Mon, Aug 22
9:00am - 12:00pm Central Time
Meets 4 Times
18 classes have spots left
Learn the techniques and principles of photography. You will explore the basics of photography, including image composition rules, how the camera works, proper exposure, and the functions of lens aperture and shutter speed. The course requires a digital SLR camera. No previous experience is required.
Monday Aug 22nd, 9am - 12pm Central Time(4 sessions)
This course offers basic Polish vocabulary and grammar as well as an introduction to the historical and cultural aspects of Poland within the family of Slavic languages. It will also enable you to function in Chicago's large Polish community. Please note: An additional $25 Materials Fee will be collected by the instructor at the start of the...
Wednesday Aug 24th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time(4 sessions)
Tai chi from the Yang style is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. Move through a selection from the 24 forms and some qi gong. Class level is best for students new to tai chi or the Yang form, or if you would like to refresh your practice. This class will be held inside the Regenstein Center.
Thursday Aug 18th, 8am - 9am Central Time(6 sessions)
A more modern form of tai chi, Sun-Style is known for flowing movements and gentle postures. This class level is best for experienced students who have previously taken tai chi classes at the Garden and are familiar with the basic Sun form. This class will be held inside the Regenstein Center.
Friday Aug 19th, 8am - 9am Central Time(6 sessions)
A more modern form of tai chi, Sun-Style is known for flowing movements and gentle postures. This class level is best for students new to tai chi or the Sun form, or if you would like to refresh your practice. This class will be held inside the Regenstein Center.
Friday Aug 19th, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time(6 sessions)
Each student will make their own sourdough loaf during the session. You will leave with a loaf that you shaped and baked in class along with a dough that you made in class that can be shaped and baked later in the week. You will also leave with your own jar of Baker Bettie’s sourdough starter and the knowledge of how to care for it and continue...
Saturday Aug 20th, 10:30am - 2:30pm Central Time
Join head chef instructor Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman for an in-depth introduction to pies and pastries. During class, you will make your own pie crust from scratch while learning all of the secrets to keeping it tender and flaky. Each student will make their own apple berry pie as well as chocolate cream cheese danish to take home with you....
Sunday Aug 21st, 10:30am - 1:30pm Central Time
Join head chef instructor Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman for a laid-back class on making homemade pizza from scratch in our fun retro diner. Students will work in groups of two to make pizza dough by hand. While our dough rests and rises we will enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers. Each person will then learn how to stretch their dough like...
Thursday Aug 25th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time
In this workshop head chef instructor, Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman, will walk you through the process of baking bread by hand. You’ll learn exactly what all of the ingredients do and why they play such an important part in the process. You will make your dough from start to finish with the instruction of the chef instructor. Techniques...
Saturday Aug 27th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Central Time
Ever wish you could be part of the Texas Hold ’Em poker craze sweeping the country but just have no idea how to get started? Don’t want to spend a lot of money to learn? Well now you can learn to play poker for fun or take it to the next level and hone your skills to become a big money player without risking anything! This course teaches the basic...
Wednesday Sep 7th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time(4 sessions)
Join head chef instructor Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman for this laid back class in our fun retro diner-themed space! Students will work in groups of two to make choux pastry from scratch. Choux pastry is a classic french pastry batter used to make all kinds of things! We will then transform it into a french style gnocchi for dinner as well...
Thursday Sep 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time
Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman will walk you through the process of making silky meringue buttercream that is perfect for cake decorating. You will learn to level your cakes, stack and fill the layers, do a crumb coat, and a smooth top coat. You will also learn a variety of piping techniques. Each student will take home a 6″ layer cake that...
Sunday Sep 11th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Central Time
Start your weekend off right with this fun class taught by head chef instructor Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman! Each student will make their own yeast dough by hand for their rolls. While the dough is rising we will make homemade caramel sauce for topping the rolls. We will then roll out our dough, fill it, and get the sticky buns into their...
Saturday Sep 17th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Central Time
Thoughtful processes are key steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive and artistic image as an intermediate photographer. Use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance your photos. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or the consent of the instructor.
Monday Sep 26th, 9am - 12:30pm Central Time(4 sessions)
Inspired by Shinrin yoku, Japanese forest bathing refers to the practice of immersing all of your senses in the healing forest to reduce stress hormones and increase immune function. Connect with forest life around you through mindful activities on a gentle walk, typically covering less than a mile, and ending with a simple tea ceremony using...
Sunday Oct 9th, 9:30am - 11:30am Central Time
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