With more than 30 years of experience in illustrating, art teaching, and graphic design, Art 'N Oddities owner Meri Berghauer breathes life into art with unique classes and gallery showings. In the two-hour goblet-painting class, students adorn flasks and flutes with streaks and swirls of color, adding a festive elegance to even the most mysterious, smoke-emitting beverages. Students in the Mirror, Mirror class spend 2.5 hours crafting all-natural mosaics from magazine pictures, photographs, specialty paper, and discarded eviction notices, and then affixing them to a 10-inch square mirror and frame. Or gather inspiration from four consecutive weekly two-hour drawing classes in which students scrawl a variety of lines, 2D and 3D shapes, and objects in perspective using proportion and texture.
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Equipment: Bands, medicine balls, kettlebells, and weights
Students should bring: Water and a towel
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 2,398 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: www.risingdragonmartialarts.com has info and videos answering many questions prior to first visit
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Training DVD's for practice at home
Recommended Age Group: Adults
What special training do you or your staff have?
Our teachers maintain high standards, being required to continue their training and as well as receive monthly instruction on how to teach from professionals in the business. They attend teacher workshops throughout the year. All our staff is versed in four different martial arts ? kung fu, kenpo, tai chi, and kickboxing ? and weapons, of course.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Seeing the pride students accomplishing new techniques and mastering self-discipline that impacts their whole lives. Watching them obtain their goals in health, confidence, discpline, protection as welll as seeing them make new friends and develop stronger self-respect.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our training is credentialed through the White Lotus Association, which strives to achieve better self-defense through diversity of training. [It also] focus[es] on the internal codes of faith, love, honor and courage which brings the essence of martial arts ?"a warrior with compassion, seeking peace and protecting all in need."
The master teacher at Rising Dragon has won numerous international tournaments in forms, weapons, tai chi, as well was the gold medal in 2002 in the USCKF full contact fighting. He has done numerous seminars for law enforcement agencies including the Milwaukee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.