This afternoon the CDC updated their social distancing recommendations to include groups as small as ten people. After a lot of prayer, conversations, and research, I've decided that the time has come to suspend classes.
Effective 3:00PM on March 17th, 2020 both the Liberty and Platte Woods studio will pause all in-person art classes.
We will continue to monitor the situation and hopefully have a "restart" date for you sooner rather than later.
March classes will be postponed until we can resume normal life and then we will schedule additional flexible class times to finish up those lessons.
All April classes will be offered through our online class portal. Our studio will still supply all the materials you need to do your class at home. Our instructors have already begun shooting class videos and we're super excited to help your cabin fever while we're all doing our part! Details regarding packet supply pick-ups, video link access, and live skype/zoom class times will be emailed to our April students by March 23rd. This includes all grade level classes, preschool fundamentals, drawing classes, and Lil' Artists.
Siblings at home can follow along to the videos as well; if you need additional supplies for a sibling, just let us know and we'll double-up your kit.
If needed, our online classes will continue into May.
All special event classes (like the Easter Egg Decorating and the Mother's Day workshop, will be evaluated closer to time). I've you've signed up for these classes and we need to cancel, we will issue you a full refund.
We are a locally-own, small business with loyal and oh-so-incredible employees; please know that that your support and your loyalty during this time MATTERS. If you can hang with us in the online space for the next month, we really appreciate it. If you can simply support us on social media by sharing our videos and posts, we love that too. For those of you who have to cancel your enrollment because of these uncertain times, please just send me an email and let me know.
Also, know that we love you NO MATTER WHAT, and we're counting the days until we can be together in the studio again.
[Breathe] We got this.