SUMMER 2021 Update – SOUTH CHARLOTTE STUDIO
As we approach our 2nd summer with Covid, our goal is to continue to provide a fun and enriching class or camp experience for your child(ren), in as safe a manner as possible! The CDC released guidance in May that vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask; however we are choosing as a business to continue to require all adults and children age 5+ to wear a mask inside the studio. It is our preference to err on the side of caution in our effort to provide as safe of an environment for everyone, regardless of age or vaccination status.
1. Class/Camp Size:
The number of students in each class or camp will be continue to be limited to about only 60% of our capacity.
2. Masks, Sanitation, Social Distancing:
ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGE 5+ ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK INSIDE THE STUDIO.
All Small Hands Big Art staff wear masks.
We have always practiced impeccable cleanliness + sanitation standards in the studio. Our stainless steel tables provide a non-porous surface that can be thoroughly cleaned, sterilized, and sanitized.
Students will get hand sanitizer upon arrival and will wash hands with soap and water as needed after projects, before/after snack, after coughing, sneezing or using the restroom, and any other time they wish (within reason).
3. Arrival and Departure / Daily Wellness Check:
We’ll limit people inside the studio to only students and Small Hands Big Art staff. A staff member will be at our doors to assist with checking in each child, and will use a touch free digital thermometer to check your child’s temperature.
Kids with a fever, cough, runny nose, discharge from the eyes, nausea, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or rash should not come to camp. If any of these symptoms develop during class, parents or an authorized caregiver will be contacted.
At pick up, parents or authorized individuals will wait outside a safe distance apart and an SHBA staff member will send your child out to you, along with their pile of artsy loot ready to take home that day! Some days they may be empty-handed while their work in progress is drying overnight or waiting for five more layers of fabulousness!
To minimize personal items in the studio, for classes or camps longer than 2 hours, Small Hands Big Art will provide a complementary light NUT FREE snack (either Goldfish, pretzels, animal crackers, or graham crackers). No outside food or drink will be allowed in the studio. If your child has any food allergies, or special dietary restrictions, please provide that information via our Parent Portal ahead of time, and contact us to make special arrangements if necessary.
5. Cancellations / Refunds:
Summer Camp deposits are non-refundable. We’ve all been operating with an understanding of the risks of Covid-19 for over a year now, so, unlike last year when everyone was caught by surprise, everyone is able to make an educated and informed decision to accept the risk of sending their child to camp or class and by enrolling their child in camp, they are agreeing to accept that risk. Camps will be full with a waitlist, and any withdrawals could potentially create a hardship for us, so while we are happy to issue a refund of the tuition if you cancel at least seven days prior to camp, deposits are non-refundable and there are no tuition refunds with less than seven days notice.
If for any reason we are required to close due to Covid-19, we will switch to online classes or camps and provide you with all of the materials and access to instructional videos for your children to enjoy creating at home.
We’re looking forward to doing our best to help kids feel as normal as possible during these trying times! We know first-hand how art provides such a therapeutic way to express thoughts and feelings, and we’re so grateful to be able to provide this for kids when they need it more than ever! THANK YOU for the confidence you have placed in us!
If you have any questions, please give us a call at the studio 704-246-8271.