About Us


What we do

Since 2010, we have hosted 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. 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 to four weeks long, and we keep them as inexpensive as possible while still covering the overhead that comes with having a physical space (employees, rent, utilities, insurance, toilet paper, you get the idea). 

Please note our classes are all intended for adults only! 

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. All our classes are aimed at adults. We like to keep things on the lighter, recreational side of the spectrum though, and we don't teach a ton of professional development or self-help style classes. 

Where are we?

Prospect Heights

You can find us our main location 190 Underhill Ave. in Prospect Heights (map below) and we couldn't be more excited. The closest trains are the 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza or the B/Q to 7th Avenue. 

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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 teach and some are hobbyists.  

No matter what the class and who is teaching, our classes are laid back and fun. We like to keep things super casual! Don't get stressed out if you're a bit late, and come knowing that learning a new skill can be hard, but that you'll definitely figure it out! 

Where do I sign up?

Check out our course catalog and sign up for our mailing list, below:


Who are you guys?

We're SomaJen, Becca, Lisa and Autumn.

Do you have gift certifcates?

Yep, sure do!

Can I bring my dog to class? 

Sorry, no dogs are allowed at classes, except service dogs.

Can I advertise or partner with you guys?

We have lots of opportunities for product and event sponsorship. Contact us for all the deets; we'd love to work with you!  

Our co-founder, Jen Messier, is also available for consulting gigs. Feel free to email her directly to discuss anything you have in mind. 

Gift Certificate Donations:

We're a small company but are happy to donate a gift certificate of $20 to your fundraiser. Please email your request to donations@brooklynbrainery.com. Because of the large number of requests we receive, we may not be able to donate to every fundraiser, and we are not able to donate an amount more than $20 per event. 

Find us:

190 Underhill Ave, in Prospect Heights and 1110 8th Ave in Park Slope.

Our space in Prospect Heights (190 Underhill Ave) is completely wheelchair accessible, including the restroom and there are no steps. 

Twitter: @bkbrains

Facebook: facebook.com/brooklynbrainery

Instagram: @bkbrains

Contact us!

Address all love letters to info@brooklynbrainery.com. Email us there too for gift certificate donation requests for fundraisers. 

Refund policy

If you're looking for a refund, you need to back out of the class a week before it starts. We know it's draconian, but since we're not charging a million bucks, it's kinda hard to deal with last-minute bailings. Instead of dropping out if you have a schedule conflict, a better idea is to ask around your friends and see if anyone would take your spot, then just get money from them! We also can't switch you between class sessions or give any sort of refund after the class happens.

PS! Some of the links on our page are Amazon affiliate links, which helps us make a little extra each month. Thanks for your support!