Picasso's Corner's imaginative artists offer step-by-step instruction to guide students of all skill levels as they craft 16"x20" paintings. Classes, running either two hours Tuesday-Wednesday or three hours Thursday-Saturday, are scheduled at 7 p.m. and include all necessary materials such as acrylic paint, brushes, high-powered paintball guns, easels, aprons, and canvases. Patrons may use provided bottle openers and cups during class to enjoy self-supplied beer, wine, and snacks. The studio's three-hour open-studio sessions offer a more independent painting session devoid of step-by-step instruction and performance-enhancing hugs.
Pottery painting and glass fusing are two of the most celebrated crafts at Earth Paint and Fire. Spirited and inclusive, the studio’s BYOB classes and art sessions invite guests to indulge as they customize a plate or fuse colored glass to create ornate dishware and jewelry. During special project sessions, the staff members also assist artists by helping them customize works with painted accents such as the footprint of a newborn baby, the paw of an aging pup, or the tire tread of a beloved robot butler.
Informed by an ever-growing body of developmental research, classes at The Music Class introduce tots to tunes and concepts that boost creativity and listening skills. In Music Pups (a $72 value) courses, children under 4 years of age gleefully sing, dance, and bang away on rudimentary instruments such as the drums or theremin. Four and 5-year-olds learn concepts of tone and rhythm in the Music Cats course (a $77 value), which lets kids experiment with keyboards before defending their dissertations on the narrative redundancies of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Each 45-minute course meets four times in one month-long segment, and includes CDs for parents to play at home to follow up on in-class tutelage. This Groupon may also be used toward The Music Class' ten-week music courses.
Personal trainer and Strongside founder Mitchel Black has a list of certifications and accomplishments that would make any bodybuilder blush. Certified as a CrossFit trainer?as well as a US Olympic weight coach?he has hosted a health and fitness radio show, completed in an Ironman triathalon, and, today, facilitates 30 day paleo challenges in eight countries.
But while his own accomplishments may sound intimidating, Black started Strongside with the goal of making physical health and strength accessible to everyone. His own journey to CrossFit transformed him from a thin, endurance athlete to a strength-focused athlete, and he helps others make similar transformations in a six-day-a-week schedule of ever-changing classes?or Workouts of the Day. Throughout the week, these workouts revolve to keep participants not only engaged, but to help maximize the building of muscle and shedding of fat so that they stay motivated and on track.
Wooden boxes, giant tires, weighted balls, and gymnastics rings. At first glance, Crossfit Towne Lake?s exercise equipment might seem overwhelming. But the certified CrossFit coaches make sure any concerns are quickly squashed with their attentive and supportive attitudes. They carefully instruct members on proper form before each exercise, and shadow everyone throughout the workout. Even in a class setting, people receive individualized attention with tailored exercises that challenge them, whether they are a seasoned athlete or fitness newbie. CrossFit workouts are steeped in functional fitness movements, and include Olympic-style weightlifting and the use of kettlebells.
Most 5Ks and mud runs cater to adults. Adrenaline Run is not most 5Ks and mud runs. The just-for-teens event pits participants against natural and human-made obstacles, challenging them with rocky terrain, waterways, and homework. Some heats are timed, but youths uninterested in stats or clocks in general can join in untimed runs. After the challenging scramble concludes, racers head to the after-party for food, live music, and costume contests awarding the Most Creative and Most School Spirited ensembles. Both participants and spectators can take a gentler jaunt through a bounce-house course, or sit back and listen to performances while sharing mud-splattered stories.