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Rochester Brainery is a community classroom and event space located in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts.


Each month, we offer more than 40 classes on an unrestricted variety of topics. From making custom flower arrangements and cooking homemade pierogies to basic hand lettering and cake decorating, Since 2013, we have offered 1,728 classes.

Learn from local authors, actors, artists, chefs, graphic designers, beer-brewers, and more who share their smarts in single-session, affordable classes. This means no long-term commitment on your end, and you don’t have to spend a lot of dough since most of our classes are $30 or less.

When classes aren't in session, our sun-soaked warehouse space is available for event rentals; host your next business meeting, baby shower, birthday party with us!


MEET THE TEAM

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DANIELLE RAYMO

OWNER/OPERATOR

DANIELLE RAYMO

OWNER/OPERATOR

Danielle Raymo is freelance social media specialist, the co-founder of Upstate Social Sessions and a board member for Reconnect Rochester. She has more than nine years experience in brand development and event coordination and holds a B.S. in Communication from The College at Brockport. She loves making community connections, frequenting local markets, traveling (historical vacations for the win!), and singing along to showtunes.

OLIVIA BAUSO

BRAINBLOGGER

OLIVIA BAUSO

BRAINBLOGGER

Favorite Hobby
Dancing in the studio

Favorite Author
JK Rowling — no shame...

Favorite Brainery Class
Pierogi Making with Anna Vos

LIZ LENZ

TEAM MEMBER

LIZ LENZ

TEAM MEMBER

Favorite Coffee Shop
Fuego

Favorite Brainery Class
Any of Laura Seymour’s (Hitch + Cord) classes

Favorite City
Rotterdam, The Netherlands — The birthplace of my grandparents

NORAH COUGHLIN

TEAM MEMBER

NORAH COUGHLIN

TEAM MEMBER

Favorite Quote
“If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk”

Favorite Brainery Class
Brew Your Best Pour-Over

Favorite Historical Figure
Susan B. Anthony

MARY ROCKCASTLE

CLASS COORDINATOR

MARY ROCKCASTLE

CLASS COORDINATOR

What is your favorite hobby?
Sewing

What is your favorite Brainery class?
Courtney Graig's Shibori Classes

What is your favorite author?
Emily Bronte. Charlotte Bronte is a close second, but Emily definitely wins the Bronte sister contest.