#DTBKatHome: Learn Something New
June 09, 2020
Many of us are looking for enriching activities to do right now, and Downtown Brooklyn is here to help turn your attention to learning some fun and new things. Here’s an exciting list of options that will help you learn new skills and brush up on old ones.
Building New Skills
BRICxHome is offering motion graphics and video editing courses. In these online courses, you will learn the basics of the Adobe After Effects interface, text and layer animation, chroma-keying, video effects, keyframing, compositing, importing footage, working with B-roll, and outputting to Adobe Premiere.
The learning continues with Brooklyn Music School’s online offering of private lessons and group classes. They have a vast catalogue of classes including Latin percussion, piano fundamentals and musical theatre.
Explore cooking classes, get after school homework help, join a poets reading series, learn sign language or join a knitting group with Brooklyn Public Library’s incredible selection of engaging programs for people of all ages and all backgrounds.
Mark Morris Dance Group is offering virtual and on-demand dance classes for children, teens, adults and families. Enjoy a range of classes from ballet to hip-hop and polish off your moves before the IRL dancing starts.
Looking for community, creativity, and time to center yourself during this time of lockdown? Join the NY Writers Coalition’s free virtual creative writing workshops. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome.
Engaging Talks and Lectures
Join Brooklyn Historical Society for their free virtual Bite-Size History lunchtime series and connect Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400-year history to the present with an in-depth look at the intriguing objects in their collection.
Become part of a digital discussion with the New York Transit Museum and get to know the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Tune-in to The Center for Fiction’s fantastic line-up of virtual paperback launch celebrations, happy hours for readers, and Q&As with award-winning authors. The Center for Fiction’s virtual talks will help expand that summer reading list you’ve been working on.