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Rochester Brainery

Rochester Brainery was founded on the belief that learning should be fun, affordable and accessible. We offer a variety of single-session classes for $15-$30. Available for private classes and space rental upon request as well.

Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 66
  • Banquet Capacity 44

May 1, 2017

This class will teach you what birds we have in the area and how you can attract them to your yard! There are many simple things you can do to make your space a haven for wildlife. We will go over

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May 1, 2017

If you are looking to take a preventative approach to your health using plant based medicine this class is for you. We will focus on the body’s main systems and how they can be supported using

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May 2, 2017

Create hand-made paper from pulp consisting of recycled paper and dried plant materials. Using a mould and deckle, you will “pull” and “couch” (pronounce kooch) and probably even “kiss off” some paper

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May 2, 2017

Do you suffer from debilitating headaches weekly, monthly or even annually? Have you sought help from traditional doctors and spent countless hours on Web MD with no real solutions? If you have, you

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May 2, 2017

Have you ever seen those fancy nut butters on the shelf, but walk right on by when you notice the price tag? It’s not rare to see certain organic brands for $18 a jar! Learn how to make your own nut

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May 3, 2017

When you were a kid, did you ever dream of being a knight, jedi, or musketeer? How about getting en garde and trying the Olympic sport of fencing to fulfill those dreams? In this class you will learn

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May 3, 2017

This session will cover how stress affects your relationship with your partner, how communication can affect stress and how your partners stress can affect your relationship. We will cover strengths

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May 3, 2017

Historically, pyrography was used to decorate and brand various tools and musical instruments. Kitchenware or folk guitars were marked with a little bit of art both to convey the owner’s personality,

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May 4, 2017

You have a personal brand, absolutely and unquestionably. It’s indefinable in terms of organizational charts and it’s bigger than the perception that most people have of you. Liberating your brand is

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May 4, 2017

Have you been wanting to jump into the world of hand-lettering? This class will focus on all the fun techniques you can use with Tombow Dual-Brush Pens! We will cover some basic lettering techniques

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May 5, 2017

Do you ever feel like you take one step forward and three steps back? Or maybe you’re caught in a self-sabotaging loop and you’re not sure how to get out of it? Despite our best efforts, even the most

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May 7, 2017

We will show you how needle felting can enhance your greeting cards. We will use card stock, wool fibers, and rubber stamps to create unique greeting cards for any occasion.

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May 7, 2017

Join us for a hands-on, how-to class for the art of making "Pysanky," or highly decorated Ukrainian Easter Eggs, using the traditional wax-resist (batik) method. Dyes, beeswax and a stylus are used to

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May 8, 2017

Mystified by which cheeses to purchase, pair and plate for your parties? With a little planning entertaining can be stress-free. We’ll be discussing the cheese course, including cheese types,

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May 8, 2017

This series is focused on providing artistically fulfilling experiences for individuals who love participating in theatre, but may not have time to dedicate to full community productions. Each play

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May 9, 2017

Have you been thinking about opening your own food truck? Do you have an amazing recipe or idea that you want to show to the world? This class is a step into breaking into the one billion dollar

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May 9, 2017

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from India, based on the philosophy of “acting happiness” – tell your body what to do and your mind will follow.

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May 11, 2017

Asian dumplings are everyone’s favorite. They can be boiled, steamed, fried. This time we will be making boiled pork dumplings from scratch from Sichuan region. You will learn to make your dough, pork

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May 11, 2017

Whether you’re a local songwriter looking to put together a demo or just have a general interest in the sound recording process, this is the class for you! During this interactive workshop,

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May 12, 2017

In this class we will discuss some successful, established blogs and what you can do it cultivate quality blog material. Whether it is a personal blog, or a blog for your business, you’ll walk away

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May 15, 2017

Your car is one of the biggest expenses in your household budget, yet many lack the knowledge necessary to make sound decisions when it comes to the repair and upkeep of their vehicles. Designed for

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May 16, 2017

Have you been thinking about opening your own food truck? Do you have an amazing recipe or idea that you want to show to the world? This class is a step into breaking into the one billion dollar

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May 16, 2017

Has a large consumption of sugars from alcohol, desserts and starchy foods left you addicted and craving more? Sugar addition has become an overwhelming problem for millions of Americans and can be

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May 17, 2017

Want to learn how to use hot tools to create texture in your hair. From classic iron curls to beach waves. This class will teach you how to use a flat iron, curling iron, curling wand to achieve those

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May 17, 2017

This session will deal with stressful relationships in your life such as co-workers, family and friends. We will look at how stress can ruin those relationships or cause the ripple effect with other

