What if I'm not artistic?
Many people don't think they are artistic and that is why I love my job! You do not have to have prior experience to take home a lovely work of art. I walk you through the process one step at a time. I am a teacher, and teach to a wide age range, so I will help you through! The people who walk in unsure, leave impressed with themselves!
What's your cancellation policy?
Payment is now required in advance to hold a registration for a class. My classes usually fill up, so if someone is unable to come, I would like to be able to fill the available spot in advance. I often have a waiting list for children’s classes, and I purchase materials in advance. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If notice is given 48 hours in advance, the prepayment, minus the transaction fee, will be reimbursed. If cancellations occur after the 48 hours, or the class is unattended, the funds will not be returned. Birthday parties require a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. Thank you for helping my business to continue to grow.
Cancellation due to inclement weather: Classes will be cancelled if schools are closed, and a credit will be given for the next available class, or you will receive a refund. After school and homeschool classes will just add an additional week to the schedule. If classes are still held and you choose not to attend due to the weather, I understand, but no refunds or credits will be issued.
How do I book a party?
Please contact me via email, phone or Facebook to schedule a date that works for us both. Birthday parties require a reservation deposit of $50 and it is NON-REFUNDABLE. After setting a date, click on "Register for Classes" and submit your deposit.
How many people do I have to have to book a private party?
To book a private party, please have a minimum of 10 people. I have a large studio and can accommodate 20 women or 30 children.
I've never used PayPal before. How do I prepay for a class?
PayPal is pretty easy to use. Just visit the website at www.paypal.com and sign in or create an account. You will find that you can send money. Just enter my email: firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-pay for a class. A PayPal account is required to submit payment.
What age do you start children's classes?
I start children at kindergarten for two reasons. Any earlier, I have found they lack the stamina to pay attention for the length of the class. They also are still developing their fine motor skills. Often pre-school aged children get frustrated when they cannot keep up with the big kids. I also tend to have full classes, which does not enable me to give one child all of my attention. I have to tend to everyone. Mom and Me Classes are the perfect opportunity for younger ones to come to class!
Do I Stay for Classes?
No. I prefer that you drop the children off and then pick them up at the end of the class. If you need to stay because your child is having difficulty, that is just fine, but as they are comfortable to work independently, they tend to do better without a parent there. I do ask that parents do not stay for the class with other small children. It is too much of a distraction while I am teaching. I need to keep 20 children engaged in the lesson.
What about children with special needs?
Great question! I love to teach all children, but because of my class sizes, I would prefer that children with special needs be accompanied by an adult, so that they can be successful too. Adult helpers do not need to pay for the class.