Since 1998, The Voice Shop has paired students with seasoned music instructors for one-on-one lessons held in the center of Fresno's historic Tower District. Those instructors draw from a wide range of experience: some have recorded music for feature films and video games, and others sing alongside classical symphony orchestras. The school tailors lesson plans to fit each student's interests and will even provide recording services or help organize performances.
Pick a spot, invite your friends, and enjoy some drinks while a Champaint instructor helps you create your own personal masterpiece. Champaint curates painting parties onsite?they'll show up to a bar, birthday party, or corporate event and wrestle creativity out of each participant one brushstroke at a time. They offer parties open to the public as well and every event has its own theme?a painting that the group will replicate.
A Champaint instructor will provide canvases, brushes, paints, and easels, as well as the knowledge on the fundamentals of painting as they guide students through recreating the painting. At the end of the night, each attendee will have produced their own 16"x20" masterpiece, which they can take home and hang on their wall or give to their cat as a token of love. Though the class will recreate one single painting, each student's work turns out a unique rendering expressing that student's own personal design motif, technique, and aesthetic vision.
After Teresa Mathias earned her bachelor of fine arts degree, she pursued a career as a special-education teacher, which led to her becoming a school administrator. Although she enjoyed working in education, she would eventually leave it behind to open The Artist In Me, where she could share her passion for art with the entire community. During Teresa's classes, she gives students of all ages and artistic abilities the canvases, paints, and instruction needed to create ready-to-hang paintings, which may include recreations of famous works by Monet and Van Gogh. Students can also sample complimentary wines and doll up canvases during special wine-tasting art classes for adults, or they can gather their friends for a painting party.
Perfect Balance Yoga is an award-winning yoga studio that helps its members achieve and maintain a healthy body-and-spirit balance. Experienced yoga teachers instruct students in gentle and restorative yoga, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga, with classes geared toward meditation, kids, and moms-to-be. Inside the Perfect Balance studio, students are soothed by the spare, spacious practice area and its welcoming warmth.
After being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at the age of 6, FitnessSocial's Dina Juve spent more than 15 years in a sedentary lifestyle. At 21, she decided to take charge of her health and began to educate herself on the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Today, this mother of three, certified Russian-Kettlebell instructor, and personal trainer stays in shape using the same exercises that she teaches in her fitness classes and private group training sessions. Her Kettlebell workouts have even been featured on the KSEE 24 News.
During training sessions, Dina uses weighted cast-iron Kettlebells and the TRX suspension-training system to help clients of all fitness levels increase strength throughout their entire bodies. Using the knowledge she gained to turn her life around, Dina also helps her clients reach their fitness goals with nutritional guidance, giving them the know-how to steer clear of tempting chocolate-covered barbells.