Safety regulations, missed classes, weather &  other FAQs

Art School Covid-19 & Safety Guidelines:
  • Masks worn by all students*, educators, staff, and visitors/parents, due to varied ages & vaccination status' of students. Please be respectful! *Unless otherwise noted in class/workshop description

  • NO water bottles or food permitted 

  • Please use the restroom before class

  • temperatures taken at the door

  • Wash your hands prior to taking your seat

  • Class sizes capped to ensure social distancing

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

  • Tables, chairs etc are sanitized after every class & at end of every day

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

  • If you have Covid, once you have been cleared by your Dr. and/or have a negative test result, please email it to Hello@artclasswithmary.com so we can have record you are ok to return 

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.
 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 and workshops are drop-off format only. However, if your child requires an assistant for special needs we can discuss this!
Do you offer private classes?
Private lessons for 3rd grade through adults are available when my schedule allows. Currently I have no availability. I will update *here* when that changes.

Can I join class late? 
Art classes have a consecutive thread of instruction and assignments 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 you will be charged the full price of the course. Prorating is not available.   

 Do you offer birthday parties?
 Yes! Head to the Birthday Party Tab!

Late drop-off:  We know, traffic happens! There is a 5 minute grace period. More than 10 min late is disruptive to the class & unfair to your artist and causes them to miss all the instruction.
Late pick up:   Please do your best to be prompt for pick up! Class times are staggered to alleviate crowds and time to sanitize.  After 5 minutes, my door closes and students will be seated in the hall to wait.  
*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 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.   

Art Class & Camp 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.

  • 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.

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 it is labeled we will do our best to contact you.  After 1 week items will be tossed or donated due to lack of storage space.

Miss Mary,  What are your teaching credentials?

  • K12 Art Education certification valid in 48 states

  • BFA in Illustration, triple minor in Drawing, Photography & Art History

  • Over 15 years experience teaching Art in public school, Kinder -12th gr

  • 3 years (additional) experience teaching art in private schools K-8th grade 

  • Wrote the art curriculum for Paramus middle schools, 5-8th grade

  • Received a Dodge Foundation Grant to create art & music lessons with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, distributed state-wide

  • I'm an active artist that creates, sells, and exhibits artwork across the East Coast since 1996

  • Classes are infused with job skill/career references further validating the importance of art education

  • DBAE (Discipline Based Art Education) infused with art history and job experience creating a well-rounded experience with a side of FUN!

  • I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil!

  • My teaching degree is hanging in the studio

  • Some of my illustrations and my photography prints are in the studio as well!