Classes in Chicago, IL


BYOB Mosaic Basics Workshop for One or Two at The Chicago Mosaic School (Up to 57% Off)

The Chicago Mosaic School
North Center

Professionally trained mosaic artists introduce novices to mosaics materials, composition, cutting, and laying out tesserae in a fun project

$90 $39

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$21 for $37 Groupon — Deja Hue

Deja Hue
Far Southwest Side

From the merchant: Intimate and engaging paint and sip experience conveniently located in Chicago’s Beverly Hills neighborhood.

$37 $21

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Painting Party with Wine for One, Two, or Four from Exquisite Catering & Events Canvas Painting (Up to 52% Off)

Exquisite Catering & Events Canvas Painting
Stony Palace

Guests sip wine and snack on appetizers as they follow an instructor’s guidance on painting a masterpiece

$35 $19

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BYOB Sushi-Making Class for One, Two, or Four from Roll Sushi Roll (Up to 62% Off)

Roll Sushi Roll
Multiple Locations

Guests sip on BYOB tipples as master chefs impart the skills to create their own sushi rolls

$60 $25

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$19 for One Private Lesson and One Group Event at Fred Astaire Dance Studios ($135 Value)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Multiple Locations

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$135 $19

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4-Week Ballroom, Latin, or Swing Group Dance Classes for New Students at May I Have This Dance (Up to 55% Off)

May I Have This Dance
Jefferson Park

Instructors coach individuals or couples through the tenets of social dancing for ballroom, latin, or swing dance classes

$55 $25

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$24 for $40 Groupon — The Tipsy Brush

The Tipsy Brush
Logan Square

From the merchant: We provide you with all art materials including a take home canvas. You bring your friends and your favorite wine!

$40 $24

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Burlesque Classes for One or Two, or an Unlimited Monthly Pass at School of Girlesque (Up to 91% Off)

School of Girlesque
Dance Center Chicago hosting "School of Girlesque"

A classically trained dancer leads a variety of Burlesque and dance classes for women of all experience levels

$40 $19

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Candle-Making Class for One, Two, or Four at Annie Bell Fragrances (50% Off)

Annie Bell Fragrances
Oak Park

Classes cater to students of all ages and levels.

$60 $30

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BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at VIP Paints (Up to 46% Off)

VIP Paints
Pilsen

Lighthearted class teaches students to complete a painting step by step, with all materials included

$45 $25

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$55 for a Leather Work 101 Class at the Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather Arts ($89 Value)

Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather Arts
Chicago

Create a cuff, clutch, or belt out of your choice of leather while learning how to create and modify patterns

$89 $55

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Cake Decorating or Fondant Class at Give Me Some Sugar (Up to 48% Off)

Give Me Some Sugar
Roscoe Village

Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating; all supplies provided

$75 $39

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BYOB Painting Class for 1, 2, 4, 8, or 18 at Ian Sherwin Gallery (Up to 70% Off)

Ian Sherwin Gallery
Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago-trained painter helps folks conceptualize and create their own unique painting

$60 $29

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BYOB Drink & Draw Class for One, Two, or Four at Ian Sherwin Gallery (Up to 58% Off)

Ian Sherwin Gallery
Chicago

BYOB drawing classes led by a graduate of Chicago’s School of the Art Institute and contract artist for the Field Museum

$40 $19

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BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Paint Sip Relax from Learning Bar (Up to 70% Off)

Paint Sip Relax
Multiple Locations

Instructors provide all painting materials, including 16”x20” canvas or a wine glass, while guests enjoy BYO drinks and snacks

$60 $20

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7-Hour "Digital in a Day" Photography Workshop for One or Two from Chicago Photography Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Chicago Photography Academy
Lakeview

Classes are held on Saturdays.

$195 $49

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$99 for a Complete CompTIA IT-Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($2,695 Value)

IT University Online
Multiple Locations

Expert lectures, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in three courses, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$2,695 $99

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BYOB Soy Candle-Making Class for One or Two at VIP Paints (Up to 46% Off)

VIP Paints
Pilsen

Students make an 8-ounce soy candle with the scent and color of their choice in a 90-minute class with all materials included

$45 $25

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Two-Hour Introductory Tango Lesson with an Invite to a Social Dance for One or Two at Tango Chicago (Up to 60% Off)

Tango Chicago
West Town

Introductory classes take place on Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 p.

$50 $22

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Welding Courses or DIY Table-Making Course at Arc Academy (Up to 36% Off). Three Options Available.

