Policies

We are continuing to observe strict Health and Safety protocols to address the global pandemic. Our very successful Summer 2020 program proved our studio to be an industry leader in our community! For the 2020-2021 school year, we are continuing our smaller weekly classes, outside student drop off and pick up, temperature checks upon entering and departing, Covid-19 screenings prior to children entering our studio, (parents do not enter), and face coverings worn at all times by students, teachers and staff. Our weekly classes are two hours in duration with built in water/snack breaks provided by the studio staff. Students are supervised at all times and observe 6 feet social distancing, hand washing, and food is not permitted from outside the studio, etc. Please see our safe reopening video – also on our social media page.

Edgemoor Art Studio , Inc. is a peanut/nut free school and snacks are provided by program staff. Due to the current global pandemic, no food is permitted to enter the studio.  COVID-19 screenings are conducted for every student and parent prior to EVERY class. Parents may not enter the studio for the foreseeable future. Outside drop off and pick up will be observed for the entire duration of the 2020-2021 school year, and our procedure will continue to include temperature checks at both arrival and departure, by contactless thermometer. Students will continue to sanitize hands before and when leaving the studio at each class. A staff member is designated specifically to re-sanitize the restrooms following each child’s use. Studio is sanitized hourly and class groups are not combined for any reason. Please see our narrated walk-through video on our social media page.

All student enrollment forms and payment authorizations are required to be updated annually prior to each new studio school-year, in order to attend classes.

We offer a school-year program September – June!

Tuition is based on a 36 week school year and is divided into 10 equal monthly payments, beginning on SEPTEMBER 1st and ending on JUNE 1st.  A child/teen enrolling in our art program is considered enrolled for the school year. Monthly payments are equal each month, regardless whether some months have 2, 3, 4. or 5 weeks or are shortened due to planned school breaks or holidays. The yearly amount is simply spread across 10 monthly installments. Tuition includes all instruction, materials, and snacks at each class. Holidays are factored into yearly tuition cost. Our tuition payment schedule begins September 1st and ends June 1st. (Actual class schedule is September – June, annually).

We welcome all families to enroll at any time during our school year program; tuition amount for the remainder of the school year will be prorated.

REGISTRATION FEE:

$25 one- time FAMILY registration fee for NEW families only.

PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT:

5% discount for year payment in full. No refunds or credits are given for early withdrawal or classes not taken. All tuition paid to the studio is non-refundable. Receipts and annual statements will be available to view and/or print in the parent portal. When you register online, your email is your portal access.

SIBLING DISCOUNTS:

1st child no discount; all siblings receive a 10% discount (classes and camps).

MONTHLY TUITION BILLING AND PAYMENTS INFORMATION:

Monthly installment fees ( x 10 installments for the school-year classes) are processed automatically on the 25th of the month for the following months tuition. Families use the parent portal to view accounts, pay outstanding tuition fees, update card info, register for classes, etc.  There is a $5 fee for any transaction that requires us to reprocess your card manually, due to being declined for payment or any other reason. At the time of registration, your card will not be charged, unless you enroll online. We will send you an email confirmation of enrollment, upon receipt of your registration.

Timely payment is your responsibility and  accounts must remain in good standing and all tuition payments current, in order for your child to attend classes.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY:

If you pay monthly, we require 30-day written withdrawal notice via email at which time you will be charged a withdrawal fee equal to one months tuition. Due to our busy schedule, notifying a teacher or assistant by telephone is not an acceptable method for withdrawal. Please see us in person at outside drop off, or email us at info@edgemoorartstudioinc.com

At the time that written notification of withdrawal has been acknowledged by our office, you will be charged a fee equal to one month’s tuition at that time. We are not able to offer credits or refunds for missed classes beyond our ‘make-up’ policy as outlined. All tuition paid to the studio is non-refundable.

REFUND POLICY:

Tuition is Non-Refundable; make-up classes are available according to our class make up policy. No refunds are available for summer classes not taken. 

Refunds or credits cannot be given in the case of a missed class. A full refund will be given only in the event that Edgemoor Art Studio, Inc. cancels a session. We reserve the right to cancel any class not meeting minimum enrollment requirements – full refunds will be given in this case.

CLASS MAKE-UP:

As long as you have paid your child’s tuition and your account is in good standing, you can take one make-up at the same class level for any missed classes within a period of one month. Make-up classes cannot be carried over from one session to another semester. If your child is unable to attend his/her class, please give us 24 hours notice. Please note:  Monday art students may attend on the wed of the week in which the class was missed due to a holiday, as long as the class does not

GUESTS:

In order to not disturb the class, and to strictly observe our “STUDENTS ONLY” policy, ONLY registered students may remain in the studio. Thank you for your understanding. During the pandemic, we are not allowing and early drop offs or late pick ups.

WAIT LIST:

Our classes are sized to ensure the maximum standard for students. Instruction is provided by a designated Lead Teacher and one to two Assistants. If a class becomes filled, we will place your child/children on a waiting list and notify you when space becomes available.

PICK-UP POLICY:

We take the safety of your children very seriously.  An enrollment form (to be updated annually), must be completed and signed for each child registered prior to leaving your child in the studio. NO exceptions. Parents/guardians are required to accompany students when arriving and departing and are required to sign in and out of the studio at every class. Older siblings may not drop off or pick up children unless they are 18 years or older, and the studio has been notified in writing of the name of an authorized individual. Any and all changes to the information contained on the enrollment form must be submitted in writing for said changes to take effect. We are unable to accommodate your child prior to class time as we are preparing materials for his/her class and we are complying with State and local Covid mandates. Please pick up your child promptly at the end of class.

DRESS CODE:

We like to get messy with our creativity! Art overflows onto clothing!  Please bring an old shirt in a gallon sized zip loc bag or similar for your child. Please have your child dressed appropriately for class.

EMAIL:

We send out important notices regarding upcoming events, class happenings, and registration information throughout each session. Please check your email regularly and please give us your most current email address. Please locate updates and information on our website and Facebook, before calling and requesting a return email. Emails are sent from info@edgemoorartstudioinc.com

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

We will be sending out important notices and information by email through the parent portal, and on our website and Facebook.  Be sure the check our homepage frequently for these notices and reminders. We DO NOT send out personal emails regarding schedules, weather announcements, etc. All such information is readily available through our website portal and social media page.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSINGS:

The studio follows PWCS for inclement weather closings. If severe weather is imminent, a reminder message will be sent through the parent portal on our website,  and our Facebook page, announcing any closings by 2:30pm on the day of the inclement weather. It is your responsibility to check the website and Social Media page for information. We do NOT send out personal emails regarding inclement weather. There are no make-ups for inclement weather. Please check spam filters on your email provider to ensure that you are receiving our communications: inof@edgemoorartstudioinc.com

ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

Because the success of the studio is based on the interaction among the students and with the teacher, cell phones may NOT be used in class, unless in a verifiable emergency, and NO other electronic devices are permitted during class.

DONATIONS:

Temporary: We unfortunately cannot accept recyclable donations for the time being. Thank you!