With great anticipation, I am really looking forward to this coming season, more so than ever, after the past six months, without you, due to COVID-19. I miss seeing everyone and the buzz of activity always happening at the school.
Of course, we will have to make some changes, and the hugs and cozy group shots won’t be the same, but we can still feed off one another’s creativity and encouragement.
We will be implementing new procedures to make sure that our staff, volunteers, and visitors are safe when classes resume in the fall.
Masks or face coverings are required for anyone entering the studio. There are patio areas just outside the studio that you are welcome to go out to and take a break from the studio and mask, or you are welcome to work (outside) without your mask. However, you will be asked to place it back on when receiving instructions or feedback.
- Temperature checks will take place when entering the building.
- Random temperature checks will take place throughout the day.
- Max capacity numbers per room have been revised to follow social distancing for artists, models, instructors, and visitors
- All frequently used surfaces are being sanitized and cleaned regularly.
- All equipment has been sanitized and will continue to be cleaned between student usage
- Respect and adhere to the physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
- Do not be offended if we ask to take your temperature. It is not personal.
- Stay home if you feel sick. Do not come to the school. Contact a medical provider and follow their advice.
- Conduct self-screenings throughout the day – If you or someone around you exhibits symptoms of illness: fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other indicators you /they should leave and seek medical attention.
- Do not gather in one place – entrances, doorways, front desk, etc.
- Wash your hands with soap and water and use the hand sanitizer regularly, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your cough or sneeze, cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
Thank you for your patience, and we would love to hear from you!
Because we are living through a pandemic, the 20/21 season is a no-risk season. If things worsen and the safety measures we will be putting into place are not enough to deem in-person workshops safe, you will receive a full refund. Should you or a family member living in your household become sick and unable to attend a workshop/class, and you can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 for that person, you will be issued a full refund.
I also want to let you know that the safety measures that were listed are general school-wide guidelines. The individual instructors may have additional measures that make them feel more comfortable. I will ask them to let you know their preferences well in advance. If you cannot live with those restrictions, please let me know no later than 6 weeks in advance, and I will offer you a full refund.
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