Q1. When are classes usually held?
Our six-courses are primarily offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The vast majority of our six-week courses fall into a few scheduling blocks organized by age groups. It is possible for classes to fall outside of their typical scheduling block if staff feels that the demand can be properly met. We are also starting to offer more daytime classes for homeschool students and/or for retirees (no earlier than 10:00am).
- Elementary age classes are often 5:00pm-6:00pm
- Middle/high school age classes are often 4:30pm-6:00pm
- Adult or mixed aged classes are often held in the evening 6:30pm-8:30pm
Q2. How long are individual class sessions?
Class session length should be tailored to the medium/content covered in the class as well as the age group. Below are general guidelines we follow for scheduling, but some classes may benefit from a longer or shorter class duration. Classes longer than 2 hours will require special approval.
- Elementary age classes are often 1-hour (total of 6 hours)
- Middle/high school age classes are often 90 minutes (total of 9 hours)
- Adult classes are often 2 hours (total of 12 hours)
Q3. What are the recommended ages?
The age group of a course decides so much about the structure and lesson planning. Please note that we allow ages 16+ to enroll in our adult classes. Below are a few recommended age groups that classes have followed so far. You may also propose a class with mixed ages (e.g. Adults/Kids 12+) or an entirely new age range.
- Pre-school: ages 3-5
- Lower Elementary: ages 5-10
- Upper Elementary: ages 8-12
- Middle/high school: ages 11-15
- Adult: ages 16+
Q4. How are supplies handled?
When possible, we like to try and use the art supplies that we already have on hand first (e.g. acrylic paints, paint brushes, paper etc.). Any additional or specialty supplies will be ordered through Dick Blick or amazon as needed. Generally speaking, Arts@302 will provide all or most supplies for children’s classes. Students in adult classes will be expected to purchase some or all supplies for their classes.
In your proposal, please list ALL supplies that you will need (including the no-brainers) and be as specific as you can, including web links when necessary. Executive Director, Jennifer Deal, will be your contact for handling supplies.