Yes, from jam to ketchup to candles to shoes, you can find almost anything handmade in Brooklyn these days. You can also learn how to make or do pretty much anything you can imagine, from ballroom dancing, to 3-D printing, to figure drawing, Thai cooking or Photoshop skills at any number of official and impromptu classrooms around the borough.
We’ve partnered with CourseHorse this holiday season to bring you the Brooklyn Class Card. You can purchase it in any amount, and use it for any one of the more than 35,000 classes in 800 different venues in CourseHorse’s online catalogue. They never expire. And yes. we’re calling it the Brooklyn Class Card, because we think giving someone the gift of a new experience captures the spirit of Brooklyn, but you’re free to use the card anywhere.
This one gift is actually thousands of opportunities to learn about something new–here are five classes we’d like to take that this card is good for, right now. (You can also buy a specific class no card required, starting searching, here.) And remember, this is just a small sample of what’s available right now.
1. An In-Depth Guide to Champagne $100
Taste an array of classic bubblies at Corkbuzz in Greenwich Village. You’ll leave knowing the difference between champagne and sparkling wine and understanding what makes those bubbles so special.
2. The Tropical Kitchen in Winter $68
In this class at Brooklyn Botanic Garden you’ll learn all about tropical plants and preservations methods by making delicious things like ginger beer, preserved lemons and coconut kefir.
3. Photoshop Crash Course $120
No, it’s not just you, Photoshop is tricky to get a handle on for non-graphic designers. This class at Gowanus print lab will have you optimizing your photos, making animated gifs and putting your friends’ heads on celebrity bodies in no time.
4. Sew Simple: Beginner Sewing Workshop $99
Learn to make a few basic items (and how to use that sewing machine in your closet) in this workshop from Esaie Design Couture School.
5. The Foods of Kashmir $38
Prepare a Kashmiri feast and learn about the foods that define this high altitude cuisine with Brooklyn Brainery.
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