Megan Avery, author of sewing guides such as Bag Bazaar and owner of M Avery Design, works with a crew of experienced stitchers to lead a schedule of fabric-manipulating classes. In Introduction to the Sewing Machine, pupils learn to set up stitching apparatuses, change needles, and fill bobbins. Instructors illustrate the process of adjusting stitches’ size and style, allowing for the creation of more advanced pieces and scarecrows with a wider range of emotion. Classes for kids and classes for tweens elucidate the basics of fashion and accessory design and free young paws to stitch or craft the hands-on project of their choice. Kids tap into a colorful well of included materials and work at their own pace, and completed projects travel home at the end of the class to hang proudly on refrigerators full of trophies.
There's a lot going on at Barbara Sklar Studios. As a photography studio, it captures timeless images of kids in silly costumes, couples getting hitched, and glamorous boudoir models. As a school, it's where an aspiring model or actor can take lessons in his or her chosen craft, or where they can gain the confidence to finally ask that hot mannequin out on a date. Classes include everything from runway modeling to film and stage acting. The studio's offerings don't stop there—it even boasts an onsite production studio that gives guests a chance to record their performances. The studio produces and records audition reels for the models and actors.
Roxana Puiu travels throughout New York City to photograph such subjects as families, individuals, and newborn babies. Ms. Puiu specializes in many styles, from standard portrait sessions to intimate boudoir, glamour, and pin-up photo shoots. She also loves photographing pets.
From weddings, to fashion shoots, to sweet 16 parties, Millennia Imagery's expert photographer uses his camera lens to capture the best aspects of a person's personality. Millennia Imagery shoots many different styles, including glamour, pinup, and maternity. They can also work with kids.
Retouch Factory is committed to serving its community, whether by helping clients preserve cherished memories through photographs, by strengthening local businesses with logo-design services, or by donating 7 percent of its proceeds to charity. The founder, an active member of the United States Air Force, strongly believes in the Air Force's values and strives to work hard for each client.
Retouch's photographers snap pictures of weddings and families, and they particularly love capturing candid moments of wedding parties sharing a laugh over an inside joke or babies throwing an adorable tantrum over not having coconut water on set. When creating business logos, Retouch's designers don't just do something because it looks good—they do extensive research on the market they're designing for and on the product itself in order to create the best possible design.