Original article published on PureWow.

Spring is the opposite of back-to-school season. But class is always in session with Dabble, the Chicago-based company that curates the kinds of learning experiences we seriously look forward to. Sign up for these five courses and bloom like a flower this semester–um, season.


Block Some Rays

Make your own SPF 25 sunscreen and slather it on thick all summer–after all, you can always whip up more at home. (May 15, $40)



Throw a Pretty Party

Tissue paper: the easy and affordable route to dazzling party decor. Learn how to make fringe garlands, geometric piñatas and tissue tassels that will perk up your backyard soiree. (May 26, $60)



Jump for Joy

Haven’t swung a jump rope in a while? Join up with a group for an hour-long jump-rope-basics refresher that’ll bring back memories of recess. (May 17, $20)



Make a Splash

Master white-water rafting on the close-to-Chicago Vermillion River so you can be a confident leader when your friends come to town for their annual summer visit. (June 6, 13 and 20, $59)



Meet Your Match

Kick-start your summer of love or just polish up your social skills during a tutorial on allure and approachability. (May 15 and 21, $45)