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    Adult Modern Fusion

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    If you want to learn how to dance but constantly find yourself reluctant and associate the artform with older, traditional dance styles, then this class is for you. Contemporary dance is the opposite of ordinary; it's a rebellion against classical ballet training! Prepare yourself for the organic and fluid body movements in this varied and progressive form of dancing. With this class, you will find alignment with your body and improve your stamina and balance. Don't let structure and expectations confine you! Let contemporary dance be the window to the new you.
    Adult Modern Fusion

    4140 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals, including arm gestures and swings
    • Practice organic body movements and improve your stamina and body alignment
    • Free yourself from structure and regulation in this improvisational dance
    • No experience necessary
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    41 positive reviews
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    Vogue

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    Unleash your inner diva! First pioneered by the gay African American and Latino communities of New York City in the 1970s, the vogue style of dance combines fluid movement and the attitude of a runway model. Feel your fierce side run wild in a flurry of creative expression that uses dance as its medium of choice. Learn the gestures, poses, and movements of this revolutionary dance style. The accompanying house and electronic music will provide the perfect soundtrack for your newfound confidence. After you make your first steps into art of voguing, strike a pose, because with these moves, you'll surely be ready to impress!
    Vogue

    4140 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago

    • Learn the gestures, poses, and movements of the Vogue dance style
    • Embody the stylish and pop-culture inspired dance that has pushed cultural boundaries
    • Uncover the vocabulary of a fierce form of physical expression
    • Let loose and unleash your inner diva
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    41 positive reviews
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    It's Greek to Me (Lincoln Square)

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    Take a journey to another land as your professional instructor guides you through the flavors of far-off regions. With the destination changing each month, students have the chance to explore the culinary cultures of various cities around the world. Follow along as you learn about native ingredients and traditional techniques. You'll work in small groups to create a full menu of dishes that highlight the flavors and textures commonly found in the food of your selected region. Whether you're looking to discover a new style of cooking or simply want to reconnect with the flavors of your homeland, this class offers a great experience for all.
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    It's Greek to Me (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Explore the cooking style of another culture as you learn new techniques
    • Discover flavors and textures native to the regions you explore
    • Practice using traditional ingredients and native cooking techniques
    • Broaden your mind and palate
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    29 positive reviews
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    Nuno Felting for Beginnners

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    Take your DIY projects to the next level with this nuno felting class! Wet felting is the process of compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm soapy water to form one single piece of lightweight fabric, which can be repurposed into almost anything you can imagine. Express your creativity as you experiment with a variety of stitching and layering techniques to build up your felt into a wild variety of designs and textures. And who knows? You may just end up leaving with a new favorite hobby!
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    Nuno Felting for Beginnners

    1205 Crain St,, Evanston

    • Try out an utterly unique hobby as you learn the basics of wet felting during this art class
    • Create your own felt from scratch by compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm water
    • Practice layering and building up felt to create a variety of fun patterns and textures
    • Broaden your crafting horizons and open the doorway to a whole new world of DIY proj
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    2 positive reviews
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    Street Jazz/Pop Fusion

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    If you've marveled at the dancing in music videos in the past thirty years, odds are that what got you excited was someone doing Street Jazz and Pop. This class from Texture Dance will introduce you to the form, which is a combination of elements of traditional, jazz, hip-hop, funk and modern dance. and you may even see some vogueing in there! This class will not only improve your balance, coordination and flexibility, but teach you moves that you can take anywhere, giving you the confidence to dance in the club or in the streets. If you want to move like Michael Jackson it's going to take more than a single rhinestone glove!
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    Street Jazz/Pop Fusion

    4140 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago

    • Learn the ultimate in dance fusion; a form combining jazz, hip-hop, traditional, funk and modern dance
    • Discover the techniques to break, kick, lock, leap and pop like a pro
    • Improve balance, coordination, and flexibility
    • Take your new found skills to the club, the stage or the streets
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    41 positive reviews
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    Intro to Drawing

