The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students? inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with wines. Wine and Canvas's monthly calendar includes themed classes during which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters?many of them local artists?provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke. Each studio boasts a selection of alcohol available for purchase, inciting creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Elida Field’s sources of inspiration have ranged from regal horses to lush flowers to undulating Italian landscapes—which she revisits from time to time with fledgling art lovers in Italian art tours. Painted straight from the heart with a little help from the hands, her most recent works find her exploring the feminine form as she combines drawing and color with collages of photos and inspiring quotes. Her works have been showcased in Texas, Oregon, and Washington while on vacation from her studio, which doubles as a teaching space.
Equipment: Three swim pools, Spa, Nautilus weights, Precore Cardio, Gymnasium, Sauna
Students should bring: Swimsuit and towel
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 25+ people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Bring new swimmers to the facility to see the pool before the day of their first lesson
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Swimming is a great fitness tool that people of all ages can enjoy. It is the one sport that positively cross trains for every other sport as well as being a sport that can be enjoyed your entire lifetime. How many football players are still playing in their 60s, 70s, 80s? Go to any Masters Swim Meet and there will be lots of seniors swimming.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
Although it is important to work hard to make improvements, working to the point of actual pain usually means injury, which is never a good idea.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Learning to swim is both fun and functional. Classes are focused on making the process as fun as possible while continuing to move the students to becoming competent swimmers. We have high expectations for our students but want to keep lessons fun enough they will look forward to returning each class.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Although this offer is just for beginners, we do offer programs for swimmers of all ages and skill levels, from triathlon training to pre-competition training. We also have a USA club swim team?the LaCamas HeadHunters.