Policies and Guidelines

WEATHER:

In the case of severe weather conditions, we will be canceled if Cincinnati Public Schools are canceled for the day. Please check our Art Workshop Facebook Page in order to confirm class cancellations due to severe weather. We will do our best to make up classes missed because of weather conditions.  If re-scheduling is not possible a credit or refund will be given.

SAFETY:

Please bring your child directly into their class and pick them up promptly at the end of class. It is not the responsibility of the teacher to supervise children outside of their class time. For safety reasons, children will not be released to walk home or leave the building without an adult or sibling coming into the class to get them. Please indicate in a note to their teacher if you wish for them to be released to meet you outside or walk home. Please inform the teacher of any allergies or special needs during Registration.

PAYMENT:

Payment is due at the beginning of each session.  We accept credit cards through Paypal and Square.  A  payment schedule can be set up for you through Nancy.  if you are in need of a scholarship to help with tuition, please contact Nancy Kopp at [email protected] . Scholarship applications are available upon request.

REFUND/CREDIT:

Tuition and class fees are refunded only where there is documented illness or injury and require a written statement from a physician or medical establishment. Class fees will be refunded if a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment to run the class.

DISCOUNT POLICY:

The Art Workshop offers a 10% discount for each additional class taken within the same term, or for additional family member registering for the same term. FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Invite a friend to join the class and if they enroll you will receive a 10% off of YOUR tuition! Additional family members, adult or child will always receive a 10% discount if they enroll. VISITING: We do not permit free visitation of students thinking of joining the class. These visits will cost $20 per studentAny friend attending with an enrolled student will also be charged $20.

WAIVER LIABILITY POLICY:

The student enrolled and participating in the classes at The Art Workshop does so at her/his own risk. The Art Workshop will not be liable for any injury sustained nor will The Art Workshop be responsible for any medical expenses incurred as a result of participation in the class at The Art Workshop. Enrollment in classes and lessons at The Art Workshop location will automatically mean that the student and/or parent accepts this policy and will not hold The Art Workshop liable for any injury sustained as a result of participation in the class at The Art Workshop. The Acknowledgement of Risk and Release of Liability can be found on the registration form.

— USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO:

By participating in programs at The Art Workshop you agree to our use for publicity and advertising purposes of any photographs, videos, artwork, or any other publicity materials created while you participate at the Workshop, without any further compensation to you or any other third party. Use of these materials is signed off in registration through the waiver liability policy. The Art Workshop will post photos of students and their artwork to ArtsoniaFacebook, and Instagram. Make sure to follow us and list your Facebook and Instagram information during Registration in order to be tagged in your photos! To opt out of social media for your child please contact Nancy Kopp personally at [email protected].

Covid -19 Policies

Covid -19 Policies

We will be following the Ohio issued guidelines for Schools

  • Class sizes are reduced to 9 in the classroom and 6 in the pottery wheel studio.  This was the recommendation for our space.  All children and teachers will wear a mask at all times.
  • Children will be seated 6 feet apart and will need to remain seated throughout the class. Students will not be permitted to walk around. If you KNOW that your child can not remain seated for 1 hour or will not wear a mask voluntarily, please do not send them to our studio. We will have a zero tolerance for breaking these rules. And the student will be asked to leave the class without a refund possibility. Please understand, this is for everyone’s safety.
  • We are offering virtual art lessons as an alternative to physically sitting in the class.
  • Each student will be given their own supplies to use during the class.   We are requesting students bring a shoe box or a plastic container for this purpose.
  • When a student leaves for the day, the table and chair will be sanitized by the teacher.
  • We will not be using aprons, so campers are encouraged to wear old cloths.
  • Students will be required to wear a mask in the main studio for pottery wheel. All wheels are 6 feet apart and spread out among 2 rooms. There will be reduced class size to 6 students.  Again, supplies will not be shared. Each person will have their own set of tools, sponge and towel for the week. It will be up to them to keep them clean. There will be a thorough sanitizing process after a student leaves the wheel. As usual, the campers will clean their area and then the teacher will do the sanitizing process. We will make every effort to keep students 6 feet apart while they are watching the instructor.
  • Teachers will always wear a mask when close to the children.
  • We will have sanitizers on each table for the students use.
  • Your child’s temperature will be taken upon entering the classroom each time.

Regretfully, we must suspend classes for the rest of this year for our 3, 4 and 5 year old students.  We do not believe that it is possible to keep them truly safe in our environment.

The same is true for birthday parties and girl scout outings.  They are being suspended until 2021.

This is a hugely different kind of experience than everyone is used to at the Art Workshop. But we will do our best to conduct fun classes in the safest way possible.