The best way to get to know artist Claudia Groll’s paintings may be to look at one of her paintings. Each of her works evokes some aspect of her spirit, whether expressed in vibrant hues or in layers of tactile mixed-media materials arranged on the canvas. During Claudia’s classes, she encourages students that feel the same urge to transform their feelings as art. In small classes for both kids and adults, Claudia helps students get comfortable with painting before showing how to work with acrylics, oils, and silk. These are some of the same lessons Claudia has perfected in her own work since learning to paint almost 20 years ago, lessons that helped her to produce art worthy of several exhibitions since.
The three Palm Beach Golf Center locations combine almost enough square feet of retail space—more than 40,000—to rival an actual 18-hole course. Within that expansive area, patrons will find golf gear and apparel to furnish frequent trips to the links. As they've done since 1988, the store's knowledgeable salespeople roam the racks helping customers find the right gear for their game. Their wares range from Titleist putters that help roll the ball into the cup to FootJoy golf gloves that provide excellent grip while holding onto the roof of a golf cart for dear life. To ensure that customers walk away with the right equipment, each store also offers professional club fitting and repair.
Every day, MIY Ceramics' spacious art studio begets a kaleidoscope of one-of-a-kind masterpieces made by students and staffers alike. With a bevy of supplies for crafting pottery, glass pieces, and jewelry, artists of every level can discover a new passion or hone existing skills under the trained guidance of the studio's helpful attendants and in-house Greek muses.
Florida Nursing Review was created with a single mission: to help nursing students pass the state-mandated NCLEX examination. To accomplish this lofty goal, the organization hired a dedicated team of instructors—all with real-world experience in the field—to zero in on each student's strengths and weaknesses and to share helpful tips for acing the exam. They use a variety of approaches, including one-on-one tutoring, practice exams, and mandatory screenings of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, to help any student make the grade, whether they're taking the test for the first time or the fourth.
To beat the all-tackle world record for a yellowfin tuna, you'd have to hook a behemoth weighing in the neighborhood of 450 pounds. Should any angler ever successfully snag such a fish, the record keepers of the International Game Fish Association will be among the first to announce the catch's confirmed stature. As part of their mission to conserve all types of game fish and to promote ethical angling practices, the IGFA representatives also advise fishermen on how to bring the catch ashore, verify its measurements, and release it while causing as little stress to the fish as possible.
The association’s conservation efforts continue with its IGFA Great Marlin Race program, a partnership with Stanford University that outfits fishermen with research equipment to achieve a better understanding of marlin biology and the cause of pruney fingers. The IGFA also keeps the community engaged with ethical game fishing by hosting school groups and summer camps for kids. Beyond this programming, the IGFA maintains a museum that honors the history of sport fishing and its legendary anglers.
"Every garden begins with a seed, and every seed needs a dedicated gardener for optimal growth." This concept poetically sums up the idea behind Playing the Game of Life, a community center that brims with a bevy of preschool, after-school, and adult programs led by motivating teachers. Under their tutelage, younger students combat obstacles such as stress, bullying, and obesity while flourishing in an arts-based education. Through classes such as jewelry making, nutritional education, speech therapy, and ballet, participants learn to build social skills, increase their confidence, and communicate feelings more effectively than stealing someone else's journal and passing it off as their own. Playing the Game of Life also hosts cognitive-therapy classes to aid older pupils suffering from memory loss.