FAQS & Policies2022-05-12T14:35:55+01:00

FAQS & Policies

What should I bring?2022-05-12T14:27:20+01:00

Old clothes are essential. Even an old, oversized t-shirt or shirt is useful. We do provide refreshments of water, squash and teas and coffees for a quick break but if you wish to bring their own snack and drink that is fine too.

What happens if a student/child is sick or needs medical assistance during a class?2022-05-12T14:31:51+01:00

If a student becomes unwell during a session we would immediately contact the number given to us before the session. If a more serious incident occurs during a session we would contact the emergency services and the number provided by yourselves. All staff at the studio hold an up to date first aid qualification (including epi pen training) and there is an on-site First Aid Kit. We record all accidents however minor in our accident book.

What should my child bring?2022-05-12T14:29:29+01:00

Old clothes are essential. Even an old, oversized t-shirt or shirt is useful. We do provide refreshments of water, squash and a biscuit or banana for a quick break but if your child wishes to bring their own snack and drink that is fine too. A pack lunch is only required for Art Camps running over 12:00pm.

We will require a form to be completed before you leave your children with us. A phone number is required so we can contact you at any point during the session. We also request that parents drop off their child 5-10 mins before the session starts. This gives parents and the activity leader time to discuss any queries and check the children in. Parents must also be at the studio promptly for the end of a session. Please do come in and see what the students have been up to.

What happens at a stART studio art camp?2022-05-12T14:29:58+01:00

We focus on the art process rather than the final product. Our classes aim is to enable students to explore, develop skills they haven’t tried and experiment creatively and confidently within an art studio setting. 3- 4 pieces of art or craft work are created during each session and students can take their work home after the session or collect later once dry.

We begin our sessions by introducing our theme or stimuli then create a piece of art which focuses on different techniques. Here the students can get messy and experiment with the resources and their ideas. We have a brief snack, refreshments halfway through the morning which are provided usually water, squash, biscuits or bananas then we continue work independently at the tables.

How have we adapted to keep ourselves and children safe?2022-05-12T14:30:33+01:00

Alongside increased sanitising of equipment and hands; less tables to ensure we can move around the studio safely; we have also installed clear screens between every child unless of the same family/bubble. This is so they have their own individual workspace and resources while creating but can still be sociable and see and chat to their fellow artists. Same households will be able to share a table with no screen. Children will have their own resources which are cleaned between sessions. These protocols are in place to limit movement around the studio. Face masks do not need to be worn during a session but if you or your child prefer to wear one that is absolutely fine. When working with your child or serving drinks or resources the class leader will wear a mask but not during teaching.

Cancellation by stART studio2022-05-12T14:24:50+01:00

If stART studio finds it necessary to cancel a class, workshop or session, all participants/students will be notified immediately. If a course must be cancelled completely, we will give students the opportunity of a full refund or will transfer their payment to another course available at the studio on the grounds that there are still spaces available.

If unplanned or unforeseen circumstances prompt a singular session of a multi-week course to be cancelled, we will contact all students immediately, informing them of an alternative date to make up the total amount of sessions. Alternatively the offer of a refund for the singular session cost will be available. stART studio will refund the student(s) within three weeks of the session cancellation date.

Payment and Cancellation2022-05-12T14:25:49+01:00

*New updated payment and cancellations policy as of 9th June 2021*

Due to controlled covid numbers and to ensure the safety and greater value for all artists, we now ask that payment is made in full for all our classes or courses (with the only Mini artists class as the exception) prior to the event at the point of booking. This helps to control numbers, manages flow around the Studio, coupled with adhering to current guidelines.

In the event that you need to cancel a class or booking. We would ask you to of notify us 1 week prior to the class that you are unable to attend. A refund for that class missed, will be offered but may be subject to Start Studio, being able to fill the space vacated.

​You will need to speak to Sarah on 07985 405703 who will be able to help you with your cancellation.

Expectations and Protocol2022-05-12T14:26:29+01:00

We are all here at stART studio to create art, make new friendships and have fun. We expect parents to provide a phone number so they can be contacted at any point during the session and also provide any other medical information about their child. We also request that parents drop off their child 5 mins before the session starts. This gives parents and the activity leader time to discuss any queries and check the children in. Parents must also be at the studio promptly for the end of a session. Please do come in and see what the students have been up to or stay and join in the fun (please note this would need to be pre-booked).

We expect all adults and children to be considerate of our space, materials, our fellow artists, staying within the studio and cleaning up after themselves. In the event of a student (adult or child) showing unacceptable behaviour (disrespecting leaders of the group, or other students, physical roughness, inappropriate touching, leaving the premises, deliberate miss use of resources, using crude or inappropriate language) they will be told to stop. If the behaviour continues, the student’s parents will be contacted immediately and they will be asked to leave with no refund.

Who leads the classes?2022-05-12T14:32:49+01:00

Your class leader and owner of stART studio – Sarah Campbell. Sarah trained as a primary school teacher at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln with a special interest in the arts within education. Prior to University, Sarah studied Fine Art at Loughborough University School of Art and Design and here is where she had the vision to open a studio for the local community. Sarah has up to date DBS, first aid certificate and safeguarding trained.

Cherise Jones is our studio technician and pre-school leader. An early years specialist who previously ran playgroups in the local area. Cherise is often present during the sessions as our assistant or running our mini artists sessions and art cafe.

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