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Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Curious Moms
No one’s taught you more than Mom - isn’t it about time to help her learn something new? We’ve handpicked a number of top classes in NYC that will delight the most important lady in your life, no matter what she’s into. Whether it’s exploring Chinese brush making, crochet, and floral arrangement, or learning to make fresh cheese, chutney, and scones, you’ll find a class in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide that’s sure to make her smile.
Top 5 NYC Valentine’s Date Ideas
This Valentine’s Day, forget the crowded restaurants, prickly roses and boxes of chocolate (well, maybe keep those) and celebrate the true spirit of the holiday by spending some time with someone you love. We’ve put together our Top 5 NYC Valentine’s Date Ideas to share, experience and explore:
- Gelato-Making Workshop: Take a trip back in time with this hands on Gelato-making class. You’ll learn the history and experience the process of creating this Artesian dessert. Plus, you’ll take home plenty of your delicious artwork to enjoy.
- Hands-On Macarons Class: Make your very own macarons in a French bakery in the West Village! With a max 8 students per class, you’ll learn how to craft perfect macarons from a Parisian chef and enjoy a macaron tasting and hot beverages. As an added bonus, you’ll go home with 30 of your own creations. And, fun fact: macarons are gluten-free.
- Bubbles and Bites Cooking Class: Cook a romantic Valentine’s Day French meal AND taste several different champagnes and sparkling wines paired with each dish, oh my! With a menu inspired by James Peterson’s famed French cook book, Glorious French Food, this special class will not disappoint.
- Honey for Your Honey: Learn to pair two incredible edibles - honey and cheese! The experts a Murray’s Cheese will be joined by Marina Marchese, owner of Reb Dee Honey, who will teach about the world of beekeeping, the single-origin honey harvest and cheese pairings. This class will having you and your honey buzzing for more!
Enjoy Valentine’s Day, NYC and learn something new (maybe even about each other). Don’t see what you’d like? Browse cooking classes, art classes, dance classes and more at CourseHorse to find that perfect something special.
Get New Skills: 2013 New Year’s Resolution Guide
For the curious, each new year presents a fresh opportunity to learn something new. Whether you’re looking to pick up a new skill that will help you strive at work, talk with your French-speaking neighbor, eat more healthy or rock out with a new instrument, there are classes in NYC or classes in LA that will help you get there. We’ve put together our 2013 Resolution Guide, with hand-picked selections for you to make this year the best yet.
The only question is, what will you learn in 2013? Find your inspiration below:
CourseHorse Gift Card: A Gift That Keeps Giving
The CourseHorse gift card is the simplest way to give the biggest gift. With more than 20,000 unique classes across New York City and Los Angeles, there’s absolutely something for everyone this season. What exactly can a CourseHorse gift card offer? Explore the CourseHorse gift guide and other unique gift ideas in the following:
- Art classes
- Acting classes
- Cooking classes
- Dance classes
- Health/Fitness classes
- Home/Life classes
- Language classes
- Music classes
- Professional classes
- Tech/Internet classes
- Arts and Science classes
- Kids classes
With the CourseHorse gift card, you can explore gift ideas for mom and gift ideas for dad, as well as anyone else else in your life whose inner genius is waiting to be nourished. Think outside the gift box this year and unwrap the experience of a lifetime this season. Happy Holidays.
6 Best Holidays Gifts for New York City Writers
Think you might know the next J.K. Rowling? Nourish the inner best-seller with the best holiday gift ideas for writers. From screenwriting to brand writing, we’ve put together a Gift Guide for Writers because there’s no better time to get started on that masterpiece.
Screenwriting: Turn an idea into a screenplay. Students will end with a complete first act and an outline of their feature length screenplay.
Creative Writing 101: Eliminate bad writing habits and begin cultivating confidence through practice and praise.
Wordpress.com: Blogging Basics: Ready to blog? This comprehensive class will cover everything needed to setup and maintain a blog with using WordPress.
Brand Writing: A strong brand identity is the cornerstone of a successful business. Learn how to determine the most effective ways to communicate with your customer in a meaningful way.
Personal Essay Writing: Explore writing and selling first-person narratives, starting with short opinion and slice-of-life pieces appropriate for The New York Times op-ed page, and moving on to longer, first-person reported pieces.
Young Adult Novel Writing: We’re living in the golden age of young adult literature. Class will have you finish your own Young Adult or middle grade novel in 12 weeks.
Storytelling Master Class: Become a great storyteller. Advanced 12-week class designed for excavating, shaping and delivering a cohesive narrative.
Dialogue Writing: Learn how to write dialogue that rings true, stays focused, reveals character, creates tension, adds depth through subtext, and more.
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list with the complete CourseHorse Gift Guide. So scrap the gizmos this year and give a new skill - the gift that keeps giving!
6 Gift Ideas for the Entrepreneur
From Photoshop to Stock Tradining, we’ve got the best holiday gift ideas for the enterprising, entrepreneur on your list who’d rather be getting a leg up, than sitting in a lounge chair. Check out our Entrepreneur’s Gift Guide for top NYC professional classes that will help your budding Zuckerburg get ahead.
