Posh Dollz Parties’ mobile shindigs bring Hollywood glamor to kids living outside of southern California's sun-drenched borders. On-site party experts transform hosts’ homes into venues for themed celebrations such as Posh Runway or Posh Spa Parties. During these 90-minute soirees, the party experts brighten faces with kid-friendly facials, oversee karaoke concerts, or polish nails during mini manicures. Glamorous extras round out the proceedings, such as photo shoots with props or chocolate fountains, which are ideal for snacking on or bathing pet pigs in.
Prism GlassWorks is a full-service silica studio offering a wide range of elegant pre-made glass pieces, as well as hands-on classes and workshops for students of all experience levels. As a sneak peak of their regular fused-glass pendant classes—and with Groupon fun-seekers specifically in mind—the Prism proprietors have put together a special fused pendant-making workshop (many convenient times are available). During the two-hour session, you'll get to carry your innermost designs and aesthetic impulses to fruition, whether they are abstract conglomerations of color or miniature images of a beloved filing cabinet. After hand-selecting and combining glass noodles, stringers, and dichroic thingamabobs, you'll have created a raw pendant that's ready for the finishing flames of the kiln.
The folks at YouCanBeAnArtist.com believe wholeheartedly that anyone can create a masterpiece. During classes, generally held at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, teachers lead students through a series of steps to produce colorful paintings. Subject matter ranges from flowers to the classic Starry Night painting. The staff encourages students to bring along snacks and drinks to enjoy during the three-hour classes.
Caring for oneself is a necessary part of caring for others, according to Joe Sparks, the former triathlete who helms Hot Yoga With Joe. To encourage others to devote more time to their health and loved ones, he and his staff of certified instructors fill fitness classes with both fun and restorative relaxation. Joe channels more than 10 years of teaching experience to lead hot-yoga workouts featuring gentle yet powerful poses that aim to forge cast-iron muscles capable of hurling a paper airplane into orbit. The 95- to 100-degree temperatures unspool tight ligaments and encourage sweat glands to flush toxins out of the nearest pore. New students prepare for their first sessions by completing a mandatory waiver and hydrating themselves thoroughly beforehand.
Hosted by local artists, classes at Wine & Canvas Toledo are hosted at various restaurants and bars, and are designed to guide students through featured paintings from the monthly calendar. Following the step-by-step instructions of the teacher, pupils re-create the works of Impressionist masters, abstract scenes, and images inspired by nature. At the end of class, students can take their completed masterpieces home to display proudly on the wall or awkwardly on the fridge with industrial-strength magnets.
Though the certified instructors at Zen in the District – Yoga each lay claim to different style specialties—Hatha, Vinyasa, Sanga, and Amrite among them—they share the aim of heightened self-awareness. Their classes cater to all fitness levels, focusing on introspection more than flawless posing technique or perfect nostril positioning during breath work. Whether they are inside the studio or on the courthouse lawn across the street, the teachers strive to downplay stress with caring vibes. They also apply their compassion to community projects, demonstrating yoga for interested Girl Scout troops and regularly donating to the Seagate Food Bank.
The hairdressers at Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy may be students, but they undergo plenty of training before they hit the salon floor. In fact, by day two of their cosmetology schooling, they perform their first haircut—on a mannequin, of course. In the salon, they work under the watchful eye of experienced, licensed instructors and put their acquired skills to use. Their services include hairstyling—haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, highlights, all-over color, updos—as well as waxing, manicures, and pedicures.