PRIVATE LESSON, STUDIO AND
WORKSHOP/CLASS POLICIES

COVID - 19 POLICY

Symptoms and Illness

Students should not come to our studio if they are experiencing ANY of the following symptoms as defined by the CDC:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

 

This list does not include all possible symptoms.

We are working to keep you safe and healthy, but we cannot guarantee complete elimination of possible exposure to COVID-19. By entering the Nicole Christian Fine Art & Illustration Studio you assume the risk of such exposure.

Please do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19.

Mask Policy: At this time masks are optional. In the event of any changes to the COVID-19 mask policy we will notify you immediately.

FREE CONSULTS/INTRODUCTORY CLASS

We regularly schedule a free introductory class or consult for new students, there is no charge for this. Its more of a meet and greet before scheduling classes/private lessons

REGISTRATION POLICIES:

Registrations are processed in the order in which they are received and class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is complete when Nicole Christian Fine Art & Illustration Studio is in receipt of full payment. No confirmations will be sent in the mail. An e-mail, mailing address, and phone number are required at time of registration. 

TUITION. Your child’s tuition (paying for more than one lesson at a time) covers basic materials . Other required materials are available for purchase at the studio or may be purchased elsewhere from our supply list. Students enrolling after the start of the monthly/seasonal session start will have their tuition pro-rated based on the remaining classes left in the block of lessons.

BEHAVIOR POLICIES

 Nicole Christian Fine Art & Illustration Studio reserves the right to refuse admission or dismiss any student (Child or adult) at ANY time due to ANY behavior that we deem to be unsafe or inappropriate. This includes but is not limited to: acting in an unsafe or threatening manner, disrupting students or instructors, using drugs or alcohol, vulgar language etc. Refunds will NOT be given to any student who is dismissed under these terms.

CELL PHONE POLICIES

We ask that phones are silenced during classes to avoid interruptions and all phone calls are made in the hallway and not during classes. While many people love taking photos of their own artwork and their process, please be mindful of others in the room as not everyone wants to have their photo taken and try to limit photos until the end to avoid class disruptions. 

ONLINE CLASSES:

If taking a virtual class, a link to the online classroom will be e-mailed in advance of the first class. This link is only for enrolled students and not to be shared with those outside of the class. Students must download zoom in advance and join class with username or email matching registration.

REFUNDS FOR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Instructor cancellations: In the event that a class or  workshop does not meet minimum enrollment and is canceled by the instructor, a FULL REFUND will be given.

Classes and Workshops: Tuition for classes and workshops will be refunded if notice of withdrawal is provided at least 7 days prior to start date of the seasonal/monthly sessions or date of the workshop. If notice of withdrawal to a class or workshop is given less than 7 days prior to the seasonal/monthly sessions or date of the workshop, students will receive a 50% refund.

If you or your child are unhappy after the first class, or feel that our art studio can not meet your artistic needs you may receive a full refund for the remaining classes.

RESCHEDULING:

Nicole Christian - Fine Art & Illustration Studio is not in a position to offer any make ups or rescheduling in our in-person classes as spots are extremely limited and booked in advance. If you know 48 hrs in advance that you are unable to attend your enrolled class please email us and we will be able to release the class spot to another student and do our best to offer rescheduling options to you. Please note rescheduling is limited and not guaranteed. It is a courtesy we try to extend and if rescheduling is offered it will be in another class that has availability. If you fail to notify us in time (at least 48 hours in advance of your enrolled class) you are not entitled to any rescheduling.

Please note we do not accept verbal notification or last minute personal texts or phone calls to members of staff as a notice of cancellation. You must email the studio in writing of your request at least 48 hrs in advance. Please note if we do reschedule you there is a $25.00 rescheduling fee

STUDENTS MISSING CLASSES:

Students missing class by their own choice will not receive a make-up class, refund, or credit. We always pre-schedule one 'make-up' day in the event of inclement weather just so its on the calendar in the event that we need it.

WINTER SESSIONS - INCLEMENT WEATHER- CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY: Unless otherwise noted - anytime the Vernon/Hamburg/Sparta (Sussex County) School systems have delayed or cancelled school due to inclement weather - class will be cancelled for that day and a makeup day will be added on to the end of the sessions. This is in order to keep the same number of classes on the schedule.

CANCELLATIONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL

PLEASE NOTE during the ongoing crisis, if a class is cancelled due to situations beyond our control, for example severe restrictions by the government or further lockdowns, Nicole Christian - Fine Art & Illustration Studio will not be issuing any refunds, instead you will be offered the option of transferring to an ONLINE experience. We will also offer you the option of a credit which will be valid for six months from date of purchase and used on any of our upcoming classes or activities.

ARRIVAL TIMES/LATE SHOW POLICY

All students are expected to arrive on time. Classes start & end at the advertised times. If a student arrives late, they will NOT be given extra time at the end of class to finish their project and may be refused entry if the late arrival exceeds 15 min per hour. (Meaning class starts at 4:30 pm and you arrive at 4:50 - we reserve the right to refuse you or your child's entry into class to avoid class disruption for students who arrived on time) And while we know that emergencies do arise,  traffic, car issues etc.  please try to give us a call before class starts to let us know you are running late whenever possible.

Please do not drop off your child or arrive yourself earlier than ten minutes before the start of the class. Students should be on time and picked up promptly as the studio may close or another class may be starting soon after. We ask parents not to remain in the classroom during class. You may leave or relax in our waiting area (depending on class location)

PHOTOGRAPHS & DOCUMENTATION

Photographs, screenshots, and videos may be taken during class of students, children, parents, and their artwork, during in-person or online classes, programs,events and tours, and may be published and used to promote Nicole Christian Fine Art & Illustration Studio  programs in both online and print. If you do not want yourself, your child, or your child’s artwork photographed, this is not an issue! Simply notify the us in writing at NicoleChristianCo@gmail.com or speak to us in person about it

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at nicolechristianco@gmail.com

How Policy Changes Will Be Communicated

Changes in our terms will be updated and posted on this page.

Updated 11/18/2022