Artist Jennifer Lo wants everyone to feel welcome and inspired in her classes at Learn Make Live. By sprinkling their sessions with humor and step-by-step instructions, she and the other instructors do just that. A stop into one of the classes yields knowledge in making everything from paintings to prints to mandalas—geometric patterns and spiritual signifiers in Buddhism and Hinduism. And at the end of each class, students walk away with a one-of-a-kind piece that's perfect for the mantelpiece or the Newbie wing at the Guggenheim.
Nothing gets your blood pumping quite like dancing. Get your daily workout in at Classical Ballet of California in Pacifica.
At Classical Ballet of California, you can elongate your muscles with some basic ballet or opt for a less traditional class.
Trained by legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, Christy English Wioncek opened the Bay Area Acting Studio to teach a new generation of actors how to—in the words of her mentor—"live truthfully under imaginary circumstances." Her stable of equally Meisner-steeped instructors leads classes including introductory adult courses, intensive courses for working thespians, and children's classes for young'uns looking to break into the industry early or convince babysitters they've been diagnosed with a life-threatening ice-cream deficiency.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.