Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(765 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

(765 Reviews)
Fundamentals of Astrology

7/21/2018
Belsasar H.

Attended: Fundamentals of Astrology


Really informative and fun class

UnHumble: How to Stop Playing Small and Be a Badass

7/19/2018
Anonymous

Attended: UnHumble: How to Stop Playing Small and Be a Badass


The exercises were great and what a wonderful group of people! The class opened up my eyes to think differently.

Improv in 90 Minutes

7/18/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Improv in 90 Minutes


Good class, I enjoyed the teacher and the activities.

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

7/7/2018
Breena K.

Attended: Introduction to Watercolor Painting


Learned a lot ! It was great

Storytelling for Professionals

7/4/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Storytelling for Professionals


The class was fun, but mimicked many of the improv techniques I already learned in a previous class by the Engaging Educator about women and communication. I would recommend it if you haven't previously taken a class by this school.

Tarot Card Basics

7/2/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Tarot Card Basics


Russ was very fun and informative. I really enjoyed how he explained the basic meanings and the demonstrations of reading and using the illustrations to inform the interpretations

Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler

7/2/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler


This class was very fun to take. Rhiannon kept the vibe very casual and made the class feel stress free.

Watercolor Cards

7/2/2018
Paulette M.

Attended: Watercolor Cards


Nice friendly environment.pleasant instructor. I would take another class there. Looking forward to hearing from the owner of Bklyn Brainery. Paulette

Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

6/28/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art


Gabi was amazing! Can't wait to take another class with her

Meal Planning Basics

6/25/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Meal Planning Basics


Love the class, it was okay for a basics class. Definitely gave me an idea on how to start meal prepping

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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

The History of Hawaii
The History of Hawaii
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 24th, 7:30pm

The Reel History of Modern Women in Cinema
The Reel History of Modern Women in Cinema
Next start date:

Thursday Jul 26th, 8:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Tote Bags
Introduction to Embroidery: Tote Bags
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 28th, 11am

Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour
Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 28th, 1pm

Moisturizer and Lip Balm Workshop
Moisturizer and Lip Balm Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 29th, 1pm

Intermediate Tapestry Weaving
Intermediate Tapestry Weaving
Next start date:

Monday Jul 30th, 6:30pm

Leading from Where You Are: Women in Leadership Roles
Leading from Where You Are: Women in Leadership Roles
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 1st, 6:30pm

How to Write a Cookbook Proposal
How to Write a Cookbook Proposal
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 1st, 6:30pm

Watercolor Cards
Watercolor Cards
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 2nd, 6:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler
Introduction to Embroidery: Making a Sampler
Next start date:

Friday Aug 3rd, 1pm

Dip Dyed Macrame Wall Hangings
Dip Dyed Macrame Wall Hangings
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 4th, 11am

Cyanotype for Beginners
Cyanotype for Beginners
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 4th, 1pm

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

Saturday Aug 4th, 3pm

Writing Science Fiction
Writing Science Fiction
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 5th, 10am

Pewter Casting Workshop
Pewter Casting Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 5th, 1pm

Cleopatra: Her Life and Legacy
Cleopatra: Her Life and Legacy
Next start date:

Monday Aug 6th, 6:30pm

WTF is Agile and Scrum?
WTF is Agile and Scrum?
Next start date:

Monday Aug 6th, 8:30pm

Pipe Love
Pipe Love
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 8th, 6:30pm

Tarot Card Basics
Tarot Card Basics
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 8th, 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:

Wednesday Aug 8th, 8:15pm

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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 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 Brooke Borel 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 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. Burlingame Elliott Brichford Elysa Emilie Shapiro Emily Scott Emily Fleischer Emily L. Emily Paster Emma Sky Eric Siwy Eric Fensterheim Ericall Worra Erik Kemnitzer Erika Christensen Erin Wuebker Erin O'Donnell Erin Darke Eve MacKnight Fawn Qiu Fionna Simons Frannie Laks Fred Kahl Gabriella Corey Gabriella Corey Geoff Wisner Glenna A. Grace D Grace Duggan Gracie Janove Hadasah Ingrid Hannah Crum and Alex LaGory Heather Wolf Heather Hess Hiho Batik Howard Eisman Hudson River Community Sailing Hudson River Park Educators Ian Olasov Ian West Ian Grody Ieva Urbaite and Lindsey Gardner Inna Guzenfeld Irene Pease J Soma J.R. Pepper Jackie Snow Jaime Normad James White James Hoffman James P. Fitzsimmons Jane Bruce Jane Lerner Jared Bloch Jason Schulman Jeff Gray Jeffrey Schiller Jen Jen Bokoff Jen Oleniczak Jen Bokoff and J soma Jenna Matecki Jennifer Mattson Jenny Robbins Jeremy Wechter Jeremy Feinberg Jess Milewicz Jess Adamiak Jess Mireau Jess Schreibstein Jessi Highet Jessica Murphy Jessica S. 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