Our art classes are taught by elite team of fine art teachers have earned at minimum a BFA degree. Many have an MFA in Art Education and a strong professional art practice.
Even for our youngest students, this time flies by! We help break up the class time with a short break after the first hour.
Serious about practicing art long term? At your trial class, we can show you what discounts are available for registering for either a full school year or a whole year.
We've created a strong 10-year curriculum to support our students from age 4 through senior year of high school. Adult students also benefit from our strong structure, which features projects with an even balance of building technical skill and fostering creativity.
We care a lot about our students and their progress. Upon enrollment, each student will have a profile in our database, where we keep documentation of all their finished work in class. In the spring, we hold a group parent conference where we educate parents on what we've taught them through the year so far, and what's to come. You will get to see your child's work along with their peers' work.
Our classes are structured based on skill level--not age. While there tends to be a general age range for each level, we want to assure that each student is placed in a class that is appropriately challenging. We find out each student's skill level during their trial class.
Our tuition is based on skill level and the number of classes registered. Students may register at any point of the year, however, starting in early September is ideal to match the public school calendar.
We offer a starter package of 16 classes (~4 months), which includes a 2 month grace period to choose to extend your class term to what we call "long term."
Long term enrollments will push your term to either the end of the school year (38 classes total) or through the summer (48 classes total; this equals a full year from your first class).
When you come for a trial class, we can more easily show you what long term discounts you'll receive for extending to a longer term.
We understand that unexpected things can happen in life, so if you miss a class, you can schedule a makeup class for it on any day and time a class is available for your child's level. Report the absence and schedule a makeup online, send us an email, or give us a call.
We welcome new enrollments to our art school at any point in the year. Please contact us to schedule your trial class! We are currently offering some classes online and others in person.
Please fill out this form here. You can fill out/choose different class times for Summer and Fall. You do not need to fill out this form if you want to keep your current class time. We will have many class schedule change requests, and you need to fill out this form. Please do not email requests. There is a section for questions/comments if you have any :)
Please fill out this form here. You can enter when you would like to come back, what class time, etc. We will email you to confirm and let you know their new ending date.
Yes, as long as there is space in the class. Please be sure to report your absences online in our RMS system so then you can schedule a makeup class and so that other students have the opportunity to make-up if needed. Makeups will need to be scheduled at least one day in advance. We will NOT allow walk in make-ups.
Yes, but we will only give you as much as necessary for your child. We're unable to give extra paper. Paper should only be used for projects and not for extra sketching or homework.
We cannot decide right now. We will send out an email when we make a decision to start pickup.
Please email us in a separate email with your child's name in the subject line, do not reply to this one. We will have many questions, so please allow the office staff extra time to reply to you. Please do not call, if you need to talk by the phone then please email us with that request so we can delegate the proper office staff member to call you. Our staff has limited access to the phone and it will be best to communicate by email so that your request is taken care of accurately. We really appreciate your questions and comments, as they have provided valuable feedback for us to get to this point!