Class FAQ


Updated March 2021 **Do I need to pack my child their own snack?** Yes, please pack your child a peanut free snack and water.  We are not able to provide any snacks at this time. **If my child is 3 years old, can they attend classes for the full day 9am-4pm?** Our morning classes 9am-12pm are for our three year old students. We have found the afternoon class or full day has proven to be uniquely challenging for a three year old child. In order to provide highest quality of programing we are only offering half day classes for our three year old students. <span class="colour" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">**What should my child wear?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Students 3 years+ must wear a mask. Please dress your child to get messy, as not all paint we use in class comes out of clothing.  The Art Garage does have clean and sanitized (though previously used) smocks available for kids if you notify us you would like us to use one.  We also have new Art Garage shirts available in a variety of sizes for a suggested donation of $10 each.  With bay doors open as often as possible to increase air circulation in the building and snack time for 3-hour classes being outside, it is also important that students wear or bring weather appropriate clothing to class.</span> **Who are your teachers and staff?** Our teachers are either local practicing artists or art educators who have extensive experience working with children. We check references and run background checks on all of our teachers and staff. <span class="colour" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">**Can my child sign themselves in and out of class?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Yes, if you complete a drop off/pick up waiver for your child and they are 9 years old or older.</span> **What if my child is not potty trained yet?** Unfortunately, your child is not able to attend classes at The Art Garage if they are not potty trained. <span class="colour" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">**Can we carpool with another family to class?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Yes, carpooling is not an issue for pick up and drop off. Please note that only siblings will be able to sit close together in class. Friends will adhere to the 6ft social distancing in our classroom no matter if they are in the same quarantine pod. </span> **If my child is (5 or 8) can they join the next age group up (6-8 or 9-12 yr olds)?** Your child's birthdate must be within a month (turning 6 or 9) in order to register for the older age group. As our classes are combined ages, we want to ensure that our instructors are meeting the needs and challenging the participants in age appropriate ways and therefor, it is important to register your child for the correct age group. **What does it mean if the class I want to register for says 'Alert Me If Space Opens'?** This means that the class is full. By clicking on this button, you will be added to an email list. Everyone on this list will be alerted simultaneously if space opens up in this class. Filling the open spot will be first come, first served through the website. **How likely is it that I will get into a class through this alert?** It varies by class, but most of the changes that do happen are within a couple days or the day of the class beginning. <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Can my child transfer into a different class than what we registered for?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Yes, we are able to transfer your child to a different class if space allows.  Space is very limited this winter so please call us ASAP to transfer your child to another class at 303-377-2353. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Can I give or sell my registration to a friend?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Yes. A sale or gift of your registration to a third party is permitted. The Art Garage MUST be notified of any changes to your registration and the purchaser or recipient of your registration must create an account on The Art Garage’s website if they do not already have one. You can create an account</span> [<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"><u>HERE</u></span>](https://artgaragedenver.com/signup)<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">.</span> **Will classes ever be cancelled due to inclement weather?** The Art Garage closes when the Denver Public Schools are closed for inclement weather. The Art Garage makes every effort to also post through news stations, social media and our website if we are closed. Please note we may be listed on the news stations as; Art Garage or The Art Garage. When the Denver Public School posts its closure, we are closed. Please take your safety into consideration when coming to classes. Please be sure your online profile is updated with a phone number and e-mail so we can contact you immediately of any closures.