Talented local artists teach students of all levels to let right brains roam free across canvases as they complete the painting lesson's work of art. During two-hour lessons, guests sip home-brought wine, soda, or bathtub lemonade while tracing shapes onto canvases with paintbrushes that drip with brightly colored acrylics. Friendships erupt like Mount Vesuvius filled with rainbows as aspiring artists work toward the completion of still-life compositions, landscapes, or portraits. All supplies are included, and at the lesson's end, painting protégés will have a completed masterpiece to take home. Wine and Design suggests wearing comfortable clothing that guests will not mind getting paint on, such as an old T-shirt or a wedding dress designed by Jackson Pollock.
Real Fitt Camp’s experienced trainers trim and shape figures into lean exercising machines with healthifying regimens designed by certified trainers and nutritionists. During one month of Fitt Camp classes, students of any shape and size can tackle up to 12 one-hour sessions brimming with strength-and-conditioning routines. The drill-sergeant-inspired instructors use a firm yet nurturing tone during the sweat sessions, helping keep workouters energized, motivated, and on high alert in case of an enemy attack by espionage disguised as a kickboxing bag. Women’s classes are offered Monday and Wednesday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Friday at 6 a.m., whereas men’s classes are held Tuesday and Thursday at 6 a.m.
Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has assisted artists through every phase of the creative process, including furnishing their studios with art supplies and finishing off their completed artwork with custom-framing services. They stock their shelves with student- and professional-grade supplies, including Winsor & Newton’s high-value Winton line of beginners’ oil colors and Williamsburg handmade paints. The framing department, meanwhile, keeps a wide range of mats, moulding, and glass on hand to create lavish homes for fine artwork or simple enclosures for family photos and important receipts.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
As the first licensed manicuring school in North Carolina, Troutman's College of Manicuring upholds a commitment to its thorough nailcare-training regimen. In addition to applying polish, students at Troutman's learn aromatherapy and massage techniques for the hands and feet, as well as how to implement various nail enhancements. Students also provide nailcare services for guests, beautifying fingers with acrylics or UV-cured gel polish.
Kenney's Gymnastics Academy is owned by Randy Kenney and Julie Waters, and is managed and operated by Michael Faber. Our goal is to provide the area with quality gymnastic instruction. For both the recreational gymnast and competitive gymnast.