Safety regulations, Missed classes, weather &  other FAQs

Art School Safety Guidelines for Health Compromised Inclusion: All Staff are vaccinated or Masked
  • Proof of Double Vaccination in order to be unmasked in ALL CLASSES. Otherwise, masks are to be worn by all students, staff, and visitors/parents. Please be respectful!

  • NO water bottles or food permitted 

  • Please use the restroom before class to not miss instructions & creative time

  • Temperatures taken at the door

  • Wash your hands prior to taking your seat

  • Class sizes capped 

  • The art studio has two HEPA fans running at all times

  • Tables, chairs etc are sanitized after every class 

  • Of course if you are feeling ill, or have covid, please call or email that you will be staying home.  

If the studio is required to close due to Covid-19, we will switch to online classes to keep us on schedule! There will be no refunds or credits. Supply kits for our online classes will be available for pickup during a scheduled time at the studio.
Weather: Class changes or cancellations due to weather or unexpected circumstances will be notified via email and posted on social media. These classes will be made up when possible or credit issued.

Can I stay to watch the class?
 For the comfort and safety of all my artists, classes & workshops are drop-off format. However, if your child requires an assistant, or aid, for special needs we can discuss this! 
Do you offer private classes?
Currently I have no availability. I will update *here* when that changes. Private lessons for 3rd grade through adults are available when my schedule allows.

Can I join class late? 
Art classes have a consecutive thread of instruction and assignments that build on weekly skills.  However, if there is room and you've only missed the 1st class, an allowance may be made. There is no late registration fee, but prorating is not available.   

 My child doesn't meet the age requirement, but they are advanced. Can I sign them up anyway?
 No.  Students hit certain benchmarks at different ages developmentally, socially & emotionally. We do not rush artists to fit into classes before they are socially or emotionally ready. 
 Art education is taken very seriously.           
If it becomes evident that a student has been put into a class, camp, or workshop, without invitation/clearance AND before they reached the age group requirement, their enrollment will be terminated on the spot with no refund. 

Late drop-off:  Traffic happens! There is a 5-minute grace period. However, more than 10 min late is disruptive to the class & unfair to your artist.
Late pick up:   Please do your best to be prompt for pick up!  *Note If routinely late,  $1 per minute will be charged 

Missed Class Policies 

  • The art studio is closed for major holidays & any dates in your class listing.  

  • Classes canceled due to instructor absence, inclement weather, or unforeseen circumstances will be made up at the end, or credit given.

  • Students who miss the class of their own accord, vacation, or other activity will not receive a refund, credit, or make-up opportunity. However, materials may be picked up to work on projects at home to stay current.

  • Student Make-up classes are not offered at this time due to scheduling 

Missed Workshops or Camp Days: 

Individuals who miss workshops, or camp days, do so at their own loss and can not be made up.  Materials are purchased in advance based on the number of registrants and there is no time to advertise to fill your empty seat.   

Behavior Policy:

There is one main rule at the art studio.  Respect.  

Respect each other, the teacher, the materials and the art studio.   

If student behavior steps over the line, a phone call or email will be made to the family.  

Disruptive & disrespectful behavior affects the learning of other students.   If more than one discussion with the family needs to be made, disruptive students will be asked to discontinue classes at the family’s expense (no refunds).  Behavior that poses a threat to other students, the studio, or myself will be asked to leave immediately.   

Student Property: 

Art Classes with Mary Shadbolt LLC is not responsible for anything left behind in the studio other than art materials being stored for your class, or artwork being held for exhibit.  Jackets, cell phones, toys, etc,  if labeled, we will do our best to contact you.  After 1-week items will be tossed or donated due to lack of storage space.

Art Class Withdrawl/Refund Policy:
  • Individuals who withdraw from their class/camp course up to 2 weeks before it begins, may do so less 35% class fee.  The fee is due to advertising for the class seat at a premium and purchasing materials based on class numbers.

  • An enrolled student withdrawing 1 week before, or after it begins, will receive no refund, unless outstanding circumstances exist.  (e.g. medical condition, Covid-19, or family emergency).  If that is the case, credit may be extended to a class of equal value, minus the class attended and less the 35% class fee.  This credit must be used within 6 months. Otherwise, at the sole discretion of the owner, minus a cancellation fee.

  • If a student withdraws after the second class, no refunds or credit will be issued.

  • Students who fail to show up, will not be refunded.

Art Camp Withdrawl/Refund Policy:

  • Cancellation 21 days or more before the start date: 75% tuition refund

  • Cancellation 14–20 days before the start date: 60% tuition refund

  • Cancellation 7–13 days before the start date: 40% tuition refund

  • Cancellation 0–6 days before the start date: no tuition refund 

  •  The fee is due to advertising for the class seat at a premium and purchasing materials based on class numbers.