REGISTRATION 2020-2021 for WEEKLY Art Classes for KIDS

Creative Soul's Weekly Art Classes for KIDS are taught by Artist & Owner, Susan Garrison.  

Students Love Working with an Artist in a Studio Setting!  Susan is a professional artist & a certified art teacher with over 2 decades of experience in public & private schools (grades K-12 Art & AP Art Courses & Specialized in Developing the Art Curriculum for each of those schools) before opening her own art studio in 2012.  

Instead of creating crafts, your Child will Learn About:  

  • Famous Artists & Art Styles
  • Drawing, Sketching, Painting, Visual Composition & 3D Skills
  • Creating with Imagination as well as from Observation
  • The Vocabulary & Elements of Art & Principles of Design
  • The Process, Skills & Advantages of Developing Plans in a Sketchbook 
  • Enjoying the Whole Creative Process & Not Just the End Result

Our KIDS Classes meet WEEKLY with projects that often take more than one class to finish, so students cannot drop in occasionally but need to be able to meet regularly.  We usually close when  Spartanburg D5 schools are closed for a holiday break or snow. 

(If your child can't meet weekly, watch our calendar for other kid events throughout the school year.)

OUR 2020-2021 WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

1st-3rd Grades:  TUESDAYS  3:30-4:30 pm*  (1 spot available)

4th-5th Grades:  WEDNESDAYS  3:30-4:30 pm*  (Full but email us for options)

6th-8th Grades:  TUESDAYS 5:00-6:00 pm*  (3 spots available)

10th-12th Grades:   (We currently do not have enough students in this age range for this class to meet; however, we do have some who are interested.  Please let us know if you would like to be on a contact list for the possibility of this class later this school year or if you'd be interested in a LIVE Virtual Art Class for that age group.)

* We need a minimum of 4 students in each class & reserve the right to cancel or discontinue a class if we do not have enough students.  

Home School Art Classes:   Some school years we have enough interest to open up a class for Home School Classes that meet earlier in the day than our After School Classes.  This school year we have classes that combine Home, Public, Private, and Virtual School students. Students are welcome to join our After School Classes for their specific age group as well.  

Art Class for 5 & 6 Year Olds:  We are currently exploring the possibility of adding that to our schedule if we have enough interest on a day and time slot that works for everyone interested.  Please go through this link to answer just a few questions about your scheduling preferences and we will email you back.
https://occ.sn/w9PQzpzg

Mommy & Me classes:  We occasionally offer a Preschool Class for Moms to attend along with their Age 4-6 child.  Please watch our calendar for those or if we have a group of at least 4 interested in a once or twice per month class, we might be able to put that regularly into our calendar.  We'd love to hear from you if that fits your needs.

One-On-One Private Art Classes may also be possible for a few students in 7th-12th grades.  (Prices are higher than group sessions.  Please email Susan for more info and to check on available time slots.) 

INTERESTED IN VIRTUAL ART CLASSES for KIDS?  I teach virtual art classes for Kids regularly through Outschool and continue adding more one-time classes.  I plan to also create some that are a series of lessons that last 4 or 8 weeks at a time.  Here's my personal link to the classes I teach.  If you are brand new to Outschool, using this link will also treat you to a $20 credit that you can use toward your child's first class on Outschool (even if it is not my class--and Outschool offers so many different fun classes in a huge variety of topics).  Check it out to see if it fitS your needs.  

https://outschool.com/?signup=true&usid=yvT2RxiS&utm_campaign=share_invite_link

Please email Susan at CreativeSoulStudio@gmail.com if interested in a class that we do not have on our schedule yet.   


REGISTRATION DEADLINE & FEES:

Please email Susan at CreativeSoulStudio@gmail.com to see if we still have available spots in our classes if past 8/20/20 before filling out this registration form.  

NEW STUDENTS (to our weekly after school program)  Be sure to fill out this Registration Form and Pay the Registration Fee here online--it's separate from class fees. Then watch for an email to schedule your starting date & pay for your first month of classes.  (We usually wait to start a new student as we begin a new project instead of beginning in the middle of one.) 

RETURNING STUDENTS (who attended our after school program last school year) will begin art classes the first week of September. WELCOME BACK!!! I've missed you!

Our Non-Refundable REGISTRATION FEE is $20 per student; however, that fee drops to only $15 per student IF Registered & Paid by 8/20/20.  The registration fee is separate from class fees.  (Watch for an email from us for first class dates and payment link after you register your child through this form first.)

ART CLASS PRICING:   $15 per class billed on a monthly basis.  We prefer a monthly payment to be made online before the 1st class of each month.   However, we do accept a check or cash at the studio at the 1st class of each month if you prefer to pay that way.  (If you need to make weekly or bi-weekly payments, please contact Susan to make arrangements in advance.)   If paying by credit or debit card, Please be sure to pay here online...ONLY Cash or Check payments are accepted at the studio during class since swiping credit cards takes too much time for Susan to be away from her class or her prep or clean up time between classes & events.      

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE PREPAY FOR A CLASS THAT MY CHILD MISSES BECAUSE HE OR SHE IS SICK?  

Other than the initial 1 time Registration Fee for this school year, If you pay in advance for a class that your child cannot attend due to sickness or being out of town or another seriously unavoidable, unforeseen circumstance, we will try to work out a time slot for a make-up class or will forward that payment as a credit into the next month.

SUPPLIES?  All supplies are covered in the price including a sketchbook for each child.  We use a wide variety of materials including:  drawing pencils, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylics, oil pastels, soft pastels & air dry clay.  

REMEMBER...

***OUR ONE-TIME NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE IS $20 PER CHILD AND IS DUE with this COMPLETED ONLINE FORM at least 1 week BEFORE YOUR CHILD'S 1ST ART CLASS at our studio this school year.  After Susan receives your registration, she'll email you with info & a reservation link for your 1st classes.    (Please fill out a SEPARATE REGISTRATION form for each child.)  Our Registration form & fee must be completed HERE ONLINE even if you prefer to pay by check or cash for upcoming classes. 

**COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: 
To provide us the necessary time to clean and set up before & between each class,
We ask you to NOT come early to any class .  (Our doors will not be open prior to 10 min. before each class.  Please make sure anyone bringing your child to class is aware of this policy so that they do not come early & stand in the heat, cold or rain outside until we open.) 
Parents should practice safe social distances in our studio when dropping off and picking up children. 
Please remain in the lobby area unless Susan has invited you into the classroom space.  

We normally use 5' tables with 2 children at each table.  However, if your child needs to sit alone at a table, please check to see if we have the space to accommodate your child's needs before registering for a class.   Email Susan at CreativeSoulStudio@gmail.com

Please do not bring your child to class if he or she has been running a fever in the previous 48 hours.   If your child has had cold symptoms such as sneezing, coughing or runny nose within 24 hours of our art class, please provide your child with a mask to wear during our class and notify me at least a few hours before class so that we can decide if we need to sit your child at a separate table with separate supplies.  

Otherwise, we will not be using shielded work stations nor requiring masks.  

Susan will not be wearing a mask during class.  

We provide Hand Sanitizer as you Enter & Leave our Lobby.  We also provide soap at our sinks for messier clean-up.  If you have other concerns or questions, please let us know.

If you have any questions, Please email Susan at CreativeSoulStudio@gmail.com.

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Creative Soul (Kids' Classes)
60 Groce Rd
Lyman, SC 29365
(864) 285-6455