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Summer School for Grown-ups: Foreign Alphabets

Friday, July 12, 2013

2–2 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

How many alphabets can we learn with a whirlwind tour of the world’s writing systems? We’ll start with Cyrillic, a.k.a. "How They Write Russian." Next we’ll touch on Arabic and Hebrew, and why all of those Victorian guys translating The Arabian Nights had such a hard time of it. Finally, we’ll pop over to Asia to hit the Japanese-Korean-Chinese trifecta, exploring how to impress your friends by differentiating between the three. You’ll learn what Korean has in common with Tetris and why you should just stick to speaking Chinese!  Taught by Brooklyn Brainery co-founder J Soma.



Friday, July 19, 2 p.m.

Chapbooks—The Pamphlet Stitch & the Art of Self-Publishing



Friday, July 26, 2 p.m.

History of the Gowanus Canal



Inspired by The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s dedication to democratized learning, we’re partnering with crowdsourced educators from Brooklyn Brainery to bring you summer school on select Fridays in July. Learn a new skill, get involved in hands-on projects, and meet fellow summer schoolers. Free with Museum admission.



Brooklyn Brainery hosts classes for curious adults on anything from your favorite crafts to bookish intellectualism.  It is located in Prospect Heights.