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.
REally fascinating. Ultimately about waste control which is a huge issue world wide.
The tour was a fun and educational talk about the history of the neighborhood and how it came to be little Tokyo. Lots of fun restaurants, shops, and hole in the walls to discover! We got to try many different foods known in Japan- both sweet and savory! Overall, a great and compact experience :)
This was a great introductory class about learning how to read a pattern and apply different types of stitches. We also learned about supplies to get for making our own patterns. I would have liked a little more background on the application of various stitches and color theory -- how do warm and cool or dark and light colors create effects? I had a fun time and can't wait to finish my design.
Very informative, surprisingly fun! Teacher was great and seems to really know her stuff, facility was warm and inviting.
Jessie was very patient with all of us newbies. She was very knowledgeable about weaving, and she made the class enjoyable!
Informative, pleasant, organized and inspiring! I really want to weave more. Please use first name only
It was amazing! So glad I took it and I'm now addicted to making stuff! Instructor was so chill and really helpful. I'd take another class in a heartbeat!
Really enjoyed the course! Was both instructive and fun. Class was just the right size, too.
Everything was fine,