Who can take art classes?
Kids over the age of 6 with artistic interests are happily welcomed! From absolute beginner to advanced, everyone is welcome and everyone can grow their skills and love for art!
How much does it cost?
Monthly sessions cost $130 per each 4 week session, when paid in advance, in full. Some sessions are shorter due to holidays or Snohomish School District school breaks, and will be priced at $100 for 3 weeks, or $70 for 2 weeks when paid in full. If registering for one class only, the cost is $40 for a "drop-in" session. Registration is required for drop-in classes to make sure there is room.
Saturday Painting Workshops are $40.
Art Camps are $175/week May 1 or later. Early Bird discounts apply if registering by March 31 ($150) or between April 1-April 30 ($160).
How do I register?
For camps and workshops, add to cart and follow the prompts to fill out registration forms and submit payment. Easy peasy!
For weekly classes, fill out a registration form for the class you are interested in. You will hear back within a day or two if there is space available in that class, or be added to the wait list if there is not currently space. If there is room, you will be emailed an invoice. Once both the registration form is submitted and invoice is paid, registration is complete. Spots will not be reserved if payment is not completed.
Please note that your credit card will be auto-charged for weekly classes on the 20th for the following month unless you provide written notice via email before then to discontinue class.
This month doesn't work for us. Can I register for a later month?
The best thing is to ask to be put on a wait list for the class you are interested in. Currently enrolled students have the opportunity to keep their seats month to month for weekly classes. Students have until the 19th of each month before the next session begins to decide if they want to continue on. Therefore, new registration doesn't officially open up until the 20th of each monthly session.
How do I make payment for weekly classes?
You will be emailed an invoice that is payable by credit card online, and registration will be complete after payment. Monthly payments will be made automatically on the 20th of each month using the credit card that you provide with the first invoice. Payments received after the 20th are subject to late fees or being dropped from class. If you wish to withdraw before the next session, please notify us in writing (email) by the 19th to avoid being charged.
Are there discounts?
Absolutely! Monthly sessions are $40 per week if paid per class (always register first to ensure space availability), but when prepaid in full, the sessions are only $130. That is a $30 savings!
What if I want to keep my child registered each month?
Awesome! Students that are already enrolled the previous month for weekly classes are automatically "in" for subsequent months. Payment is automatically made on the 20th of the month prior to the start of each session. You do not need to fill out a new form each month.
What if we don't want to continue art classes the next month?
Please notify us in writing (email) by the 19th of the month before the next session begins to avoid being charged by automatic payment on the 20th. This gives us the opportunity to try and fill the vacancy as quickly as possible.
Without written notice by the 19th, there will be a $5 processing fee taken from any refund. Additionally, if we cannot fill the spot on short notice, there will be a full non-discounted fee for one week's class. Refunds will be processed by the beginning of the following session when there is a late class cancellation, or sooner if the vacancy is filled.
What if I need to cancel a camp I registered for?
Because camps fill early, and it is difficult to fill empty spots once summer hits, there is a 30 day cancellation policy. You will receive a full refund if you need to cancel 30 days or more before the first day of camp, minus a $10 processing fee. If you need to withdraw within 30 days of the first day of camp, there will be no refund unless we are able to fill your child's spot.
What if we miss a class/camp/workshop?
Bummer...there are no refunds or prorated tuition for missed classes. We can offer to schedule a make up class within 30 days of the missed class, if there is space permitting in the other classes. Additionally, make up classes are for those who miss for illness or emergency only. There are no guarantees for a make-up class.
Please plan to have your child at all scheduled classes. When you pay for a full session, you receive a discount and are paying for us to hold space for your student. If you know in advance that there will be missed days and choose to pay the non-discounted weekly drop-in rate, you may risk losing your student's spot in class. Priority enrollment goes to those who register for a full session and pay in advance.
If the missed class is a "no call, no show" the class cannot be made up. Please call or text to let us know not to expect your student so that we don't wait.
Saturday Painting Workshops cannot be used for an after school make up class, and there are no refunds for Saturday Painting Workshops. Workshops can be made up only if there is room in a future session- these are small classes so there is no guarantee for a make up class.
Missed camp days cannot be made up.
What if the class is cancelled?
If the instructor has to cancel a class due to illness or in the event of inclement weather, a make up class will be offered, or you may receive credit for a future class.
Can I drop my child off early or pick up late?
There is a 5 minute "grace" period before and after class times. This window allows plenty of time for students to come in and get situated before class, or clean up after. Please note the start and end times for classes, and avoid early drop off and late pick up without prior permission. Things happen, and exceptions can be made on occasion. If there is an ongoing early/late problem, you will be billed $1 per minute outside of the grace period window.
Can my child come late or leave early?
Art Spot Studio classes are structured with guided lessons as well as work time. If a student arrives late or leaves early for a class, they may have trouble catching up or finishing that day's project. This can be distressing to most students, and disruptive to the class. Please try to minimize late arrivals and early departures when possible.
Can I meet the instructor and visit the studio before registering?
Absolutely! Just make an appointment as the studio is at a private residence. Appointments can be made on teaching days before or after class time. No weekend appointments.
What does my child need to bring?
Nothing but a can do attitude! We provide all supplies, with the exception of some more elaborate projects in the Teen Studio classes or private lessons.
Can I stay to watch?
For the comfort of all of the students, and because of space limitations, all classes are drop off only. When parents linger, many students including those that aren't yours, become self conscious. If your child does not do well in a drop off setting, it may be best to wait until they are older. If your child requires an assistant for special needs, please discuss in advance of registration.