2022 Healthy Artist Initiative
Our COVID-19 response and policies
As we are all learning to live with our new normal, the Art Box continues many of the practices we implemented during 2020 as several offered new ways to better serve our customers!
Appointments: Our services have always been by appointment or class, so we could offer the best customer service. Individuals, small groups and families, can make reservations online for a table! Tables are available Tues-Sat 10am - 5 pm.
Pottery To Go Kits are also a great options! If you prefer to create in the comfort of your home or if you are looking for a way to add art to your homeschool program, bachelorette party or other event, the art to go kits are an option worth checking out!
Curbside Pick Up: Completed projects are set out for curbside pick up, which is available anytime even after studio hours. We developed this service during COVID, but it is a wonderful convenience that we have continued!
Healthy Artist Policy: Art is an inherently individual activity, but in order to practice greater social distancing we separate into small groups across two rooms. We offer hand sanitizing and give hand washing breaks during classes. We also have curbside check-in and pick up for our students. Due to our small class sizes, masks are optional. We love to see your smile!
Cancellation: Should you have an appointment or class scheduled and are not feeling well, please contact me to reschedule. We will do our best to be accommodating.
Fired Arts + Pottery Summer Camp: Summer Camp is now enrolling. We have extended our early bird pricing special through June! Here are our updated camp policies and procedures:
Deposits: All deposits are fully refundable or transferrable (your choice), if the Art Box needs to move or cancel summer camp due to a COVID-19 related issue.
If you need to cancel your session and have already paid your balance, your payment less the deposit will be refunded if we are notified in writing three weeks prior to the start of camp. Please provide written notice by email at email@example.com.
Transfers: If you would like to change your child's camp dates & times, please let us know in writing at least one week prior to the start of camp by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to accommodate your request if there is available space.
Curbside Drop Off: We will be doing curbside drop off and pick up. Please wait in your car and we will bring your child to you. Our parking lot is behind the studio off McKibben Street.
We will perform a daily health screening assuring that each camper is healthy and symptom free.
Health screening will include:
We will ask, "Has your child had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or diarrhea?" if so, they cannot attend.
We will take your child's temperature to ensure that it is normal. If it is elevated (100.4 or higher), they cannot attend.
In order to limit the number of people inside the studio, we will escort your child in and out of the studio.
On the first day of camp, the check in process may take a bit longer. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We will make every effort to collect all payments and paperwork ahead of time to avoid slowing down the check in line, and also to limit the amount of contact that we have with each parent.
Curbside Pick Up: We ask you to remain in your car for curbside pick up. We will escort your camper to your car for pick up in the order that parents are parked.
Hand washing/sanitizing procedures:
We will be taking hand washing/sanitizing breaks throughout the day. These breaks will include (but not limited to):
Before and after lunch break
After sneezing or coughing
We will be utilizing all of our studio space inside Eight Legs Gallery to provide distanced assigned seating for our campers.
We have three rooms Students will keep the same seat each day of camp, reducing the spread of germs from workspace to workspace.
Campers will receive a set of studio supplies that have been sanitized at the beginning of camp that will be theirs for the duration of camp. Communal supplies like paint will be handled and distributed by staff.
Campers will be asked to bring lunch and a drink each day to camp. Their lunch break will take place at their assigned seat and their table will be disinfected before their lunch break takes place.
We will not be requiring face masks to be worn during art camp. In order to instruct our campers most effectively, our instructors will not be wearing face masks. If you prefer that your child wear a face mask during camp, we will certainly hour that request. Please note that we are happy to encourage your child to continue to wear their face mask during camp hours, but we cannot be held responsible if they consistently want to take it off. We are happy to have a conversation with the parent and support you the best we can. We are all in this together!
Daily cleaning procedures:
At the conclusion of camp each day, we will preform a studio disinfecting routine that includes:
Disinfecting all surfaces (tables, countertops, chairs)
Disinfecting all reusable art supplies
Disinfecting all door knobs, light switches and handles
Disinfecting the bathroom
General Health Policy:
Campers and staff with a temperature greater than 100.4 and no known COVID-19 exposure will be sent home and shall not return until they have had no fever for 3 days without the use of a fever reducing medication.
Anyone suspected to have or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, should remain isolated at home until at least 7 days after symptoms onset AND at least 72 hours after symptoms resolution (absence of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication and improvement in respiratory symptoms), whichever is longer.
Some project supplies and instructions may be packed up for your camper to complete at home. They can be pickup curbside.
Clothing: Wear old clothes that can get paint on them. Closed-toed shoes are recommended since we will be under the outdoor, covered pottery pavilion for some activities. Masks are recommended.
Behavior: We strive to create an environment for fun and creativity during summer camp. If your child’s behavior becomes inhibiting to other campers’ experience, we will address the issue with you and your child, but reserve the right to prohibit their attendance without a refund.
Photo release: Art Box Ceramics and Canvas will take photos of your child and their projects to use on social media for marketing purposes.
Release of liability: By enrolling your child for camp, you are releasing Art Box Ceramics and Canvas and its associates of any risk of liability associated with your child’s attendance and participation in camp and other related activities.