FastFrame first germinated in Europe before spreading to Japan, Brazil, Australia, and the United States. A trained local helms each of the 300 locations, and guarantees every design for 30 days and the craftsmanship for a lifetime. Artisans crown original works of art and prints with ornate mouldings. They also store historical artifacts and three-dimensional memorabilia in shadow boxes. FastFrame’s team has even been known to frame sports equipment, plasma-screen televisions, and childhood homes.
Handprints in a rainbow of paints coat the white walls and even the ductwork of Dip 'n Dab's spacious studio, surrounding students who are swiping equally bright brushes against canvas. Kids and adults follow step-by-step instructions to create their own interpretations of decorative pieces and great works by Matisse, Van Gogh, and Monet, often while enjoying BYOB drinks and snacks. The studio also offers open studio time, scrapbooking sessions, and Mommy and Me classes, where children create a piece for immediate crushing criticism from their parents.
For filmmakers who aspire to make the next Citizen Kane, or those who want to make a child's birthday party look like Citizen Kane, Abracadabra Video Inc has the lights and cameras for all manners of cinematic action. Providing video-production services for media giants such as CNN Atlanta and Coca-Cola Enterprises since 1984, Abracadabra offers top-tier professional equipment, editing services, and onsite camera crews for weddings, award ceremonies, anniversaries, and independent-movie productions. In addition to its cache of the latest high-end audio and video gear and live-streaming video-webcast service, Abracadabra extends its digital magic to analog services such as videotape repair and photo-to-video transfer.
All Fired Up!'s homey studio invites artists of all ages to participate in kiln-fired activities. Whether perusing the shelves laden with blank pottery or cutting and arranging colored glass to design their own plate, visitors get the chance to create personalized mementos and dishware. Classes let students try their hands at a pottery wheel, and kids' parties keep birthday guests distracted with painting while their parents wrap last-minute gifts.