas in an otherwise pretty blocked writer.

Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

9/30/2018
Kristin L.

Attended: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners


I loved it. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. I’m looking forward to taking more classes at The Brooklyn Brainery.

Do What You Love: How To Start A Holistic Side Hustle

9/26/2018
Shauntelle J.

Attended: Do What You Love: How To Start A Holistic Side Hustle


I'm glad I attended this event. The information was very top-line which is great if you're just starting out. Laena and Ami seem very knowledgeable, energetic and supportive.

Umami: A Yummy Tour of Little Tokyo

9/25/2018
Michelle G.

Attended: Umami: A Yummy Tour of Little Tokyo


The tour was really interesting and informative. The distance covered is really short so it is pretty much accessible for anyone although there are 2 stops where you do go down some stairs. I think from a food perspective what you taste is very good, however the amount is very small so I would consider this a walking tour to learn about food versus a walking tour for trying food. For anyone interested in learning about neighborhoods in NY I would recommend it.

Homemade Hot Sauce

9/22/2018
Jose A.

Attended: Homemade Hot Sauce


Great class

Embroidering Calligraphy

9/13/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Embroidering Calligraphy


Excellent class. Both Rhiannon and Danielle were awesome. The Brainery always offers great classes with excellent instructors.

Storytelling for Professionals

9/7/2018
Yangsin L.

Attended: Storytelling for Professionals


I thoroughly enjoyed my class with Charly! I thought she was an excellent instructor and made storytelling very approachable and fun. This class does lean towards creative storytelling, but there are lessons applicable to more presentation-oriented or data-oriented storytelling styles. Charly employs a few improv techniques to get you in the headspace to present in front of group. I would recommend this class to those looking to improve their public speaking and need pointers on delivering an effective story.

Block Printing on Textiles

9/6/2018
William A.

Attended: Block Printing on Textiles


My wife and I had an absolute blast, created some great blocks and made some fun prints. The instructor was helpful and friendly and made the class fun.

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190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Brooklyn Brainery
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave
Btwn Sterling & St John Places
Brooklyn, New York 11238

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Brainery

Macrame for Beginners
Macrame for Beginners
Next start date:

Monday Oct 15th, 6:30pm

Do What You Love: How To Start A Holistic Side Hustle
Do What You Love: How To Start A Holistic Side Hustle
Next start date:

Monday Oct 15th, 8:15pm

Block Printing on Textiles
Block Printing on Textiles
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 16th, 6:30pm

Three Week Improv for Professionals
Three Week Improv for Professionals
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 16th, 8:30pm

William Niblo and His Pleasure Garden of Yore
William Niblo and His Pleasure Garden of Yore
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 18th, 6:30pm

Abracadabra to Alchemy: 7000 Years of Magic
Abracadabra to Alchemy: 7000 Years of Magic
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Thursday Oct 18th, 6:30pm

Haunted History: The Lost Franklin Expedition
Haunted History: The Lost Franklin Expedition
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Thursday Oct 18th, 8:30pm

Cross-stitch for Beginners
Cross-stitch for Beginners
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 21st, 11am

The Woodland Terrarium
The Woodland Terrarium
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Sunday Oct 21st, 1pm

New Amsterdam: The Birthplace of New York Walking Tour
New Amsterdam: The Birthplace of New York Walking Tour
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 21st, 1pm

Classic Charcoal Drawing: Anatomy
Classic Charcoal Drawing: Anatomy
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 21st, 2:30pm

Improv for Professionals
Improv for Professionals
Next start date:

Monday Oct 22nd, 5:30pm

Fossil Hunting Near NYC
Fossil Hunting Near NYC
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Monday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm

Self-Care for a Healthy Cycle
Self-Care for a Healthy Cycle
Next start date:

Monday Oct 22nd, 8:15pm

History's Most Notorious Female Killers
History's Most Notorious Female Killers
Next start date:

Monday Oct 22nd, 8:30pm

Long-Distance Hiking the Catskills
Long-Distance Hiking the Catskills
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm

Brainstorming Essay Ideas
Brainstorming Essay Ideas
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 7pm

Improv for Communication in 90 Minutes
Improv for Communication in 90 Minutes
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 25th, 6:30pm

How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness
How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 25th, 8:30pm

Tapestry Weaving for Beginners
Tapestry Weaving for Beginners
Next start date:

Friday Oct 26th, 1pm

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Teachers at Brooklyn Brainery

J.R. Pepper Aaron Sacks Abhik Mukherjee Adam Haslett Adam Neal Adam Dowis Aditi Shekar Aidiha Gaxiola-Karney Alex Delare & Jonathan Anderson Alexandra Olsen Alia Dalal Alia Dalal Alia Dalal Alice Burger Alice Burger Alicia Goodwin Alison Caporimo Alison Taffel Alison Taffel Alison McQueen Allison Kugel Allison Grossman Allison Ball Allison C. Meier Alyson Toone Amanda Amport Amanda Crowell Amanda Patenaude Amber Charlick Ample Hills Creamery Amy Nielson Andrea Booth Andrew Faust Andrew Coletti Andrew Torrens Andrew Gustafson Andrew F. Smith Andy Lutz Angela Davis Ann Rudnick Anna Macoboy Anna Rasche Anna Eydman Anname Phann and Melanie Taing Anne Walton Anni Irish Annie R. Annsley March Ansley Watson Antonia Santagelo Ashley Gamell Ashley Gamell Ashley Palmer Asuka Goto Audrey Fox Azita Houshiar Babeland Barbara Van Elsen Barbara Kancelbaum Barbara Van Elsen Becky Sandler Ben McKelahan Ben DiMatteo Ben Feldman Ben Townsend Ben Townsend Beth Hommel Bex Ames & Elissa Stanton Big Alice Brewing Blue Ribbon Brooklyn Bob Bland Brady R Brian Cotlove Brian Friedman Britt Goodman Britt Gambino Brittany Brave Brooke Borel Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Brainery Team Cait Field Carly Cylinder Carly Goodspeed Carly Silver Carrie King Casey Barber Casey Wolf Catherine Halley Celeste Hopkins Charles Dunbar Charles Dunbar & Katriel Paige Charly Simpson Chef Jay Reifel Chef Shauna Keeler, M.S. R.D. Chelcey Berryhill and Kelly Carroll Cheryl Paswater and Nancy Campbell Chitra Agrawal Chitra Agrawal and Clay Williams Chris Chris Alker Chris Castelli Christina Couch Christina Massey Christina Barlow Christina Pantin Christine Degenaars Christine Garvey Christopher Bussmann Christopher Duffy Claire Elyse LaRoche Conan Magee Cooper O’Brien Cristina Costantino Crystal Leung Dan D Dan D Dan D Dan Silverstein Dan Cwirka Dane LaChiusa Daniel Lloyd Daniel M. Cohen Daniel, Miles, Andy and Jason Daniel, Miles, Andy and Jason - Design Gym Danielle Rothman Dari Litchman David Wolovsky David McNicoll David Samuel Stern David Dabscheck David Miller Dawn Petter Declan Schweitzer Diana Kuan Diana Kuan Dona Chai Dory Kornfeld Douglas Cantelmo Douglas Strich Douglas Amport and John La Polla - Bitter & Esters Dr. Glen Cook Dr. Joie Jager-Hyman Dr. Julie Wolf Dr. Mike Fanagan Dr. Mike Flanagan Drake Page Driftaway Coffee E.A. 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