Sew from the Heart beats with owner Susie's passion for textiles and fashion cultivated during her more than 40 years as a seamstress. Together with husband Hank, a retired Air Force fighter pilot who traded brawny planes for delicate needles, she shares her love with the public via a menu of classes ranging from embroidery and quilting to garment creation. The husband-and-wife team teaches students sewing-machine and software use, and frequently leads workshops such as how to turn T-shirts into quilts and how to turn quilts into T-shirts for giants. Their spacious store also houses a seemingly endless array of sewing products, stocking kits with threads and fabrics or outfitting workshops with machines, books, and software.
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
Given an A+ rating by the BBB, IMAj Institute?s experienced teachers train aspiring aestheticians and laser technicians, instructing them in their future professions, including how to use technology, execute best practices, and synthesize research the institute has collected during more than 25 years in the business. In addition to classroom time, IMAj?s undergraduate students receive hands-on training, performing laser and spa services for the general public. Laser light softens the appearance of unwanted tattoos, cellulite, unsightly body hair, or forehead-mounted flashlights. The institute?s spa sector doles out rejuvenating peels, custom facials, and face-to-floor waxing services.
When Mike Maez purchased his first digital camera in 2001, it was love at first snapshot. Swapping his previous day job for a life behind the lens, Maez has since filled his portfolio with more than 40 magazine covers, publishing work for Getty, the Boston Globe, and corporate clients including AOL, Microsoft, and Ford. This infectious enthusiasm extends to his portraiture, helping him immortalize wedding days, graduations, or sack-race victories with complete photographic packages rendered in digital formats or appealing albums. Mike also teaches students to become self-sufficient shooters with photography workshops, during which classes combine hands-on experience and classroom work to teach pupils how to attractively compose and light their shots.
The specialists at Photomart commit themselves to the art of photography and its many forms by supplying professional equipment and conducting informative workshops. Their extensive supply includes lighting kits, stands, and reflectors for studio shoots, along with camera bags, cases, and tripods for on-location sessions. Photographers in need of a short-term solution can rent high-quality camera accessories from Photomart—including Nikon and Canon cameras, lenses, backgrounds, and lighting equipment—by the day, weekend, or week. In addition to digital gear, the shop carries a selection of film, paper, and chemistry for those who are dedicated to traditional photography or allergic to pixels.
Opened in 2007, Classic Cooking marches under the banner of classic French cooking techniques while using Native American ingredients and dietary foundations. Classically trained French chef and owner Pascal Dionot draws on his extensive training in France, Germany, and Spain to elucidate the finer points of cooking, dining, and fingertip kissing during cooking classes tailored for both career-minded gastronomers and novices. Catering services take Classic Cooking's French–Native American fusion on the road to feed handfuls of hungry partygoers or infinite imaginary friends.