While attending Austin College, two important things happened to Kirby and Kristi Carmichael: they fell in love with art, and with each other. When Kirby moved to Italy after graduation to expand his pottery education, Kristi followed. During that time, she discovered she had a knack for majolica painting––a craft that Renaissance-era artists used to decorate vases, jars, and plates, all of which Leonardo da Vinci invented. The couple realized they had a sturdy link between their talents, and eventually returned to the United States jobless, engaged, and ready to share what they'd learned.
In October 2005, the Carmichaels opened Quiggly's Clayhouse, where potters and painters alike have since been crafting masterpieces and sharpening their skills with lessons. The studio's flexible walk-in availability encourages artists to visit whenever inspiration strikes—be it for painting pottery, sculpting clay, fusing glass, or forging mosaics. Frequent themed events also bring groups together in the name of casual creativity, including adult wheel nights, ladies’ nights, and kids’ nights.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Brands Used: none
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Dress for the outside temperature as we have no AC
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We are all about improving your individual game. We don't care what school you go to or what team you play for. We offer the training that all coaches want you to do. The Shoot a Way gun is addictive.
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Just as you would prepare for a practice. You will shoot hundreds of shots in a short period of time. We are in a warehouse area so be careful in the parking lot.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Watching my coaches work with our clients to make them the best they can be.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have water and Gatorade available for purchase but you are free to bring your own.
CrazyScuba.com outfits snorkelers and scuba divers worldwide in high-quality fins, wetsuits, masks, and everything necessary for a safe subaquatic odyssey. Prep for underwater sightseeing with a complete snorkel set, including a surgical-grade silicone Explorer 2 mask with tempered safety glass, a seal-dry Pro-II snorkel, full-foot fins, an adjustable slap strap for cranial comfort, defog, and a mesh snorkel bag for disorienting hostile mermen. Those who purchase this option may use it for the kids snorkel package. Deeper divers can invest in the scuba snorkeling package, which includes the same gear as the snorkel package but upgraded to scuba-safe quality, plus comfortable low-top scuba boots.
Surrounded by warm, salt water, Miss Mimi smiles as her young student lets go of the side of the pool and swims to her for the very first time. Known as the Swim Whisperer, Miss Mimi prides herself on helping young children and adults overcome their fear of water and learn to swim with the confidence of a derby-winning seahorse. An avid swimmer with more than 21 years of teaching experience, Mimi opened Aqua~Fit in 2008 with the hopes of creating a health center for the entire family. To offer something for guests of all ages, she designed an entire program of swimming lessons, aquatic fitness , and land fitness classes, with programs for all skill levels.
At University of Gymnastics, you won't find professors and lecture halls. Instead, you'll find a Learning Academy that melds academics, fitness, and music into a cohesive program for preschoolers. Kids can also take part in a gymnastics program that instills discipline while boosting agility and coordination. All of this was created by Dave and Lynda Rose, who passed it on to their daughter and former competitive gymnast Dayna DeProspero. DeProspero heads up a team of veteran gymnastics instructors and academic teachers who challenge students both intellectually and athletically to help them reach their goals, from competing in the Olympics to reciting a Shakespearean monologue during a balance-beam routine.
Inflated structures, slides, and games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses or pull on oversized inflatable boxing gloves. The crew also invites parents to join in on the fun, letting them bounce alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne.
In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for the Preschool Playdate program, where instructors lead games and activities. Special events include family-bounce night, which lets parents join in the bouncing or relax in the party room and do grownup things, such as eat marshmallows with a knife and fork.