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.
This was a great class. Informative and fun. Just what I needed.
It was a great intro glass.
The instructor was wonderful! Very well run, informative, friendly and warm!
Me and my wife really enjoyed this class. The class size was perfect and the instructions were easy to follow. I recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn how to make sushi.
This class was great! It was super informative but also welcoming & comfortable. Overall, excellent experience.
I really enjoyed this class and would happily take more like it. The class size was great, not too big or too small. The instructor was really nice, casual and made the whole hung very approachable. Two thumbs up!
It was a great experience.
It was ok, and the trainer was knowledgeable. but it was mainly to see and understand five trees (different) and not structured.
Excellent 2-hour Introduction to larger-scale casting. First, a long narrow piece was cast with glass poured by ladle directly from the kiln, then twisted into a pretzel shape. This was just a demo piece, not annealed properly, and of course did not survive. Next, two pieces were made of blown glass which were inserted into molds of Presidents Reagan and Trump. The Reagan mold failed, but the Trump mold was reinforced and this piece came out OK. Program finished with a 20-minute slide presentation. Overall good program. Instructors were knowledgeable, passionate about their work, and happy to answer questions.
Teacher was great - packed a lot of valuable, nuanced information to a short period of time! A great introduction to get you started.