FAQ - Hands On Art 4 Everyone

Art Program Frequently Asked Questions

We are so excited to have your child join us this year! If you still have any questions after reading our FAQ list please call me at (801) 906-1192

 

WHAT IS NEW THIS YEAR!!!
This year we will be offering In-Studio and Virtual Classes, we have made a few changes to our virtual classes that will improve the quality of our delivery after experiencing our first series of Zoom classes back in March, 
Changes…
-Now all Virtual classes tuition would include material kits for 4 lessons. Please plan accordingly so your child can have the materials way before classes start. Having the same materials will help with the smooth process of the class. You can pick the material kit from the studio or have it shipped. Soon we will have a shipping option available from our website.
-Fun Art 3-6 Virtual class will now be for ages 3-5, I noticed it was hard for younger students to follow lessons virtually and especially without my help. The new lesson focus will be on sensorial exploration, independence, confidence, and discovery. 
These changes would facilitate better development of projects with minimal help from parents and less frustration from younger children. 
Please call me if you have any questions, (801) 906-1192
 
Frequently Asked Questions
When will art classes start? Art classes will start in the first week of September, Tuesday, September 1st.
What mediums my child would be learning this year? 
Hands on Art is proud to offer the largest variety of mediums you could find in an art studio. Your child will be able to explore drawing, charcoals, pastel, watercolors, acrylic, up-cycle, clay building, paper mache, different forms of printing including screen printing and 3D projects using up-cycled materials. 
Would there be any difference in content between the virtual art class vs in-studio classes?  Overall the projects and mediums used in the in-studio classes versus online will be the same. 
-What will my child need to access the virtual class? You will need a tablet, laptop, or phone to provide your child with online access, and working space for your child that is free from distraction. More information will be facilitated upon enrollment. 
-What measures is Hands on Art taking due to COVID for in-studio classes? We highly encourage the use of masks, students will wash hands upon arrival and departure after class. Stations and materials will be sanitized right after each lesson. We have also reduced the maximum class size from 16 down to 12 students. 
-What if classes get cancel again? If classes get cancel again, your child can complete their classes virtually with no extra cost to you.
 -Is there any discount for multiple students? We offer a 10% sibling discount on monthly tuition
What other fees should I plan on besides the tuition? There are a few additional fees.
-Annual registration fee of $25 per student.
-Hands on Art embroidered apron $15
-Sketch pad $10. 
Students get to take their apron and sketch pad home and bring it every week for class.  (apron is not required for virtual classes, and sketch pad is no required for Fun Art ages 3-5). 
What is the $25 Annual Registration Fee? The annual registration fee helps with the set up of the students in our system, to service the equipment we use for classes, such as the kiln, screen printing machine, and the purchase of other specialty materials for art classes. 
Can my child use during class any other apron we have at home that is not the Hands on Art for Children apron? We discourage the use of other aprons at Hands on Art, we want our students to have some kind of uniformity during class. It also helps set the tone for creating in our special place.
Can I sit with my child while he/she is taking art lessons? Though some children have a little bit of a hard time when starting a new activity, we understand that can be helpful for you to stay around while your child gets adjusted. Due to the small space and COVID 19 and even for your child benefit, we discourage parents sitting with children during class, unless there is a behavior concern and in that regard, please talk to the instructor so we can be more prepared on how to accommodate you as a parent. Siblings should not be in the teaching area when class is in session. 

 

 Do I have to buy any art supplies for in-studio classes?

We provide all the materials needed, aside from an apron and 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.

This is the second year my child is taking art classes, would he/she repet the same level and projects as last year?

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. Though the techniques will be same, projects won’t be repeated. Keep in mind, artistic skills are improved by repetition, problem solving and exploration. We might bring back a project done several years ago, but we make sure your child hasn’t done it.

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 part, 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. 

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 on 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 $15 fee.

Would I get discounted tuition on months with Holidays?

Even though our program is planned to take place in a four week basis, due to holidays some months will have 3 weeks of classes. 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 projects that will be enjoyable to the students, as it is the case for the month of December where we work on Christmas projects. Please review our Holiday Schedule below.

Holidays: No classes on the days below

(Makeup classes available when noted):

Monday, September 2nd Labor Day (5 week month)

October 31st (no classes after 5:00pm) 5 week month

Christmas Break from December 24-January 6th. (Make up day available)

Spring Break April 1st-5th. (5 week month)

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 in a special location. 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. We present students with small recognition, and Free art activities for the guestes.

Why do I have to pay the art show fee with my registration if the art show won’t take place until April 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’ artwork, materials needed to set up displays, panels for displays and possible visitors that will be attending the art show. We can have over 500 + artworks on display and over 120 visitors.

What day will the art show be, this year?

The art show will take place on Saturday May 2nd. More details will be provided a few months before the event.

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