Using the experiences gained during years as a professional racecar driver and builder, Competition101 Racing School founder Stuart Lycett trains the next generation of podium finishers during one-on-one racing lessons. Whether behind the wheel of stock cars, Trans Am T2 sports cars, sprint cars, or open-wheel cars, pupils soak in on-track experience on dirt tracks, short ovals, speedways, or road circuits while radios and on-board video cameras record every turn for scrutiny during future feedback sessions.
In addition to their introductory class, instructors also offer one-, two-, and three-day school programs. After the three-day program, studious speedsters may complete their training by competing in a sanctioned race event in front of paying spectators and a real checkered flag. Stuart and his crew also welcome interns willing to work for six months in exchange for a free three-day racing school program.
Years ago, Rebecca Barborak went to a BYOB painting class and found that it combined her love for art and red wine. She decided to start her own paint-it-yourself studio, where students of all skill levels bring forth flowers, animals, and landscapes in painting classes in both BYOB and child-friendly varieties. The studio also hosts casual open sessions where visitors can work at their pace on canvas and pottery pieces. Beneath the paintings that festoon the walls and cover the dozens of mysterious safes, private parties and camps can reveal the secrets of painting.
Our Mission Gainesville Creative Kids provides a necessary outlet where children can express themselves through the arts. Our role is to respect and nurture each child as an intelligent, unique, whole person. Our belief is that each child should be at the center of their experience, allowing them to imagine and create.
Through hands-on learning, Pathways Arts aims to help students build well-rounded skill sets in the arts. The team of instructors are professionals in the areas they teach, meaning they're adept at teaching students the basics and then helping them plunge right into experimenting with different types of movement or media. Classes for teens and adults and kids, for example, cover topics as diverse as painting, photography, art history, drama, yoga, and capoeira.
At DoArt, pristine coffee mugs, heart-shaped bowls, and small figurines line the shelves, beckoning painters to infuse them with color and personality. Visitors don't need artistic experience to decorate the blank ceramic canvases in front of them, though. They can wield stamps and stencils or get design inspiration from the studio's idea books as they experiment with shapes, colors, and the perfect way to memorialize a bank statement on a dinner plate.
At Do Art Pottery & Art Studio, hundreds of ceramics sit on the shelves, patiently waiting for artists to cover them in paint and patterns. Visitors can paint their chosen piece with non-toxic, washable paint and decorate their ceramics with stamps. Once the pieces are complete, the studio team kiln-fires them until they are dishwasher- and microwave-safe, ensuring no one has to heat their soup with flaming croutons.