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.
The facilitator was very friendly and knowledgeable. Note the bulk of the class is spent on the importance of savings, setting goals, knowing how you feel about money and what you want out of it -- v. practical plans or exercises to start planning your approach.
Absolutely awful experience. The instructor was so rude and the class structure was a joke. We spent an hour reading out printed articles from Medium. I was expecting to do some soul searching and construct my goals. There was no creative thinking encouraged. I can't believe this class was $35!
Very enthusiastic instructor, good advice, perhaps the class was a little too long.
It’s a great intro class to self care
I enjoyed the small class size and the range of activities (1 minute drawings, 2 minute drawings, 3 minute drawings, 5 minute drawings, and 1 hour drawing). I felt comfortable in the group as someone who just likes to draw for fun but does not have formal instruction in art.
Mila Rose V.
It was lovely
This class was a lot of fun. It had just the right amount of background and instruction. Diana was an excellent instructor! I look forward to taking more classes with her in the future.
Really enjoyed the class, the instructor was very supportive.
loved the class but could of used another hour
I really enjoyed the class and the food was delicious! My only gripes were having the food be communal instead of eating what you made and the price being a little steep.