General FAQ

Updated April 2024 **How do I create a new account?** Go to []( **How do I sign up for email class updates?** [This link!]( **Do you accept material donations?** Yes, but our storage space is small! Please email []( to inquire about donating materials and learn more about ways to donate and accepted materials [HERE]( **Do you host birthday parties?** Yes! Please visit our [Party Page]( and [Party FAQ]( for more information. **When are new classes released?** Classes are generally open for registration on our website 2 months in advance (for example, March classes would open in early January). School Day Out camps & classes and Friday Workshops are released on the following schedule: Sept-Dec open in July, Jan-May open in November. On-site Summer Camp registration takes place via lottery in December or January and off-site Summer Camp registration takes place through the website starting roughly in mid-April.  Stay on top of registering for new classes by signing up for our email list [HERE]( **What is your refund policy?** We have a no refund policy. You can read more about our refund policy [HERE]( **Do you offer scholarships?** Yes! Learn more about Art Garage scholarships and apply [HERE]( **Does The Art Garage make donations to schools and other nonprofits?** As a nonprofit organization, The Art Garage recognizes the impact of donations to improve programming and outreach in our community.  As a nonprofit organization, we also appreciate your understanding when we are unable to provide donations to outside organizations. The Art Garage policy is to provide gift card donations of up to $55 to partner organizations. At this time we do not have the giving capacity to honor requests outside of our active (within the last 12 months) partnerships.  If you have questions regarding our donation policy please contact us at []( **What are The Art Garage’s body safety and abuse prevention policies?** In order to create an atmosphere of child body safety, instructors and staff adhere to the child abuse sexual prevention policies as stated in The Art Garage’s Employee Code of Conduct. In addition, we use correct terminology when identifying body parts with children and have a “no secrets” policy. Children can choose how they wish to greet people and demonstrate affection. We encourage children to understand that they are the “boss of their body” and that it’s not okay for anyone to touch their private parts with the exception of their doctor for a needed examination.  No instructor, staff, volunteer or other adult working at The Art Garage will be left alone with a child. In case of a potty accident, illness, or if a change of clothes is needed, two staff members will be present to help direct the child in the steps needed to change their clothes and clean their body. Our Administration is trained in body safety and abuse prevention.  All staff and instructors are mandated reporters by the state should abuse be suspected. **What are The Art Garage’s discrimination policies?** Hate has no home at The Art Garage. We are proud of and committed to our [EQUITY STATEMENT]( and the inclusion of all individuals and families regardless of race, creed, color, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, religion, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other protected definition under law. We comply with all provisions as stated under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations when necessary to ensure that all may safely participate with employment and programs. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and families. **What are The Art Garage’s bullying policies?** The Art Garage believes we can prevent bullying by stopping it immediately and talking openly about why it is not tolerated in our safe environment. Our staff is trained to intervene immediately when any signs of bullying occur. The Art Garage is a place of inclusion and respect. **What is The Art Garage's Tax I.D number?** 26.4806197 <br> <br>


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