ART BOX is OPEN!

Our updated COVID-19 policies

Summer Camp  |  In-Studio Appointments  |  Adult and Teen Classes

Updated 5/19/2020 

 

Now there are even more ways to enjoy creating art with the ART BOX.  We are excited to announce that we are open online, for private in-studio reservations and for summer camp. 

Private Reservations:  We have three separate studio rooms that are available to reserve for 2 hours for yourself or your family/friends unit (max 8 people).  Studio room reservations are free, and our studio rooms are separated to limit co-mingling.  Studio reservations are for paint your own pottery or self-guided mosaic tile art.  An staff member will be there to help with tips and tricks while maintaining social distancing.  Studio reservation hours are Tuesday & Thursday 12 - 8 pm and Wednesday & Friday 12 - 5 pm.  Weekend, evening and morning hours are available by request.  We will expand our hours as demanded.

Mosaic To Go Kits:  We just launched Mosaic To Go Kits.  These include a mosaic base, acrylic paint and mosaic tiles, plus all the supplies you need.  Mosaic To Go Kits do not have to be returned to the studio for firing; this makes them a great option for shipping!

 

Pottery To Go Kits:  We have more than 50 kits for children and adults available to order online and paint from the comfort of your home. Curbside pick up or front porch delivery is available within 1 hour of ordering during our regular business hours:  Monday - Friday 12- 5 pm.  If you order outside of business hours, your kit will be ready for pick up or front porch delivery by noon the following business day.  Front porch delivery including drop off and pick up is offered for a small one-time fee for addresses within 10 miles of the studio and including homes in the Marvin, Cuthbertson and Indian Land school districts.

 

Kits include a brush, paint colors of your choice, Q-tips for making dots and a toothpick for etching designs into paint layers, plus instructions with pro tips for making a beautiful masterpiece!  Some kit supplies vary based on the project.

 

Once you've painted your items, you can drop them off at our curbside location for glazing and firing.  I will text you (within 2 weeks barring any further COVID-19 restrictions) to let you know when you can pick up your finished pottery.  

Curbside Pick Up/Drop Off:  Art Box is located inside of Eight Legs Gallery.  We are in a large white farm house in downtown Waxhaw.  Our address is: 310 East South Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173.  We have a paved parking lot behind the Gallery off McKibben Street.  Pull up to our covered parking area where a sign says "Curbside Pick Up/Drop Off".  We have bins labeled Pick Up or Drop Off.  The Pick Up Bins will have you order in them with an invoice on the front with your name on it.  Please return your items in this same bag with the invoice, so we can fire your piece and contact you when it is ready for pick up.

Front Porch Delivery:  Front porch delivery is available within a few hours of ordering during our regular business hours:  Mon - Fri 12- 5 pm.  If you order outside of business hours, your kit will be ready for front porch delivery by 2 pm the following business day.  

 

Front porch delivery including 2 drop off and 1 pick up is offered for a small one-time fee for addresses within 10 miles of the studio in downtown Waxhaw and including all homes in the Marvin, Cuthbertson and Indian Land school districts.  I will drop off your pieces to be painted, pick them up once you've painted them, then deliver the final fired pieces to your home for a small, one-time fee.

Kids and Adult Art Classes:  For the month of May, we are only offering in-studio private reservations for individuals or family/friend units for paint your own pottery or self-guided mosaic tile art.  A staff member will be there to assist while maintaining social distancing.  We anticipate opening public classes for kids and adults in June starting with Summer Camp!

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 artboxceramics@gmail.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 artboxceramics@gmail.com.  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:

  1. We will ask, "Has your child had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or diarrhea?"  if so, they cannot attend.

  2. 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):

  1. Upon arrival

  2. Before and after lunch break

  3. Before dismissal

  4. After sneezing or coughing

Seating:

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.

Supplies:

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.  

Lunch:

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.

Face masks:

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:

  1. Disinfecting all surfaces (tables, countertops, chairs)

  2. Disinfecting all reusable art supplies

  3. Disinfecting all door knobs, light switches and handles

  4. 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.  

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Waxhaw, NC 28173

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