With years of musical experience and a kind, patient approach, the instructors of Columbia Guitar Lessons help beginning and intermediate students learn to strum chords and play solos on guitar. They travel to students’ homes for convenient onsite lessons and can provide guitars if necessary. Private one-on-one lessons are available, as well as small-group lessons for siblings or friends.
Mankind was never meant to breathe underwater, but the instructors at Columbia Scuba defy such limitations, helping students of all sorts—from small children to disabled adults—explore the forbidden depths. As young as 8, kids can start training with PADI Bubblemaker classes, using equipment suited to their smaller size, and swimmers of all ages can join Discover Scuba sessions to learn the basics of diving in the safety of a pool. For students looking to become certified divers, open-water diving and specialty diving courses test practical skills in unique environments, such as submerged shipwrecks filled with sunken coupons, whereas trips to the Florida springs or Cozumel convey the majestic experience of communing up close with marine wildlife.
Signature service: Paint and Sip
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: great wines, craft beer
Pro Tip: no artistic skills necessary
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
When a customer who had never painted before contacted me afterwards to say hey and her son saw a rainbow and discussed how they would paint it.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've always been inspired by art and always loved good wine alongside [it].
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
New concept; anyone can do it?everyone has fun, even if they come in a little apprehensive.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
You can also "freestyle" at our Paint Bar. We have options you can paint on your own or ones that come with instructions. The Paint Bar is open without reservations, walk-ins welcome to the Paint Bar. Great location to host parties as well.
Wooden shelves teem with more than 750 designs of bisque pottery pieces that include small decorative bowls, plates, banks, and mugs shaped like owls. On nearby tabletop risers, glazes in nearly 100 colors sit next to stacks of brushes, sponges, stencils, and stamps. Art Smart Academy staffers help children of all ages, including those with fully formed mustaches, exercise their creativity. They guide visitors through open pottery-painting sessions, themed painting parties, and adults-only painting workshops between the studio's bright lavender and sunburst yellow walls—often educating visitors in new artistic styles and terminology. The creative staffers also travel outside the studio as part of a mobile art-education program, and bring ample art supplies to outdoor painting parties.
It can take an artist years to apply the right brushstrokes to a canvas, but at Corks and Canvas, it only takes one night. During each three-hour painting session, a professional artist walks classes through every step of duplicating a piece of acrylic art. Made up of participants aged 16 and older, the group classes convene at a public venue such as a restaurant. Students can buy food and drinks to snack on throughout the night or smear onto their canvas if they’re tired of painting. For scheduled sessions and private events for adults or kids, Corks and Canvas supplies canvases, paint, brushes, easels, and aprons.
Redbird Studio and Gallery helps fill creative voids with clay- and ceramics-based classes, courses, and afterschool programs. Inside the facility, students of assorted skills, ages, and backgrounds work alongside each other, swirling together ideas and techniques while crafting personalized masterpieces. Dedicated instructors consistently dish out tips and encouragement, and for extra inspiration, visitors may stop by the attached gallery to browse its collection of professional pieces.