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Publish Your Own Unique Photo Book With Shutterfly
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., April 1 - April 22 (no class on April 8)
The latest technology today allows us to take a photo and share an experience instantaneously giving us immediate gratification in documenting a moment, sharing a feeling, or creating a connection. Come join us in this 3-session class, where we will expand the story behind the photos by creating a photo book that blends the words and images of the story in more detail. Students will also be guided through writing descriptive narratives about special memories and unique experiences that are illustrated in the photos that they choose to include in the photo book. Each student will sign up for a free account with Shutterfly so that they are able to save their work and make any additional entries. Students may purchase a book online through Shutterfly upon completion.

Jewelry Making: Band Rings Galore
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., April 5 - April 26
Have you wondered how to make a ring? If so, this four-week workshop is perfect for you. During this workshop, you will learn how to size your finger and the metalsmithing techniques of sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, and finishing. Then you will apply these skills to create at least four custom band rings, two brass and two silver. No experience is required.

Storytelling: Your Experience 
Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., April 5 - May 10
Taught by Lily B, a Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion from Chicago, Illinois this non-credit course is designed to take your personal experience and turn it into a story worth telling. Draw from your own life to find material that is honest and relatable and learn to tell your story in a way that is compelling and entertaining. 

Community Chorus
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Begins January 10.

Chicago Clarinet Symposium
May 12 - 13, 2017

Chicago Chamber Music Festival
July 29 - August 5, 2017

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Community Dance Program

Offerings currently include Ballet (ages 8 - adult), Creative Movement (Pre-Dance & Pre-Ballet, ages 3-7), Jazz (ages 8-12), Musical Theatre Dance (ages 12-18) and Yoga (ages 12 and up).

Community Music Program

The Community Music Program (CMP) at Northeastern Illinois University offers weekly private lessons in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, guitar and percussion. The CMP instructors include Junior Faculty (NEIU undergraduate and graduate students), Senior Faculty (professionals) and Artist Faculty (NEIU full-time faculty artists or special guest artists). Lessons are offered in 30-, 45- and 60-minute increments, and students sign up for the entire session offered. New students, please fill out this form first.

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