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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.

September 30, 2016

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 in a

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September 29, 2016

Do you want to break out of your improv rut? Or, would you like to try improv for the first time? This class will help you boost your confidence on stage! “Strut through the Rut (II)” is a

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September 12, 2016

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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September 12, 2016

Join us for an introduction to search engine optimization (SEO) to obtain a better understanding of SEO and practical uses for it. You will learn basic SEO skills that you can apply to digital

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September 13, 2016

Are you ready to learn how to create your very own piece of beautiful, flowery goodness? Join us and create a romantic fresh flower crown – including all of the flowers and foliage, materials and

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September 13, 2016

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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September 14, 2016

Interested in adding the natural benefits of herbs into your life? We will learn about herbs commonly used to ease tension, help you sleep, lower your blood pressure and add some zip to your life. We

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September 14, 2016

It's time for your business or agency to make the leap! LinkedIn advertising will let you reach the business professionals you're aiming to influence with incredible precision and unparalleled

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September 15, 2016

We will begin with a quick lecture briefly covering the history of the comics medium and what makes comics work. Then we will spend the rest of our time making comics! We'll start with character

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September 15, 2016

The pendulum is a simple tool that can help you understand your own intuition for making decisions, finding lost items, making good choices for yourself on every day matters. "Dowsing" is a medieval

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September 19, 2016

Every good knitter knows to start knitting for winter early to ensure you are stylishly prepared when the cold sneaks up on you. Come prepare yourself and learn to make your own classic circle

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September 19, 2016

During this class you and your friends will learn the art of making sushi from an expert sushi chef. Students will be taught the intricate techniques of rolling sushi in a fun and interactive

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September 20, 2016

September is National Bourbon Month so we figured this would be a good time to celebrate bourbon-based cocktails! To start the night, you'll get a brief history and education on how bourbon is made

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September 20, 2016

Make words beautiful with watercolor hand lettering! This class will teach the basics of brush lettering and will also have an emphasis on learning how to blend colors in both ombré and letter by

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September 21, 2016

Introduce a charming botanical and geological element of décor into your home, while bringing new, vibrant life indoors with your very own crystal and air plant terrarium! Air Plants, or Tillandsia,

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September 22, 2016

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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September 22, 2016

This class is for anyone with an entrepreneurial bug, contemplating or in the early stages of launching a business. You will be provided a clear and concise tutorial about Lean Startup. If you are

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September 24, 2016

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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September 24, 2016

No matter the space, urban dwellers can compost kitchen and yard waste. Using simple methods and construction, participants will learn fundamentals of backyard composting and worm composting in

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September 26, 2016

What's better than learning how to screen print? Learning while at a screen print shop! In this 3-hour intensive workshop, you will learn how to make your own silk screening set-up that can run right

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September 26, 2016

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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October 15, 2016

Upstate Social Sessions is a day to inspire and educate the community on the value of social media in our personal and professional lives. This day-long conference features sessions with national and

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October 1, 2016

Do you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Take part in the ultimate ROC Survival training experience: a one-of-a-kind event to train and test your skills in putting down zombie hordes

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October 2, 2016

As we close out Summer and welcome Fall it’s time to get excited again about the wonderful world of whiskey! Women & Whiskies looks to empower women with knowledge so they feel comfortable tasting,

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October 3, 2016

Macrame isn't just for your grandma anymore! Learn the basics of macrame while making an adorable bunting banner. These are perfect for nurseries, mantles, over a bed, party decor - so many

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October 4, 2016

Does looking at your closet give you agita? Don't know where to start when it comes to organizing it? Don't worry! Life-long organizer Tamara Turcott is here to help. Join us for some tips and tricks

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October 4, 2016

Discover how you can function with less stress and at a higher level by better understanding yourself. Prior to class go to this website to complete a free test to determine your “personality type”.

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October 5, 2016

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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October 10, 2016

Google Analytics is a free tool used to monitor the impact of your website. With it, you can learn who is visiting you, how they found you, what they wanted and whether or not they found it. The

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October 11, 2016

"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?"
-- Benjamin Franklin

Do you know your strengths? Are you living your strengths? More than any other factor, playing to

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October 12, 2016

Learn to crochet a simple, functional rug using nothing but recycled materials! You will be given a large crochet hook, and the skills to transform a wide variety of fabrics into usable yarn. Students

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October 12, 2016

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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October 13, 2016

Join us to learn about the history of leather and the tanning of the hide! We'll take a hands on look at the multiple layers, names, descriptions and properties of all different types of leather as

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October 17, 2016

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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October 17, 2016

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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October 18, 2016

Have you watched Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “I can do that!” If you’ve ever wanted to try comedy improv, this class is for you! This workshop covers the fundamentals of improvisation,

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October 19, 2016

Do you struggle to pick out clothes in the morning? Do you get a headache thinking about packing for a trip out of town? Do you wish you could simplify your wardrobe (without sacrificing style)? If

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October 24, 2016

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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October 25, 2016

Each barrel of bourbon ages a little differently. Two barrels made the same day, sitting next to each other will taste different when they are done. Now combine different kinds of barrels, different

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October 25, 2016

Students in this class should have a background in tarot and be actively using a Rider-Waite card deck. The class will focus on questions and answers using a variety of tarot card spreads shown in

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October 26, 2016

You've seen paranormal investigation shows on TV, but did you know that we have paranormal investigations going on right here in Rochester, too? Join Monroe County Paranormal Investigations to get a

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October 27, 2016

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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