Arc Academy
West Town

Experienced welders help students hone their skills at MIG welding or fabricate their own tables in engaging classes

$100 $69

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BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Arts n Spirits (Up to 38% Off)

Arts n Spirits
Bucktown

Students sip drinks while learning to create a given painting in a laidback social environment

$40 $26

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5 or 10 Tango or Ballet Classes at Tango 21 (Up to 62% Off)

Tango 21
Multiple Locations

$25 for 5 tango or ballet classes ($65 value).

$65 $25

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Painting Class for One or Two at Studio 937 Chicago (Up to 44% Off)

Studio 937 Chicago
West Town

Students replicate the evening’s chosen painting, such as a colorful cityscape, during group painting classes

$49 $28

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Two or Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Heart of Singing (53% Off)

Heart of Singing
Chicago Center for the Arts

Instructors impart healthy vocal technique to students in half-hour voice lessons tailored to individual goals

$80 $38

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BYOB Painting Class with Entertainment for One, Two, or Four at FLP: The ART eXperience (Up to 44% Off)

FLP: An Interactive Art Affair
Location

Students follow their instructor’s lead as the create their own work of art while sipping wine or drinks brought from home

$42 $24

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$39 for a Microsoft Office Certification Career Advancement Bundle from IT University Online ($399 Value)

IT University Online
Multiple Locations

Exercises, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in Microsoft Office certification, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$399 $39

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$42 for a Two-Hour Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee ($80 Value)

Ipsento Coffee
Chicago

Hands-on class teaches proper methods of brewing coffee at home to make perfect cups every time; includes snacks and unlimited coffee

$80 $42

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Scuba-Certification Courses at Learn Scuba Chicago (Up to 49% Off)

Learn Scuba Chicago
Multiple Locations

Scuba-certification courses led by dive experts Captain Bob and crew take students on pool dives in Chicago and open-water dives in Kankakee

$295 $149

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Deep Dish Pizza-Cooking Class with Lunch for One, Two or Four at Pizzeria UNO

Pizzeria UNO
Chicago

Classes taught by UNO professionals with decades of deep-dish knowledge.

$35

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Vegan, Raw, and Gluten-Free Indian Cuisine Cooking Classes for 1 or 2 at Arya Bhavan (Up to 55% Off)

Arya Bhavan - Cooking Classes
West Rogers Park

Professional chef at vegan restaurant lets folks in on pro secrets and methods for creating delicious raw, vegan, and gluten-free meals

$50 $25

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Cupcake Decorating Class for One, Two, or Four with Cupcakes and Cocktails (51% Off)

Cupcakes and Cocktails
Multiple Location

Decorate cupcakes while you sip on cocktails at a local bar and leave with a half-dozen cupcakes bearing your handiwork

$65 $32

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Make Your Own Drinking Glass Session for One or Two at Ignite Glass Studios (30% Off)

Ignite Glass Studios
West Town

During lessons students create a custom drinking glass, which they take home 72 hours later

$99 $69

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Secondo Corso: Pasta-Making Class with Dinner for One or Two at Cooking Fools (Up to 50% Off)

Cooking Fools
Bucktown

Instructors help pupils craft more complex pasta and sauces in this meat-focused course, then host an after-class feast of the spoils

$95 $50

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US$99 for a CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ IT-Certification Bundle from IT University Online (US$2,695 Value)

IT University Online
Multiple Locations

Expert lectures, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in three IT certifications, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$2,695 $99

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$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons at TextureDance Studio

TextureDance Studio
Edgewater

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $8

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Glass Blowing Class for One or Two at Shatter Glass Group (38% Off)

Shatter Glass Group
Kilbourn Park

Guests may choose from the following classes: glass terrarium, viking drinking horn, or glass pumpkin.

$120 $75

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Five Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Stiletto Dance Studios (Up to 55% Off)

Stiletto Dance Studios
West Town

Try out sensuous dance classes that focus on pole work and lap dances, or get in shape with fitness boot camps and meditative yoga

$100 $49

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$31 for $60 Groupon — Easely Painting

Easely Painting
North Center

From the merchant: Unleash your creative side, have a fun night out with friends, paint your own masterpiece over cocktails in the lounge

$60 $31

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BYOB Wine-Glass-Painting Class for One or Two at VIP Paints (Up to 46% Off)

VIP Paints
Pilsen

Painters of all stripes enjoy a night of creativity that includes all their supplies and materials as they decorate delicate wine glasses

$45 $25

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$79 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning ($395 Value)

Sylvan Learning
Multiple Locations

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

$395 $79

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BYOB French Cooking Class for One or Two at Cook Au Vin (Up to 52% Off)

Cook Au Vin
Lincoln Park

During BYOB hands-on classes, participants create a multicourse French meal that they enjoy together at the end

$120 $62

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$8 for $25 Worth of Services — Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center: Musical Theatre & Dance Camps

Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center: Dance Camps
South Side

From the merchant: Dance & fitness classes for kids as well as adults!

$25 $8

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BYOB Paint & Wine Class for Two or Four at Aartwerk Studio (Up to 42% Off). Four Options Available.

Aartwerk Studio
Edgewater

Painting classes encourage duos and quartets to sip on their own wine while creating masterpieces

$90 $52

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BYOB Ceramics Painting Class for One or Two at VIP Paints (Up to 47% Off)

VIP Paints-Chicago
Pilsen

Artists of all stripes enjoy a night of creativity that includes all their supplies and materials as they decorate ceramic bowls and plates

$60 $32

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A Private Music Lesson from Thompson Voice Studio (44% Off)

Thompson Voice Studio
Old Irving Park

From the merchant: Anyone can learn to sing well! Get started with this 45-minute lesson.

$45 $25

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Two Private Music Lessons from Thompson Voice Studio (43% Off)

Thompson Voice Studio
Old Irving Park

During two 30-minute voice lessons, students learn the basics of singing

$60 $34

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BYOB Nude Painting for First Timers Class for One or Two at Color Cocktail Gallery (52% Off)

Color Cocktail Gallery
Multiple Locations

Instructors with MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago lead fun and upbeat BYOB painting classes with a nude model

$60 $29

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BYOB (and Snacks) Canvas-Painting Class for One or Two at The Paintbrush (Up to 43% Off)

The Paintbrush
DePaul

Friends gather for a BYOB paint night at a studio near DePaul; napkins, cups, paints, canvasses, and smocks are provided

$35 $22

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to a Crafts & Drafts Event (Up to 47% Off)

Crafts & Drafts
Multiple Locations

Guests enjoy drink specials at area bars while working on crafts such as clocks, wreaths, jewelry boxes, and more

$45 $25

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  • Chicago Bei Dou Kung Fu
    Students should bring: Bottle of water Registration required: Yes Good for beginners: Yes Average class length: 30-60 minutes Number of Staff: 1–5 people Class location: Indoors only Established: 2009 Guests allowed: No Parking: Free street parking Pro Tip: Bring a positive attitude and interest in the spirit of martial arts. Q&A with the Admin With Instructor Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated? We keep our students motivated by providing a challenging curriculum in a supportive environment. Most students come to our school already with an interest in the culture of Chinese martial arts. It is exciting to learn about a rich tradition first hand from teachers who have trained most of their lives professionally in China. What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make? We focus on helping students make a healthy physical transformation. We've seen our students improve their balance, their reflexes, and their posture as well as gain more self-confidence and find new friendships at the school. What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student? A typical group class begins with warm ups, stretching, and practicing the basic movements and forms for the style (Kung Fu, Tai Chi, or Sanshou) of the class the student is attending. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? Chinese martial arts is not just about self-defense or how to make your body stronger, it's about promoting peace, keeping your body healthy, and caring about others. Kung Fu can help you discover yourself.
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    1511 West Fullerton Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
  • The Fitness Lair powered by Unicus Fitness
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? The owner has personally trained over 10,000 clients and hired and trained over 600 fitness pros in his 26+ years as a fitness pro, so no trainer in Chicago has more experience with getting people into shape. It's also the only business to offer a Money Back Guarantee on personal training. Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? Our philosophy is to not De-Motivate people, because there really is no way to motivate people to get into shape. You either want to make it happen.....or you don't. We are there to make sure you get as quickly from Point A to Point B as possible in the safest possible way too. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The owner started as a 105lb, 6'2" beginner, built himself into a bodybuilder/fitness model, lost his way to balloon up to 330lbs and then he lost over 100lbs. So he has been on every end of the spectrum, making him very relate-able to everyone on their road in fitness. Helping people is in our DNA. What do you love most about your job? Everyone's story, everyone's path to being a better version of themselves is the biggest thrill of the job. Finding an individual path for all our clients is like figuring out a mystery. It makes everyone and every situation very engaging and exciting. We were born to do this at Unicus Fitness!
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    200 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Urban Oil Ceramics
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? I am an art teacher with access to all of the materials my heart can desire! This has allowed to master several projects to pass on to anyone who is interested. From a jewelry making work-space, a ceramic glazing station or a book binding shop, My studio changes to accommodate the class types. Of the products you sell, which are your favorites? I am a Jack of all trades! I love the versatility of ceramics and spend a lot of time throwing pots on the wheel. I also dabble in jewelry making, embroidery, book binding and painting. I am an avid bird lover, and enjoy hand sculpting birds of all types. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Ever since I was a kid I have always been an artist in training. As I grew up, family and friends began commissioning me for a variety of projects. Because I am a fast worker, I quickly learned to make multiples of the projects and began selling them to local boutiques, and I haven't stopped! What do you love most about your job? My talent and skills have offered me the rare opportunity of making art all day, every day, in whatever capacity my mood desires. I cant imagine a better way to make a living than using my creativity every day! Teaching classes has allowed me to share my passion and experience with other artists.
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    2046 N St. Louis Ave.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Chocolat Uzma Sharif
    During her rotations as a pastry chef in culinary school, Uzma Sharif caught the eye of her head chef by drizzling chocolate with the same technique she used to decorate hands with henna. “You’re going to be a great success with that someday,” he predicted. The roots of her talents as a chocolatier go back even deeper, however. In Pakistan, her pastry-chef grandfather was well known for his delicate pink macaroons, and her mother and seven aunts each inherited their father’s baking skills. In January 2011, Uzma followed in her family members' footsteps, founding her own shop to purvey her hand-crafted chocolate creations as Chocolat Uzma Sharif. These confections brim with unexpected ingredients, such as candied rose petals, Kashmiri chai, and cardamom, or glow with floral colors, such as the pinks and blues on the ombre butterflies that are Uzma's current favorite. The chocolatier handpicks the ingredients that go into her sweet creations, choosing all-natural, organic options when possible. Focused on perfecting a small selection of goods, she makes her chocolates in small batches and packages them in eco-friendly boxes she’s designed herself. During chocolate classes at her Pilsen kitchen, Uzma teaches students about the origins of raw chocolate and the science behind making a bar with the right sheen and snap. Uzma also shares methods for choosing good chocolate from store shelves, starting with deciphering the percentages on the label and asking it whether it’s been naughty or nice.
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    1823 South Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Steve Matteo Photography
    Winner of several contest awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association including photographer of the year in 2012, Steve Matteo still remembers his early days as a news photographer for a small suburban weekly, rushing back to the newsroom to watch the film slowly develop and a sliver of history take shape. Though he went on to tackle more exciting assignments and career changes—working at the Daily Herald, compiling images for UIC's yearlong City 2000 photo project, and photographing Princess Diana's visit to Chicago in 1996—one thing hasn't changed: the thrill of knowing that his camera has memorialized a story forever. Today, Steve is equally at home shooting for Fortune 500 companies and clients such as Northwestern University as he is creating individual portraits. When he photographs a wedding, he uses the same ingenuity and photojournalistic eye that he honed while working as a sports photographer for HBO Sports and as a news photographer for the Associated Press. His wedding photography, meanwhile, has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, garnered a 2012 Bride's Choice award on WeddingWire.com, and won the 2012 WPJA Photographer of the Year.
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    107 W. Van Buren St.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Meinecke Art Space
    "[Tristan] Meinecke remains one of the monumental artistic secrets of Chicago," said John Corbett, a professor at the School of the Art Institute, "a man whose contribution remains to be adequately understood and evaluated." Even after spearheading a retrospective of the late artist's career at the SAIC, Corbett has been unable to define Meinecke's influence. Perhaps that's because Meinecke experienced a singular sort of success. He sold about two-thirds of the nearly 800 works he made while alive, yet had a prickly relationship with the city's curators and galleries. He was exhibited at the Art Institute and compared to midcentury contemporaries Pollock and Rothko, yet is unknown by most art students. In the hopes of finally defining their father's legacy, Meinecke's sons have reopened Tristan's Rodgers Park art space, where they're sharing his few hundred remaining pieces. And there's much to see at Meinecke Art Space: throughout his life, Meinecke was an architect, painter, sculptor, writer, jazz musician, composer, and collage artist, among other things. In the spirit of his seemingly limitless talents, the Art Space also hosts classes taught by graduates of SAIC and Northern Illinois University. The sessions are open to anyone with artistic curiosities, whether they're true beginners or were born with paintbrushes for hands. It's not in the Meineckes' interest to limit anyone's creativity; after all, their father described himself as an "experimentalist."
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    2357 W Chase Ave.
    Chicago, IL US

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