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Discovery Center

Discovery Center

Life Skills
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois
(137 Reviews)

The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's large stand longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects. Learn among friends for your own enjoyment and growth, no exams, grades or degrees. Suggestions or comments always welcome. See for yourself what lifelong learning can be!

Reviews of Discovery Center

(137 Reviews)
Improvisation for Beginners

2/19/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Improvisation for Beginners


Never got correct address. Was only told it was outside of the city on the first day of class. Could not go

Essential Mixology Bartending

1/21/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Essential Mixology Bartending


Good class. Would have been nice to have a drink midway through and another towards the end to make up for the $25 materials fee collected at the beginning of class. (How the hell do you not have vodka??) Also, you asked why people were in the class - all said it was for entertaining purposes. Class vibe should have been geared towards that as opposed to trying to get a job as a bartender.

Jump Start your Notary Business

1/21/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Jump Start your Notary Business


Great class!

Jump Start your Notary Business

1/20/2020
Mirna R.

Attended: Jump Start your Notary Business


This is good information I really like it

Greek Language - Beginner

12/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Greek Language - Beginner


My instructor was nice. I was very upset to find that discovery center charged me $25 for materials and I got xerox copies… Some we’re not even that clear to read. For $25, I would’ve expected a binder or some sort of book that I can make notes in.

Drawing for Beginners

12/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Drawing for Beginners


Overall the teacher was really nice and super helpful and encouraging throughout the entire class. I would take another class with her especially if I wanted to do more with painting. The class was good and I think the first two classes were the most helpful as it relates to drawing. However for the other classes we spent the majority of the time working with different types of paints. And while that was a fun part of the class I felt like there was still more for me to learn as it relates to just basic drawing since I was really starting from close to zero. And when I asked questions she was always responsive I just would have liked more time working with the different types of pencils, shading, graphite and just how to draw from different perspectives.

Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur

12/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur


The instructor was very engaging and happy to answer all questions. The class was a lot of fun!

Stained Glass Workshop

11/24/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Stained Glass Workshop


The class was very informative and affordable, and at the end you do walk out with a 10x7 work of stained glass. I was a little disappointed as the other reviews had mentioned a husband and wife team lead the class. Our particular course was led by the daughter of a local stained glass artist, and she wasn't as knowledgable or instructive as I had hoped. Overall, good quality for money and a fun day. PS: the class is fully 6 hours and slightly dangerous (glass!), so be prepared!

Jump Start your Notary Business

11/19/2019
Katie C.

Attended: Jump Start your Notary Business


Good class. The information was helpful and practical. Glad I was able to attend.

Proofreading

11/18/2019
Patricia R.

Attended: Proofreading


I really enjoyed the class! The information was very helpful. It clarified for me what to expect in terms of what a proofreader actually does and how to go about gaining experience. I felt Alison had many useful examples and wanted to make sure we were getting what we came for. I would definitely take another class with her.

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2855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Discovery Center
Lakeview, North Side
2855 N Lincoln Ave
Btwn N Racine Ave & W George St
Chicago, Illinois 60657

Upcoming Classes at Discovery Center

Arabic Language - Beginner
Arabic Language - Beginner
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Monday Feb 24th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Practical Spanish
Practical Spanish
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Monday Feb 24th, 6pm - 7:30pm

English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language
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Monday Feb 24th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Tap Dance - Beginning
Tap Dance - Beginning
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Monday Feb 24th, 6pm - 7pm

Beginners Photography
Beginners Photography
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Monday Feb 24th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Thai Boxing
Thai Boxing
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Monday Feb 24th, 6:45pm - 7:45pm

Belly Dancing
Belly Dancing
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Monday Feb 24th, 7pm - 8pm

Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu
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Monday Feb 24th, 8pm - 9pm

Intermediate Photography
Intermediate Photography
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Monday Feb 24th, 8pm - 9:30pm

French Beginner
French Beginner
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Ballroom Dance
Ballroom Dance
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 6pm - 7pm

Wedding Dance
Wedding Dance
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 6pm - 7pm

Tango
Tango
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 7pm - 8pm

Drama I: Losing Inhibitions
Drama I: Losing Inhibitions
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Boxing (Basic)
Boxing (Basic)
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

French Intermediate
French Intermediate
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Leasing Agent License
Leasing Agent License
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Wednesday Feb 26th, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Italian Language - Beginner
Italian Language - Beginner
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Wednesday Feb 26th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Spanish Advanced
Spanish Advanced
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Wednesday Feb 26th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows
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Wednesday Feb 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Teachers at Discovery Center

Aaron Gray Ahmed Ibrahim Aidan Badinger Alan Salmi Alex & Manny Allison Moran Ami Moore Amy Puertas Andre McDearmon, Jr Andy Sokol Angelo Bosco Angelo Petropoulos Angelo Petropoulos Anna Pickett Anthony Pizano Barak Ziv Benjamin Turcotte Beverly Singleton Bob Wagner Bob Long Jr. Bob Kiser Cara Turner Carolyn Carney Charles Norvil Cory Byers Dan Ward Darrell Horwitz Dave Farrow David Dorn David Miller David Loggins David Cook & Bill Economos David, Joseph & Bill Debbie Tideman Debbie Roxs Denise DeSpirito Denise Da Costa Derek McNeal Diana Unger Diane Martin Don Haworth Don C. Haworth Dorena Haynes Dr. Douglas Bell Dr. Jay Stone Dr. Jinnie Cristerna Dwayne L. Washington Ed Hanna Ed Hanna, Andria Guerra Elizabeth Shake Eric Futran Eric Johnson Esperanza Vasquez Eva Tolbert Bradley Eva Tolbert Bradley Felix Rodriguez Fran Ramer Francisco Herrera Fred Jones Gail Prince Geanina Danis Gina Henry Graham Nelson Greg Znaida Hallie Belt Harvey R. Shoemack Holly Hedlund Isabel Badalpour Jacob Garchik Jacob Garchik James Amoreaux Janet Sewell Jennifer Tarle-Pakulski Jennifer Fulgaro Jerry Riles Jhea Fulgaro Joe Sikora Johanna Lindahl John Sencion John Michael Korpal Jose Uribe Joseph Badalpour Joseph Badalpour & Isabel Badalpour Kam Knight Kamrah Karl Krueger Katriel Chantal Jean-Baptiste Ken Melvoin-Berg Kevin Darne Kevin Drew Kordt Larsen Lacey Bade LaRay Smith Lauren Hudson Lia Garcia Lilian Goegan Lucila Espedido Malia Marchello Michaud Mario Cruz Matia Matt Marton Michael Robbins Michael Lavin Miles Roothaan Ms. Clementine Hardy, RN and Dr. Janelle Lowe Ms. Clementine Hardy, RN and Dr. Janelle Lowe Nicole Zafer Olio Happy Hour Pablo Limones Jimenez Pat Hays Paulette Boyd Randall Scasny Ryan Syverson Sam Valenti Samuel Douglas Sara Lubin Sarah Sarah and Anna Pickett Sari Hurtig Serpent Libertine Shane Copland Speak Easy Nation instructors Talia - Ted Sarontos Ted Sarantos Ted Neenan Thomas Gee Victoria Schumacker Vihar Patel William Potter Wilson S.
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