A miniature Tyrannosaurus Rex—a species that never had to dodge any hunters' arrows—stands outside the front door of Predator's Archery. Anachronisms aside, the fearsome creature presents a worthy stand-in for Curtis Campisi and Mike Pierce's approach to life and business. Since founding their archery shop in 1993, the duo has armed human carnivores with gear such as compound and recurve bows and custom arrows, and taught them how to use their new apparatuses through new-owner orientations on safe handling and technique. Enthusiasts can also visit the shop to launch a few arrows on the indoor range, or enroll in lessons with certified Master Coaches to take their target practice to the next level.
Photographer Eric Auffhammer discovered his first taste of making art when his mother introduced him to oil painting when he was nine years old. Fast-forward to the present, and he’s working toward an MFA in photography, winning awards and accolades along the way. Through Eternity Fine Portraits, Auffhammer specializes in wedding photography as well as portraits of children, seniors, newborns, and families. His portrait work is done on location, allowing clients to select sites of special importance, such as a favorite picnic spot or haunted backyard swing set.
The chord farmers and rhythm artisans at The Music Tree have transmitted melody to the community for years through music lessons. Lug in your musical weapon of choice and hand over your hibernating creativity to their professional, passionate instructors for 30 minutes per week for tutorials in performance and the finer points of jam science. The supportive teachers will guide students on their musical journeys, allowing them to hone the basics and finally defeat Yanni's wicked chord changes in the boss battle of New Age Hero.
Extreme Learning Center is dedicated to providing students with high-quality academic support and enrichment to ignite students' passion for learning and boost academic achievement. We offer academic support, College Prep courses, summer camps, field trips, & a Kid's Night Out program every Fri & Sat night from 6-10!
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.