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    Start turning your stick figures and doodles into masterpieces. In this class you'll get plenty of attention and encouragement as you develop your skills. You will be introduced to basic drawing by studying a variety of objects, styles, and techniques. You will increase your ability to draw quickly, accurately, to your satisfaction. Learn tips and tricks for creating the texture and effect you are looking for in your drawings from your friendly instructor. You too can develop realistic, imaginative, and expressive drawing skills.
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    Intro to Drawing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of drawing under the guidance of a friendly instructor
    • Gain skills in rendering subjects with proper proportions, perspective, and texture
    • Develop realistic, imaginative, and expressive drawing skills
    • Walk away with a few beautiful creations you can share with family and friends
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    4 positive reviews
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    Wet Felting: Make Slippers

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    Take your DIY projects to the next level with this high impact wet felting workshop! Wet felting is the process of compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm soapy water to form one single piece of lightweight fabric, which can be repurposed into almost anything you can imagine. Express your creativity as you experiment with a variety of stitching and layering techniques to build up your felt into a wild variety of designs and textures to customize your own pair of slippers. And who knows? You may just end up leaving with a new favorite hobby!
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    Wet Felting: Make Slippers

    1205 Crain St,, Evanston

    • Try out an utterly unique hobby as you learn the basics of wet felting during this art class
    • Create your own felt from scratch by compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm water
    • Make a beautiful pair of felt slippers to take home as a souvenir of your new skill
    • Broaden your crafting horizons and open the doorway to a whole new world of DIY project
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    2 positive reviews
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    Wine and Cheese of Italy

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    Put down the remote. Turn off the TV. Leave the dishes in the sink. Now's the time to learn about something you (yes, you!) find fascinating: Italian wines and cheeses. In this one-two punch of a class, you'll learn about why Italy produces some of the most internationally renowned wines, and what makes Italian wine and cheese so delicious and unique. Taste away the day with this rich experience -- all that other stuff, like responsibilities and worries, can wait. Today is your day to experience something delightful by tasting delicious Italian wines and learning everything you need to know about its production, style, and taste.
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    Wine and Cheese of Italy

    702 Main St, Chicago

    • Enjoy drinking Italian wines along delicious Italian cheeses
    • Experience the different textures and tastes in the richness of Italian wine
    • Learn the basics of distinguishing wines from one another
    • Discover the types of wines that you enjoy most and why
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    4 positive reviews
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    Intro to Calligraphy

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    Are you a typography nerd when it comes to evaluating posters and signs, but not too skilled when trying to execute elaborate lettering on your own? Whether addressing invitations or sending a greeting card, calligraphy script will enhance the beauty and impact of your correspondences. This beautiful script is characterized by flowing thick and thin lines that result from control of a broad edged pen. This class meets in a creative and friendly environment where you will be immersed in the history and foundation of italic letters through in-class practice and study. By the end, you'll be able to create beautiful, hand written calligraphy lettering.
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    Intro to Calligraphy

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of calligraphy under the guidance of a friendly instructor
    • Gain control using the thick and thin sides of the pen to create fluctuating, flowing lettering
    • Practice connecting different letters, words, and cases as you increase proficiency and speed
    • Walk away with a new skill you can use on any hand written piece of work
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    4 positive reviews
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    Leather Surface Design

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    In need of some new material? Working on leather surfaces provides artisans with a myriad of imaginative possibilities. For example, you can use it as a canvas substitute for printing, image transfer, and painting. You can dye and create textures on it, or even mold it into sculptural art. During this class, you will learn the many techniques of plying leather to conform to your vision, including cutting, splitting, distressing, stamping, dying and burning. This is a hands-on sample making class, so you'll be receiving practical experience under the guidance of a veteran leatherworker. Don't hide your creative side in this class; let it shine!
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    Leather Surface Design

    1205 Crain St,, Evanston

    • Learn the fundamentals of using leather as an artistic medium
    • Discover the techniques that will help you work leather to match your creative vision
    • Receive hand-on experience under the guidance of a professional
    • Satisfy your creative side by learning a new skillset
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    2 positive reviews

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