At the tender age of 6, Mark Cafiero received his first camera. Though it was broken and filled with cartoons his father had drawn of Mark and his sisters, that camera sparked an early interest in photography. Since then, that spark has erupted into a full-fledged passion, leading Mark to become a professional photographer who has snapped photos for hundreds of clients, including celebrities and professional athletes. To share his spark with others, Mark founded Chimpsy, an resource that helps photographers of all experience levels calibrate their skills with casual in-person and online classes.
Available in more than 30 cities across the nation, Chimpsy's two-hour crash course features a hands-on shooting session and campfire-style presentation on topics ranging from camera anatomy to photo composition. For home study, online classes help photographers—beginners and aspiring pros alike—get more from their pictures through two-hour video tutorials that cover photo-editing software, shooting tips and techniques, and steps on how to build a photography business. From the comfort of their bedrooms, students can watch these professional photographer-led tutorials live or replay previously recorded sessions. Along with instructional classes, Chimpsy offers shutterbugs a place to submit photos for contests with monthly prizes or for feedback from peers, pros, and sentient picture frames.
Spurred by a drive to instill children with a love for the arts and to build their self-esteem, professional actor Miles McMahon helms an array of educational programs at Theatre of the Imagination. He and his staff of local theater lovers build on more than 2,000 successful children's theatrical productions through creative summer camps, acting and performance classes, special workshops, and birthday parties for performers in prekindergarten through ninth grade. Miles writes a completely new work for each class and camp, using the script to immerse students in a cooperative, creative environment while freeing them from the pressures of lead roles, auditions, and autographer's elbow. Staff members can also conduct Movie Star Acting birthday parties, where they shoot a short film with the birthday child as the star.
Oakhill Summer Days is here for two year olds through 8th grade! You do not have to be a student at Oakhill Day School to enjoy summer fun at Oakhill! This program is for any child ages two through 8th grade. The program is 8 weeks long with you choosing which weeks you want to attend! Summer Camp runs June 6 - July 29
The practitioner instructors at WellSpring School of Allied Health enlighten beginners and professionals alike through continuing-education courses in massage therapy, fitness, health, and wellness. Practicing massage therapists can bolster existing expertise with the hot-stone massage course ($272), while certified personal trainers can work toward new certifications during courses such as Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist ($450). Master the fundamentals of muscle mesmerizing during one of six Massage for Everyone programs, or hone CPR and first-aid ($136) skills to better handle catastrophic games of Candyland.