Frequently Asked Questions:Semi-Private Programz
1. How much do your Weekly Art Classes cost?
New Students, First Month (Includes a 20% tuition discount):
1 Child: $92
2 Siblings: $184
3 Siblings: $276
Returning Students, 1 Month (Includes a 10% discount for siblings):
1 Child: $115
2 Siblings: $207
3 Siblings: $310.50
2. Do siblings receive a discount?
Yes. After your first promotional month, siblings receive 10% off tuition.
3. Why is Tuition due by the 25th by Autopay?
In order to honor our 6 to 1 student-teacher ratio on a monthly basis, we need to know in advance how many students plan on attending classes to book the number of Instructors. This is also why we are by appointment only.
4. How many classes does the tuition cover?
Your monthly tuition pays for 4 classes (one class each week). When there are 5 weeks in a month, classes do not meet in the 5th week. We offer Group Classes during that 5th week of the month.
5. Do I have to purchase my starting materials from you as a new student?
Yes. We use specific brands for their quality, some of which are difficult to find in our local art stores. The supplies are yours to keep to bring each week to class. There is a $3 material fee to rent the studio supplies if you forget to bring yours. This starting materials fee is not a recurring fee.
6. Do you offer make up classes?
Yes. If you cannot make it to one of your regular scheduled classes, you may cancel or reschedule your classes through our registration system. At least a 2 hour notice before class is required. We have to be strict about our Cancellation Policy due to our special 6 to 1 student teacher ratio; late cancellations and no shows affect the number of staff required for the classes.
7. Are parents allowed in class?
Parents are not allowed in class while class is in session. This is to avoid student distraction and also the Instructors need to teach as trained without distractions. On the first day of class, parents may stay for the first few minutes until they see that their child is comfortable. Our seating is arranged toward the window so parents can observe from the outside. We have 8 security cameras set up and many live-scanned fingerprinted adults in the class at all times. Parents are invited in after class to enjoy the end-of-class Art Show.
8. How are your Instructors qualified to teach art to my children?
Every Instructor I've hired was already a phenomenal artist to begin with and their portfolio was carefully reviewed during the hiring process. All Instructors have either graduated from a Fine Art Program or are currently working on their degree in fine arts. I take that talent and train each Instructor to teach the way I teach. All our curriculums have a standard method across the board, so any one of us can jump in and help any student successfully finish their projects without guessing about how to execute the techniques.
10. How do you choose which art that gets displayed in your studio window each week?
Our staff selects the art based on certain factors: does it stand out from across the street, does it read well as a jpg for our website Home and Facebook page, and does the collection include a variety of ages and mediums (we also try our best to be sensitive about sibling rivalry and not repeating the same students continually). We also feature the art that is hung inside the classroom each week. This way, every student receives acknowledgement for all their hard work. Not only that, but each Instructor tracks their students' progress which incorporates a rewards system, and we present each student's work at the end of class with a positive critique. Everything we do in the classroom is set up for your child's success and positive reinforcement.