Discovery Center

Discovery Center

Life Skills
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois
(212 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

(212 Reviews)
Drawing for Beginners

8/4/2022
Carolyn Z.

Attended: Drawing for Beginners


The class was okay, I wish there was more specific direction. While I think the teacher had lots of knowledge and told us a few tips and strategies I don't feel like we were really set up with good learning exercises to practice those skills, it was more of her telling us about them and then being left alone to draw large pictures. Also the teacher was teaching two classes at the same time (drawing in one room and painting in another) which seemed inappropriate and I wish that was clarified int eh description. I shared this feedback and ended up on a phone call with Bob who I think runs the place in which he aggressively talked at me for 20 minutes about how nobody in five years has had a problem with this set up until me. I certainly wasn't the only one in the class who thought the whole thing was questionable. Won't be signing up for anything at discovery again.

Jump Start your Notary Business

7/17/2022
Kathleen M.

Attended: Jump Start your Notary Business


Eva was an absolutely wonderful instructor. She’s a lovely person.

Ultimate Stock and Crypto Trading Workshop

7/10/2022
Ibrahim H.

Attended: Ultimate Stock and Crypto Trading Workshop


Very informative

Stained Glass Workshop

6/13/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Stained Glass Workshop


Isabelle is an excellent instructor! She gave lots of tips and demonstrations throughout the class. As beginners, we learned to hold the cutting and soldering tools properly. She had lots of beautiful glass. We enjoyed the class so much.

Intro to Knitting

6/12/2022
Janice M.

Attended: Intro to Knitting


It was great! But it needed to be longer. Lol Just a tad.

Contract Bridge for Beginners

5/13/2022
Sharon M.

Attended: Contract Bridge for Beginners


The instructor was very thorough. He constantly referred to items in the book provided. He was very patient in answering questions and pointing out mistakes. I would recommend his class to anyone interested in learning bridge.

Intro to Knitting

3/28/2022
Victoria H.

Attended: Intro to Knitting


Instruction was great, loved the hands on technique, and was right on pace with my learning. I was knitting in no time, even went home and knitted for another few hours.

Jump Start your Notary Business

3/28/2022
moneike t.

Attended: Jump Start your Notary Business


Eva was Knowledgeable and Awesome!!! I love everything about this class. I was surrounded by Great People.

Jump Start your Notary Business

3/27/2022
LaShonda C.

Attended: Jump Start your Notary Business


Very informative Excellent instructor!

Jump Start your Notary Business

3/27/2022
Keonna M.

Attended: Jump Start your Notary Business


This class was awesome great professor and a very informative session !!

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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

English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 16th, 5pm - 6:30pm Central Time

Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Wine Tasting: Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
Next start date:

Friday Aug 19th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

Essential Mixology Bartending
Essential Mixology Bartending
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 20th, 2pm - 6pm Central Time

Drawing for Beginners
Drawing for Beginners
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 23rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Intro to Painting I & II
Intro to Painting I & II
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 23rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Mixed Media Art
Mixed Media Art
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 23rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Tap Dance - Beginning
Tap Dance - Beginning
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 23rd, 6pm - 7pm Central Time

Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed Martial Arts
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 23rd, 8pm - 9pm Central Time

Continuing Polish
Continuing Polish
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 24th, 5pm - 7pm Central Time

Polish Language - Beginner
Polish Language - Beginner
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 24th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

Zumba
Zumba
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 24th, 8pm - 9pm Central Time

Salsa, Contemporary Dance
Salsa, Contemporary Dance
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 24th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

Latin, Contemporary Dance
Latin, Contemporary Dance
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 24th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

Illinois Concealed Carry License Program
Illinois Concealed Carry License Program
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 16th, 10am - 6pm Central Time

French Beginner
French Beginner
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 25th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Wedding Dance
Wedding Dance
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 25th, 6pm - 7pm Central Time

Ballroom Dance
Ballroom Dance
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Thursday Aug 25th, 6pm - 7pm Central Time

Tango
Tango
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 25th, 7pm - 8pm Central Time

How to Talk to Anyone Anytime
How to Talk to Anyone Anytime
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 25th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

French Intermediate
French Intermediate
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 25th, 8pm - 10pm Central Time

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Teachers at Discovery Center

Aaron Gray Ahmed Ibrahim Aidan Badinger Alan Salmi Alex & Manny Alison Moran-Powers Allison Moran Ami Moore Amy Puertas Andre McDearmon, Jr Andy Sokol Angela Gibson & Rita Figueroa Angelo Bosco Angelo Petropoulos Angelo Petropoulos Anna Pickett Anna & Sarah Pickett Anthony Pizano Barak Ziv Benjamin Turcotte Beverly Singleton Bob Wagner Bob Long Jr. Bob Kiser Brandon Wyant 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 Denise - 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 Fabiola Roquena 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 Lexxx Lia Garcia Lilian Goegan Lucila Espedido Malia Marchello Michaud Mario Cruz Matia Matt Marton Michael Robbins Michael Lavin Mike Zenke Miles Roothaan Ms. Clementine Hardy, RN and Dr. Janelle Lowe Ms. Clementine Hardy, RN and Dr. Janelle Lowe Nancy Koeneman 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 Spiro Alexandratos Talia - Ted Sarontos Ted Sarantos Ted Neenan Thomas Gee Victoria Schumacker Vihar Patel William Potter Wilson S.
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