When other kids played in the street, imagining lives as astronauts or cops, Leslie McKenna played in the kitchen, already a chef in her heart. Her childhood passion persisted, earning her a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, praise in the pages of Bon Appétit for her pastas and desserts, and a job as Bob Hope’s private chef. In 2005, she decided to share her love with a new generation of aspiring culinary artists, so she founded Chefs, Inc. as a place to learn, cook, and have fun.
Today, her school hosts a wide array of cooking classes, when it isn’t occupied as a film set by shows such as Millionaire Matchmaker. The classes range from Julia Child’s classic French recipes to a dipping-sauce course focusing on grilled and fried eats slathered in custom condiments. She even teaches a knife-skills class, preparing students to slice and dice food like a professional, quickly chopping money or deftly cracking the fruit of the money tree to reveal the paycheck inside.
Kline Academy of Fine Arts was founded by Cheryl Kline, a working artist whose own training as a painter took place under masters in Florence, Italy. Together with her faculty, she teaches classes which the school splits into two categories: foundation classes for mastering the basics of painting and figure drawing, and classes for creativity, which cover topics ranging from landscapes to abstract art.
Kids Artistic Sense cultivates tykes? creative confidence and cognitive development with kid-friendly forays into clay molding, painting, and other arts and crafts. Parent and child can tap into their inner Michelangelos together in mom- or dad-accompanied classes for fledgling tots, while older kids can mold and paint pinch pots, vases, and other clay creations in kids-only sessions. Instructors keep enthusiasm high by focusing on the fun of the creative process?rather than stressing the need for a finished product?and blending arts and crafts with outdoor activities and games. Activities include canvas painting, face painting, clay sculpting, etc
Sensei Takashi Hasegawa, a third-degree black belt, instructs kids and adults in the ancient art of karate at Kyokushin Karate. Classes are catered to kids (aged 4–6 and 7–12) and adults (aged 13+), with some classes emphasizing sparring.
PEN offers an academically-oriented approach to test preparation that helps students make the connection between the test and what they are learning in school. We offer a truly innovative and revolutionary product that is engineered to help students optimize their academic potential.
The native French speakers at French in Mind teach beginning to advanced communicators how to master the French language during small-group classes. By focusing on the four fundamental language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—each student leaves with a grasp of French culture and conversational dialogue. After completing class activities including interactive discussions, listening exercises, and film viewing, students feel more comfortable conversing freely in French and can correctly pronounce "croissant."