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May 17, 2017

Get your Qi (energy) ready for spring! This combo Tai Chi/Qigong sampler class will focus on giving you a varied sampling of Qigong from both active and passive forms; some walking, standing, seated

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May 18, 2017

Come break down the songwriting process from the point of view of a musician. We will discuss popular compositional progression, strophic form, through-composed work, variation, and more. No matter

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May 18, 2017

Bring nature indoors by crafting your very own whimsical yet practical terrarium. Terrariums are the most effortless container gardens; they are easy to make and even easier to maintain! In this

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May 19, 2017

Macrame is back! Learn the basics of macrame while making an adorable plant hanger. This class will introduce students to common macrame knots and give them the foundation to start creating their own

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May 22, 2017

Come learn the basics of hand lettering with brush-style pens! This class will teach letter shapes, basic techniques, and some color blending/shading techniques to make beautiful works of art you can

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May 22, 2017

Have you had a psychic experience? Was it scary or intriguing? Do you think such experiences are real or imaginary? What if we were to show you how an understanding of energy and consciousness is the

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May 23, 2017

This class leaves off where Introduction to American Sign Language ended. We will discuss Deaf culture, understanding your sign space, Classifiers, games and more in this class. You’ll leave with a

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May 23, 2017

Have you been thinking about opening your own food truck? Do you have an amazing recipe or idea that you want to show to the world? This class is a step into breaking into the one billion dollar

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May 23, 2017

In this class, students will be introduced to the art of metalworking by making their very own bar necklace. Each student will make design decisions independently, then we will work together as a

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May 24, 2017

Have you wanted to try comedy improvisation, but your nerves seem to get in the way? Or are you an experienced player whose nerves have led you to rely on default characters to be sure you get laughs?

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May 25, 2017

Come join the Flower Ciuty Drinksmiths as we celebrate the blossom of all new things! Experience the amazing aromas and flavors of all things herbal in cocktails. Stop and smell (and taste) the garden

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May 25, 2017

Learn how to make three fast and simple non-dairy, lactose-free vegan cheese substitutes using a food processor: Tofu Basil Ricotta, Cashew Macadamia Goat-Style Cheese & Holiday Sharp Cheddar-Style

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May 25, 2017

Learn how to transform a few basic craft supplies into beautiful paper flowers! This class will teach students how to create simple layered paper flowers and Origami Kusudama flowers. The class will

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May 26, 2017

Come learn the basics of hand lettering with brush-style pens! This class will teach letter shapes, basic techniques, and some color blending/shading techniques to make beautiful works of art you can

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May 26, 2017

Fresh flowers help make every day special! Nothing brightens your home like a splash of blooms. Learn to arrange flowers for your home, an event or as a gift. You'll take home your own bouquet from

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May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

A lesson on how to use the Batik technique to create a design custom for fabric. A focus on a single motif or repeating pattern will be applied on a 24’’x24’’ piece of cotton. Then as a group, we will

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May 27, 2017

Join us for a hands-on textile lesson on Shibori techniques with indigo dyeing. “Shi-bori“ is a term from the Japanese culture to describe a way of dyeing fabric by “resist”. You'll learn to stitch,

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May 28, 2017

Come learn how to make your own unique Fairy House out of natural materials such as sticks, pine cones, acorns, dried flowers, seashells, stones, and much more. During class you'll construct a house,

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May 28, 2017

Join us for a very basic introduction to Tapestry Weaving with a simple lesson on basket or plain weave and an emphasis on texture, fringe, & pattern. This is not an introduction to European Tapestry

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May 28, 2017

This workshop is focused on tassel-making techniques for tapestries, wall-hangings, necklaces, garlands, and upholstery elements. Finished pieces will vary on maker’s desired outcome, and choice of

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May 29, 2017

This is the fifth in a series of 6 different Basic Self-Defense Classes that can be taken either individually or for best results as a complete course on the subject. This particular class will be

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May 30, 2017

Have you been thinking about opening your own food truck? Do you have an amazing recipe or idea that you want to show to the world? This class is a step into breaking into the one billion dollar

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May 30, 2017

This is a basic course in understanding in depth tarot reading. You will learn how quality readings evolve and how to understand the symbols used in tarot decks. Students bring their own Rider-Waite

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May 31, 2017

No matter the season in Rochester or the space you have, there is opportunity to grow food and medicinal plants. This class will offer hands on activities, demonstrations, and discussions relevant for

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May 31, 2017

This class will expose students to the traditional art of water color painting using the three main kinds of water color paints: stains, transparents, and opaques, as well as the appropriate paper,

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