Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

1. Demo
 

What's a demo? How do I request it?

 

We recommend starting your Art School SF Bay experience with a demo class. It will help us to select the right group for you. Please request your demo here.  We will get back to you and schedule time and date for your first class.

It is recommended to schedule demo in a group that you are planning to attend in the future.

 

Do you allow drop-ins?

 

No. We want to make sure that your kid gets sufficient amount of teacher's attention.

 

Do I need to bring any art materials?

 

We provide all high-quality art materials necessary for the classes.  All you need to bring is clothes you don’t mind getting soiled. 

 

 

 

2. Class and lesson structure
 

How long does it take to move off of the wait list?

 

There is no way to tell how long it takes to get the spot, as it will only happen when someone drops out. We usually have some shifting after the school breaks, when some people have their school and activities schedule adjusted.

 

 

How many kids are in each class? 

 

We sign up 8 kids max for each class, however occasionally there can be additional kid or two doing makeup class if they missed one.

 

What's the lesson structure?

 

We introduce the topic of the class to the whole group and then they work individually on their own piece using the props or references of their own choosing out of plenty that we provide. We usually work around the room, helping each kid with their specific needs or questions.

 

Tell us about your curriculum

 

We have a list of topics that we cover each year. Our program is constantly evolving and we make adjustments, so there will be some differences from year to year. If your childs starts mid-year, he or she will join the projects currently being introduced to the group. We will be explaining some concepts individually, when the current project calls for it.

 

Do you provide before and after cass/camp care?

 

Our school does not provide extended child care before and after classes. Due to limited space, please bring the kids only for specific time frame according to class schedule you are registered for. Kids under 4 y.o. should be accompanied by the parents.

 

 

3. Payments and refunds
 

What are my payment options? 

 

Monthly payment is due 1st of each month in full. It covers lessons once a week on the same day/time for one calendar month.

If you join the class in the middle of the month, we will pro-rate your payment for the first month according to the number of classes left. Full monthly payment for the next month will be due 1st of that month.

 

Do you accept credit cards? 

 

Yes. But only if you buy camps/classes online via this webpage. In classroom we accept cash or checks only. 

Please make your checks payable to Art School of SF Bay.

 

What's the make-up policy?

 

You can make up missed class on another day when we offer the same age/skill group class. Make up class should be arranged in advance, no drop-in. Limit 2 make up classes per month. Make up classes are subject to availability of the space in a similar class. We reserve the right not to provide make up classes or terminate the class enrollment for repeating truancy.

 

Do you allow refunds for classes and camps? 

 

Monthly payments are not refundable. No fee adjustments due to missed classes - please schedule make up for a class you missed. In case of serious illness or other issues that don’t allow a student to participate in class for a long period of time, the payment may be transferred to another month.

Summer camp payment can be refunded in full if you inform us a month prior to start date of the camp.


 

 

4. Legal terms

 

Injuries

 

Students and their parents/legal guardians agree not to hold Art School of SF Bay or Accent Arts store responsible for any injuries resulted from activities before, during or after class.

 

Photo and Video Release

 

Students and their parents/legal guardians are giving Art School of SF Bay permission to take photographs or video of the students and their artwork for use in advertising materials.

 

 

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have other questions or concerns!

 

 

 

Our calendar for the 2019-2020 school year:

 

First day of trial (demo) classes: Monday, August 19, 2019

First day of fall classes: Tuesday, September 3d, 2019

Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 25th, 2019 - Friday, November 29th, 2019 - Thanksgiving break camps

New Year break: Monday, December 23th, 2019 - Friday, January 3d, 2020 - winter art camps, no classes

Spring break SF: Monday, March 30, 2020- Friday, April 3, 2020 - spring art camp in San Francisco

Winter Break MV: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in Mountain View

Spring break MV: Monday,  April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2010 - spring art camp in Mountain View

Winter Break SJ: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in San Jose

Spring break SJ: Monday, April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020 - spring art camp in San Jose

Summer break: Monday, June 8, 2020 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020- summer art camps, limited classes

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