As a law school graduate, self-taught photographer Jim Harmer understands how difficult it can be to take up a new hobby while juggling other responsibilities. That's why he founded Improve Photography, a website that offers 30-day online photography courses, allowing students to learn at their own pace and in the comforts of their own home. Along with fellow photographer Dustin Olsen, Harmer teaches students of all levels the skills to take great photos in 10-minute video lessons that can be viewed on smartphones, tablets, or the computer chip in your brain.
Their courses acquaint beginners with the basics, and also, for more advanced students, focus on more specific facets of the art including business of photography, portrait photography, and Photoshop. Though the classes are online, students bring their newly found skills to the real world through photo challenges, and receive constructive feedback on their photos from Harmer and Olsen.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
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The team at PPG Pittsburgh Paints has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple sheens of Permanizer ($67.65+/gal.) and Acri-Shield ($55.97+/gal.) paint stand ready to replace previous exterior embellishments, such as presidential portraits painted in mustard. Silken Touch paints ($54.19+/gal.) beautify interiors, and Olympic stains help prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season.
In 1998, School of Rock's first location was built in Philadelphia to strengthen kids' self-confidence, develop their musicianship, and most importantly, spark an insatiable enthusiasm to learn. Today, the School of Rock franchise has branched out to more than 65 locations throughout the United States and Mexico. During the school's music lessons, encouraging instructors well versed in methods of rocking and rolling—such as strumming guitars, tickling keyboards, and causing avalanches with yodels—demystify music theory for mini Mick Jaggers of all skill levels.
School of Rock's Rock 101 program acquaints beginners with the instrument of their choice using a curriculum of weekly private lessons and group band rehearsals. Virtuosos ready to hit the stage can participate in the performance program, which prepares students for live performances that pay homage to beloved rock icons such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Mount Rushmore.
The certified personal trainers at SuperSlow Zone provide one-on-one coaching to get bodies toned up with slow, targeted workouts. This deal gets you a full-body consultation to assess your fitness needs, as well as four 20-minute personal training sessions that can be easily dovetailed into any hardwood schedule ledger. During each workout, you'll perform a series of weightlifting exercises, working your legs, shoulders, and arms through slow and steady repetition that will really tick off the harried, quick-to-judge hares so common in the general population. Holding each rep for long lengths fatigues muscles and improves your metabolic rate, thereby burning fat. Moving quickly from machine to machine provides an invigorating workout and keeps routines from falling down the vertical slip 'n' slide of stagnancy. Resting for days in between each session may help bodies rebound for improved joint motion and reduced lower back pain. Inside the state-of-the-art SuperSlow facility, air swirls around burning biceps while cooling fans dissipate heat for a climatically comfortable fitness environment. This slow-mo muscle-building method has been recommended by celebrities like Brad Pitt and Barbara Walters, who prefer to workout facing each other, synchronizing their breathing and encouraging each other with sustained eye contact. Sustain your energy levels and improve muscle performance with today's Groupon.