With more than 30 years of experience in illustrating, art teaching, and graphic design, Art 'N Oddities owner Meri Berghauer breathes life into art with unique classes and gallery showings. In the two-hour goblet-painting class, students adorn flasks and flutes with streaks and swirls of color, adding a festive elegance to even the most mysterious, smoke-emitting beverages. Students in the Mirror, Mirror class spend 2.5 hours crafting all-natural mosaics from magazine pictures, photographs, specialty paper, and discarded eviction notices, and then affixing them to a 10-inch square mirror and frame. Or gather inspiration from four consecutive weekly two-hour drawing classes in which students scrawl a variety of lines, 2D and 3D shapes, and objects in perspective using proportion and texture.
Lance Farrell, a tae kwon do competitor for many years, understands the discipline necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But instead of using this knowledge to found an average gym, he developed a specific program that is designed to transform the bodies of its participants in 10 weeks. Each week his certified trainers, nutritionists, and coaches lead students through six 45-minute workouts, which are designed to target fat and increase lean muscle mass. The team is so confident in its clients' ability to change their lives that it offers a chance to win $1,000 for motivation.
The subject matter in photographer Stacy Burns’ portfolio fills the spectrum from sports-action shots to nature, each captured with striking clarity and attention to detail. In addition to a varying array of subjects, the shutterbug behind Seraphim Photography can capture moments in several styles including modern and photojournalistic or conventional and posed. When shoots are finished, her clients select images that she can enhance and print on traditional photo paper or on memorabilia such as calendars, blankets, and photo books.
Imagine...a customized slideshow set to beautiful music from treasured personal photos. We specialize in creating therapeutic "memory" videos. Touchstone can create one as a gift to your family, for a senior facing life changes, or as a memorial to a loved one you have lost. Find out more at www.touchstonememories.com
Photographer Ali Acker preserves her clients' important life events through unique photo packages and custom-made memorabilia. Her "Watch Me Grow" photo sessions chart the growth of a child from pregnancy through his or her first birthday, culminating in a coffee table book with images taken throughout the year. Acker also snaps shots of families, friends, and graduating seniors, emblazoning photos on coffee mugs, calendars, and the moons of Jupiter.
After Sarah Kachelmeier delivered a son in 2010, her husband bought her a gift that she'd grow to love: a DSLR camera. She snapped photos to document her family's home life every stage of her daughter and son's growth, becoming a skilled photographer in the process. Now, she turns her lens toward other people's lives as well as her own. She captures family photos, maternity and delivery portraits, and photos of children, plus engagement photos and high-school portraits.