The Gallery for Young People offers summer art camps, field trips, and classes for kids and teens, helping them create art using a variety of media. Kids aged 3?5 start out by working with charcoal, paint, pastels, and papier-m?ch?. As students get older, lessons become more challenging, encouraging them to craft mixed-media self portraits and study printmaking. The studio also hosts exhibitions of the children's work to showcase their unique accomplishments.
A team of skilled framers toils at Frames For Life, hand building frames for custom projects. The framers gleefully surround documents and art in a variety of sizes with a large stock of borders that includes contemporary, ornate, and wood-grain frames. They also surround and protect framing innards with mattes, glass, or acrylics, and offer shadow boxes and stretched canvas.
With a plethora of frame and mat samples, Deck The Walls can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most framing starts at $99), dorm-room movie posters sparkle (24"x36" pieces start at $99), and sports jerseys shine. The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. Deck The Walls' lifetime guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Cozy Melts intoxicates the mind with the subtle scents of candles and warmers. A line of WoodWick candles make sounds like a crackling fire, whereas 100% soy candles provide a steady burn with a limited environmental impact. For scent lovers with a DIY streak, the shop also runs candle-making classes and offers glass-painting, pottery-making, and paint-your-own pottery sessions that let their creativity shine.
Easy as A-B-C, the artists behind Life in Letters craft custom photographic gifts available both in their shop and online. Over the years, they've amassed a vast collection of black-and-white photos of common objects and sights that resemble letters—such as arches, golf balls, fences, and palm trees—which they assemble into meaningful words, such as love, laugh, family, and nihilism. Once customers have chosen their word and selected each letter, they can have their piece matted and framed to suit their own decor or that of a loved one. The photographers also share their skills with aspiring shutterbugs during regular introductory photography classes.
Factory Lighting Center's staff can help patrons fashionably brighten homes and offices with an extensive selection of lighting, lighting fixtures, lighting accessories, and rare bulbs, delivered to the lightery from a revered roster of vendors. Enlighten murky corners with a table lamp ($69.95+) or illuminate a room filled with Mark McGwire baseball cards with a chandelier ($85+). Factory Lighting Center also carries a stock of home accessories, such as ceiling fans ($69.95+) and hard-to-find parts for lamps and fixtures. If your lamp is experiencing a problem, such as audibly crying when someone steps on the cord, the staff can speedily return the fixture to working order.