When the rooms of The Sutton Studio for the Performing Arts aren’t resonating with piano chords, dance music, monologues, or melodies, they’re filled with insightful declamations from the highly experienced staff. Artistic director Jamie Lynn Gilliam leads the talented troupe, bringing more than 25 years of musical-theater experience that include dancing in professional productions and convincing Robert De Niro’s family that she was Robert De Niro. Her lieutenants include Kathy Todd Chaney, formerly of Kathy Todd Dance Studio, and several of the studio’s graduates, who teach tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop steps. Piano instructor Lynnette Jones has been playing piano for 27 years and acting teacher Josh Gilliam has performed in several professional productions since he graduated from Otterbein University’s musical-theater program. All this expertise fills The Sutton Studio’s two locations and unfolds during an array of classes, performances, and even private birthday parties.
Led by Kentucky Personal Defense Training owner and lead trainer John Jenkins, the certified instructor (#6683) and NRA range safety officer teaches a variety of classes, including pistol and rifle courses, and personal protection inside and outside of the home. He is a graduate of the Grossman Academy, specializing in the psychology of combat and violent encounters, and underwent intermediate and advanced concealed-carry training under Gary Quesenberry, a federal firearms instructor and "Top Shot" contestant. In addition to an already notable list of credentials, John has extensive training in combat man-tracking, small unit tactics, reconnaissance, surveillance, and personal protection.
Comprehensive Classes and Training
Louisville KRAFT caters to students of all ages and skill levels, hosting everything from day classes to weekend workshops. Introductory lessons familiarize beginners with the fundamentals of safely handling handguns, rifles, or shotguns. Instructors refine students' form and technique with classes that incorporate live-fire practice.
Although they are serious about the topics they cover, Louisville KRAFT's state- and NRA-certified instructors avoid intimidating students. That begins by creating low-stress classroom and range environments, making them conducive to learning and comprehension. Additionally, Louisville KRAFT keeps classes small—capping attendance at four for training courses with live-fire practice—so instructors can provide pupils with lots of personalized guidance.
Executive Links’ golfing reps play along with golfers in order to help them to perfect their game in real time. Under instructors' tutelage, golfletes will shear strokes from their averages on their choice of local course, as opposed to a driving range. Pros go beyond just perfecting swings and focus on the mental aspects of golfing, proffering advice on course-management tips, such as when to go for the green, when to lay up, and how to motivate lackadaisical ball washers. They mold lessons around pupils' styles and goals, ensuring athletes master new techniques without completely altering their personal styles. The teachers often give corporations a leg up on competitors by escorting prospective clients around the links and doling out instruction, employing the same degree of courtesy as Romeo would have required to meet Juliet’s parents.
Prepare for a pivotal business trip abroad or avoid order mix-ups at the local carniceria that result in lugging a case of Ecto Cooler home. The experienced instructors at Los Monitos will help customers tap their inner linguist to expand their communication skills and help cross over language and cultural barriers. Ten-week courses start at different experience levels and include 1.5 hours of class time each week in Spanish, English (ESL), French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. Check the
Louisville and Prospect schedules for class times. Customers will make great strides in achieving language proficiency over that period, or develop their own hybrid language that?s useful for chatting with plants at home. Classes are capped at 10 students per course, ensuring efficient learning and decreasing back-of-the-room giggling.
Helmed by a team of local artists, Your Artistic Spirits holds informal visual-arts consortia in local venues such as Bier Brewery, Black Swan Brewpub, and Bodega. At each location, they welcome participants of all skill levels and disciplines to sip wine, beer, or spirits as they make art focused in a range of artistic styles, from neoclassical busts to avant-garde booms. Instructors guide attendees through step-by-step instruction to create original works in one chosen medium, such as acrylics, watercolors, sculpting clay, or papier-mâché. When not conducting public classes and private parties, artistic staffers lead team-building workshops and art-therapy programs for children and adults.