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Laura Monahan comes from an artistic family, and spent her youth practicing sculpture, oil painting, pottery, and what turned out to be her ultimate passion: photography. Her ability to preserve candid moments has left an indelible impression?she has a published portfolio on three continents and product lines appearing at national retailers such as Hallmark and JCPenney. Laura?s photo shoots always take place outdoors, capturing newborns, older kids, and families in soft, natural lighting and poses that never appear unnatural. Her settings span the country from San Diego?s foamy beaches to Denver?s red-rock sunsets and into the Midwest?s autumn leaves, and she holds mom's night out events all over the country, including in Honolulu, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.

1050 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch,
Colorado
US

An active Denver photographer since 1985, Bart Levy imparts hard-won wisdom to aspiring photographers in upbeat, three- or four-hour workshops. In these workshops, the seasoned shutterbug demystifies DSLR cameras, teaching pupils how to harness ISO speeds, manual settings, and flash settings to produce crisp, memorable images of lens caps. Students also learn how to compose visually striking snapshots and Levy will also demonstrate the differences in digital file formats, so acolytes can upload and share pictures without setting their web browsers on fire.

6612 S Ward St.
Littleton,
CO
US

The canvas, brushes, and easels are set up and ready to go. All students need to do is sit down and get to work, painting their stresses away as they apply color to canvas. Art Bayou creates this environment where amateur artists can unleash their passions. They help people "lose [themselves] in the wonder of art" without needing to worry about purchasing supplies or cleaning up after. During the lessons, a professional artist works with students step by step as they reproduce a painting, showing them the best techniques to capture their vision on the page or on their neighbor's back. The classes are open for gatherings of all kinds including birthday parties, team-building workshops, and date-night adventures.

8280 W Coal Mine Ave
Littleton,
CO
US

The faculty members at the School of Rock believe that immersion is the best way to learn any new skill, which is why they don’t just teach students how to traverse the notes and rhythms of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals in isolation. In addition to teaching students the technical skills during one-on-one lessons, the professional music instructors push them to fuse their individual parts into songs during full band practices with fellow beginner rockers. This combination of one-on-one attention and cooperative group learning helps kids of all skill levels hone their craft while overcoming common pitfalls such as stage fright or playing off-tempo. As kids learn to shred riffs, pound out drum solos, and summon Ronnie James Dio by hitting the correct vibrato atop a silver mountain, the classes build their confidence and kick-start a lifetime of loving rock 'n' roll.

5950 South Platte Canyon Road
Littleton,
CO
US

Although Prestige Fitness' new facilities sparkle with brand-new cardio and strength-training machines and freshly painted walls, they still possess an air of intensity found in most worn-in gyms. Personal TVs on each piece of cardio equipment wire members into their favorite shows as they slay calories, saving them from the standard gym entertainment of harmonized grunting. Group exercise classes challenge members to burn calories in tandem, as they engage in the intense routines of Lance Armstrong Livestrong group cycling, Zumba, or yoga. Massage therapists help melt away the tension of a hard workout, plying their trade in quiet massage rooms isolated from the rest of the gym's hubbub. A two-story mini gym keeps tykes active in the Kids Club, where they shoot down slides, clamber up and down climbing equipment, and give kisses to punching bags.

5150 E Arapahoe Rd
Littleton,
CO
US

Tutor Doctor is an in-home tutoring company with 4 operating franchises throughout the Denver area. We offer standard free consultations and in-home assessments to ensure that we match you with the perfect tutor for your son or daughter. We can help with EVERY subject including ACT/SAT prep and cater to ages K-12.

9457 S University Blvd
Highlands Ranch,
CO
US