Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Centers’ numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Create a Canvas’s owner established this laid-back artistic center after taking a similar class and discovering its therapeutic properties and ability to inspire creativity. Determined to help people find their muse, the proprietor and staff opened their doors to students of all artistic levels. Budding artists unleash their inner Rembrandts as they glide their brushes over the canvas during date nights, bachelorette parties, or private functions. During casual, fun-filled sessions, fledgling painters produce their own versions of a chosen painting, which they can later gift to a friend or use to spruce up the doghouse foyer.
Started by three professionals who, together, hold more than 30 years of IT experience, DWJ, Inc. helps clients get their business off the ground via IT solutions and services. The computer experts fix existing hardware and software problems and offer technical support when needed. They also delve into the realm of marketing, training, and computer-certification courses to prepare clients for the challenges of starting a business.