If adding a new job skill is on your list, then we recommend looking at local universities. Not only will they have continuing studies courses but they also will have options for students-at-large and taking regular college courses without earning credits. City Colleges of Chicago and other area community colleges also offer courses that may enhance your career, as well as arts and other leisurely pursuits.
Arts + Crafts
When we do find those moments of peace and quiet, many of us turn to creative pursuits to relax. Mastering a skill such as knitting, pottery, or drawing can be hugely rewarding and fulfilling. In a city as big as Chicago there is no shortage of places to get your right brain moving. Some of our favorites are Lill Street, Hyde Park Art Center, Palette and Chisel and Evanston Art Center.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Most of us took a foreign language courses in our teen years, but few of us have kept up the practice. There are several language and cultural schools to suit whatever interests you may have—German classes at Goethe Institute, Alliance Française for French, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago for Spanish. Language Loop offers classes in languages such as Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Vietnamese, and Farsi. Whatever your flavor, you can find it in Chicago!