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.
Hunterdon Ski and Snowboard's experienced staff guides patrons through a large selection of winter sporting equipment. In addition to snowboards and skis, they stock boots, helmets, and other protective gear designed by brands such as Roxy and Fischer. They can also tune up snowboards and skis before excursions or repair them afterward.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags.
The Pottery House's shelves are packed with mugs, plates, and festive figurines—all waiting to be painted. The bright shop provides its guest painters with an array of colors and artist tools, as well as a blazing kiln for firing pieces upon completion. In addition to open pottery-painting sessions. In addition to classes, The Pottery House also hosts pottery-painting and glass-fusing parties.
Way more than just learning proper techniques for kicks, punches, and strikes, the classes at Kickboxing Kenilworth get participants in great shape. Held seven days a week, the 45-minute sessions encourage groups to get pumped up, participating in high-octane workouts that tone, strengthen, and energize the physique.