Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(1076 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

(1076 Reviews)
Build Your Journaling Practice

3/25/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Build Your Journaling Practice


Would have liked to know how our thoughts could be expressed more creatively in our journals. Perhaps suggestions of photos or stamping or calligraphy could be tied into our writing.

Find Your Funny: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy

3/9/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Find Your Funny: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy


Wonderful class! Was really apprehensive going into the class but Brittany made sure everyone was comfortable and having fun learning!

Project Management 101

3/9/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Project Management 101


Can't believe how quickly this class went by. Eve did a great job going over the fundamentals and I felt like I walked away with valuable information. Would definitely recommend!

The American Coffeehouse

3/4/2020
Anonymous

Attended: The American Coffeehouse


Enjoyed the brief historical overview of coffee. Not too intense and not too text-heavy (session had a few videos, trivia questions, and group discussions throughout.) Day was gloomy so it was nice to just to relax with some warm (and complimentary!) coffee. Also we got a little chocolate at the end which was a sweet treat!

Project Management 101

3/2/2020
Phillip R.

Attended: Project Management 101


The instructor knows her subject and is an excellent presenter.

Project Management 101

3/1/2020
Nanci M.

Attended: Project Management 101


Class was great! Wish it was longer though because the information was great!

Marbled Cards

2/25/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Marbled Cards


The class was relaxing, meditative, and non-intimidating. Kelly, the instructor, walks through the process in a fun and interactive way making it appear 'easy'. She and everyone in the class were kind and supportive of everyone's artistic journey and expression. It was a wonderful way to spend an evening connecting with new people. I thought the time would be too long, and it turns out I could have sat there for much longer!

Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography

2/16/2020
Anne B.

Attended: Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography


Great intro to digital photography- I feel like a gained a much better understanding of how to use my camera to its full potential and how to capture images differently to get the desired result.

American Sign Language: Level 1

1/29/2020
Giuliani L.

Attended: American Sign Language: Level 1


Fantastic course! Can't wait to take Level 2. Great instructor and a wonderful class all around!

American Sign Language: Level 1

1/28/2020
Shenik R.

Attended: American Sign Language: Level 1


Michelle is awesome! She is patient, personable, and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed her class and the people in it! Will take other levels as they become available.

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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

Demystifying Pizza Ingredients
Demystifying Pizza Ingredients
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 31st, 8:30pm - 9:45pm

How to Generate Ideas
How to Generate Ideas
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Wednesday Apr 1st, 12pm - 1:30pm

Fake Archaeology
Fake Archaeology
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Wednesday Apr 1st, 6:30pm - 8pm

Do What You Love: How To Start A Holistic Side Hustle
Do What You Love: How To Start A Holistic Side Hustle
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Wednesday Apr 1st, 8:30pm - 10pm

Project Management 101
Project Management 101
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Friday Apr 3rd, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Sorry, No Sugar Today: Rationing in WWII
Sorry, No Sugar Today: Rationing in WWII
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Friday Apr 3rd, 7pm - 8:15pm

Improv for Communication
Improv for Communication
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Saturday Apr 4th, 2pm - 4pm

Music and Medicine
Music and Medicine
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Monday Apr 6th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Legal Literacy 101: Courts
Legal Literacy 101: Courts
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Tuesday Apr 7th, 6:30pm - 8pm

The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs
The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs
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Wednesday Apr 8th, 7:30pm - 9pm

The History of Gin
The History of Gin
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Tuesday Apr 14th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Spring Detox with Plant Medicine
Spring Detox with Plant Medicine
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Wednesday Apr 15th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Murder, Theft, and Rebellion: Pirates of the Caribbean
Murder, Theft, and Rebellion: Pirates of the Caribbean
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Wednesday Apr 15th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Intro to Watercolor
Intro to Watercolor
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Thursday May 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Dairy and Non-Dairy Ferments
Dairy and Non-Dairy Ferments
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Thursday Apr 16th, 7pm - 9pm

Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography
Intro to DSLR and Mirrorless Photography
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Saturday Apr 18th, 10am - 1pm

Classic Charcoal Drawing: Anatomy
Classic Charcoal Drawing: Anatomy
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Saturday Apr 18th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Murder at the Seaport Walking Tour
Murder at the Seaport Walking Tour
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Saturday Apr 18th, 1pm - 3pm

Tarot Card Basics
Tarot Card Basics
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 19th, 11am - 1pm

Mycelium: BioArt Course
Mycelium: BioArt Course
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 19th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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Teachers at Brooklyn Brainery

J.R. Pepper A.V. Perkins 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 Rasche 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 Brooke Borel and Sarah Lohman 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 Cheryl Paswater and Nancy Campbell Chitra Agrawal Chitra Agrawal and Clay Williams Chris Chris Alker Chris Castelli Christa Avampato Christa Avampato Avampato 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 Danielle Rothman and Rhiannon Platt Dari Litchman David Wolovsky David Wright 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 Lozano 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 Gahl Sasson Geoff Wisner Glenna A. 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