Thank you for registering for an art class at Laura Giles Art Studio! I'm so excited to meet you and your child! We are going to have so much fun! I need a few more details from you before classes begin. Please fill out the waiver below. Also, don't forget to review my Policies.
1. You have been added to the REMIND text messaging group for your class. Please be sure you have accepted the invite. If you haven't received it, let me know.
2. Please be sure you have joined the PRIVATE FB group. This is different from my public page.
For Homeschool times join this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arthomeschool
For After School times join this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/afterschoolart
3. Complete the online waiver:
A payment is due by January 7th If paying in full this is $260. If you are making payments the first $60 payment is due. You will make 5 payments for a total of $300. (For the multi-age homeschool class the cost is $150)
You can pay 4 ways:
1. Paypal FRIENDS & FAMILY. Please be sure that Friends & Family is selected and not Goods & Services. It is a little tricky. Otherwise, I'll be charged a $7.50 fee. email@example.com is my PayPal
2. Venmo @lauragilesartstudio. This is a personal account, not a business account due to fees again.
3. Mail a check to: Laura Giles Art Studio, 1303 E Main Street, Humboldt, TN 38343
4. If you need to pay by Credit card, I can send you an invoice, but I'll add the $7.50 fee. The total will be $267.50. Just let me know if you need this option.
Class Dates are as follows:
Weekly Classes will meet weekly beginning the week of January 10th through the week of April 18th. The only week we do not meet is the week of MARCH 28th. The week of April 25th will be reserved as a makeup week if I have to cancel class for inclement weather. There are a total of 14 classes during the semester.
For the Multi-age Homeschool Class the 7 dates are:
January 11, 25. February 8, 22, March 8, 22, and April 5
Where is your studio?
My studio is located at 1303 Main Street in Humboldt, TN. I'm across from Milano's Pizza.
What time should my child arrive to class?
The doors will open 10 minutes prior to your class time to stagger entry.
Does my child need anything for art class?
When you paid the supply fee at registration, you paid for all supplies August through November. ( For the Advanced Classes I do recommend bringing a spiral bound sketchbook to class.) I plan my lessons in advance and order the supplies in bulk at the beginning of the year. This allows me to do more with less. Art materials are expensive! You wouldn't be able to make everything we will make with $35 on your own. I encourage you however to invest in QUALITY art materials for your child at home if they truly love art. Feel free to ask me anytime about the best brands to use. I do ask that students wear OLD clothes to EVERY art class, wear the art studio shirt, or bring an apron.
What can parents do while my child is in art?
Parents are free to wait in the waiting room. Please note that I do not have a public restroom. Parents can also visit The Coffee Shop (closed on Monday) just down the street or Milano's (across the street). We also have several places to walk and shop. You are also free to run errands. If you decide to wait in the waiting room, I just ask that you keep a “library” voice due to the building’s acoustics. :)
Can my child bring snacks to art?
This applies mainly to my after school classes. Many are coming directly from school and can certainly bring an after school snack along with them. I also have snacks for purchase in the studio.
How can I see what my child is working on?
I will post pictures from each class on the private Facebook page for parents of my students. See the links above. Be sure to turn on notifications in that group to be sure to see the posts.
Do you send reminders about class dates?
Yes, I use the REMIND app to send out important reminders about class. I should have already sent you an invitation. You should have received a text in the that you will need to accept in order to be on this remind group. If you do not receive it, please let me know.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I encourage individual creativity. This is not a class where we will draw or paint step by step creating identical end results. Frankly, in the age of YouTube students can find videos on step by step lessons. I introduce students to a variety of media they might not normally have access to and how to use those materials. They get to work with a little bit of everything in the course of a year. They are usually given a prompt or reference images if needed, but I encourage them to think outside of the box and create art that is as individual and unique as they are! I am here to guide and instruct, but will NEVER do their work for them. I have parents ask, "Did they do that by themselves?". The answer will always be "Yes!!" My role is to instruct & to encourage only.
I truly love teaching art to each of your children. Our Creator is the most amazing artist of all and I am blessed that He has given me the talent of sharing His beautiful creation through art!
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