The Creativity Workshop teaches people of all professions, ages, interest how to access and use their unique creativity in any situation. We use the simple tools of creative writing, memoir, guided visualization, photography, collage, and storytelling to accomplish this. In business since 1993.
As any parents who've found themselves replacing careworn Wiggles albums or humming along with an accidentally memorized Raffi tune can attest, children are hardwired with a natural love of music. At The Early Ear, a staff of dedicated instructors nurtures this budding appreciation by encouraging musical curiosity and imagination. Their music programs—which are suitable for kids from 4 months to 5 years old—engage young minds, with sing-along activities and group exploration of the violin, guitar, accordion, cello, and other folk instruments. The teachers also show students the basics of reading music and decode the subtle jokes left in each of Beethoven's symphonies. Kids can also experience the power of music through dance classes, which teach them to express themselves through movement and eventually link steps together in order to flaunt new moves for their friends and family at the end of the course.
Lively photographers play off their high-energy subjects, moving around the studio as families, kids, and pets laugh, play, and display their natural character during relaxed in-studio portrait sessions. While cute and cuddly subjects often light up PortraitBug's flashbulbs, the photographers welcome a variety of other subjects, from families and expectant mothers to professionals in need of resume-worthy headshots and teens looking for the right glamour shot for their social-networking profiles. A link to a password-protected gallery grants continued, unlimited access to any previous shoots, shareable with friends and relatives for direct viewing and ordering.
Judah S. Harris, as a talented photographer, sees the world a little differently than the rest of us. His keen eye for visual storytelling guides both his photojournalistic and fine-art work, which has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Shutterbug, and American Photo, in international advertising campaigns, and on the covers of more than 40 novels. His carefully composed images have hung on the walls of art galleries and even inside Bloomingdale's department stores, which owns 19 of his prints. A seasoned educator as well as accomplished photographer, Judah also leads original classes and workshops for students of all experience levels, from beginners to professionals.