Using his extensive background in professional portraiture and bronze sculpture, artist Adam Reeder teaches pupils of all ages how to draw and sculpt compelling pieces. A 2009 graduate of San Francisco's Academy of Art, Reeder has gained the attention of audiences and art critics for his Greek-inspired sculptures, which accurately depict the human body but also critique modern society. By pairing Atlas with an Earth-sized iPod and substituting Zeus's lightning bolt with an iPhone, he puts a current twist on the conventions of classical sculpture, suggesting that Apple products have finally surpassed Atari’s stranglehold on Western culture.
After spending 10 years as a driving range-only facility, Sunrise Golf Course unveiled its 9-hole course in 1984 and invited players to challenge the par 31 layout. Now nearing its 30th birthday, the course still presents a test for players of all skill levels as they drive their golf balls over rolling hills and try to avoid the creek that intersects the land. Thanks to an abundance of fairway-lining trees, the course also offers plenty of shade, keeping players cool and protecting golf balls from sunburn.
Bryan College Massage Clinic employs a team of nationally certified therapists to forge a new generation of bodywork experts through intimate one-on-one instruction. As teachers proudly look on, students can promote healing with hot-stone therapy or alleviate lower-layer aches with Thai acupressure and deep-tissue techniques. To maximize relaxation, clients may also request a full-body salt scrub, a restorative mud wrap, or soak their feet in a warm tub of adorable puppies.
The teachers at A New Beginning Preschool give kids ages 2 to 6 an educational roadmap, one where the routes are always changing. The educators at this non-traditional learning center don't believe one single lesson plan can accommodate all children, and not just because favorite crayon color is a hereditary trait. Instead, they individualize their curriculum, drawing from five areas: physical, emotional, social, creative, and language. These come into play during learning sessions and childcare sessions. Under supervision, children explore large learning spaces and engage in activities designed to hone motor and mental abilities.