Here are some helpful answers to the questions I get asked the most!
Let's be real, we ALL deserve an amazing summer this year! I have planned some excellent Art lessons and quality projects that I am excited to teach your kids. All Classes and Camps at the Art Studio are small group (7 students max this summer, some may have less depending on the projects and time, we make lots of great stuff so some classes may only have 4-5 kids as the projects take longer to complete) There will be plenty of space, personalized instruction, and access to an abundance of art supplies and clay tools for each student to use.
Please dress to be creative (an old t-shirt, apron, or your favorite art clothes work great!)
I have been teaching multi-age Elementary Art groups for almost 20 years and personalize my instruction to creatively challenge each student and help them grow with age-appropriate art techniques in a fun learning environment. Each lesson has been carefully planned and the students are always excited about what we are creating! Many of my Art families have siblings that like to attend classes together, so it really is ok for a 6 and 9 year old to be in the same class as they will both make amazing Art on the level they are currently at! Classes are process based so students are able to explore using different Art materials and I intertwine these learning moments with educational lessons and class demonstrations so the kids can understand the concepts of each work of Art they are making. Students will need to be able to follow class instructions, work independently, and respect the art space and projects that others have made. That being said, if your child loves Art, I hope to see them in the Studio this Summer!
We follow the 5 Core Standards for Health & Safety as set forth by the Knox County Health Dept. The Art Studio has its own sink for handwashing, Classes and Camps are small group, and the staff at Smart Toys wear masks at this time. If you have a group that would like to have an outdoor class at your location this Summer please contact me and we can book a fun Art event!
Due to limited seating and supplies being purchased in advance, cancellations up to 1 week before the start of your class will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 1 week of your class are not eligible for a refund (you may sell or gift your seat to a friend or use it as a tax donation) If we can't operate, a refund for class tuition paid will be applied.
In the rare event only 1 child signs up for a class it will still go on! I have set aside this time to enrich the lives of the kids in our Community so it is my pleasure to be able to share my knowledge, collection of creative Art materials, and inspiring lessons with your children, whether it be one student in a class or 5. We always have an amazing, creative time and as an Art Teacher I am so happy that your child has a passion for Art and am excited to be a part of their amazing journey!
Kids Art Classes & Camps in Knoxville The Creative Art Studio in Smart Toys & Books 9700 Kingston Pike #12 Knoxville, TN 37922 (865) 440-3729 Email: ArtwithShelley@gmail.com