former chronic procrastinators, reformed flighty people, etc.: What's the #1 change you've made to improve your organizational and time management skills? (new mantra or mindset? taking a course? etc) [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Nov 19, 2013 -
Where do you find great hip-hop dance classes in NYC? I have never taken a dance class before. I am interested in private instruction or intimate classes (NOT a gym class...). I would like to learn as quickly as possible, in a structured way. I don't expect to go from 0-60 overnight, but I will put in some serious work. I tend to prefer methodical approaches to learning new skills with clear goals. I'm most interested in hearing about personal experiences and recommendations.
posted by yaymukund
on Nov 17, 2013 -
All of my clients are asking for this style of animation/screen casting (SFW):
It's the manic screen twisting animation with text and simple images displayed over basic color backgrounds.
I am moderately skilled in After Effects (and own the suite) so I'd love to accommodate them, but I am more accustomed to creating explosions, light sabers and monsters than this kind of stuff. I would like to know if anyone knows of specific online classes or easy to follow tutorials for this specific style/type of animation? I've found many After Effects tutorials, but I'm looking for something specifically geared to creating a video similar to the one posted above.
I am happily prepared to pay for these as I really need to be somewhat proficient in this by early 2014.
Thanks a million!
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I'm looking for cooking classes in SF. My ideal would be a multi-week, multi-day-a-week type course, but I'd also be open to one off, or maybe a weekend series. The only things I've been able to find online are "make pasta then eat it!" type things which are fine, but ideally I'd like something a bit more serious oriented towards teaching people who to make delicious, repeatable, high-quality food. Anyone have any suggestions?
posted by wooh
on Aug 21, 2013 -
I have decided that in a year's time I would like to be a Cinema 4D expert-- or at least more of an expert than I am now. What are the best resources out there for me to make that happen? [more inside]
posted by matcha action
on Jun 25, 2013 -
You've taken some classes, academic or not, for fun or out of simple interest. Some of those classes were paid opportunities to socialize. You walked out of them not feeling very different from how you felt coming in. Then you forgot everything you were supposed to have learned, and you never did anything like that again. Other classes taught you (or put you on the road to learning) a fulfilling skill or a body of knowledge. What kinds of classes were they? How did you find out about them? What lasting effects have those classes had on your life? (e.g., took a foreign language class → went abroad without a guide, took a welding class → set up a workshop in the garage, etc.)
posted by Nomyte
on May 28, 2013 -
I get to spend Mid-June to September in Vegas with my days pretty much completely free - I work nights.
What educational opportunities and schools would you recommend me look into to take some classes. [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika
on Apr 28, 2013 -
I want to relearn algebra, chemistry, basic mechanics, and basic physics this summer. For free? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Apr 25, 2013 -
A few months ago I found a certain online Spanish tutoring site I wanted to try out, but now I'm unable to locate it after much Googling. The site (which may have offered languages other than Spanish) had private tutors who conduct sessions via Skype. The main page showed photos and bios of the many available tutors, with star ratings and links to reviews written by students. As I recall, each tutor could set his/her own price. What site might this have been?
posted by iamisaid
on Apr 25, 2013 -
I'm in the process of making my schedule for next semester and it looks like the only viable option is 5 classes in a row, twice a week. Has anyone done something like this? Does this sound like an awful idea? I would love to hear your opinions and experiences. [more inside]
posted by Hey Judas!
on Apr 11, 2013 -
I am considering moving to Asheville and hear a lot about how hard it is to make a living there and how over saturated it is already with entrepreneurs. I am in my mid 50's and have been a successful private chef who is now teaching cooking in various small schools and in private homes. I am not thrilled with the northeast weather and thought of Asheville as a relocation spot. Having just visited there it seemed there is a lot of food buzz going on- I know it's a "foodie" town and think I might be able to succeed there.