Photoshop Essentials: Create graphics for use in websites, retouch damaged photography and use Text, Layers and Drawing Tools to create images.
Learn the Basics of Trading: Sharpen your writing skills by structuring your ideas logically, exercising diplomacy in letters and reports, and shaping your arguments.
Effective Business Writing: Learn effective strategies to sharpen your writing skills by structuring your ideas logically, exercising diplomacy in letters and reports, and shaping your arguments.
Google AdWords for Businesses: Learn to create an AdWords account, run an ad campaign, and track the performance of ads.
Certificate in Project Management: Learn how to get things done. Real-world focused, class will have you perform duties off a real project team member through in-depth case study.
Public Speaking: Speaking effectively with increased confidence and enthusiasm. Master skills that are necessary in today’s competitive business environment.
Online Marketing: Learn how to create an online marketing strategy, ID the appropriate distribution platforms, and use the Web to successfully deliver your message.
Advanced Interpersonal Communication: Learn how to develop effective communications skills that build positive interactions with others.
Got what you need for your future CEO? Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list with the complete CourseHorse Gift Guide. So scrap the gizmos this year and give a gift that keeps giving.
Gift Ideas for the Love Birds: Romantic Ways to Give
When thinking about gift ideas for love birds, it’s important to find things that they not only both enjoy, but also things that can help them grow closer. Learning provides an awesome opportunity for growth through new experiences and an unforgettable experience for two to share.
Sexy Cheese and Sumptuous Wines: Find out the top 10 reasons why cheese is sexy. Explore some of the worlds most sensual and delicious cheeses paired with sensational wines.
Date Night, Couples Competition: Work together with that special someone to create a delicious, 4-course, upscale dinner. Special attention will be paid to teaching plate presentation.
Beginner Ballroom Crash Course: Learn a smattering of Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing and Salsa…enough to get you started and out onto the dance floor.
Couples Cupcake Class: Mix & scoop your cupcakes, then on to the icing lesson with your favorite flavor!
Beginner Argentine Tango: Get ready to tango! Explore the embrace, lead and follow, rock step, sacadas, barridas and more!
People Reading: Detect non-verbal markers of comfort/discomfort, hesitation/deliberation and agreement/disagreement while correctly identifying and interpreting nonverbal cues.
The Best Southern Brunch: Learn the secrets of the best brunch dishes in town from chef-instructor John Scoff courtesy of his South Carolina roots.
Couples Dinner Friday: Expert led class on creative ways to enjoy seasonal produce and local farm raised meats with added romantic touches.
There are plenty of gift ideas for love birds that can strengthen a bond this season. Explore these and others in the CourseHorse gift guide.
Gift Ideas for the Artist: Creative Ways to Give
Gift ideas for the artist can be tricky if you’re not sure what they’d like beyond another sketchpad or easel. Give them a chance to put their hand to work in a class that will expand their skills and interests and provide an unforgettable experience and opportunity to feed their inner Monet.
Intro to Glassblowing: Discover the basics of gathering, blowing, and sculpting hot glass with at the professional Brooklyn Glass studio.
DIY Silkscreening: Prepare a screen, transfer your image and make your print from start to finish.
Photo: Composition in the Field: How to make great images out of surprising surroundings and turn the mundane into excitement in the camera.
Wax Carving: Turn wax into your very own jewelry with renowned wax jewelry artist Jeanette Caines.
Hand Building and Wheel: Play in the mud! Explore fundamental handbuilding techniques and make bowls, vases, cups and more!
Reupholstery 101: Learn upholstery methods for both re-upholstering and constructing upholstered pieces from scratch.
Drawing and Painting Fundamentals: Strengthen painting and drawing fundamentals no matter what you’re skill level with expert instruction.
Art School Portfolio Preparation: Work with different concepts and mediums, all under the umbrella of visual arts, during the listed time periods.
From practical to creative, there are tons of gift ideas for the Artist and other on the CourseHorse gift guide. Check them out and nourish an inner genius this season.
Gift Ideas for the Techie: Smart Ways to Give
Think gift ideas for the Techie are too advanced to fathom? Decode the perfect gift with an unforgettable class to indulge even their most complex interests this season.
Website Creation with Google Suite: Learn how to embed video, photo slideshows and Google Doc Applications within Google sites.
How to Blog: A blogging expert will guide you through the process of conceiving, setting up, writing, and promoting a blog.
HTML Email: Learn how to layout emails using tables, apply email-friendly CSS, fix various email client issues, and more.
Mobile Development Professional: Intensive 2-week course that will have you creating Android and iPhone mobile apps in no time.
HTML & CSS For You and Me: HTML and CSS are the foundations of the Internet; they’re the skin and bones of web pages.
Web Analytics: Through assignments using Google Analytics, learn how to use analytics to drive business success.
Web Design Fundamentals: Get the basic knowledge in creating and designing websites, including HTML and CSS.
Adobe Photoshop Level 1: Photoshop is one of the most powerful visual tools. Learn to use the various elements in Photoshop to make your mark.
From gift ideas for the Techie to gift ideas for the most technology-averse, the CourseHorse gift guide is the ultimate place to unwrap unique and creative ideas. Check it out and give the gift of learning this season.