Master Scott Carroll, a fifth-degree black-belt division leader and certified instructor for more than 10 years, helms the punchy practice. Courses incorporate a variety of styles including tae kwon do, Brazilian jiujitsu, kung fu, judo, tai chi, karate, hapkido, and seven different weapons. View a complete schedule of classes here. Lessons are taught every day but Sunday, and no experience is necessary. Those opting to continue instruction after the month can purchase a uniform at a discounted price before this Groupon expires.
• For $15, you get a canvas-painting class for kids (a $30 value). • For $50, you get a four-week pottery-wheel class for kids or adults (a $99 value). • For $10, you get $20 worth of drop-in art projects.
Start by selecting a shapely canvas from more than 250 different varieties of bare bisqueware. Hot Pots' exhaustive catalog of clay creatables includes mugs, plates, frames, and figures. Prices average from $4 to $50, with a studio fee of $8 per person ($6 for kids ages 10 and younger). Use Hot Pots' design center to crib inspiration for mastery, or take the piñata approach by donning a blindfold, grabbing a brush, and hoping for a masterpiece or a pile of Smarties and pennies. Once you're ready to put paint to plaster, select from more than 70 shades of paint (including speckle style), as well as a line of glazes to accomplish an earthy look. Leave your finished creation in the skilled hands of the kiln masters after you're satisfied. Finished and glazed pieces are ready for pick-up in about one week's time.
The passionate instructors at Bliss Yoga and Wellness guide students of all skill levels through bends, stretches, and challenging poses during a full spectrum of yoga classes. Restore classes aim to foster internal journeys through meditation and visualization. The heated practice space hosts up to 50 students for classes, where they can sweat out bodily toxins, sink deeply into stretches without fear of injury, and develop the flexibility to fit into a barrel going over Niagara Falls. Classes such as Strength and Balance focus on specific yoga moves tailored to building muscles through challenging postures. Dedicated to creating an all-inclusive community, Bliss Yoga and Wellness also offers prenatal-yoga classes for expectant mothers, and kids' classes that take place concurrently with adult classes. Bliss houses a full locker room stocked with amenities, towels, and mats.
Children and teens engage their imaginations during dynamic adventures set in a fantastical time filled with dashing knights questing in the name of good. Groups of four to seven young heroes must overcome challenging puzzles and duel with foam swords as they work together to complete tasks such as saving their village, solving a mystery, or developing the technique of crop rotation. While swinging a Swasher sword, children learn how to compete and act fairly according to the rules of swordplay. The interactive play teaches kids creative problem solving and conflict-resolution skills that incorporate negotiation and compromises to solve complex disputes.
With more than five years of experience splattered on its palette, South Denver Art Center continues to teach a range of artists how to tap into their creative energies and create artwork through a variety of media. Weekly classes are taught using the Monart Method—developed by art educator Mona Brookes—which uses a step-by-step technique to teach all levels of students how to create art through drawing, painting, clay work, and smashing things with a cricket bat. By employing five basic elements of shape, pupils can enjoy the process of creating without feeling lost or confused and can improve self-confidence while remaining as focused as a cat that’s ready to pounce on a laser-pointer dot.
Also at South Denver Art Center's private studio, friendly instructors lead groups during casual parties. These laid-back sessions offer an evening of fun as patrons sip on beverages and learn how to create each session’s themed art piece using paint, clay, or glass. Past events have included students swirling brush strokes into colorful peacocks, sculptors forming a chips-and-dip tray from raw clay, and artists fusing pieces of glass together to create a candleholder or larger pieces of glass. The center also offers private and kids' parties.