The teachers at Wine and Canvas believe anyone can be artist. In fact, they draw out skills from people who have never even held a paintbrush before. To do this, they guide participants step-by-step through the process of replicating a painting during three-hour classes held at different restaurants and bars throughout the city.
To keep each class fresh, they regularly change up the selected masterpieces, which can be anything from the Eiffel Tower at night to an abstract rendering of trees. No matter what and where they teach, though, they always supply students with all the necessary accoutrements, including paints, canvases, aprons, and pronunciation guides for realistic French-accents. The one thing they don't supply is wine, allowing guests to choose for themselves what to drink at the venues' full bars.
These nights on the town are for adults only, but they do host kid-friendly cookie and canvas nights for children wanting to discover or flex their artistic chops.
The founders of EMAD Skateboards loved wakeskating on the water, but when bad weather struck, they decided to try electric skateboards as an alternative adrenaline rush. It didn't take long before they were hooked. But one thing was dampening the thrills: low-quality boards that couldn't go fast enough. The boarders had to take apart and rebuild each model to be faster and more powerful, so they decided to just build a better electric skateboard from the ground up.
And so became EMAD Skateboards. Drawing on their training in design, fabrication, and electrical engineering, the team came up with a line of of smartly designed electric skateboards with real power. Controlled by a handheld remote, the boards can reach top speeds of about 20 miles per hour so riders can add a heart-pumping new element to classic skateboard maneuvers.
allies multiple airsoft stores and fields across Orlando into one cooperative organization.
The City operates two competitive airsoft fields?one indoors and one out?where hundreds of players battle daily or just gather to discuss which BB pellets taste like rock candy. The participants often arm themselves with equipment from the numerous Combat City stores, from protective facemasks to the latest model airsoft rifles. And to give folks the competitive edge, staff members match visitors up with the right equipment for their needs or organize events such as birthday parties, which come with food, equipment, and BB pellets for up to eight players.
If you've ever watched regular soccer and thought it looked fun but there were too many people smashing into each other, bubble soccer might be for you. People still smash into each other in bubble soccer?it's kind of the point?but at least now they're wearing a giant protective bubble. Players inside these inflatable battle orbs try to score goals while safely careening into each other and bouncing off the ground. Knockerball Orlando-Bubble Soccer not only hosts bubble soccer games, but also rents out its inflatables for private parties.
A five-time American Taekwondo Association World Champion, chief master Von Schmeling, began Victory Martial Arts to teach pupils confidence and leadership skills while imparting martial-arts techniques. Classes capped at 30 students, with at most 10 students per instructor, cover disciplines such as general martial arts, krav maga, and self-defense for thwarting assailants and heavily armed spiders. Budding martial artists hone their craft alongside loved ones in family sessions or practice maneuvers in age-specific sequences for kids, teens, or adults.
When Gerald Bennett began work as head chef at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, he was accustomed to whipping up dishes for celebrity clientele. But when the royal family of Dubai came to visit and he served them in their opulent suite, he never thought they'd ask him to leave with them as their personal chef. Since returning to the states and stepping into his role as the president of the Private Chef Association, Gerald has worked to bring his gastronomic prowess to the masses through Food Fun Adventure’s classes and tours. He passes along a visible passion for culinary fusion, which shines through in dishes blending French and Thai or American and German influences.
Culinary tours take participants to local sushi houses, steak houses, and bistros, each highlighting specialty dishes. When head chefs come out to greet their visitors, they often divulge culinary secrets and answer questions about curfew hours for free-range ingredients while doling out tapas and other small plates.
In a more hands-on culinary experience, customers gather in classes and learn to refine dishes based on a chosen theme. Using mostly local and organic ingredients in two kitchen classrooms, chefs show students how to craft delicacies such as scallion waffles with orange-zest chicken and tagine-roasted rack of lamb. In one kitchen, which doubles as an art gallery, knives flick through ingredients, and pots clatter at island stations and small burners. The company’s event center, Heaven, fills with chatter as up to 40 pairs of students filter in. Beneath projectors for screening chef demonstrations and documentaries about the life of a paring knife, separate kitchens equipped with ovens and burners fill with the bustle of creation, which gives way to reverent exhalations as patrons finally sample the fruits of their labor.