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Brooklyn Brainery

Life Skills
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York
(469 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

(469 Reviews)

2/17/2017
Jenn C.

Attended: Wontons & Dumplings


loved the class and the instructor. Diana was ext nice and patient. I def learned a lot considering I had ZERO knowledge of making dumplings!

2/8/2017
Emma H.

Attended: Learn to Juggle (or Get Better)


This was so fun! I would definitely take another class with Heather and am so happy I took this one! I got juggling balls and am going to practice this weekend!

2/2/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Presentation Skills


The class was a nice overview of skills used in public speaking. It included improv warmups/games to become more comfortable with different aspects of speaking and some time to speak individually. I would probably reverse the ratio and do less improv and more speaking with critiques but I enjoyed the class and was reminded of the importance of thinking about what you would like your audience to take away, and planning from there.

1/29/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Sushi-Making


Diana was fantastic, you learn to make 5 different rolls, and you eat your way through the class. She tells you where you can get the materials to continue your home cooking journey! Can't wait to test out these skills!

1/24/2017
Aleeda C.

Attended: Mold Making


We covered a wide range of materials and methods of mold making. Nikki is very knowledgeable and full of great information and tips.

1/15/2017
DARAH S.

Attended: Soap Making Workshop


Nikki was very informative and a really great instructor. I feel confident that I could at least take a shot at soap making!

12/15/2016
Erica E.

Attended: Intro to Jewelry Making: Cuffs and Bangles


This was my first jewelry making class and I was absolutely delighted! I'm hooked on making metal bangles and looking forward to taking my learning to another level. Emilie is a gifted teacher. Her energy is positive and uplifting - she's very patient and gave us individual attention as we needed it.

12/14/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Opera 101


Loved this class. Teacher was engaging, informative and witty.

12/13/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills: Slicing Through the Basics


It was a really good class. The class size is about 12 people and it's open to students of any level. I myself know how to cook but never received any professional training and had questions about things like the best way to cut an onion or the best kind of knife to get. The instructor, Nancy, covered knife techniques, how to sharpen and hone your knife, etc. She was nice, informative and answered all my questions.

12/11/2016
Candice G.

Attended: The Craft of Short Fiction


This class wasn't just about writing but also about how to get published and make money from your writing. Being able to look at the work of successful authors and work with writers around my level was very helpful.

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Brooklyn Brainery
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave
Btwn Sterling & St John Places
Brooklyn, New York 11238

Teachers at Brooklyn Brainery

Aaron Sacks Adam Neal Adam Dowis Aditi Shekar Aidiha Gaxiola-Karney Alex Delare & Jonathan Anderson Alexandra Olsen Alia Dalal Alia Dalal Alia Dalal 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 Andrea Booth Andrew Faust Andrew Coletti Andrew Torrens Andrew Gustafson Andrew F. Smith Andy Lutz Angela Davis Ann Rudnick 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 Asuka Goto Audrey Fox Azita Houshiar Babeland Barbara Van Elsen Barbara Kancelbaum Barbara Van Elsen Becky Sandler Ben McKelahan Ben DiMatteo Beth Hommel Bex Ames & Elissa Stanton Big Alice Brewing Blue Ribbon Brooklyn Bob Bland Brady R Brian Cotlove Brian Friedman Britt Goodman Britt Gambino Brooke Borel Brooklyn Brainery Team Cait Field Carly Cylinder Carly Goodspeed Carly Silver Carrie King Casey Barber Casey Wolf Catherine Halley Charles Dunbar Charles Dunbar & Katriel Paige Chef Jay Reifel Chef Shauna Keeler, M.S. R.D. Chelcey Berryhill and Kelly Carroll Cheryl Paswater and Nancy Campbell Chitra Agrawal Chitra Agrawal and Clay Williams Chris Chris Alker Chris Castelli Christina Couch Christina Massey Christine Degenaars Christine Garvey Christopher Bussmann Claire Elyse LaRoche Conan Magee 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 David Wolovsky David McNicoll David Samuel Stern David Dabscheck David Miller Dawn Petter Declan Schweitzer 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 Emilie Shapiro Emily Scott Emily L. Emily Paster Emma Sky Eric Siwy Eric Fensterheim Erik Kemnitzer Erika Christensen Erin Wuebker Erin O'Donnell Erin Darke Fawn Qiu Fionna Simons Frannie Laks Gabriella Corey Glenna A. Grace D Grace Duggan Gracie Janove Hadasah Ingrid Hannah Crum and Alex LaGory Heather Wolf Heather Hess Hiho Batik Howard Eisman Hudson River Community Sailing Ian Olasov Ian West Ian Grody Ieva Urbaite and Lindsey Gardner Inna Guzenfeld Irene Pease J Soma J.R. Pepper Jackie Snow Jaime Normad James White James Hoffman James P. Fitzsimmons Jane Bruce Jane Lerner Jared Bloch Jarrod Shanahan Jason Schulman Jeff Gray Jeffrey Schiller Jen Bokoff Jen Oleniczak Jen Bokoff and J soma Jenna Matecki Jennifer Mattson Jenny Robbins Jeremy Wechter Jeremy Feinberg Jess Milewicz Jess Adamiak Jess Mireau Jess Schreibstein Jessi Highet Jessica Murphy Jessica S. Jessica Gross Jessica Behr Jessica Kaufman Jessica Manchester Jessie Katz Jill Frutkin Joe Caliguire John Borghi John Bloch John McCarroll John Reinhardt Jonathan Riedel Jonathan Soma Jordan Reimer Jordana and Bernard Joseph Alexiou Joseph Joseph Cavalieri Josh Kapusinski JP Allen Judith Schaechter Julia Levy Julia Silver Gordon of Hiho Batik Julie Schneider Karen M. 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