Art Program Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to buy any art supplies for my child?
We provide all the materials needed, aside from a sketch book which is required for all the classes- with the exception of Fun Art ages 3-6. Students will take the sketch book home and bring it to every class.
Can my child wear his/her own cooking/other apron instead of buying the apron with the logo of the studio?
We require that all our Art students wear the apron of the studio, it not only protects children’s clothing, but it also creates a sense of belonging, unison and sets their minds to work on art. Home depot’s apron, cooking apron, etc., has different uses in different places. We use our aprons for a cohesive environment here in the art studio.
If my child misses a class can I get a refund, or a make up class?
We don’t offer refunds for missing classes when is on customers side, though we can try our best to accommodate student in a different class to help students catch up on project. This is upon teacher approval.
Would I get discounted tuition on months with Holidays?
No, Even though our program is planned to take place in a four week bases, some days in a month will have 3 weeks, due to the holidays. Keep in mind, other months will have 5 weeks, balancing our monthly program back with the original four weeks. On specific months we will offer a make-up class for seasonal projects that will be enjoyable to the students, as it is the case for the month of December where we work on Christmas projects.
Can my child have a make-up class any time?
Every week we work on a specific project that may carry on to the next week. In the scenario where a child misses a class a make-up class can be offered in the same week for a different class of the same group level, or It may be offered on the following week if the project carries on to the next week. For any make-up class please contact the teacher immediately to find out where your child’s group is, in the development of the current project. Make-up classes won’t be offered after two weeks past the missing class, unless it is set up with the teacher as a private class with an additional fee.
Do you have a schedule for 2019-2020 Holidays
Art Classes starts on Monday September 2nd – May 30th
Holidays: No classes on the days below
(Makeup classes available when noted):
Monday, September nth (5 week month) ;
Labor Day, October 31st (no classes after 5:30 pm) 5 week month
Christmas Break from December 24-January 6th. (Make up day available)
Spring Break April 1st-5th. (5 week month)
This is the second year my child is taking art classes, would he/she learn the same material as last year?
No, we don’t repeat projects, we might bring back a project from several years, but we make sure your child hasn’t done it. Though the techniques will be same projects won’t be repeated. Artistic skills are improved by repetition and exploration.
We group students by age, to be able to present them with projects carefully designed for their age level. For that reason students can remain in a group for up to 3 years.
What is the Art Show?
The art show is a great opportunity Hands on Art offers to its students to showcase 6 of their most favorite art works done throughout the year. Their art is displayed in an Art Gallery setup here at the studio. Students get to invite family and friends to join in celebration of their talent and effort. The art show is a fundamental tool of our program; it builds children’s confidence and helps them be identified among family and friends by their creative potential. The art show is required for children who sign up for 6 or more months or children who are in the program by the end of May, who have been in the program for at least three months.
Why do I have to pay the art show fee with my registration if the art show won’t take place until the end of the school year?
In order to plan for the space needed for a successful art show, it is important for us to know with time in advance how many students’ art work, materials needed to set up displays, panels for displays and possible visitors that will be attending the art show. This year, 2015, we had 500 + artworks on display and over 120 visitors on every Night of the art show.
What day will the art show be, this year?
The art show will tentatively take place on Friday May 13th and Saturday May 14th. More details will be provided a few months before the event.
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