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, 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 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. 
Weather:
Class changes or cancellations due to inclement weather or unexpected circumstances will be notified via email/text and posted on social media. These classes will be held virtually / made up when possible or credit issued. 
 
FAQs
What are your 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, pre-k through senior year
  • 3 years experience teaching art in private schools K-8th grade 
  • Wrote the art curriculum for Paramus middle schools, 5-8th grade
  • Received a Grant from the Dodge Foundation to create art & music lessons with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, distributed state-wide
  • DBAE (Discipline Based Art Education) infused with art history and job experience creating a well-rounded experience with a side of FUN!
  • Active artist that creates, sells, and exhibits artwork across the East Coast for more than 30 years
  • Classes are in fused with job skill/career references further validating the importance of art education
 
Can I stay to watch the class?
For the comfort and safety of all my artists, classes and workshops are drop-off format. 
 
Do you offer virtual classes?
Yes! There are virtual group classes, virtual private classes and virtual paint parties!  
 
Do you offer in-person private classes?
Yes! Private one-on-one lessons are offered to school-aged students through adults, Monday and Thursdays.  My schedule fills very quickly and often there is a waiting list.  If interested in private lessons please send me an email to Hello@ArtClasswithMary.com to discuss availability and pricing.  Prices vary based on age/length of class. 
 
Do you offer birthday parties?
Yes! Though for Covid-19 safety measures I do not offer parties at our location, there are other options available! You can host an art party from the comfort of your own home/yard with my help! I create art kits (to any theme) for each party guest that includes everything they need.  There are additional add-ons: choose from printed directions, a pre-recorded video of me walking your guests through your painting (You can pause & replay),  or we can "meet" online and I'll teach your guests virtually!  See more information with pricing on the birthday tab!
 
Do you close for holidays?
Yes as I am also a parent, Art Classes with Mary Shadbolt LLC is closed for major and national holidays, winter & spring break in order to spend time with my family.  Class dates are always noted in the listings.  
POLICIES

Late to Class / Late for Pick up: Your child's safety is our #1 concern! 

Late drop-off: We know, traffic happens! There is a 5 minute grace period for class.  

Late pick up:   I know you will make every effort to return on time but sometimes things are out of our control.  There is a 5 min grace period for pick up where your artist will be waiting for you in the hallway and my studio door will be open so I can see them. 

I will be sanitizing the studio between classes and prepping for my next round of artists. Once 5 minutes passes, my door will be shut and they will no longer  be in my eyeline. 

*If this happens routinely, a fee of $1 per minute will be put into place.

Missed Classes & "No-Shows":

*If a student will miss their scheduled class due to illness/covid quarantine/ emergency, please notify Miss Mary ASAP.  Materials may be picked up to work on projects at home. 

*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 did not show up in person or virtually to class, and didn't notify me prior, no make-up arrangements will be made.

*Currently no in-person make up classes are being held due to a tight schedule of fully booked classes.  (I can only have 10 artists in the studio at a time).

Missed Workshops (one-time classes): 

Workshops are a one-time class in the evening or weekend. Individuals who miss workshops do so at their own loss. Materials are purchased in advance based on number of registrants. 

Cancellation/Withdrawl Policy:

Individuals who withdraw from their enrolled 6-week course 10 days prior to 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, Covid-19 related, 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.

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