Classes in West University Place

Painting Class for Two, Four, or Up to Eight at Art Worthy Houston (Up to 51% Off)

Art Worthy Houston

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Bilingual instructors give couples and groups step-by-step instructions on how to make their own works of art

One or Two Months of Preschool at Raising Stars (Up to 57% Off)

Raising Stars

Clear Lake

$1,000 $499

Both options include the field-trip cost, registration fee, and supply cost

1, 3, 6, or 12 Cupcakes and Painting Classes at 3Hues (Up to 50%% Off)

3Hues

Zanzibar

$70 $35

Artists guide pupils through the brushwork of an existing painting during classes held at Zanzibar Houston; includes locally baked cupcakes

Three-Hour BYOB Body-Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at ABC Bodyart (Up to 55% Off)

ABC Bodyart

Houston

$100 $50

Beverages and paint flow while partygoers paint models

5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes at Aerobifit Fitness (Up to 57% Off)

Aerobifit Fitness

Memorial

$75 $35

Barre-based workouts focus on aerobics and stretching, or blend isometrics, physical therapy, and dance conditioning

120-Minute Paint Party Social and 2 Hand Painted Wine Glasses from Maya Imani Watson [Arts Driven] (45% Off)

Maya Imani Watson [arts Driven]

MacGregor

$65 $36

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CHL Course with Optional Beginner's Class for One or Two at Impact Security Training Center (Up to 63% Off)

Impact Security Training Center

Ponderosa Forest

$145 $59

Students complete the required classroom and range time necessary to qualify to apply for a concealed-handgun license

One Month of Art Classes for One or Two Kids or an Art Party for Up to 10 Kids (Up to 55% Off)

Splash Kids

Greater Hobby Area

$66 $33

Art classes designed for kids let anyone express themselves through paint and brushes

Dance Lessons at Beginners Only Social Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio (Up to 83% Off). Three Options Available.

Beginners Only Social Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio

Galleria Area

$150 $26

Individual dancers or couples learn how to cha-cha, waltz, swing, or rumba in a private setting from an experienced instructor

10 or 30 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Westheimer (Up to 59% Off)

Bikram Yoga Westheimer

West Houston

$120 $52

90-minute classes scheduled seven days a week; 4,000-square-foot practice space heated to 105 degrees with 40% humidity

$50 for $99 Worth of Dance Lessons — Faith Dance Studio

Faith Dance Studio

Green Trails Crossing

$99 $50

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$38 for $69 Worth of Dance Lessons — Finally Dance

Finally Dance

Redeem from Home

$69 $38

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5 or 10 Belly Dance Classes at Dance From The Heart (Up to 63% Off)

Dance From The Heart

Greater Heights

$75 $29

Students practice belly-dancing movements and techniques in a supportive, friendly environment

Two Dance Classes from Cypress Dance Project (CDP) (65% Off)

Cypress Dance Project

Northwest Harris

$120 $42

Two hours of dance per week can be split between two children per family

$29.95 for Three Months of Webcast 3-D Drawing Lessons from Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom ($99 Value)

Mark Kistler's Imagination Station

Online Deal

$99 $29.95

Students of all ages learn techniques in live, online classes led by Emmy-winning artist Mark Kistler

$61 for $175 Worth of Dance Lessons — Bast The Bellydancer

Bast The Bellydancer

Redeem from Home

$175 $61

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes or 200-Hour Teacher Training at Everlasting Yoga Studio by Donna Tracy (Up to 57% Off)

Everlasting Yoga with Donna Tracy

Houston

$50 $25

Students flow through poses in yoga classes that are accessible to all, from 18 to seniors; teachers work toward 200-hour certification

BYOB Painting Class or Four Drawing-Technique Classes at Houston Art Lessons (Up to 52% Off)

Houston Art Lessons

River Oaks/Montrose

$70 $34

As students learn to create their own drawings, local artists guide them from start to finish; BYOB painting classes re-create a watercolor

$49 for 20 Hatha Yoga Classes at Creatures of Yoga ($240 Value)

Creatures of Yoga

Spring Branch Central

$240 $49

In small, 15-student classes, certified yoga instructor Sarah Feiden leads yogis of all abilities through Hatha-based poses

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Tell us about your business.

I love to capture life in its purest moments. I enjoy photographing people from various backgrounds and learning more about their culture. I think photography is a universal language that we all understand. The key to great photos is to live in the moment. I like to photograph from artistic and unique perspectives. I love to provide my clients with memories that they will keep forever.

