Through Abrakadoodle's classes, camps, and parties, youngsters develop problem-solving skills and boost their confidence as they express themselves through art projects. Media including easy-to-use Crayola products, oil pastels, and markers form vibrant paintings and drawings that may represent a new take on a Monet masterwork, a storybook scene, or the universal struggle over eating one's vegetables.
Laila Hardman and Annie Gilbert came up with a singular vision for a culinary boutique, where shelves lined with gourmet coffees, cookbooks, and European cookware and gadgets open up into a demonstration kitchen that accommodates groups of up to 20 people. There, experienced instructors take culinary influences from around the globe and show students how to whip them up with healthy and fresh ingredients. In addition to a running packed schedule of specialty classes, they also cater to private groups for date nights or bachelorette parties.
Though colorful Lego and Duplo blocks cover their tables and fill their cabinets, Bricks 4 Kidz is no toy store. The staff crafts a playful curriculum that teaches children the fundamentals of engineering and architecture to stimulate their imaginations and encourage creative thinking. After-school sessions begin with a themed lesson followed by a guided building project and free-play time. Kids can explore more creative avenues with specialty classes, such as the junior robotics course or a movie-making camp, which covers basic stop-motion techniques so kids can make their own short films to explain why they couldn't finish their homework.
Brawling Beauty Burlesque puts a twist on the otherwise sassy dance styles offered at Pole Expressions with burlesque. Students don heels that they can dance in as an instructor Racheal Williams leads them through group or solo lessons, which tailor to those who may be shy with their skills at first. Advanced students, however, exude confidence, especially when dressed in the class’s requisite uniform: heels, bra top, bottoms, and thigh-high stockings. Williams also teaches parties and hosts girls’ night out events.
Photography Workshops of Utah.com owner Ken Spurgin garnered his photographic knowledge from 24 years as a freelancer, specializing in snapping images of commercial and industrial subjects. When he’s not snapping pictures of racecars and commercial properties, Ken leads workshops to show aspiring photographers how to best use their digital cameras and how to frame subjects, whether it’s a glorious forest in autumn or a newspaper salesman slipping on the ice in the winter.