Monday Jun 17th, 8:30pm - 10pm
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.
Very informative & fun! It delivered exactly what it promised: I came away from the class feeling confident that I could make wontons and dumplings at home -- and even make the yummy sauce, too!
Jen did a fabulous job teaching this class! She started with a great lesson on the history of the subject and then provided lots of examples about the process. Later, we enjoyed making our own pieces. Jen has an approachable manner, and she made us feel so comfortable. I highly recommend her classes, and I look forward to my next visit to the city, so I can take more of Jen’s classes.
Paper marbling is amazing! The class was super calming and the end result was beautiful. The instructor was enthusiastic and helpful. My only qualm was that the class felt rushed at the end. I was left with a batch of sopping wet very delicate envelopes that I had no good way of transporting. I bunched them together, put them in the small bag the paper came in, hoping for the best. By the time I made it home, they were all stuck together and got torn trying to pull them back apart. The envelopes either need to be thicker paper, or people should be warned to make those first so they have more time to dry. Overall I would definitely recommend this course as a low pressure, meditative, and freeing way to get creative.
I thought the teacher did a great job at building upon the information needed to grasp the fundamentals in order to explore more advanced techniques.
I loved learning the vocabulary and theoretical framework. I liked that we had to come prepared with a project in order to apply the learnings.
Instructor was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She was very articulate.
Wafa was an incredible instructor. She mixed the theory with the practice seamlessly, and the kits she provided were thoughtfully put together. Such a great class!
Lots of fun and very informative!
I loved the class and I am glad that I was able to attend. The information that Ms Alison covered was very informative and well received as well as needed.
The class was everything and more than I hoped it would be!
Monday Jun 17th, 8:30pm - 10pm
Tuesday Jun 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday Jun 19th, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Wednesday Jun 19th, 6:30pm - 8pm
Wednesday Jun 19th, 8:30pm - 10pm
Friday Jun 21st, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday Jun 22nd, 2pm - 5pm
Sunday Jun 23rd, 11am - 12:45pm
Sunday Jun 23rd, 2pm - 4:30pm
Monday Jun 24th, 6:30pm - 8pm
Monday Jun 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday Jun 25th, 6:30pm - 8pm
Wednesday Jun 26th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday Jun 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday Jun 28th, 1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday Jun 29th, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday Jun 29th, 11am - 1:30pm
Saturday Jun 29th, 1pm - 3pm
Sunday Jun 30th, 10am - 1pm
Monday Jul 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm