Classes in Chicago, IL

Two 30-Minute Guitar Lessons or Four with an Optional Voice Lesson at Heart of Singing (Up to 94% Off)

Heart of Singing

Heart of Singing

Seasoned musician inspires versatile guitar techniques during lessons tailored to the student’s skill level and goals

$100 $9

One-Day HTML and CSS Intro To Code Workshop for One or Two at Coding Dojo (Up to 51% Off)

Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo - Chicago

Full-day course held on Saturdays presents the “big picture” of web development as students build their own simple HTML/CSS web page

$50 $30

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

IT University Online

Online Deal

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

C$399 C$39

One or Two 4-Week Dance or Fitness Classes at Dance Center Chicago (Up to 72% Off). Two Options Available.

Dance Center Chicago

North Center

Learn the fundamentals of dance during lessons; styles include ballroom, Latin, and swing, as well as fitness and wedding prep classes

$80 $24

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

IT University Online

Online Deal

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

$2,695 $99

$59 for 10 Krav Maga Kids' Classes at Krav Maga Force ($250 Value)

Krav Maga Force

Near West Side

Kids aged 8–12 and 13–16 learn the reality-based self-defense training system during krav maga classes

$250 $59

BYOB Sushi-Making Class for One, Two, or Four from Roll Sushi Roll (Up to 66% Off)

Roll Sushi Roll

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $23

BYOB Mosaic Basics Workshop for One or Two at The Chicago Mosaic School (Up to 56% 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 $45

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

Ian Sherwin Gallery

Ian Sherwin Gallery

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

$40 $19

Up to 51% Off Dance Classes at Precision Dancesport

Precision Dancesport


From the merchant: Learning to dance is fun, quick and easy with Cassaundra, a professional dance instructor and competitor for 16 years!

$80 $39

4-Week Ballroom, Latin, or Swing Group Dance Classes for New Students at May I Have This Dance (Up to 60% 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 $23

Two-Hour Makeup Class at Paint Gal Studio (44% Off)

Paint Gal Studio

South Loop

From the merchant: A hands on lesson with a Paint Gal makeup artist; Learn how to apply a look that fits your lifestyle and enhances you.

$150 $84

7-Hour "Digital in a Day" Photography Workshop for One or Two from Chicago Photography Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Chicago Photography Academy


All-day fundamentals workshop demystifies the settings of your DSLR camera as professionals dole out tips on composition and camera shake

$195 $44

Improv or Stand-Up Classes at ComedySportz of Chicago (Up to 75% Off). Three Options Available.

ComedySportz of Chicago

North Side

Professional instructors help aspiring performers develop active listening, agreement, and other fundamental improv techniques

$250 $65

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

IT University Online

Online Deal

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

$2,695 $99

$43 for a Two-Hour Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee ($80 Value)

Ipsento Coffee


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

$80 $43

$29 for a Zombie Survival Class for Two at The Green Suite ($60 Value)

The Green Suite

The Holiday Club

Prep for a zombie apocalypse by learning survival strategies, food and water prep, and how to improvise weapons to defeat the undead hordes

$60 $29

Two-Hour Introductory Tango Lesson with an Invite to a Social Dance for One or Two at Tango Chicago (Up to 66% Off)

Tango Chicago

West Town

Learn tango moves from seasoned instructor Al Gates; a social dance complements the lesson

$50 $19

Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Glenwood Dance Studio (65% Off)

Glenwood Dance Studio

Glenwood Dance Studio

Evening and weekend classes for adults in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, musical theater and contemporary at all levels

$200 $70

Secondo Corso: Pasta-Making Class with Dinner for One or Two at Cooking Fools (Up to 55% Off)

Cooking Fools


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

$95 $45

Stir and Shake Bartending Class for Two or Four from Lush Mobile Bartending Classes (Up to 46% Off)

Lush Mobile Bartending Classes

Lush Mobile Bartending Classes

Students learn the fundamentals of serving craft cocktails and shooters using fresh ingredients and garnishes before sampling their work

$120 $69

5 or 10 Tango or Ballet Classes at Tango 21 (Up to 65% Off)

Tango 21

Multiple Locations

Led by a Buenos Aires native, a team of professional instructors educate dancers in the finer points of ballet or tango

$65 $23

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

Pizzeria UNO


Students learn how to craft their own deep dish pizza at a restaurant that’s been making them since 1943

$35 $35

Burlesque Classes for One or Two, or an Unlimited Monthly Pass at School of Girlesque (Up to 92% 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 $16

$71 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 $71

$69 for a Wine-Making Class for Two at Bev Art Brewer & Winemaker Supply ($125 Value)

Bev Art Brewer & Winemaker Supply

Far Southwest Side

Wine-makers impart their art through a two-part hands-on class, helping students create their own bottles of wine

$125 $69

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

TextureDance Studio


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

$15 $8

$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

Cupcake Decorating Class for One, Two, or Four with Cupcakes and Cocktails (58% 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 $27

BYOB Floral Arrangement Course and Gift Certificate for One or Two at Abby and Amanda (Up to 52% Off)

Abby and Amanda's Flower Arranging Class

Abby and Amanda's Floral Arranging Class

Students learn how to adjust big and small blooms and how to care for them while sipping on drinks brought from home

$160 $80

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, and won the 2012 WPJA Photographer of the Year.
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    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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    Chicago, IL US