STUDIO HOURS

  • MONDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • TUESDAY
    CLOSED
  • WEDNESDAY
    CLOSED
  • THURSDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • FRIDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • SATURDAY
    11:00 - 6:00
  • SUNDAY
    11:00 - 6:00

HOLIDAYS CLOSED

  • CHRISTMAS
    Dec. 21st - Jan. 9th
  • VALENTINE'S
    Feb. 13th - 14th
  • PRESIDENT'S
    Feb. 17th - 20th
  • SPRING BREAK
    April 3rd - 7th
  • EASTER
    March 29th - April 2nd
  • MOTHER'S DAY
    May 13th
  • MEMORIAL DAYS
    May 26th - 29th
  • SUMMER BREAK
    July 1st - 31st
  • BELOW DATES
    need updating
  • LABOR DAYS
    Sept. 2nd - 5th
  • HALLOWEEN
    Oct. 28th - 31st
  • THANKSGIVING
    Nov. 20th - 24th
   

PARENT NOTIFICATIONS

GUARDIANS MUST READ THIS INFORMATION

What Are Class Credits

When you purchase a class package for your art child you have the option of purchasing 4 class credits or 12 class credits.

 

Class credits are used when a student attends their class time or is absent from their class.

 

To avoid losing a class credit, be sure to use the Excused Absence Form from this website.

 

You can also have your art child’s account frozen if they will be absent for an extended period. This ensures that they do not lose class credits during the time period. Simply use the Excuse Absence Form and type in the details in the comments section.

Time vs. Quality

At Oam Studios, we strive to teach our students the intricate techniques that go into mastering an art material and medium.

 

Because of this, we assign our students exercises in order to perfect those techniques before attempting the techniques on their final projects.

 

We believe that practice is more important then how many projects are completed.

 

We believe that a student should complete one project to their highest capability, with the best training, concentration and use of time. This ensures that their work can be used for competitions and portfolios.

 

We do not believe in rushing students to complete several low quality projects that the student and parents will not be proud of.

 

Many of the art projects require at least 3 months to complete. Some take nearly 6 months. Please understand that a master artist also requires much needed time to complete their work and that a student requires much more.

 

Please let us know if you agree or disagree with these values.

Grouping Art Students

Students are taught individually while being in a group setting. Students are grouped together by age, not by skill level. Each student will be working on different assignments based on their placement in our curriculum and also based on the student’s preference on the subject matter. There is no formal critiquing between students unless they are in the Studio Art Class.

Teacher Student Ratio

Foundations Art Class (ages 5-8):

The student:teacher ratio is 5:1

 

Skills Art Class (ages 5-8):

The student:teacher ratio is 6:1

 

Foundations Art Class (ages 5-8):

The student:teacher ratio is 7:1

Dropping Off Your Child

Please be sure to wait until your child opens the door and enters the building before driving off.

 

There have been a few times where parents or caretakers have dropped off an art student without verifying that they have entered the studio.

 

At times the studio has been closed when this occurred and the student has been stranded outside & alone. Luckily we have very kind neighbors that have helped in these situations.

 

The best way to reduce the chances of this occurring is by keeping up with our Holiday Schedule. There are several ways to find this information on the site.

 


 

1. On this page you can find the schedule to the right if you are on a desktop computer, or by scrolling down to the bottom of the page if you are on a mobile device.

 

2. There is also a button at the main menu (desktop version) that is red and has the hand sign for love that will open a side tab and reveal all the holiday times.

 

3. From the main menu you can find the Holiday Schedule from the Parent Directory link or the Holidays & Events link under the Calendars tab.

 

4. Finally, another way to find the holiday section is at the footer section under Hours & Holidays. The footer is present on every page.

Picking Up Your Art Student On Time

Please pick up your art student on time. They may wait in the waiting room for 10 minutes.

 


Late Pick Ups

Students that are picked up later than 10 minutes will have an excused absence docked from their current account.

 

If all excused absences have been docked or used then a $10 fee will be invoiced.

 

Please, out of courtesy, text the studio to let us know if you will be late picking up your child.

Credit Card

You may pay via credit card through the emailed or text invoices sent to your phone or email account. This is the preferred method.

 

You will be asked if you are interested in too save your Credit Card to file. This is fantastic for those that would like to be apart of the atuopay system.

 

We will still send an invoice before hand to give you notice. Once your child attends their art class and marks their new attendance sheet, the autopay will be initiated, saving you time.

 


Personal Checks

You may drop off  payment using a check to any of the teachers available at the studio.

 

Please place cash in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and the invoice number written on the envelope.

 

Please place the exact payment amount in the envelope since the studio never carries cash.

 

If you put more then the required amount, we will credit this to your child’s account and it will be deducted on the next invoice.

 


Cash Payments

Please place cash in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and the invoice number written on the envelope.

