Learning in Cicero, IL


$40 for Four 30-Minute Piano, Voice, Violin, or Drums Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of piano, voice, violin, or drums

$88 $40

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

2.5 Hour BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Color Cocktail Factory (Up to 52% Off)

Color Cocktail Gallery

Multiple Locations

Instructors with MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago lead laid-back BYOB painting classes at their studio space in Pilsen

$60 $29

Cake Decorating or Fondant Class at Give Me Some Sugar (Up to 52% Off)

Give Me Some Sugar

Roscoe Village

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

$75 $36

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

Two-Hour Fused-Glass-Pendant-Making Class for One or Two at Gallery's Choice (Up to 51% Off)

Gallery's Choice

Downers Grove

Students ages 8 and older craft multi-layered glass pendants during classes that cover basic fusing and glass-cutting techniques

$40 $20

$5 for an Online Event-Planning Certification Course from Trendimi ($229 Value)

Trendimi

Online Deal

Ideal, easy-access online course for all wishing to launch a career in event planning

$229 $5

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

$5 for an Online Bartending Training Course with Certification from Bartender & Barista ($199 Value)

Bartender & Barista

Online Deal

Become a mixology whiz and a coffee-brewing expert with this 12-module certification course, which trains students for professional careers

$199 $5

$5 for Accredited Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Online Course From Mary Kay Jenny ($400 Value)

Mary Kay Jenny

Online Deal

Cognitive behavioral therapy courses teach students to tackle emotional issues and change errors in thinking

$400 $5

Online Course on Forensic Science, Criminology, or Both at International Open Academy (98% Off)

International Open Academy

Online Deal

In online courses, students can explore the forensic science that bolsters criminal investigations, or the fine art of catching a criminal

$299 $5

$5 for an Online How to Edit Photos with Photoshop Course from Style Design College ($200 Value)

Style Design College

Online Deal

Students receive 12 months of access to this online course, which teaches them how to use Photoshop to retouch, edit, and manipulate images

$200 $5

$5 for an Online TESOL Course from International Open Academy ($499 Value)

International Open Academy

Online Deal

Online course preps students to teach English to students around the globe

$499 $5

Online Makeup-Artistry Course with Optional Hairstylist and Nail-Artist Courses from Trendimi (98% Off)

Trendimi

Online Deal

Ideal courses for all wishing to improve their personal aesthetic skills or plan a career in makeup artistry, hairstyling, or nail artistry

$229 $5

Special Needs Education, Autism, or Dyslexia Therapist Online Course at International Open Academy (99% Off)

International Open Academy

Online Deal

Receive a certificate in special needs education, dyslexia therapy, or autism awareness with these 50-hour online courses.

$299 $5

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

Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite ($45 Value)

Paint Nite

Chicago

Painting parties are held at local bars and restaurants, where attendees enjoy cocktails, socialize, and paint

$45 $25

$5 for an Online Successful Body Language Course from SMART Majority ($369.82 Value)

SMART Majority

Online Deal

12 online modules demonstrate how to use body language to your advantage in personal and professional relationships

$369.82 $5

How-To Sewing Course from Style Design College Online (98% Off)

Style Design College

Online Deal

Sewing course teaches how to get the most from machines

$205 $5

$5 for a Tax and Financial-Planning Course from BusinessBundle ($497 Value)

BusinessBundle

Online Deal

Three-course bundle uses videos and textbooks to provide students with business and financial-planning skills

$497 $5

$19 for an Online American Sign Language Course from International Open Academy ($299 Value)

International Open Academy

Online Deal

The ASL course covers everything from introductory vocabulary to reading facial expressions to deaf etiquette

$299 $19

Online Leadership & Management Course with Optional Stress-Management Course from SMART Majority (99% Off)

SMART Majority

Online Deal

Build problem-solving and leadership skills and learn how to assess your stress, reduce it, and relax through online courses

$620 $5

$5 for Accredited Mindfulness Online Course from Mary Kay Jenny ($400 value)

Mary Kay Jenny

Online Deal

Mindfulness courses teach students to incorporate and share life practices that eliminate stress and anxiety

$400 $5

$87 Off 25 Minute Reading and CD at Jorianne The Coffee Psychic

Jorianne The Coffee Psychic

Hobart

For $3, receive $87 off 25 Minute Reading and CD

$0 $3

$9 for Online Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle from Vision Training Systems ($249 Value)

Vision Training Systems

Online Deal

Excel training bundle includes six certification courses covering the 2010 and 2013 versions of the software

$249 $9

$25 for Two Private Ballroom or Latin Dance Lessons & One Party Admission for Up to 2 at Celebrity Dance Studio

Celebrity Dance Studio

Downers Grove

Instructors tailor private lessons to each client’s individual goals

$200 $25

$19 for an Online Novel-Writing Workshop from Writing Academy ($199 Value)

