Your Fired Creations believes that there is an artist inside everyone. Instead of climbing into a microscopic submarine to find them inside the bloodstream, the staff keep a hearty supply of equipment on hand to coax creative talents out though pottery, painting, and other activities. The studio's friendly instructors, including owner and certified art teacher Ann Marie Alford, provide guidance to keep creativity flowing freely from station to station. Wheel-throwing classes teach visitors how to knead and knuckle spinning clumps of clay into pieces of art, and fused-glass sessions transform tiny panes into colorful patchworks. Clients can also drag brushes through glazes and paints to decorate pottery or create colorful portraits.
Whether conversing with friends or delivering an important pitch at work, people just want to be understood. In the cases where a speech impediment or accent gets in the way, speech-language pathologist Tammy L. Velliquette steps in to help patients find their clarity. With more than 20 years of experience in speech therapy, Tammy holds sessions at her office or online, allowing patients to work on clearly enunciating their yells for help from the bottom of a well. Initial consultations help clients to identify the individual issues that impede their speech, allowing them to personally practice to correct them or consult Tammy for additional therapy.
Handicap accessible: Yes
Staff size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: CRCT Boot Camp
Pro tip: We develop an individual, comprehensive education plan to improve weakness and enhance strengths.
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.
The Creation Academy was founded by fashion maven Summer G in 2009, and gives children a chance to learn the ins and outs of clothing design. The creative force behind Yces Haute, Summer G has designed for such icons as Nicki Minaj, D. Woods, and Rocsi. Along with ongoing fashion camps and one-time workshops, The Creation Academy hosts kid-friendly celebrations that include refreshments and art materials. And now that the state has lifted its ban on adult creativity, Summer also hosts grownup parties where guests bedazzle denim, T-shirts, and shoes.
At Hawk Aviation Flight School, aspiring pilots learn to fly inside a Cessna 172. The aircraft's original equipment has been replaced with state-of-the-art avionics like the EX600 multi-function display, which provides pilots with maps, radars, bribe money for birds, and other tools needed to navigate the sky safely. Flight lessons are generally instructed by Mo Holcombe, who provides an effective and safe environment for students, but additional instructors are also available to teach students how to fly safely.