I am concerned about the rising cost of buying a house in the area and that I could find enough work there. Any input?
posted by privatechef
on Feb 6, 2013 -
I lead a team of podcasters. They're all great people--intelligent, articulate, and very good speakers. We now wish to translate our spoken success to the page, and our early attempts have shown that despite the successes we have as speakers we're finding our writing skill (specifically in regards to concise, clear, engaging, and personable communication through the written word) is in need of honing. I need suggestions how to do that. [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Feb 4, 2013 -
I find taking notes in my Computer Science classes challenging. Can you share with me your techniques for taking useful notes that are specifically helpful for CS courses? [more inside]
posted by estlin
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I am interested in taking a few continuing ed classes at FIT related to photography, and I was wondering if anyone had experience with this (or with continuing ed at FIT in general). [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB
on Jan 12, 2013 -
What are some structured activities where I (early 30s, male) can meet women in their 20s/30s? I'm specifically looking for activities that involve an ongoing group with structured interaction between participants, because I'm not good at starting up conversations on my own. [more inside]
posted by zeri
on Dec 28, 2012 -
Education filter: How do you get a class accredited at a community college? Does it depend on the individual state or local system? Who would be the right people to talk to understand this process? Thank you!
posted by tessalations999
on Nov 30, 2012 -
I'm looking for online foreign language (French) courses/classes with an instructor component. [more inside]
posted by benbenson
on Sep 20, 2012 -
What are some classes or certifications that would bolster the resume of a sales professional besides a college degree? [more inside]
posted by cheechman85
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Are there solo participation (as in not couples) classes for expectant fathers in any high schools or colleges in the USA or Canada?
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 28, 2012 -
I just moved back to the Bay Area and am trying to get my DIY on again. Please recommend resources and spaces for ceramics, knitting, and sewing lessons/classes/circles in the East Bay or SF. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Aug 23, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend good introductory Illustrator and Photoshop classes in NYC? [more inside]
posted by beisny
on May 31, 2012 -
My husband and I have gotten absolutely addicted to Yale history prof David Blight's course on the American civil war on iTunes U.
Help us find more courses like this, preferably in the humanities. What are your favorites?
posted by rubyshoes
on May 25, 2012 -
I'm looking for brilliant metaphors to explain the ins and outs of object-oriented programming. Know any? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Apr 6, 2012 -
I spent the past week sleuthing online for vegetarian cooking classes in San Francisco and don't have much to show for it. Help! [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake
on Mar 4, 2012 -
Can you recommend a good (and relatively inexpensive) beginning acting class or workshop in L.A.? (I know.) [more inside]
posted by tyrantkitty
on Dec 19, 2011 -
What cool places can I take classes, preferably accessible to public transit in the East Bay? Things like lit classes on specific subjects / authors, art history classes on specific artists / time periods, women's studies. [more inside]
posted by fireflies
on Nov 29, 2011 -
I have been in college for 4 years and still don't know what to do in life. How do I find out what I want in life? [more inside]
posted by Parh6512
on Nov 28, 2011 -
I live in NYC, where there are classes for children starting at birth. Baby yoga and soccer for 18 month olds and visual art as soon as they can stand. What are the best ages to start learning specialized things (assuming one is interested), like piano, ballet, swimming, baseball, soccer, chess, trapeze, animal husbandry, foreign language, martial arts, theater, etc.? I took gymnastics when I was nine and found that anyone who was competitively good at it had begun at six.
posted by xo
on Aug 22, 2011 -
My wife wants to take a class about how to get a knitting pattern published in Knitty, a huge online knitting magazine. She's tempted to take the class but is rubbed the wrong way because the class is done by Amy Singer who is the the owner of -- Knitty! It's not a "How to get your pattern published" class, it's a "How to get your pattern published in Knitty
" class - run by Knitty. [more inside]
posted by Gerard Sorme
on Aug 10, 2011 -
Help create my Intro to Comedy Writing syllabus! I'm teaching a comedy writing class for teenagers this semester for the first time. What assignments/
readings/video/audio should I include? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic
on Feb 1, 2011 -
What kind of data do I need to be keeping track of as I go, so its easily available when I need to send out resumes? (dog training) [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3
on Dec 15, 2010 -
I'm transferring in the Spring (January) and by my stupidity and ignorance, I am short of one credit to transfer. They need 60, I only have 59. [more inside]
posted by mrspeacock
on Dec 10, 2010 -
I've been renovating my house for about a year (and spent my childhood doing this stuff with my dad), and I'm starting to think that I really like this work. Where can I go for almost-but-not-quite-pro-level classes and hands-on education in stuff like residential wiring, conforming to code, hanging drywall, landscaping, etc? [more inside]
posted by m_lazarus
on Oct 5, 2010 -