Primarily focused on the ancient arts of papermaking and bookbinding, The Craft Gallery & Studio aims to share these age-old practices with curious local crafters. Inside the bright, newly renovated studio, students get to work during classes as short as a single day or as long as four weeks. Suitable for beginners, courses include a one-day Japanese bookbinding workshop, during which pupils make a hand-bound journal, and a six-week exploration of paper during Paper 101.
A woman in a gown runs through a fountain. A little girl wearing Mickey Mouse ears watches an airplane as it rolls up to the gate. The footprints of newlyweds mark a red carpet. The images that photographer Jason Domingues captures aren't always expected. In fact, Domingues seeks out unpredictable angles and hones in on surprising details while snapping shots for weddings, family portraits, engagement sessions, and senior pictures. The memory preservation specialist has been featured in the New York Times for his innovative approach to photography and was named a Fear Less Photographer––1 of about 900 photographers nationwide who create artful, sometimes avant-garde wedding portraits.
Unlike many professional artists, Domingues loves to share his secrets, hosting classes for shutterbugs of all skill levels to learn how to effectively use cameras to generate awe-inspiring photos of landscapes and politicians checking their mail. His in-class lectures acquaint beginners to basic concepts, he also takes more advanced students to the city streets and provides ongoing critique and tips while watching them frame shots.
Boasting 31 years of experience in libation education, the International School of Professional Bartending breeds well-versed mixologists thanks to its experienced staff and true-to-life bar classroom. The path to potent professionalism begins with this four-hour introductory lesson, which covers the tending basics, including use of bar tools, measuring by eye, and practicing and perfecting free pours.
It's hard to imagine getting by today without computers. Velocity Computer Tech makes sure no one has to by maintaining and repairing laptops, computers, and tablets. No matter the glitchy technical whatsit hampering memory and motherboards, techs troubleshoot the problem and quickly devise a solution. Services include everything from a basic tune-up and virus removal to a screen replacement to a total rebuild. To ensure clients know which services are necessary before work begins, they offer free computer diagnostics.
The DJ Experience works to make events memorable, providing clients with disc jockey and event planning services, including The DJ Experience and other custom DJ services. The DJ Experience simulates a real DJ experience for customers, teaching them popular DJ techniques through interactive coaching with a DJ. Customers get to dig through crates of vinyl records, use turntables to create their own mix songs, learn scratching, and record their own personalized CD. Their services were recently featured on Kansas City Live.
At Flower Classroom, instructor Christina Burton-Fox, AIFD teaches the skills needed to shape nature into colorful decorations. Flower Classroom offers an array of workshops, such as a flower-arranging class that covers basic design and color theory using varieties found within the Kansas City area.