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Rochester Brainery is a community classroom and event space that allows people to connect through fun, affordable and accessible classes.

Each month, we offer classes on an unrestricted variety of topics. Learn from local authors, actors, artists, chefs, graphic designers, beer-brewers, and more. Anything goes as long as there is something to be learned! The best part? All of our classes are $30 or less! We also focus on single-session classes, so you don't have to make a long-term time commitment.

Interested in learning how to teach a class? Want to suggest a class you'd like to take? Check out our FAQs!


DANIELLE RAYMO, owner/operator

Danielle co-founded Rochester Brainery in 2013 with Stephanie Rankin. In addition to running Rochester Brainery, Danielle is also a freelance social media specialist, the co-founder of Upstate Social Sessions and a board member for Reconnect Rochester. She has more than seven years social media marketing, brand development and event coordination experience and holds a B.S. in communication from The College at Brockport. She loves making community connections, frequenting local markets, traveling, and singing along to showtunes.


gallery coordinator

As a born and raised Rochesterian, Jason is no stranger to the ins-and-outs of the city that that he loves. This familiarity with the arts and cultural development of the city is key to his passion for seeing and uncovering great artists. Jason holds a master’s degree in education from Roberts Wesleyan College and a bachelor’s degree in art history from SUNY Purchase.


brainery assistant

Even though she has lived in Rochester her entire life, Elizabeth is still getting to know the city she calls home. With a love of coffee, she can usually be found in or around a coffee shop when she's not at Rochester Brainery. Elizabeth earned her Bachelors in communication and rhetoric from Nazareth College in May of 2016.



Olivia is senior communication and media and dance studies student at Nazareth College and plans to pursue a career in arts communications post-graduation. In addition to school and BrainBlogging, Olivia works as a Marketing and Publicity Intern for the Nazareth Arts Center and watches a lot of Netflix. She also enjoys theatre, photography and eating candy.