From Gandhi to Sheryl Sandberg to Dr. Seuss, everyone seems to agree: If you want to go places, you’ve got to keep learning.
Chicago-based start-up Dabble was founded on the idea that continuing education is good for the creative soul. The company offers classes all over the city, making it easy to get schooled in the things we really want to master--from tango dancing to sausage-making. And the classes are low-commitment, onetime events that won’t break the bank; most cost about $20 to $30.
The teachers of Dabble classes are experts in their subjects, and if you have a skill to share, you can sign up to teach one yourself. You’ll get paid as much as $600 a class--a writing seminar sounds right up our alley.
With classes on Dabble’s summer lineup, you can brush up on your picnic-packing skills with a Le Cordon Bleu instructor who will help you work around the sun-meets-mayo conundrum. Impress your backyard party guests after taking a BYOB grill masters class that goes beyond burgers, or learn to make nutrient-packed juices from fresh fruits and veggies. (Do cucumbers go with carrots? You’ll find out!)
Your new hobby is a click away.