Classes in Chicago, IL


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

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

IT University Online

Online Deal

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

$399 $39

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

$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

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

$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

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

$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

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

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

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

5 or 10 Tango or Ballet Classes at Tango 21 (Up to 62% 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 $25

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

$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

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

BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Arts n Spirits (Up to 31% Off)

Arts n Spirits

Bucktown

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

$40 $28

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

Chicago Photography Academy

Lakeview

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

$195 $49

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

$48 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 $48

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

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

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

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

$50 $22

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

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

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

20% Off Purchase of Head Shot Package at Goykphoto

Goykphoto

Central Chicago

For $1, receive 20% Off Purchase of Head Shot Package

$20 $1

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

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

Pizzeria UNO

Chicago

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

$35 $35

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

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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  • 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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