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.
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.
Personal trainer Lori Johnson and nutritionist Jackie Mitchell wanted to create a one-stop shop for clients' exercise and dietary needs. LJ's Powerhouse's fitness classes range from classic workouts such as yoga to modern workouts such as TRX suspension training and BOSU ball training. Nutrition services help exercisers stay healthy outside of class with such options as the Shopping Smart package, where a consultant accompanies the client to the grocery store, and the Pantry Raid package, where a consultant removes unhealthy food stored in kitchen cabinets and fridges or stashed out of sight in the VCR.
Photojournalist Thomas Cooper dives deep into each project at Lightbox Images, ensuring active and engaging shoots that draw out the uniqueness of his subjects. Capturing crisply composed images, he applies his 20 years of experience to shooting everything from weddings and concerts to portraits, fashion, sports, and commercial ventures.
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.
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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.