Important information about CDC safety registrations, cancellations, missed classes, weather & other general FAQs

CDC & Studio Safety Guidelines that keep us all safe!

  • All artists are pre-registered for class, private lessons or workshops, no walk-ins

  • Everyone will have their temperature checked 

  • Everyone will wash their hands upon entering the art studio

  • Everyone will wear their masks at all times

  • Artists are asked to remain in their seats, all materials will be brought to them

  • Artists will have the same seat every class

  • To reduce shared materials, artists are given a supply list of items to bring 

  • Artist's seats are measured to be 6 feet apart, please do not rearrange furniture

  • Class size is capped at 8-10 artists to ensure social distancing

  • No food or drinks permitted at this time 

  • Tables, chairs & materials are wiped down between classes and at end of the day

  • Class times are staggered to free-up people traffic in the hallway

  • Please do not drop off artists early. I will be cleaning between classes and cannot let them in until it is safe

  • Please use the restroom at home, restrooms in building are shared with several business' and cleanliness can not be guaranteed

  • Of course if you or your young artist are feeling ill, please call or email that you will be staying home

If we are required to close due to Covid-19, we will switch to online classes and provide you with all of the materials and access to instructional videos for your children to enjoy creating at home. 

 Cancellation/Withdrawl Policy:

Individuals who withdraw from their enrolled 6-week course within 10 days of class beginning, may do so less 35% class fee. 

An enrolled student withdrawing from a course after it begins will receive no refund, unless outstanding circumstances exist (e.g medical condition or family emergency). However credit can be extended to a class of equal value, minus any classes attended and less a 35% enrollment fee and material fee.


Class cancellations due to inclement weather or unexpected circumstances will be notified via email/text and posted on social media. These classes will be made up or credit issued.  

Missing Workshops (one time classes): 

Workshops are a one-time class, individuals who miss workshops do so at their own loss. Materials are purchased based on number of attending. 

Make-Up & No-Show Class Policies:

If student misses their scheduled class due to illness/emergency, please notify Miss Mary ASAP.  Said student is allowed one emergency make-up class per session/course, within 30 days.

Missed classes due to vacations, play dates or other activities are not made up nor refunded/pro-rated. 

If the missed class is a "no show", meaning you did not show up in person, or virtually,  no make- up class will be arranged.  


Can I stay to watch the class?

For the comfort and safety of all my artists, it is best that all classes and workshops are drop-off.  Artists come to my class just as they would attend art class in school, and socializing with their peers is part of our experience!

What are your credentials?

  • K12 Art Education certification valid in 48 states

  • BFA in Illustration with triple minor in Drawing, Photography and Art History

  • Taught art in public school, pre-k through senior year, for over a decade

  • Written art curriculum for Paramus middle schools

  • Received a grant from the Dodge Foundation to create art & music lessons in collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

  • Created, sold, and exhibited artwork across the East Coast for more than 30 years.

Do you offer virtual classes?

Yes! There are virtual group classes, and virtual private classes.  

Do you offer in-person private classes?

Yes! Private one-on-one lessons are currently offered to school-aged students through adults Monday and Thursdays (all day), plus Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Private lessons are offered in sessions of 4 consecutive weeks.

Semi-private is also an option, for up to 3 artists of similar age. 

Do you do birthday parties?

Yes! Though for Covid-19 safety measures there are not currently parties offered at our location, there are other options available! You can host an art party from the comfort of your own home! I can create art kits (to any theme) for each party guest.  There are additional add-ons as well, choose from a pre-recorded video of me walking your guests through your painting! (You can pause and replay at will).

Or we can set up a time to "meet" online where I will walk your guests through your painting virtually! This works best for guests that are all over the world, or you can creating a viewing area in your home for your guests! See more information on the birthday tab above!


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