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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

December 13, 2017

Join us to make your own custom wall hanging achieved in two parts: weaving and dyeing! Each participant will weave 3-5 inches of tapestry with texture, fringe, geometry, and color-blocking. The

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December 13, 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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December 14, 2017

Make a fresh evergreen centerpiece with Erie Way! All greens are harvested fresh from our Christmas tree farm. Come learn how to create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday decor that will last

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December 14, 2017

Laughing Gull Chocolates combines chocolate - the food of the gods - with the community in order to make a difference at home and in the communities that produce our beloved chocolate. During this

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December 14, 2017

This isn't your grandma's macrame! Learn the basics of macrame with a modern twist while making a beautiful hanging vase that we'll also hand-dye in your choice of color. This class will introduce

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December 14, 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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December 15, 2017

Bring some friends for a fun evening filled with the smell of fresh pine and get in the holiday spirit! We will be making fresh holiday wreaths with all local ingredients including local pine, cedar,

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December 17, 2017

Join us to learn how to use chalk markers, a less messy option when creating chalk art. We will go over some basic lettering skills and secrets. Then we will get right down to making your piece! You

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December 18, 2017

Stress less and enjoy entertaining more with the ideas brought to the table, just in time for the holiday season. In addition to sampling exceptional cheeses along with a few savory small bites,

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December 18, 2017

Paper quilling is a craft that involves curling, rolling and shaping strips of paper into shapes, which are then glued together to create different designs. Students will learn how to create basic

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December 19, 2017

Bring some friends for a fun evening filled with the smell of fresh pine and get in the holiday spirit! We will be making fresh holiday wreaths with all local ingredients including local pine, cedar,

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December 19, 2017

Macrame is back! Learn the basics of macrame with a modern twist while making an adorable holiday-themed plant hanger. This class will introduce students to common macrame knots and give them the

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December 20, 2017

Bring some friends for a fun evening filled with the smell of fresh pine and get in the holiday spirit! We will be making fresh holiday wreaths with all local ingredients including local pine, cedar,

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December 20, 2017

Hey guy's! It's that time of year again for a good fire and some good conversation among friends. Why not stop on by and let the Drinksmiths show you how to do it with a little bit of style! Let's get

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December 20, 2017

Join us and learn about essential oils and how they may become an important part of your health and wellness. You will also make your own aromatherapy diffuser bracelet in which you can enjoy your

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December 28, 2017

It's almost time for a whole new year! Let the Drinksmiths crew show you how to get down this new years with some crazy cocktails and a rocking good time. Let's get dressed to the nines and say "CIAO"

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December 28, 2017

Ladies let’s face it, our systems a bit more high maintenance than our male counter parts, but don’t worry, we can use essential oils to keep us healthy and balanced! The goal of this class is to

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January 3, 2018

Join us for an introduction into the benefits of juicing! You'll learn the difference between juice and smoothies, how to properly balance your drinks, where to buy your veggies, how and when to fit

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January 3, 2018

Flourish Your Lettering - Ready to take your lettering to the next level? In this class, we will go over several ways to make your lettering stand out! Students will have the opportunity to try out

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January 4, 2018

Want to learn how to braid hair? Are you always loving all those braided looks on Pinterest? Learn how to create all those looks! You will leave this class knowing how to create braids such as french,

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January 4, 2018

Come try something new and bring out your inner artist! Charcoal is great for beginners and is a super fun medium to play around with. In this class we will learn basic techniques and you will learn

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January 8, 2018

Learn to make kombucha at home! For just pennies, this energizing and restorative elixir can easily be be made in your own kitchen with common ingredients and household equipment. This seminar will

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January 8, 2018

Samosa, although a common cheap and easy to make, North India snack, it is loved and devoured all around India and the world. It is deep fried pastry filled with spiced potato filling, It is a heavy

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January 8, 2018

Are you looking to truly create a clean home without using chemicals? This class is designed to help you identify which toxic chemicals are commonly used in personal care products and cleaning

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January 9, 2018

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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January 9, 2018

Discuss and bust the common myths of mature beauty! Learn how to customize your product needs specifically based on your goals and skin type. Create a brighter, more youthful appearance through tips

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January 9, 2018

Working with both hard (brass wire) and soft (polymer clay) materials, we will walk through the various steps of fabricating these earrings from scratch together! You will have the opportunity to

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January 10, 2018

Have you ever wondered if one of your barriers to cooking more is really a result of not yet mastering the tools you use everyday? Most people could be more efficient and effective in the kitchen if

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January 10, 2018

Does the world sometimes seem needlessly filled with complicated processes, not focused on customers but what is easiest for the business? Do you do things the same way ‘because we always have’? Lean

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January 15, 2018

Do you cringe every time someone asks your credit score? Is your paycheck gone before you get paid? If so, “Personal Finances" is for you. We will start with the basics; Where does your money come

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January 15, 2018

You've probably heard of SEO before and quickly turned your head to run the other way! But if you're tired of constantly having to promote your website and still aren't getting the quality traffic

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January 16, 2018

With a new year comes the chance for a fresh start. Free yourself of the overwhelm and busyness epidemic and make room for peace and joy in 2018. Join us over a craft cocktail and learn simple habits

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January 16, 2018

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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January 16, 2018

How well do you know your skin?! In this skincare crash-course, we’ll address the 5 major categories of skin concerns; acne, aging, uneven tone, enlarged pores and sensitivity. Learn how to customize

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January 17, 2018

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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January 18, 2018

This will be a high level overview of the different kinds of crowdfunding and what it takes to prepare for a campaign. It will include discussions on the best fit (equity/rewards/donation), platforms

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January 22, 2018

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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January 22, 2018

Saag Paneer is the dish originated in North, popular among the vegetarians delicate and silky taste, easy to cook. Paneer is a name, for the Indian cheese, made from curdled whole milk. Whole milk is

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January 23, 2018

Kokedama (Japanese for "moss ball") is a style of potting up plants in a ball of moss and displaying them in a dish or suspended in the air. Sometimes called the “Poor Man’s Bonsai” or “string

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January 23, 2018

Feeling the weight of the those habitual, negative thought patterns? Wanting 2018 to be a year of health, happiness, and success? Positive psychology offers us the choice to question the thoughts that

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January 24, 2018

In this new digital landscape, control over your online persona has become just as important as managing your in-person appearance. During this class, we will discuss the importance of taking control

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January 24, 2018

Join us for a hands on Risotto Making Experience!

In this class we will cover:
- Proper technique for creating restaurant quality risotto at home
- How to choose the best ingredients, guaranteeing a

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January 24, 2018

Join us to learn how to make a triple leather wrap bracelet using leather, glass seed beads, pewter spacer beads, leather crimps and a button clasp. This bracelet has a dual purpose in that it can be

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January 25, 2018

By saying one simple word – “yes” – you can transform a blank stage into scenes filled with characters, objects, and ideas, all made up on the spot. Sometimes, an unusual thing happens in one of these

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January 27, 2018

Capturing an image is only half the story. Editing is the other half. In this class you will learn how to edit an image and realize your vision and original intent. You will gain the skills to be able

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January 27, 2018

Light is the most important element to any photo, and natural light is the easiest, most affordable way to get it right. This hands-on workshop will teach the tools and techniques in lighting anything

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January 27, 2018

Looking to better understand your digital camera? Overwhelmed by shooting in manual mode? In this class you’ll learn how to handle your DSLR, from exposure settings, to file formatting, to aperture

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January 28, 2018

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll go through the ins and outs of easy styling for everyday photography. Using your cell phone, you’ll learn how to set up flatlays, tableaus, and well-lit photographs.

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