The experienced instructors at Pathways Through Art teach a wide array of artistic techniques to students of all ages. During a four-hour workshop, which can also be split into two sessions totaling four hours, the creativity connoisseurs provide step-by-step instruction, plenty of work time, and Mona Lisa–shaped koozies for students' self-furnished beverages. Aspiring canvas clothiers can train in a variety of painting styles, such as acrylic, watercolor, or printmaking. Ceramics classes allow creative juices to flow, overflow, and form lily-pad-covered swamps as budding sculptors turn clay into statues, dishes, and other earthen ephemera. Pathways Through Art provides glazes and up to three pounds of the malleable mud and will kiln-toast your finest creation.
The shutterbugs at Janssen Photography divide their time between two scenic locales where they capture subjects around charming outdoor grounds or inside one of two contemporary studios. At the Lakewood site, a historical Victorian home nestles amid 2 acres of scenery that include a pond, waterfall, gazebo, and a 1940s vintage pickup truck. The Littleton studio rests on 2.5 acres of coalmining land, where a rustic cellar and a stone waterfall create evocative photo backgrounds. Once photographers have snapped sophisticated family photos, whimsical child portraits, and memorable senior photos, they retouch these images and immortalize them in print form. When they aren't snapping shots on their home turf, Janssen's photographers go on location to chronicle weddings, shoot publicity photos, and document fake lunar landings.
Chef Penni Royston credits nature’s bounty, specifically colorful fruits and veggies, as the inspiration for Nature’s Table Cooking School. A certified Natural Foods Chef, Penni ousts processed junk from recipes and instead uses healthy foods preferred by any serious crafter of edible art. During her classes, chef Penni rounds up a rainbow of ingredients to craft raw dishes, gluten-free fare, or vegan soup and pizza made from scratch. She shifts between demonstration and student participation as she teaches, sending each pupil home with a recipe and a packet of nutritional info so they can calculate how many graves they’ll have to dig in the backyard to burn off the calories.
From the time she was three years old, Megan M Riley knew she was different. She spotted spirits in her house, communicated with deceased relatives, and even witnessed her grandmother's apparition at her cousin's wedding. At first she tried to ignore her gift, but then she decided to embrace it instead. After studying with shamans, yogis, and other mediums, Megan began using her abilities to help others connect with loved ones who have passed on and identify deep-seated emotional issues. No matter what the concern, Megan focuses on providing positive, enlightening sessions that offer clients a sense of empowerment.
Vision Photography’s team of shutterbugs can shoot subjects under the controlled lighting of their spacious studio or beneath streaming sunlight in the flowering fields adjacent to it. Photographers can also capture familial bonds, the glow of moms-to-be, and the expressions newborns make when grappling with man’s existential dilemma.
Englewood Camera's expert imagists pass on hard-won photo wisdom to aspiring shutterbugs in small, hands-on classes. The Basics of Digital Photography class acquaints fledgling photographers with the conceptual essentials and technical principles of camerawork, including framing, focus, film exposure, and using the flash to temporarily blind uncooperative children. From class discussions, pupils can learn from the experience of fellow shutter squires and develop an infectious curiosity about photography that will endure after the three-hour class.