Classes in Downers Grove


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  • Amy Tripple Photography
    Despite an ever-growing base of more than 1,000 clients, Amy Tripple prefers to say she's honed her skills through her main source of inspiration: her own three children. The former elementary teacher employs her advanced child-handling skills as she captures candid images of young ones, preserving childhood memories more easily than laminating a beloved stuffed animal. The National Association of Child Photographers member also shares her know-how through regular classes that cover the basic elements of DSLR photography and how to manipulate the resulting images in digital scrapbooks and Adobe Photoshop.
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    1001 Maple Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL US
  • Borrowed Earth Cafe
    Borrowed Earth Café The Borrowed Earth Café is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:57 a.m. to 9:03 p.m. each day. Odd hours are just one way the raw, vegan food spot is doing things differently—and they’re renowned for the delicious results. They’ve been featured on “Check, Please!”, awarded five stars by Metromix, and earned the recommendation of the Michelin guide in 2012 and 2013. It all started in 2006, when husband and wife Danny and Kathy Living finished a 30-day detox. The program recommended spending a few days eating raw food before returning to a normal diet. For Danny and Kathy, a 'normal' diet meant a vegan diet, but they decided to try the raw food thing anyway. They loved it right away, but didn't love the 90-minute drive between them and the nearest raw vegan restaurant in Chicago. After the raw meet-up group they hosted swelled to more than 30 people, they realized that raw food was their calling and decided to open Borrowed Earth Café—a dream that came true in 2007. Today, from their spot in the heart of downtown Downers Grove, the couple dishes up a menu brimming with organic, raw flavor. Entrees range from a sweet potato quesadilla nestled in a corn-and-flaxseed tortilla to a gyro with "meat" made from savory spices, nuts, and seeds. For dessert, diners tuck into their signature vegan cheesecake and other specialties including a banana split made with almond butter, chocolate, and scoops of banana ice cream in place of the traditional steak.
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    970 Warren Ave
    Downers Grove, IL US
  • Bottle & Bottega La Grange
    Stephanie King-Myers and Nancy Bigley founded Bottle & Bottega as a fun, artistic space where guests could, as King-Myers phrases it on their website, “feel like they’re having a party in their living room.” Established in 2009, the guided painting emporium has already expanded to six main locations in two states. La Grange owners and dedicated community members Paul and Meg Lefaivre were ecstatic to bring Bottle & Bottega to their neighborhood. The Lefaivres, along with a slate of local artists, encourage participants of any artistic level to unleash their creativity onto the canvas, creating their own versions of famous paintings that they can hang in their living rooms or over their bathroom mirrors in an attempt to be famous themselves.
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    5123 Main St.
    Downers Grove, IL US
  • Gallery's Choice
    Breaking glass is easy, but slicing it takes a subtle touch. Luckily, glass-cutting is one of the many skills taught by Gallery's Choice's staff of skilled artisans. Students of all ages can learn how to make stained-glass artworks, how to create colorful jewelry, and how to fuse glass rather than just holding pieces together with rubber banding. Beyond their creative curriculum, the studio also sells one-of-a-kind creations made by a roster of more than 75 local artists.
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    926 Warren Ave.
    Downers Grove, IL US
  • Maple Hill Recreation
    Excuses here, excuses there. Get your fitness on at Maple Hill Recreation in Downers Grove, and get the most out of your workout. Learn how to properly defend yourself with one of these kickboxing classes. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    5605 Belmont Rd
    Downers Grove, IL US
  • Boundless Energy
    Lift, stretch, and sweat at Boundless Energy in Downers Grove and challenge yourself to a workout you'll enjoy. Curious about kickboxing? Check out one of these kickboxing classes and learn the basics. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    440 East 75th Street
    Downers Grove, IL US

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