Teaching & Behavior Policy
North South Studio has a hands on approach to learning. Projects will include foundational concepts such as color theory and technique. Art education has been proven to help develop such skills as critical thinking, problem solving and fine motor skills. Classes are meant to create a sense of community and stimulate a willingness to try new things.
A few behaviors which are not allowed (for all ages):outbursts, negatively criticizing others work, bullying other students, destroying a students artwork, distracting behaviors that cause other students to lose focus, failure to follow directions and stay in seat, running around the studio, throwing materials, or anything related to the examples listed.
Failure to comply may result in removal from classes. If materials are damaged, or another students work is destroyed by your child, those materials or class time will be reimbursed from your childs tuitions funds. We take behavior issues very seriously, and will remove students from classes at any point depending on the severity of the issue.
Safety Swing sets and other outdoor equipment is considered private property and is not for public use. Students are expected to wait inside the studio until parents arrive. If you prefer your child to walk to your vehicle at the end of class, please indicate this below. Understand that by signing this form, North South Studio and the Thibeault family cannot be held liable for any injuries that may occur. Please note, during the busiest classes, the parking area can become a bit congested, so it is strongly encouraged that children wait for parents inside the studio.
If someone other than a child's parent or guardian (listed in this form) is picking up, a text message with this persons name must be sent to us prior to pick up.
Payment Policy Payment is due at the start of a 4 week session, with the option to re-enroll. Due to demand, we cannot reserve classes until a sessions balance has been paid. Payment reminders are sent at the end of a 4 week session to give the option to re-enroll. Payments can be made via venmo, credit card, or in the form of cash. If you are paying in the form of cash, payment must be handed to our instructor by a parent or guardian. Payments for a new session are due on or before the start of a new session. Students who have not paid for class will not be permitted to participate.
UPDATED POLICY For Fine art classes/advanced art classes/homeschool classes ONLY: Students are allowed 1 absence per 4 week session, without penalization. The studio must be notified via text message in advance to be credited for their missed class. We rely on text messages to verify records. If we do not receive a text message notifying us of cancellations, students will NOT receive a class credit.
Afterschool classes/ elementary afterschool classes/ littles art program must pay for 4 weeks at a time, regardless of missed classes. We can no longer issue make ups or credits for absences.
If I must cancel any class for any reason, that class will carry over into another week. This cancellation policy becomes valid at the intended start date listed on the form.
For sculpture and medium specific courses, class credits for missed classes are not allowed, as they are monthly courses and cannot be reimbursed or made up.
Art Class Info
Our goal is to provide an inclusive environment where students are free to grow artistically at their own pace. We want students to feel empowered to be the happiest, most creative versions of themselves. We plan projects which are age appropriate and are meant to touch on various techniques.
Our morning Homeschool Program provides structured based projects that develop technical and artistic skill. Projects will vary in medium and subject matter. This is an all age setting, but projects are modified according to developmental appropriateness. Pay every 4 weeks for this course; there is no particular start date. Clay is not included in this program.
Our After school Program allows for a fun social setting, where children work on structured/guided painting, drawing and mixed media projects. Projects will vary class to class. Elementary and early middle school ages are recommended for this group. Pay every 4 weeks for this course; there is no particular start date. Clay is not included in this program.
Fine Art Classes gather in small group settings, while students work on individual projects at their own pace. Students are free to choose their subject matter, or the instructor can provide a fun, challenging project. This group is recommended for middle school age and older. Please note, these groups are for quiet workers who have a strong focus on projects. Pay every 4 weeks for this course; there is no particular start date. Clay is not included in this program.
Advanced Art Classes are for students who have spent time in other art programs in the studio and meet a list of criteria that puts them at a more challenging level. This group works quietly on individual projects at their own pace. They are expected to focus and work quietly while in the studio with other students. This group is recommended for mid-late middle school age and older. Students in the advanced art class are invited to showcase their work at a student show at the end of each school year. Pay every 4 weeks for this course, there is no particular start date. Clay is not included in this program.
Sculpture Class meets weekly for one month. Students work on a sculpture of their choice for the duration of 4 weeks. The class teaches the ins and outs of how to use clay and clay tools, and how to avoid explosions. Missed classes cannot be reimbursed or rescheduled. Students pay for a full month in advance. Pieces will need to dry for a few weeks after completion. Once pieces are fired, students are welcome to book a glazing session on our app to glaze his/her piece.
Additional Classes and Private Lessons can be booked on our app. This is a feature that allows students to schedule one on one classes as they go, however space is limited so booking in advance is recommended to obtain a spot.
Medium Specific Classes meet monthly, on Saturdays. Students work on specific art forms/projects taught by our instructor in a step by step fashion. Supplies are included. 4-6 person limit, depending on the class structure. Information is posted seasonally about upcoming classes on our website.