The Pursuit Supply Company offers classes for your DIY life. Please see the list below to see what we offer. Also, if you have a class idea or want to teach let us know and maybe we can make it happen. All classes are about 1-2 hours in duration except for beer brewing that can go to 3 plus hours. We are a small shop and employ a conversational teaching style. No note taking necessary! All classes are informal and relaxed.
- Beer brewing
- Wine making
- Film development
- Street Photography
- Ambient Light Photography
- Coffee roasting
Our class signups are all on our Dabble page. If you would like more information please contact us at 312.985.6652 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also subscribe to our newsletter to learn of upcoming classes.
Currently we have the following classes scheduled.
Basic Black & White Film Developing
Sunday, July 29 2018 @ 11am
Taught by Adam this class will give you a great introduction to developing your own B&W film.
Have you ever wanted to develop your own film? It's easy and you can do it almost anywhere! Feel the sense of satisfaction after developing your own film and seeing the images you created.
You will learn how to take an exposed roll of 35mm or 120mm film through the development process and end up with usable negatives. This includes putting your film on reels and using chemicals in the development process. We will also review best practices and how to mix your chemicals and make a space for you to develop in.
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Intro to Beer Brewing
Sunday, December 2 2018 @ 11am
Our intro to beer brewing class is taught by an Rhys Goulbourn, who has been a dedicated homebrewer for the last few years brewing hundereds of gallons. He is friendly attentive and passionate about the brew process.
This introduction to homebrewing class is a hands on experience focused on providing you with the essential information needed to get started with homebrewing. We will provide all of the essentials to learn how to brew high quality beer. During this class we will be talking about the essential steps to brew beer, talk a little bit about the history of beer, and most importantly we will brew beer. Come thirsty and curious!
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Introduction to Street Photography
Sunday, July 22 2018 @ 12pm
This workshop is taught by Gerri Fernandez who’s been photographing professionally for over 10 years and has a B.A. in Photography. She loves all things film and camera related, making her a true die-hard analog fan. Not one to use elaborate setups or post-production techniques, Gerri will teach you how to create engaging street portraits.
Get ready for a fun-filled day roaming the streets of Chicago. Gerri will give loving attention while teaching you how to make striking images in the moment. She will review how to adjust your camera settings and position to get the most out of each situation. She will also talk about taking into account the correct film choice for this analog focused class. Lastly, you will cover how to approach strangers for street portraits. She will go through the basics of lighting and how to interact with your subjects while making them comfortable. This class is for beginners and those who want to grow in confidence while photographing in the streets. The class will be tailored to each individual student's skill level.
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Introduction To Ambient Light Photography
Sunday, July 15 2018 @ 1pm
This workshop is taught by Gerri Fernandez who’s been a photographer for over 10 years and has a B.A. in Photography. She loves all things film and camera related and is a die-hard analog fan. Not one to use elaborate setups or post-production techniques, Gerri will teach you how to capture captivating images with natural light and your SLR. Get ready for a fun-filled day of firm but loving attention and learning how to make striking images with minimal kit.
In this experience, you will learn how to get the most out of the existing lighting conditions, and how to adjust your camera for the best shot in each situation. Gerri will also talk about the correct film choices for this analog focused class. Lastly, you will cover how to interact with your subject, making them comfortable and getting the most from them to make that unforgettable portrait.
This class is great for beginners looking for some tips to bring their photographs to the next level. The class will be tailored to each individual student's skill level.
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