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Armory Studio Art Class FAQs

Where can I find a list of the current studio art classes?

  • All of our current studio classes can be found at armoryarts.org/studio.
  • Studio class schedules are also available in the front office and the front hallway at the Armory.
  • Join our email list, and be one of the first to know about upcoming Armory Studio art class schedules, registration dates, events, and more.

Do you have classes for all ages?

  • Yes! We offer a wide range of classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults and even inter-generational classes where parents can take a class with their children.

The class I want is full, what can I do, and is there a waiting list?

  • Space will only become available if a student withdraws from the class. We are unable to keep waiting lists, but you may contact the registrar at registrar@armoryarts.org to find out if anyone has withdrawn.
  • When registering, we encourage you to pick a second and third choice class in the case that your first choice is full.
  • Early registration for classes is recommended.

How do I register for a class?

  • You can register online at armoryarts.org/studio. Online registrations are processed in real time and receive priority seating for all classes.
  • Paper registration forms are accepted, but will not receive priority seating. Forms can be downloaded at armoryarts.org/studio and mailed or dropped off at our front office Monday through Fridays, 12-5 pm. 
  • Registrar Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Registrar Summer (July 1-August 23, 2019) Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

I submitted my registration, will I receive a confirmation?

  • You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is received and processed.
  • Please make sure to enter your e-mail address carefully when registering online. Sometimes our confirmation e-mails get marked as junk mail, so please check your spam folder.
  • Please note that you will only receive one confirmation. Once you are confirmed you are ready to attend the first day of class.

When can I start registering for classes?

  • Registration generally begins two months prior to the start of the session. Summer registration begins approximately four months before the start of the session. Class schedules are generally published two weeks prior to registration. Read over the schedule, pick out the classes you are interested in, and once registration opens, remember to sign up early to get your best chance of getting in your first class choice!
  • You can register for available classes up until the start of the second class meeting. After that, registration closes for the session.
  • With a Family Level membership and up, you can register for classes one week early* from the official registration date. *Early registrations are available via paper only.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

  • Scholarships are awarded based on income level. Read over the scholarship application requirements and eligibility information at armoryarts.org/policies.
  • Application forms can be found at armoryarts.org/studio and mailed or dropped off at our front office Monday through Fridays, 12-5 pm.

I received a scholarship award letter, how do I register for classes?

  • Your scholarship award letter will include one discount code per student. Your discount code can be redeemed twice upon application approval (within a 1 year period).
  • If there are scholarship spaces available in the class, you are able to enter the discount code into the payment section to receive the discounted price.

Is there a discount for multiple siblings?

  • No, but if you become a member at the Family Level or up, your entire family can save 10% on all Armory classes yearly. Memberships can be purchased online through the registration portal at armoryarts.org/studio.

Is there a materials fee for the class? Should we bring anything the first day of class?

  • Some of our adult classes require a materials fee, which is posted in the class price description. If a class does not include a materials fee, your instructor will provide a materials list on the first day of class. See class descriptions at armoryarts.org/studio for specific details of each class.
  • No materials or materials fees are needed for children classes with age groups 3-11 and teen classes for ages 12-18. All materials are provided unless noted otherwise in the class description.

Can I drop my child off at the curb?

  • Only students ages 12 and older may be dropped off without an adult accompanying them to the classroom area and picking them up after class.
  • Students ages 3-11 must be escorted into the building and signed into their class by a guardian. Sign in sheets are available in the teaching areas with the instructors. When picking up, please remember to sign students out as well.

Where can I park?

  • Up to 90 minutes of free parking is available at the city parking structure just north of the Armory on Raymond Avenue. Street parking is also available. One ADA accessible parking space is available in the back of the Armory building.

Do you provide after-hours care? What if I am late picking up my child?

  • We are not able to provide care for students before or after class. Please be prompt when picking up your child.
  • For any late pick-ups, the Armory will charge a fee of $1.00 for the first five minutes. An additional $1.00 per minute will be charged thereafter.

What class should my child take?

  • Students should always register for classes in their age group.
  • Parents can help guide children’s interest by reading and discussing the class descriptions. Parents generally have a good idea about their child’s interests. Class descriptions can be found online at armoryarts.org/studio.

My child is advanced and I would like them to take a class with older children.

  • Our classes are designed for developmentally and socially appropriate groups of children.
  • Language, subject matter, and themes are designed to be age appropriate.
  • Faculty members are trained to assess and plan around the experience level of each individual. They are sensitive to dealing within a range of abilities and often present teaching practices that are open ended, allowing the student to approach each project at their level.

As an adult, I have never taken an art class before. Will I be far behind the other students?

  • All of our adult classes’ curriculums are designed for beginning and continuing students.
  • Classes are limited to 12 students, so there is an emphasis on individual levels and growth.

Can I or my child take a class more than once?

  • Absolutely, many of our classes are designed for beginning and continuing students.
  • Certain core classes are offered regularly, and students can take classes repeatedly to continue improving skills and goals in the class.

How can I find out if a class is full?

  • Full classes are noted on our website at armoryarts.org/studio.
  • Please remember that because of the rapidly changing status of classes, all full classes might not be immediately noted as full.
  • You can inquire about full classes by emailing registrar@armoryarts.org or calling 792-5101 ex. 121. 

I need to withdraw my registration, what do I do?

  • A full refund minus a $15 processing fee per class will be granted for withdrawals made in writing to registrar@armoryarts.org two weeks prior to the start of the first class.
  • A 50% refund will be granted for withdrawals made in writing to registrar@armoryarts.org between two weeks prior to the beginning of the session and the second class meeting.
  • No refunds will be granted after the second class.

I would like to switch classes, how do I do this?

  • You may change classes provided there is space available in your desired class. 
  • Please note that there is a $15 processing fee per class change.
  • Changes may only be made within the current session. All changes must be submitted in writing to: registrar@armoryarts.org.  

Can I or my child audit a class instead of signing up for an entire session?

  • We do not offer the option to audit any classes.
  • We recommend reading the class descriptions closely, and inquiring with our registrar at registrar@armoryarts.org if you have a specific question about a class.

Can I register for classes using funds from my charter school?

  • If we are a listed vendor with the charter school you are affiliated with, you can contact your Education Specialist and request that your funds be used for a specific upcoming class.
  • We highly recommend requesting funds in advance, as the process can be lengthy.
  • Requesting a class through your Charter School ES does not confirm that we have received your request, and that there is still availability in that specific class.
  • Please confirm with our registrar at registrar@armoryarts.org that your payment has gone through properly. Registration is not guaranteed without an email confirmation from the registrar.

For any other questions regarding class registration, the registrar can be reached at 626-792-5101 ex. 121 and by e-mail at registrar@armoryarts.org.  

 

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