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Baltimore

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Washington

$60 $30

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Under the attentive supervision of one of Off the Wall's active and insured instructors, students learn the basics of underwater breathing using supplied scuba equipment. Off the Wall is owned by two longtime divers, bringing years of experience, SSI and PSAI ratings, and distinguished bubble-blowing skills. During the approximately two-hour intro class, a team member will help you get acquainted with aquatic gadgetry while teaching you what you need to know in order to be safe and confident before spending an hour in the water. Bring your Groupon to Off the Wall to get fitted for a wetsuit and schedule your class.

3007 Eastern Blvd
Middle River,
MD
US

Since 1978, Brett Aviation's FAA-certified flight instructors have imparted wisdom to fledgling aviators through programs ranging from discovery flights to full pilot certifications. Their trusty aircraft run skyward laps from its nest at Martin State Airport, allowing students to get a feel for flight controls and build the confidence that comes from hours spent aloft. Planes also take off on sightseeing flights, giving passengers aerial glimpses of such destinations as downtown Baltimore, Annapolis, and Ocean City at 120 miles per hour, just fast enough to outrun the tall ships that frequently drag-race down Chesapeake Bay.

701 Wilson Point Rd.
Middle River,
MD
US

Husband-and-wife team Amy and Jae Rice turn the camera on brides and grooms for truly unique wedding photos. While their reception pictures take on a more traditional look, the duo also takes brides on location to capture highly stylized images that resonate with personality. In fancy white gowns, brides pose atop tractors, at the edge of waterfalls, or along windowsills of abandoned buildings.

Weddings, engagements, and trash-the-dress sessions aren't their only bag, however. They also love capturing the personalities of moms-to-be, grads, newborns, and families with portrait sessions. Fleshing out the portfolios of professionals and performers with headshot sessions is another of their many specialties.

8047 Park Haven Road
Dundalk,
MD
US

When he's not busy recording and performing his original songs, Billy Redfield shares his passion for the guitar with students at Baltimore Guitar Instruction. Held at his clients' homes, Billy's lessons accommodate beginning and advanced students alike. His expertise encompasses all of the instrument's fundamentals, from proper chord formations and strumming techniques to restringing and tuning the guitar. After teaching his students to read tablature, Billy even helps them learn their favorite popular songs, from Beatles’ pop tunes to Beethoven's psychedelic sonatas.

Mobile
Dundalk,
MD
US

Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.

101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore,
MD
US

Paintings of bowls overflowing with fruit, majestic Southwestern mesas, and a white horse against an orange backdrop line the brick walls at Mitchell School of Fine Arts. Beneath those examples, students of all ages and levels learn to create their own magnum opuses under the tutelage of instructors, who channel degrees in fine art, publication in books and magazines, and a range of other credentials.

In classes, the teachers focus on topics such as landscape painting or classical drawing to help pupils master the nuances of a particular style and portray the beauty of a blossoming flower or a dirt bike that runs on flowers. An animal pastels class for youngsters inspires participants to grab soft drawing implements and sketch colorful fauna on paper. Private lessons are available, as are commissioned portraits from the faculty themselves, who will render the likeness of a loved one.

6247 Falls Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US