Summer Art Classes
Summer Class 2020 Registration has begun!
We are so very excited to introduce our Full and Half Day Summer Art Classes. Pick half day – morning or afternoon, or full day! We have space in the rear of the building for a little exercise (hula hoops and jump rope!) and a little game playing too! ClayZ Art classes make friends and memories. Sign up for just one week, all five themes or the whole summer! We’re local, convenient and can’t wait for you to join us. Pick your weeks! $50/week registration with remaining balance due first morning of class. (Please note that 6 year olds may only attend half-day classes, no full days.)
COVID 19 CHANGES TO SUMMER ART CLASSES
We are going to move forward with summer art classes with the following attendance protocols:
All students will wash/sanitize their hands and have their temperature taken upon entry. Any temperature above 100.4 (CDC guidelines for fevers in children) will not be allowed to attend class that day. Parents/Guardians dropping off will need to verify each day that the child has not had ANY COVID-19 children’s symptoms (runny nose, cough, vomiting and/or diarrhea, issues with taste or smell).
NO WALK-IN CUSTOMERS will be permitted in the studio between the hours of 9am and 4pm, NO EXCEPTIONS. We will use the entire studio for classes.
All surfaces will be disinfected (tables, chairs, art supplies, etc.) after classes end each afternoon and again at the end of the evening.
We will NOT require masks. If you would like your child to wear a mask, we don’t mind and will respect every parents’ decision. Staff will also not be required to wear masks, but can if they wish. All staff is limiting their public outings and maintaining social distancing, quarantining and sanitizing measures as recommended by our government and will continue to do so.
ART PARTY We’ll be creating colorful, messy art all week long. Paint pours, tie dye, bubble art, sandpaper transfers and more peace, love and pottery style!
MADE IN THE MUD – SWAMP THING Kids love playing in the mud – creating something out of nothing but a lump of wet dirt – if it started off as mud, we’ll have it as a project this week.
DECORATE MY ROOM WEEK We all need a refresh once in a while and we’ll begin here at ClayZ by creating items to put in our room! Create a vase, do a flower arrangement, create an earring dish, fun things we make ourselves.
Mad Scientist Week Our theme this week is a little bit art and a little bit science — creating slime, kinetic sand, while exploring popular games like Roblox and Minecraft, it’s gonna be a fun week.
Enchanted Forest Week We’ll spend the week creating a fairy dish and/or a gnome village during the week. At the end of the week, it will create a cohesive project/diorama style.
THE small PRINT:
Beginning in 2019 we split our classes into two groups:
CAMP MONET for 6* – 8 years old, limited to 10-12 attendees
CAMP PICASSO for 9 years old and up, limited to 20 attendees
*6 year olds may only sign up for half-day classes, no full day classes.
Also – for the first time, we are allowing “In-Training” staff consisting of helpers who are too old for class but too young to get a job (14 – 16 years old). These ‘in training’ staff will be assisting our younger students or those having difficulty with the projects. We do our best to create the projects noted in each of our camps; however, if supplies become unavailable or limited, we reserve the right to change the project accordingly (and sometimes we just find cooler projects). We give your kiddos snacks…sometimes we make edible art, sometimes it’s just time for a cookie. Please let us know if your child has allergies and/or pack a snack for them.
NO REFUNDS. We purchase supplies and schedule staff around anticipated participation and those costs do not change. You may reschedule with two weeks notice or substitute another child (ie. find a friend who would like to attend) if space permits. Changes done with less than two weeks notice result in $10 change fee.
We plan our projects out to ensure that the children are learning as well as being creative. Sometimes the children go in a different direction in their creativity, as long as that doesn’t disturb the other children we encourage individuality. Example—we are making fish today, your child wants to make a dragon — we’re going to let him/her make that dragon. We understand that your children can’t sit for long periods of time. We offer jump rope, hula hoops and other no-contact outdoor activities periodically through the day.
During the course of camps we occasionally take pictures for use on social media. We do not identify the children in the photo, just general pictures of the children enjoying projects and activities.
We will not allow any rough housing, wrestling or other contact activity. Should your child need to be reminded of this more than once, we will notify the parents and/or the child will be removed from the outdoor activity for that day. We do not allow electronic devices. We shouldn’t have to say it, but unfortunately history has told us, we do — there is to be no name calling or off-color conversation, ie. drugs, alcohol, sex, etc. Any off color conversation will result in receiving an unhappy call from us. All children will be read the ‘rules of proper conduct’ on Monday. Everyone is to be respectful of the other students and staff. We do not discipline your children, but advise them that they have great parents who are paying for them to create and have fun; it would be a shame if we had to un-invite them to our daily activities. If that doesn’t work—we can always put them in the kiln. ? No make-up classes. Our class projects differ from walk-in offerings, and morning projects are different than afternoon projects.