Special Covid-19 Policies and Operations
The safety of our customers, kids, and staff is our first priority. Due to the pandemic, we have put a number of temporary policies and operational practices in place. Please read below for more information and feel free to contact us to learn more about how we are #ReopeningResponsibly.
- We will be following the OHA guidelines for school-aged summer camps- which have been extended to cover fall kids classes like ours.
- In person adult and family workshops in the studio are temporarily on hold.
- Masks are required to be worn by all people in the studio at all times.
- The studio's West wall/garage door remains open for the duration of all classes so we can create an indoor/outdoor space that is highly ventilated. As the weather changes, we'll set up heaters, though layered clothing will be highly recommended for comfort.
- We will continue with the check-in/check-out procedures we used during summer camps, which for kids classes include: drive/bike thru drop off/pick up (parents/caregivers remain outside), health/temperature check on arrival, and hand washing on arrival.
- Anyone who has had or has been exposed to someone with Covid-19 within the last 14 days, has had a fever within 72 hours, or has had a respiratory illness that started less than 10 days ago, cannot enter the studio per state guidelines.
- We practice physical distancing in the studio and each student has their own equipment & supplies to be used in class (provided by PCB).
- We sanitize all touch surfaces & equipment before and after each class.
- Unfortunately, due to small class size limits and restrictions around changing stable groups, I cannot accommodate any cancellation or change requests after a registration is complete.
- While I cannot refund any amounts for missed classes, I will provide make-up time during or after class and/or supply kits with instructions to-go for missed projects so we can ensure everyone stays home from class if sick or exposed to anyone who is sick but still gets to participate in some way in all projects.
- We will be prepared to move to an online class format and provide at home supply kits should any OHA guidelines change that would impact in-person classes.
- All classes will be limited to 6-8 kids. Any class not meeting the enrollment minimum of 6 by Sept 21st will be cancelled and full refunds will be given to any registrants.
- Should in person school resume in November, we will push class start times later to accommodate school dismissals (e.g. 3pm classes will move to 3:45pm, 3:30pm classes will move to 4:15pm, and our 1:45pm class will be moved to Mondays at 3:45), you may also opt to receive supply kits for remaining projects rather than attend class in person.
- We have limited our classes to sewing and textile arts for Fall to help keep things manageable during this time of reduced operations. Not sure if sewing is right for your kiddo? Not only is sewing a great life skill (for ALL- boys too!!!), it is incredibly empowering and teaches: patience, fine motor skills, resiliency, math, engineering and spatial concepts, environmental sustainability, creative concepts- and you end up with cool stuff! While it may not be the chosen life hobby for everyone, it is a fantastic activity to learn and experience.
- If sewing just isn't your jam, I plan to host 2 2-day small in-person no school Art Camps the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week (11/23-11/24) and the first Monday and Tuesday of Winter Break (12/21-12/22). I will open registration for those and provide activity details at the beginning of the respective months, but will adjust plans if needed as pandemic info and guidelines evolve over the Fall.
- If you have a credit from a cancelled Spring Break or Summer Camp, that amount will be available at registration check out for you to put toward any Fall class or camp.
- Apart from being prepared to move to an online format for these Fall classes if guidelines require, I do not currently plan to provide online classes this Fall. I know in-person activities do not work for many right now, and while I would LOVE to offer both in-person and online options, time and staff restrictions at this point aren't allowing for it. For those interested in at-home options, almost all of our projects from summer camps and from Fall classes can be available as supply kits with written instructions and would be fun for self-directed kiddos. I will try to make a list of these available on my Website soon, but feel free to inquire directly about availability.
- Other in-person options may be available, particularly if a class listed above is cancelled due to low enrollment. These include custom classes for individual cohorts and/or private/semi-private lessons. Please contact me if this is something you are interested in.