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Discovery Center

Discovery Center

Life Skills
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois
(125 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

(125 Reviews)
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.

Jump Start your Notary Business

11/18/2019
Lloyd T.

Attended: Jump Start your Notary Business


Great class and the instructor was very informative. If you are interested in becoming a notary I suggest you take this class.

Microsoft Excel

11/4/2019
Jessica J.

Attended: Microsoft Excel


I really liked it. I learned so much.

Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay

10/7/2019
Paul T.

Attended: Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay


Class was great. Only 2 minor issues. Chairs not comfortable at all for 8-9 hours and over slides ancient. However great class. Well worth time and money

Jump Start Your Notary Business II

10/1/2019
Eliot L.

Attended: Jump Start Your Notary Business II


The instructor was very informative down-to-earth and made many common sense points. For anyone looking to get in this Biz I highly recommend this class.

Essential Mixology Bartending

9/9/2019
My N.

Attended: Essential Mixology Bartending


The instructor was great - very knowledgable about mixology and bartending in general. One thing I think could be shorten is the fruit cutting portion of the class - I think that time could be used for other purpose.

Contract Bridge for Beginners

5/31/2019
Sandra M.

Attended: Contract Bridge for Beginners


A great intro to the exciting world and language of bridge, especially for those familiar with other trick/trump card games. Very knowledgeable, no-nonsense instructor. Highly recommend this as an intro to a new hobby!

Figure Drawing Painting

5/19/2019
Ken C.

Attended: Figure Drawing Painting


I really liked the camaraderie in the class between the instructor and students that have taken several of Sarah's classes, who was really nice. That said, I went to this class as it included this description "We will study grace and symmetry of the human form through a variety of media. By observing the figure through various poses, we will cover the basics of anatomy and proportion." We didn't really get an instruction on symmetry, proportion or anatomy. We just free drew or painted without instruction or guidance, except for looking at what other students had done. I didn't learn anything I had hoped to, but I did enjoy having a couple of hours of painting and drawing with a live model. Next time I'll save the $40 and just do it at home.

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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

Fortified Wines: Sweet & Dry
Fortified Wines: Sweet & Dry
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Friday Dec 13th, 7pm - 9pm

Figure Drawing Painting
Figure Drawing Painting
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Friday Dec 13th, 7pm - 9pm

Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
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Friday Dec 13th, 7pm - 9pm

Armed Security Training Certification
Armed Security Training Certification
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Saturday Dec 14th, 8am - 6pm

Leasing Agent License
Leasing Agent License
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Saturday Dec 14th, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Super Computer Weekend: Learn Computer Basic
Super Computer Weekend: Learn Computer Basic
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Saturday Dec 14th, 10am - 3pm

Illinois Concealed Carry License Program
Illinois Concealed Carry License Program
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Saturday Dec 14th, 10am - 6pm

Movement is Medicine
Movement is Medicine
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Saturday Dec 14th, 1pm - 3pm

Utah Concealed Carry Permit
Utah Concealed Carry Permit
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Sunday Dec 15th, 6pm - 10pm

Handcuffing
Handcuffing
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Thursday Dec 26th, 10am - 6pm

Unarmed Security Training Certification
Unarmed Security Training Certification
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Saturday Dec 28th, 8am - 6pm

Intermediate Photography
Intermediate Photography
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Tuesday Jan 14th, 5pm - 6:30pm

Social Media Marketing Strategy
Social Media Marketing Strategy
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Wednesday Jan 15th, 7pm - 9pm

Snowboarding
Snowboarding
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Saturday Jan 18th, 8:30am - 6:30pm

Master Online Sales, eBay, Craigslist, Amazon & Paypal
Master Online Sales, eBay, Craigslist, Amazon & Paypal
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Saturday Jan 18th, 1:30pm - 4pm

Public Speaking
Public Speaking
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Wednesday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 9pm

Exam Proctoring
Exam Proctoring
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Saturday Jan 25th, 11am - 1pm

How to Create Multiple Streams Income
How to Create Multiple Streams Income
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Sunday Feb 9th, 1pm - 4pm

Downhill Ski Trip
Downhill Ski Trip
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Saturday Jan 18th, 8:30am - 6:30pm

Secret Chicago Tour
Secret Chicago Tour
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Saturday Apr 11th, 12pm - 4pm

Teachers at Discovery Center

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 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 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 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 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 Ted Sarontos Ted Sarantos Ted Neenan Thomas Gee Victoria Schumacker Vihar Patel William Potter Wilson S.
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