What's your background like?

I have been studying photography for over 12 years, and have almost 10 years of Professional experience. I have worked for various magazines, corporations, and private clients producing marketable and editorial images. I've shot everything from sports to weddings to babies. I just love to be a part of people's special moments.

Do you have a studio, do on-location photography, or both?

I currently have a studio in Indianapolis and I’m looking for studio space in Houston. I enjoy doing both indoor and outdoor photography. I do a lot of on-location shoots using natural and window light.

What photographers influenced you? In what ways do traces of their work show up in your work?

Gordon Parks has been a huge influence in my photographic aspirations. I loved his approach to photography and the controversial pieces he would create to get a reaction out of people. He's definitely a pioneer in this industry. I love how he showed the progression of people and America in a time where photography was his choice of weapon. Sometimes we can use art to shine light on sensitive subjects, when we're too deaf to hear the words. I'm also influenced by Ansel Adams photography. I love the landscape images and how he keeps it black and white. It shows tremendous appreciation for the view and quality of work. I'm very much into fine art and try to create it daily.

Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

I'm also inspired by Langston Hughes because I love to write. He had a lot of thought in his poetry and short stories. And with photography, a lot of thought goes into the process of creating a great photograph.

One interesting fact most people don't know about your business:

We do a lot of work in the community. Very much a part of mentoring our youth and making sure they have creative outlets.

3323 McCue Rd Apt 1043
Houston,
TX
US

From a front-row seat on the kitchen stairs, a young Tia Robinson watched her mother cook delicious meals and decadent sweets for the family. As she took in the sights and smells, Tia envisioned herself one day doing the same. In college, the self-proclaimed foodie honed her cooking skills, but she only truly got hooked on baking after she made a batch of cupcakes for coworkers. Today, Tia's passion for cupcakes and cakes of all sorts can be seen in every one of the desserts crafted by her business, Tastee Tee's. She creates nearly 20 cupcake flavors, from simple and elegant chocolate cakes with chocolate frosting to more innovative creations such as caramel delight, alongside custom-created cakes and bite-size cake pops. Best of all, Tia customizes her creations for just about any event, be it a wedding, birthday party, or anniversary, and shares her talents during cake-pop baking, decorating, and digesting classes.

4015 Southwest Fwy
Houston,
TX
US

At each of its 31 area locations, the YMCA of Greater Houston pursues a mission to bring health, wellness, and personal growth to communities. Kids leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to a teen Youth & Government program that stirs up confidence and leadership abilities in students, preparing them for mudslinging student-council campaigns.

Zumba, ballroom dance, and Les Mills group exercise classes shake up adult workout routines, as complimentary childcare frees up parents to pursue fitness goals. Meanwhile, adult sport leagues such as basketball and racquetball result in friendly competition and hyper-literate team names inspired by obscure philosophers.

6300 Westpark Dr
Houston,
TX
US

Paola Martinez fell in love with dance at the age of 13. She has devoted her life to studying and teaching others about the art ever since, training extensively in flamenco, ballet, hip hop, jazz, and salsa. Her primary educational endeavor, Houston Salsa Dancers, instructs visitors in salsa steps to share Latin and Afro-Caribbean culture. Martinez also hosts classes teaching hip hop, ballet, and Mexican folklorico dance, as well as summer camps that keep kids from having to foxtrot with the television.

3401 Timmons Lane
Houston,
TX
US

Save for the glow of a MacBook, there isn't much light inside Epiphany Music Production's recording studio. But, rest assured, all of the necessities for recording a song or album are there, including Pro Tools, Shure SM57 microphones, lots of air to transport the sound waves, and talented producers at the mixing board. Their services extend beyond just producing demos and albums, too; they also offer marketing and consulting services for finished works.

5940 North Sam Houston Parkway East
Houston,
TX
US

As its name suggests, 3Hues specializes in bringing together three of the most popular entertainment and culinary trends: DIY painting, cocktails, and cupcakes. In classes held in local lounges and cafes, budding artists nosh on cupcakes and sip mixed drinks as they learn to recreate an existing painting on their own canvas, rather than the back of their bartender’s shirt. Occasional family-friendly classes accommodate youngsters, and teachers also lead private sessions in hosts’ homes.

9003 Westheimer Rd.
Houston,
TX
US