Art Class Information

Thank you for registering your child for art classes for Fall 2021 at Laura Giles Art Studio at 1303 Main Street!  I'm so excited to share all of the fun art activities I have planned.  On this page you will find information about my classes and the dates for each class. 

Learn more about me here,

Please complete the following 3 steps:

1. Hopefully you read my policies before registering, but if not you can read them here:  Policies

2. Sign the COVID/Liability Waiver here before your first class. 

3. Join the private Facebook group where I will post photos from our time together each week!

After school Classes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/afterschoolart

Homeschool Classes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arthomeschool

FAQ

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.  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! 

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

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