“There’s something for everybody here and if there isn’t, we’ll make it.”
With Lisa Little's approach to DIY art, as she tells Middletown Journal, no one gets left out at one of her pottery-painting parties. Visitors to The Splattered Platter are treated to Lisa's diverse ceramic collection, which includes more than 500 decorative and functional pieces—including bowls, plates, and figurines—with each matte-white porcelain surface awaiting decoration.
The decorating tools are all-inclusive as well. Crayons accommodate younger hands, and paintbrushes on canvases suit the finer motor skills of older artists. These seasoned crafters can also drop in for Lisa's in-depth project classes, which tackle trickier subjects, such as topping a wrought-iron table in mosaic or knitting leg warmers for a millipede.
Terri Shaffner, a dancer with more than 30 years of experience, opened her own studio—Encore Performing Arts—in 2005. There, she and her team of talented instructors help children develop strength, confidence, and positive self-image through weekly dance lessons. Students stretch, leap, and spin during ballet, tap, and hip-hop classes. There's also a special program for dedicated homeschooled students, expanding their abilities in the fields of singing or dance.
It's high time you paid a visit to the museum at Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton.
It's certainly time you stopped reading about this museum with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home at this museum.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the museum's adjoining lot.
You'll be ready for a nap when you finish stepping to the beat at Fabulous Talent Center For Dance in Hamilton.
Learn how to tell a story with your body at Fabulous Talent Center For Dance — with so many great dance classes to choose from, you may very well seek out more than one style.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a family-oriented organization that meets your child where they are. We strive to keep our costs affordable so that each and every child can have the opportunity to participate in a quality program. We have qualified staff that can help your child reach his/her fullest potential.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Boys and girls ages 18 months to college age.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our inspiration to start our organization was to offer ALL youth an opportunity to participate in a quality competitive cheer, dance and tumbling organization that would be affordable for all families in the surrounding communities.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to work with the youth and witness their success as they master new skills each and every day and grow into responsible and productive individuals.
Signature service: Fundamentals of Drawing
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Young Rembrandts
Pro Tip: Young Rembrandts teaches drawing and visual learning skills for children ages 3-and-a-half to 12.