Art Class Information

Thank you for registering your child for art lessons for Spring 2020 at the new studio at 1303 Main Street.  On this page you will find information about my classes and the dates for each class.  Please read the FAQ's  and bookmark the page for future reference. (It is "hidden" on my website and not accessed without this URL"

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Please complete the following steps:

1. Please fill out this online form 

2. Please read the FAQ's below the class dates. 

*Supply fee is $30 due once per semester for 3x per month classes and $20 for 2x per month classes.  This is the one time fee that you paid at registration.  (This does not apply to OPEN STUDIO)

Dates for Classes :

Monday- After School Art - 5th - 8th - 3:45 -4:45 3x per month $45 

Dates:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24 March 9, 16, 23 April 6, 13, 20  May 4 & 11 (May prorated) 

NEW DATES: April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18

 

Monday- After School Art Ages 4 -4th - 5:05 -6:05 3x per month $45 

Dates:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24 March 9, 16, 23 April 6, 13, 20  May 4 & 11 (May prorated) 

NEW DATES: April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18

 

Tuesday - After-school Art Ages 4 - 4th - 3:45- 4:45 3x per month $45 

Dates: Jan 7, 14, 28.  Feb 4, 11, 25  March 10, 17, 24. April 7, 14, 21  May 5, 12 (May prorated to $30) 

NEW DATES:  April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19

 

Monday- Homeschool Art Age 4 through -4th - 1:30 -2:15  2x per month $30

Dates: Jan 6 & 27  Feb 10 & 24. March 9 & 23. April 6 & 20. May 4 & 11

NEW DATES: April 13, 20, 27  May 4, 11

 

Wednesday - Homeschool Art Pre-K- 3rd - 9 - 9:45 AM 3x per month $40

Dates:  Jan 8, 15, 29. Feb 5, 12, 26.  March 11, 18, 25. April 8, 15, 22.  May 6, 13 (May prorated)

NEW DATES: April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20

 

Wednesday - Homeschool - 5th-8th grade - 10:15-11:15 - 3x per month $45 

Dates:  Jan 8, 15, 29. Feb 5, 12, 26.  March 11, 18, 25. April 8, 15, 22.  May 6, 13 (May prorated)

NEW DATES: April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20

 

Open Studio Dates

Feb 5 & 19.  March 11 & 25.  April 8 & 22. May 6 & 13

NEW DATES: April 8, 15, 22

Times are either 11:30-12:30.  12:30-1:30 or 11:30-1:30

 

FAQ

Where is your studio?  

My studio is located at 1303 Main Street in Humboldt, TN.

What time should my child arrive to class?

The doors will open 15 minutes prior to your class time.  You are welcome to wait in the waiting room until class time starts.  There will be a place for you to sign in your child.  At class time, I will move the students to the studio room.   It is important that your child does not arrive late.  

Does my child need anything for art class?

When you paid the supply fee at registration, you paid for all supplies January through May.  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 $30 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. 

When is payment due?

Payment is due the 1st class of each month.  I prefer in-person cash or VENMO @lauragilesart.  I will give you a manilla envelopes out the first day that you will return monthly with your payment.  This envelope will also act as your receipt and will include all payment dates. 

What if I miss the first class of the month, can I pay the following week?

As I'm sure you'll understand, teaching is how I help support my family and just as a dependable payday is important for your family, it is also important to mine.  :) Therefore, If you miss the first class of the month, your payment is still due on that date.   You can send it VENMO to @Lauragilesart.  If you need to send it in a PayPal method other than Friends & Family, please add $2 to the transaction for PayPal fees.  

If I miss a class, do I still pay for the full month?

Yes, the monthly fee doesn't change.  However, your child CAN makeup the missed class by attending ANY of my other classes. You will need to let me know ahead of time which class you'll be attending.  ( I also like to know ahead of time if you’ll be missing a class. )For example if you are an after school student that comes on Monday, you can do makeup on a Tuesday.  If you are in a homeschool class you can come to the other homeschool class on Wednesday or one of the After school classes for makeup.  If for some reason I am sick and can't teach, that class will be rescheduled.  

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 will eventually have snacks for purchase available at 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. You will be instructed how to join at your first class.  Be sure to turn on notifications in that group to be sure to see the posts. You are also welcome to come in the studio after class if you desire. (Required for the younger class.)

Do you send reminders about class dates?

Yes, I use the REMIND app to send out important reminders about class.  I will be adding you to the group for your class.  You should receive 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.

Is your class taught on a month to month basis? 

My class is taught on a semester basis.  At the end of the semester current students will have the opportunity to continue first.  Most all of my students stay in art the entire school year.  If at any time you decide to quit art classes, I ask that you give me a 2-3 week notice.  This allows me time  to fill your child's spot from the waitlist. 

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!!"  I do not mark on or embellish their work.  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! 

More questions?  e-mail me at: lauragilesart@gmail.com. 

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