Personal Development in Santa Monica


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Surrounded by walls tacked with sunny works of art, rows of easels prop up paintings in progress, their evolving canvases commanding the attention of aspiring artists. This scene plays out every day at Paint Lab, a creative haven where talented instructors ignite pupils' imaginations with positive encouragement. The studio's classes teach the technical elements of acrylic, watercolor, or oil painting while students craft their own rendition of a classic work, capture the human form in figure-drawing sessions, or turn their pen toward anime and cartoons. Adults pique their artistic sensibilities with liquid inspiration during classes that provide refreshments and cheese, and younger Picassos can pay homage to their favorite lunchbox by painting it in battle dress during after-school or weekend children's workshops.
1453 14th Street
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Fluent City's campuses train tongues in the basics and nuances of up to 10 languages, depending on location, through interactive group classes. Experienced teachers introduce groups of students to vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in a student's chosen language. Languages are divided based on students' incoming level of proficiency, and group courses run for a total of 20 hours. Although not included with the class, students can also meet with instructors in flexible private lessons tailored to each pupil's individual needs.
320 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy?s salons, where skilled students snip away, continue a four-decades-old hair-taming legacy that began at a single salon in London. The academy sorts stylists by specialty, allowing them to focus on the latest trends and techniques in their respective fields and preventing quick-draw blow-dryer shootouts. Hair artisans snip hair into the proper shape before adding a wash and style according to client preferences uncovered during a complimentary consultation. Specialists apply full-coloring treatments, adding nonnative tints.
1358 5th Street
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Nestled in the cockpit of a Socata TB 10 Tobago?a single engine aircraft with a luxurious leather interior?fledgling pilots soar over Los Angeles and the ocean with a South Coast Aeronautics instructor by their side. These teachers lead on-the-ground training as well as hands on Discovery Flights to teach new pilots the ins and outs of flying. In addition, they provide training for full on private pilot licenses, which enable holders to legally fly their own plane or ride their pet albatross to work. After earning a PPL, students can also garner an instrument rating and commercial pilot certification to seek a career in the skies.
3200 Donald Douglas Loop
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Natalie had a few requirements for daycare for her daughter Amalia, but none of the local establishments fit the bill. She wanted a small, happy place where kids where treated with respect and encouraged to learn at their own pace. Natalie decided she would start her own daycare in her daughter's spirit. Today, Amalia Daycare offers childcare modeled on the Montessori method, with music, healthy vegan food, and classes in Mandarin, French, Spanish, and English.
2503 20th St
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Founded in 2000, CyberEdDriverEd.com has been in the internet education business as long as almost anyone. A main reason for the company's success is convenience. Its interactive courses provide teens and adults a chance to learn road-safety and defensive-driving principles at their own pace, as the site keeps track of where they leave off if they stop for a break. Students can also complete the courses according to their schedules, especially because the site provides 24/7 customer service via phone and chat.
1620 26th St
Santa Monica,
CA
US
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