The instructors at Noah’s Art can see the artist within every child. During classes, summer camps, and birthday parties, they teach children aged 3–14 fine-art techniques with hands-on, playful art experiences. Instructors focus on instilling in children the confidence that comes from creating an original piece and igniting their imagination to allow them to explore their creativity outside of the classroom.
Deborah Reavis, the resident artist at Wine, Paint & Canvas, has nearly two decades of teaching art under her belt, making her an excellent tutor for classrooms full of fledgling painters of all ages. Seated in front of rows of provided easels and surrounded by the works of past classes, students follow their instructors’ directions to produce the evening’s piece. Though everyone works from the same template, each student has the chance to stylistically personalize their work by mixing colors or painting only the coolest facial hair on self-portraits. Before brush touches canvas, guests can mingle over glasses of BYO wine and bottles of beer, with soda available for purchase.
SandhillsModel & Talent Agency specializes in representing commercial print, high-fashion runway, and promotional models, as well as actors. However, the agency knows it takes a lot of work for an aspiring star to become a professional. That's why the staff offers training in the form of lectures and hands-on activities, which include topics ranging from walking the runway to shopping on a budget.
All students need to bring to get in on the fun at Wine and Design is their creativity and?if they're 21 or older?a bottle of their favorite alcoholic beverage. Classes are led by local artists who offer step-by-step instructions in a fun, low-pressure environment. Younger art lovers can sign up for Art Buzz Kids programs for ages 4?12.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, exercisers move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Those opting for the three-pack of classes can experience the Curves Circuit with Zumba fitness, which combines the feisty Latin dance-inspired fitness formula with Curves' standard circuitry to boost heart rates, strengthen abs, and turn sneakers into dancing shoes. For 30 minutes, participants can shake their hips and pinky toes while switching from station to station, burning calories as they torch staid routines.
Inside Serenity Salon and Spa's private treatment rooms, clients relax as experienced aestheticians tend to their faces' skincare needs with an arsenal of intelligent Dermalogica products. The all-organic botanical mud body wrap—a soothing procedure lasting just over an hour—blends lavender, chamomile, and rose to enfold figures in a rejuvenating embrace, which helps to reduce inflammation, release toxins, and hydrate skin more pleasantly than taking Gatorade baths at home. As patrons recline in spa chairs, feet get a refreshing soak, exfoliation, and massage before a set of newly shaped, OPI-polished nails arrive to replace their less attractive predecessors.