Looking to learn something new this fall, in the spirit of back-to-school? You’re in luck. There are countless studios and workspaces catering to Brooklynites of all ages who feel inspired to expand their skill sets. Among them is Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced educational resource on Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights. Today, to whet your scholarly appetites: three September classes that represent just a sampling of the Brainery’s curious, quirky offerings. For more info, check out Brooklyn Brainery’s full class schedule.
1. Monoprinting. Not sure what monoprinting is? Neither were we. Turns out, it’s a unique form of printmaking that results in one-of-a-kind images that can’t be reproduced. Spend just three hours at the Brainery and learn to make your own prints at home, no press needed. Thursday, September 3rd, $65.
2. Spirit Photography. Just in time for Halloween: an hour-long course on spirit photography, a medium through which 19th-century shutterbugs captured “ghosts” of the dearly departed on film. The class is taught by J.R. Pepper, an artist who specializes in this particular Victorian artform — and who, appropriately, moonlights as a docent at the Morbid Anatomy Museum. https://blog.coursehorse.com/blog/3-cant-miss-classes-at-brooklyn-brainery/Wednesday, September 16th, $8.
3. Wontons & Dumplings. Catering to hungry and adventurous home chefs, this two-hour class tells you all you need to know about pan-fried dumplings and Sichuan-style wontons. (Dim sum more your speed? Look no further.) Tuesday, September 22nd, $42.
Sign up for classes — including all those mentioned above, and more — on CourseHorse.