After finding great joy as an art teacher for more than a decade, Laura Carter and her husband Andy, decided to take their love of art outside the traditional classroom and establish Raise Your Brush. A short time later, the art studio, which unites painting lessons with social drinking, began to garnish high praise for it’s casual atmosphere. Such praise came from both customers as well as local media outlets including Living Dayton.
During each painting class—Laura’s most popular offering—students are first encouraged to loosen up with a glass of wine or beer from the studio’s newly remodeled bar. Students then cozy up to tables to make the most of the included supplies, ranging from aprons to acrylic paints to blank, potential-packed canvasses. In the ensuing hours, amateur artists recreate the evening’s theme-specific image with the help of Laura’s artistic eye and articulate tongue. Though the themes constantly change, past images have included cityscapes, a fleur de lis, and moonrises. Regardless of the night’s theme, all students are free to take their homework straight home to display on any already vibrant mantle or surprisingly lonely family room wall.
Kimberly Denney has dedicated her entire adult life to teaching music to kids. After receiving her BA in music education and MA in education administration, Kimberly taught music and band in public schools for 21 years. Now she teaches Kindermusik to families in Dayton and Cincinnati.
At her school, Kimberly and her team of instructors lead children from newborns to 7-year-olds in playful music classes with the goal of helping kids develop into great learners—not necessarily the next Mozart. Children sing, dance, and play age-appropriate instruments, all while developing a variety of skills in language, literacy, socialization, and problem solving, as well as improving their self-esteem. Parents and children receive Kindermusik@home materials that include a variety of activities to continue learning at home between weekly classes.
Have an upcoming project? Find all of your office supplies, such as poster boards and markers, at Everybody's Workplace Solutions in Moraine.
Brand new furniture is a great way to clean up a workspace that's just a tad too messy.
For parking, you'll be able to look towards the nearby area for available space.
Whether you're a professional or a student, Everybody's Workplace Solutions has the items you need to get organized and stay there.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We always seek to have students get the most from the lessons. We adapt to each age and skill level easily to provide the best results. Additionally, we make it fun!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide the piano (and music for purchase). You can bring your own music and please have a keyboard or piano at home.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We want to spread the gift of music to others!
What do you love most about your job?
The difference between each student. Finding the best way each learns and maximizing on each person's ability.
"Tae kwon do" loosely translates to "the way of the foot and the fist." At Ultimate Leadership Martial Arts & TaeKwonDo, you'll learn how to use both appendages with precision and power. The instructors there specialize in teaching tae kwon do for all ages, starting as young as preschool. The Korean practice is a mixed martial art by nature, since it incorporates both the linear moves of karate and circular sweeps of kung fu. Teachers focus on the basics, such as balance and coordination at Lil Dragons for children and work on more advanced moves at teen and adult classes.
Dance By Teri coordinates some of the best theater in Springboro. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time.
Personal trainers are also available to work with those who prefer an individualized work out regimen.
Amaze yourself with the terrific results of a cross fit workout.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.