Writing Academy

Online Deal

Online lessons and practical exercises help you develop your idea, plan the plot, and write a novel over the duration of the course

$199 $19

$5 for an Online Beginner-Level Business-Accounting Course from Academy for Accounting ($199 Value)

Academy for Accounting

Online Deal

Online course teaches students how to manage finances, maintain good bookkeeping principles, and understand business operations

$199 $5

$19 for an Online Medical Coding Certification Course from Skills on Projects ($399 Value)

Skills on Projects

Online Deal

Get certified for medical coding with 12 weeks of access to an online course, working at your own pace and in the comforts of your own home

$399 $19

Online Floral-Arrangement Course with Optional Garden-Design Course from SMART Majority (99% Off)

SMART Majority

Online Deal

Online courses teach students the skills to create elegant floral arrangements and lush gardens

$615 $5

Select Local Merchants

  • Arteagan Acadmey
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We're of few who offer reading and communicating in the only language spoken by every human, all over the world! Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? We recommend student bring paper and preferred writing instrument. All other hand-outs and materials will be provided. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? 55% of communication is conducted through nonverbal elements, yet it's rare that anyone takes the time to become adept at understanding body language signals. Instead of just teaching in graded classes, I wanted to bring this opportunity to understand beyond what a person says to the general public. What do you love most about your job? Watching students come alive to their surroundings as they practice "reading" the constant information feed of those around them. It's just as exciting for me to watch as it is for them to experience. Seeing them become more confident, communicate more effectively, & listening to their stories.
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    7502 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • 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
  • Carlson Lobby - North Park University
    On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry. Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci protégés study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.
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    3225 West Foster Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
  • Alliance Francaise De Chicago
    Four Things to Know About the Alliance Française de Chicago The Alliance Française de Chicago was founded in 1897 to foster an understanding of French language and culture among the people of Chicago. It’s a worthy effort, especially since the first European settlers of the land that would become Chicago were French. Read on to learn more about the Alliance: There’s a lot of wine. In addition to French language classes, the Alliance hosts lots of one-off cultural events where wine flows freely, including French film screenings and sommelier-led wine tastings. If you’re considering enrolling in a class, check out the free open house, where you can take trial classes and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese. You’ll become a master of pronunciation. Many of the teachers at the Alliance Française (ah-lee-AHNZ-frahn-SEZ) are native speakers of French, and the rest have been studying the language long enough that you might think they are. You’re never too old (or young) for class. Students in the Alliance’s French classes range in age from 1 to 85. The Chez Kids Academy immerses kids aged 1–12 in French at a time when their brains are primed for language acquisition. It’s part of a global tradition. The Alliance Française de Chicago is one of more than 1,100 Alliances Françaises in the world.
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    810 North Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Fussy Baby Network
    Linda Gilkerson, a professor at Erikson Institute, founded the Fussy Baby Network to support families who were having difficulty with the crying, sleeping, and feeding challenges that a new baby can present. The innovative home-visit program supports any parent feeling stressed and depressed during the first months of the infant's life. To that end, she gathered social workers, counselors, psychologists, child-development specialists, and pediatricians to work together to ensure families have the most up-to-date knowledge for caring for a new baby. Today, Fussy Baby Network, a program of the Erikson Institute, has helped more than 6,000 families in Cook County, responding to requests from parents having concerns with their infant’s excessive crying, sleeping, or feeding difficulties. A specialist will travel to parents’ homes and assist them in overcoming their specific challenges, including colic, feeding problems, and disrupted sleeping schedules. Specialists help to determine sleep schedules, reassure parents, and teach them how to communicate with their new children. Fussy Baby Network also provides mental-health and development screenings to detect if family members could benefit from additional therapy; it can then offer referrals to other professionals.
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    451 North LaSalle Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Sentieri Italiani
    In Italian, sentieri Italiani means "Italian paths"—something with which Daniela Cavallero is very familiar. A native of Italy's Piemonte region, Cavallero imagined a place where she could bestow the rich heritage and language of her homeland upon the citizens of her new home in Chicago. She spun her vision into a reality, summoning a squadron of fluent Italian speakers to lead Sentieri Italian's language and culture classes. During each lesson, these well-versed instructors strive to teach pupils of all experience levels more than just language skills—they also give them a thorough rundown of Italian culture and history. The team also spreads its wealth of knowledge of all things Italian beyond the classroom. To prep travelers for annual excursions to Italy, staffers devise detailed cultural training to ensure travelers know basic phrases and can quickly catch leaning towers. They also arrange regular cultural and dining events and organize a trove of services, including translations, genealogical studies, and assistance in procuring Italian citizenship.
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    5430 North Broadway Street
    Chicago, IL US
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