Discovery Center

Discovery Center

Life Skills
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois
(171 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

(171 Reviews)
Essential Mixology Bartending

11/4/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Essential Mixology Bartending


The class was in a very uncomfortable setting. The instructor started the class over 4 times because of extremely late people walking in. It was disappointing to sit there for 3 hours before even getting a drink. If the additional $25 was for “lab supplies” they were very lacking. Instructor did not have enough supplies for everyone in the class and it was very low quality alcohol by the instructors own admission.

Stock Options Trading (Online)

9/25/2020
Sergio V.

Attended: Stock Options Trading (Online)


My rating is a 3.5 but I rounded up to 4 stars. Reason being.... 1. Very little info on instructor prior to taking the class (a Bio and background would def help with marketing). So I took a chance and was rewarded with a very low class size (this was good for me). I got to ask a bunch of advanced questions and the instructor tailored the class to the level of the participants. 2. Technical: sound kept cutting in and out. A couple people had mic issues etc. Not sure on who's end that falls. Did not receive the link to the course on the website and only after a moderator called me 30min prior to the course to get my email and send me the link. I received the link 5 min before the class started. 3. Instructor: Awesome instructor. Passionate about the subject and very knowledgeable. That being said, I only have a couple issues to "nit pic". Some proper slides with info graphics would help with initial structure before going on to the applications (making these available for download ahead of time would be great). Staying on topic with questions at the end of each topic before moving on. Invest in a digital pen to write on the screen for more legible text and fluid presentation of graphics. 4. Future thoughts: "Stock Options" is an insanely wide subject that cannot be covered in one course. Consider putting together a three part series for beginner, intermediate and advanced topics. A lot of information is available for free on you-tube but nothing beats having a live instructor you can ask questions (even for beginners) and the advanced topics are usually not covered for free and "gurus" charge insane amount of money for their advanced courses. This is where Courshorse would fill a much needed gap between the two educational platforms. Regards Sergio

Proofreading (Online)

8/31/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Proofreading (Online)


Alison gave me all I needed to know at this time. And she went over and above holding the class for just me and coming to my home because we had trouble connecting online. Larger print visuals would've been good for aging eyes. Appreciated her excellent effort to make this happen.

Stained Glass Workshop

8/10/2020
Miguel M.

Attended: Stained Glass Workshop


The tools I used were not working properly, had to wait 15 minutes before they found scissors, and they were not cutting good, saw all my cuts were not straight, they I can take the class over, which I will

Proofreading (Online)

7/20/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Proofreading (Online)


Not the best online experience but perhaps the live class is better.

Proofreading (Online)

7/14/2020
Lisa D.

Attended: Proofreading (Online)


Alison is a fun and knowledgeable teacher!

Proofreading (Online)

7/13/2020
Patti S.

Attended: Proofreading (Online)


Alison Moran, the Proofreading Instructor for this virtual class was excellent. She gave us examples to practice on, quizzes to test our knowledge, and a PowerPoint full of information to jumpstart our endeavor. She was patient, I never felt rushed, and stayed online until all our questions were answered. I now feel confident updating my resume and knowing where to look for proofreading jobs. Thanks Discovery Center & Alison Moran for offering such a valuable class!

The Ultimate Stock Trading Workshop (Online)

7/2/2020
Anonymous

Attended: The Ultimate Stock Trading Workshop (Online)


I loved the follow up with the slides that was extremely helpful and thoughtful. Thank you

Fun and Easy Tarot - Learn to Read Tarot (Online)

6/28/2020
Amanda P.

Attended: Fun and Easy Tarot - Learn to Read Tarot (Online)


This was such an informative and immersive class. Sarah was able to keep it interactive despite the Zoom aspect and I will say I believe I can do a great reading just from this one class. I would recommend her for any class she offers and hope she continues to do them remotely beyond covid :)

Fun and Easy Tarot - Learn to Read Tarot (Online)

6/28/2020
Tarun H.

Attended: Fun and Easy Tarot - Learn to Read Tarot (Online)


This was a really fun way to learn about the history and meaning behind tarot cards! Sarah is a knowledgeable, energetic, patient, and fun instructor. Notes are included with a small additional materials fee, which will be useful for practicing readings after the class.

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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

Drawing 101 (Online)
Drawing 101 (Online)
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 29th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Real Estate Agent Licensing Course (Online)
Real Estate Agent Licensing Course (Online)
Next start date:

Monday Nov 30th, 1:30pm - 6:30pm Central Time

Drama I: Losing Inhibitions (Online)
Drama I: Losing Inhibitions (Online)
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 2nd, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Intro to Painting I & II (Online)
Intro to Painting I & II (Online)
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Beginners Photography (Online)
Beginners Photography (Online)
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Master Online Sales, eBay, Craigslist, Amazon (Online)
Master Online Sales, eBay, Craigslist, Amazon (Online)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 5th, 1:30pm - 4pm Central Time

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

Friday Dec 11th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

Leasing Agent License (Online)
Leasing Agent License (Online)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 12th, 8:30am - 5:30pm Central Time

Jump Start your Notary Business (Online)
Jump Start your Notary Business (Online)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 12th, 12pm - 4pm Central Time

Fun and Easy Tarot - Learn to Read Tarot (Online)
Fun and Easy Tarot - Learn to Read Tarot (Online)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 12th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Proofreading (Online)
Proofreading (Online)
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 13th, 10am - 4pm Central Time

Public Speaking (Online)
Public Speaking (Online)
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 16th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time

Astrology for Beginners - Beyond the Sun Sign (Online)
Astrology for Beginners - Beyond the Sun Sign (Online)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 19th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Healing the Frightened Self
Healing the Frightened Self
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 1st, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Improvisation for Beginners
Improvisation for Beginners
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 1st, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Stress Management
Stress Management
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 3rd, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

How to Become Professional Life Coach
How to Become Professional Life Coach
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 6th, 10am - 1pm Central Time

Stained Glass Workshop
Stained Glass Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 6th, 10am - 4pm Central Time

Real Estate Course - Accelerated
Real Estate Course - Accelerated
Next start date:

Monday Dec 7th, 10am - 4pm Central Time

Couples Massage
Couples Massage
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 8th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm 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 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 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 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 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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