Drawn2Art strives to teach children the skills to draw, paint, and create three-dimensional art realistically. Whether drawing, painting, or sculpting, kids learn Drawn2Art’s visualization techniques that allow them to break down subjects into simpler, easier-to-create pieces. This results in a gallery of impressive student artwork that ranges from silhouettes and fruit to household pets, flowers, and seaside landscapes.
More than a century ago, an industrious farmer named Gerard enlisted the help of bees to pollinate his family estate. Inadvertently, the buzzing insects fertilized a new passion for Gerard, one that would become a family tradition.
Four generations later, Gerard’Z Honeybees' bustling hives create more than a dozen local and monofloral honeys from such plants as star thistle, orange blossoms, and avocado blossoms. Because the honeys are completely raw and natural, they maintain the micro-nutritious qualities often left out of industrial varieties, and they may help allergy sufferers to acclimate to their local pollen varieties.
Gerard’Z holds year-round beekeeping workshops and honey tasting seminars at local wineries, nurseries, and farmers’ markets throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley. During the classes and tastings, bee experts demystify the process of maintaining a hive, and people get the chance to taste the difference between clover honey, buckwheat honey, black sage honey, and Doritos honey. Gerard’Z also helps to maintain the delicate honeybee population by finding homes for wild swarms or colonies that have built hives in unwanted places and might otherwise fall prey to exterminators.
Misa Leonessa Garavaglia is a life transformation specialist. As a speech coach, life coach, spiritual director and public speaker, Misa is passionate about partnering with individuals highly committed to personal, relational, and spiritual growth.
After Camille Smith-Ballon was struck by a car, she refused to treat her neck, back, and shoulder injuries lying down. Instead, she hit the gym. As she pushed through rehabilitative exercise and resistance routines, she accumulated numerous fitness certifications and acquired the knowledge that would one day fuel her own training business. Now, as the owner of CruzFit, she stands by the belief that willpower trumps all other circumstances on the road to wellness. She leads private- and group-training sessions based on her clients’ preferences, asserting that fitness should stem from the activities you love to do. She also hosts Aqua Running classes at neighborhood pools, utilizing water resistance to tone the body's sprinting muscles and prepare runners to finally outpace showoff mechanical rabbit lures.
Navigating since 1979, Pacific Sailing equips would-be windjammers with the skills needed to successfully maneuver on the open ocean. Skins eager to build up their salt crust can enroll in the two-day basic-sailing-and-seamanship course. Offered year round in Saturday-Sunday and Monday-Tuesday pairs, the class trains budding mariners in the essentials of sailing, including trimming, tacking, and screaming "white whale!" in a believable fashion. Classes are limited to four students and helmed by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed instructors who coach novice wave-wranglers aboard 27–30-foot sailboats in Monterey Bay. After 12 hours of on-board instruction, landlubbers are sufficiently schooled to pass themselves off as deckhands to gangs of pirate filmmakers.