 

Please place the exact payment amount in the envelope since the studio never carries cash.

 

If you put more then the required amount, we will credit this to your child’s account and it will be deducted on the next invoice

 


Adding to a Beneficiaries Account

You can money, add classes, or make a donation to a student’s account by using the Benefactors Payment Portal. Click below.

 

Why would someone be interested in this feature?

 

There are often parents explaining to me that their child’s grandparents want to contribute money to the students accounts. Or, an art student has a birthday and instead of wasteful toys the parents and the student would appreciate gifts in contributions towards their art classes instead.

 

What ever the reason, The Benefactor’s Payment Portal allows relatives and friends to help purchase classes or gift a monetary contribution to their account.

Vacations & Holidays

Please familiarize yourself with the vacations and holidays that we have scheduled. There are several locations where you can find this information.

 

1. On this page you can find the schedule to the right if you are on a desktop computer, or by scrolling down to the bottom of the page if you are on a mobile device.

 

2. There is also a button at the main menu (desktop version) that is red and has the hand sign for love that will open a side tab and reveal all the holiday times.

 

3. From the main menu you can find the Holiday Schedule from the Parent Directory link or the Holidays & Events link under the Calendars tab.

 

4. Finally, another way to find the holiday section is at the footer section under Hours & Holidays. The footer is present on every page.

 


Absences During Vacations & Holidays

There is no need to fill out the Excuse Absence Form during Vacation Periods. They will not lose any class credits or Excused Absences during Vacation Periods.

Permanently Changing A Class Time

Permanently changing your child’s art class is easy.

 


 

1. Simply take a look at the Calendar that applies to your child’s age and level.


2. Once you have found a class time that has open seats and suitable to your child’s schedule, please fill out the Permanent Class Change Form.


3. We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm the permanent class change.

Absences Without Notification

Absence results in losing a class credit. You can avoid an absence by being excused.

 

To be excused the guardian should notify the studio before the class begins. Notification must be via email or text.

 

If the class was excused, no loss of credit will occur. There is a limit on excused absences.

 


Excused Absences

– 4 Class Package allows the student 1 excused absence.

 

– 12 Class Package allows the student 6 excused absences.

 

Excused absences are only given when the guardian notifies the studio via email or text.

 

Excused absences beyond the allowance will be docked.

 


Holidays, Vacations, & Class Credits

Holidays do not affect attendance sheets and class credits.

 

There is no need to fill out the Excused Absence Form for classes that will be missed during Holidays and Vacations.

 

No classes are docked when the studio is closed. It is not considered an absence or an excused absence if the studio is closed.

Freezing an Account

You may need to freeze your child’s account.

 

Freezing an account is necessary when you and your child will be gone for an extended time due to a vacation or emergency.

 

You do not need to freeze your account while the studio is on a holiday break.

 

Please, use the excuse absence form for requesting to have your child’s account frozen.

Make Up Class for Absences

If a student is absent then they do not receive a make up class & they lose a class credit.

 


Make Up Class for an Excused Absence

Be sure to have the student excused of their absence before their class starts. Used the excused absence form from this site.

 

When an art student is excused of their absence from class, they may want to do a make up class.

 

To request a make up class, type the desired day and time that you would like to have the make up class.

 

To find out what class times are available for the make up class, refer to the class calendar and choose a class with an open seat.

 


No Make Up Class is Scheduled

If no make up class is scheduled for an Excused Absence, then the class credit will automatically be used at the art students next regular class time.

Calendars

Class availability can be viewed on the online class calendars. Classes that state there are open seats can accommodate students. Class that state “full class” have no room for other students.

 

If a class time is full and you are interested in having your child that class time, we can add them to the “waitlist.” Please contact us.

Late Tuition Payments

There is a late fee of $10 if the tuition is not paid on time.

 

Each week following there is an additional $10.

 

Please let me know in advance if there is a particular reason for not being able to make payment on time.

HOLIDAYS CLOSED

  • CHRISTMAS
    Dec. 21st - Jan. 9th
  • VALENTINE'S
    Feb. 13th - 14th
  • PRESIDENT'S
    Feb. 17th - 20th
  • SPRING BREAK
    April 3rd - 7th
  • EASTER
    March 29th - April 2nd
  • MOTHER'S DAY
    May 13th
  • MEMORIAL DAYS
    May 26th - 29th
  • SUMMER BREAK
    July 1st - 31st
  • BELOW DATES
    need updating
  • LABOR DAYS
    Sept. 2nd - 5th
  • HALLOWEEN
    Oct. 28th - 31st
  • THANKSGIVING
    Nov. 20th - 24th
   

ART LESSONS IN SESSION

We are accepting new students through out the year.

 

Please click below to set up a trial class and register.

 

Request to Excuse Absence