Trophy Book indoctrinates pupils in recreational archery with a comprehensive indoor shooting lesson. During two hours of range practice, experts illuminate basic archery mechanics including aim, stance, and Cupid repellents. Aspiring bull's-eye hunters can brandish rented bows and arrows at no additional cost and receive thorough safety instruction from seasoned guides. In addition to hosting archery lessons in standard lanes, Trophy Book also regales customers with TechnoHunt virtual reality lanes (not included in the price of this Groupon) that simulate indoor and outdoor shooting scenarios and games of Pin the Brooch on the Donkey for digital target practice.
The Edmonton Corn Maze carves more than 5 kilometres of twists, turns, dead ends, and periodic mental breakdowns into a corn-field labyrinth. The kernelled crop in the maze currently reaches over 11 feet tall, towering high above you and your puzzle-solving economic advisor as you roam the dry dirt paths. Whether you go with a sweetie or a friend, you'll find plenty of opportunity to playfully pop around the winding maze's green edges and contemplate which direction to take at 85 decision points. Though the cheaters and fortune-tellers can theoretically wander through the produce puzzle in less than half an hour, most path amblers complete the adventure in about an hour or more.
"It's not just about art. It's about learning a little bit, and doing art, and letting them create too," explains Kristine Godziuk to the St. Albert Gazette. As the owner of 4Cats St. Albert, a children's art studio with one-day workshops and extended classes, Godziuk drives this viewpoint home by lacing her curricula with age-appropriate art history. While crafting a piece of pop art by silkscreening a soup can, students may learn about Andy Warhol's 25 pet cats named Sam. A self-portrait session gives way to a discussion on Frida Kahlo. During a six- to seven-week Artist of the Month series, children dig into the work of two artists per class, letting small fingers experience the challenges of their respective media. Artistic adventures and further learning continue beyond each class with accompanying 4Cats art books and collector cards with links to educational cartoons on the studio's website. The franchised company, with locations throughout Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, was named for Picasso's favorite café, Els Quatre Gats, where he pondered various shades of blue and took inspiration from townsfolk who could turn their faces inside-out.
Certified by the World Golf Teachers Association, Steve Lawrence's instructional expertise acquired over 11 years continues to evolve, as he operates out of a technologically refined indoor environment for comprehensive golf instruction and practice. In private lessons, Steve augments his own purview of knowledge with TrackMan Performance Studio software, which records swings in high definition and gathers invaluable data, including swing path, club-face angle, and spin rate without having to inject nine-irons with a truth serum. The studio boasts hitting bays for full swing practice as well as a 600-square-foot putting-and-chipping area, all of which are put to use in training programs developed for juniors and adult tournament players. The academy also specializes in golf fitness training, which helps develop more efficient swings by strengthening the core, building muscle memory, and bench-pressing golf carts.
Though Parenting Magazine named Color Me Mine as one of the best places for children’s parties, painting pottery isn't just for kids. It's a fun, relaxing way to make something beautiful and unique, no matter how old you are. Inside the bright studio, more than 400 raw ceramic bisques line the shelves, their blankness emanating possibility and the thousand-yard stare of an inanimate object. Forms range from basic bowls and mugs, to puppies, dolphins, and cookie jars—each customized by the artists who paint them with colorful glazes by means of brush, sponge, or slamming a can of paint with a sledgehammer. The studio's staff shows visitors the ropes, and collects pieces to be fired in the kiln before they’re ready to pick up in about a week.
DevonRidge Farms spreads out across 110 acres of verdant countryside, where horses reside in outdoor boarding stalls and trainers keep close watch on all goings on. In the broad confines of a 100'x200' outdoor riding ring and a 70'x160' indoor arena, instructors help riders to sharpen their skills atop calm, well-trained lesson horses that never blow red lights or roll through stop signs. The staff also breeds connemara ponies on-site, calling upon more than two decades of horse-rearing experience.