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.
The class was terrific! The instructor was very encouraging and made the atmosphere really relaxed and fun. The time flew by and I think everyone felt really good about what they had learned and created!
The class was on point and the instructor very clear, informative and personable. She provided practical information and insights in a short time frame and followed up by sending all participants a list of grants, which is super helpful.
The class was very laid back but Rhiannon was very helpful when needed- it was a perfect, low pressure way of learning. And for the price? Cannot be beat. Very satisfied, can't wait to take it the next level
It was a basic course with a good design. Not the most welcoming at first. Pretty helpful though.
I enjoyed this class very much. Teacher covered a lot of material over 3 hours and was very articulate and detailed. Thank you
This class was super fun and the instructor was engaging and helpful. My only quibble (no points off) is that I personally found the smell of the beeswax to be fairly strong and I wish I had taken that into consideration more when developing my scent mixtures. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to try something new!
I loved this class! I've always wanted to try jewelry design, and the instructor made it very easy to understand how to turn silver, copper and brass wire into various ring designs. I'm excited to try it at home.
Fun, light class. Left with two tins of perfume. Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
This class was fun, informative, and quick. I highly recommend to do solo or with friends!
Awesome intro class, the instructor was super firendly.