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Saturdays & Sundays, 1 - 5 PM
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Visitor + COVID Policies

 

Visiting our Gallery

Studio Class Policies

COVID-19 Protocols

In-Person Class FAQs

We are excited to welcome you back to the Armory studio! The following items have been implemented to keep staff and students as safe as possible. We strive to make Armory Center for the Arts a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging educational experience for everyone. If you have questions, please contact Studio Director Julienne Fusello at jfusello@armoryarts.org.

The health and safety of our students, teaching artists, and staff are of the utmost importance. In-person classes will look much different from previous years due to new health and safety measures. The guidelines for in-person on-site classes are based on current guidance from public health officials and state agencies and will be updated as the situation evolves.

 

Read All Armory Studio COVID Guidelines & Policies



Parking & Accessibility

Supporting the Armory

The Armory reserves the right to photograph, record, and digitally document students and visitors in our building and artworks created onsite. These photos and videos are for fundraising, promotional, non-commercial, and educational purposes online and via print. By being present during these activities, you and/or your child(ren) consent to the use of your/their appearance and likeness by Armory Center for the Arts and its licensees, designees, or assignees, in all media, worldwide, in perpetuity. If you would like to opt out, please email Milly at mcorrea@armoryarts.org. If onsite, please see an Armory Visitors Services Associate if you have questions, concerns, or requests in regards to this policy. Thank you.

 


 

Visiting our Gallery

 

Are reservations required?

  • No. Advanced time entry reservations are recommended. Visitors without reservations will be admitted so long as the gallery's capacity limit of 20 guests is not exceeded. Click here to make reservations for our current exhibition. 

What can I expect when I arrive for my gallery visit?

  • You will be greeted at the Armory entrance by a visitor services associate, who will check your reservation and direct you to the gallery.

How can I prepare for my visit?

  • Please click here for more information on the current exhibition and programs.

    Consider purchasing our exhibition catalogues, including Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe, Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico, and Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment. Follow the directions in the link to pay in advance, and we’ll have your purchase ready for you.

What is your visitor capacity?

  • We host no more than 20 visitors in the gallery at any given time.

How will I move through the gallery?

  • You may move throughout the gallery as you would like, maintaining a six-foot distance between you, other guests and Armory staff.

How long may I stay?

  • You may spend up to 45 minutes in the exhibition.

What if my plans change and I’ve already made a reservation?

  • You may change or cancel your visit by visiting Eventbrite, through which you made your initial reservation. We appreciate notification of changes in your reservation.

What if I’m late?

  • We are able to hold your reservation for fifteen minutes. After that, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your reservation. Your visit may be shortened in order to maintain our schedule for subsequent guests.

May I take photos or videos of artwork in the gallery?

Informal pictures and videos using handheld cameras, video cameras, and camera phones are welcome in the Armory galleries, subject to the following:

  • To protect the art and for the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, no flash photography or tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks are allowed.
  • Additional photographic equipment such as lights, reflectors, props, costumes, handheld microphones, models, and drones are prohibited.
  • A safe distance must be maintained from all artwork, cases, platforms, and pedestals. Cameras must be kept a minimum of 18 inches away from artwork and may never be held over an artwork.

Live-Streaming Video Apps 

Live-streaming video apps such as Instagram and Facebook Live are allowed in the gallery, so long as you respect the privacy of other visitors and that volunteers, staff, and artists are not be interviewed or otherwise engaged in a way that takes them away from their primary job duties or performance. Also, follow the same conditions described above. If you would like to schedule interviews with artists, curators, or team members, please contact us at exhibitions@armoryarts.org

Privacy and Visitor Experience 

Please be mindful that your photography or video activities respect the needs and privacy of other visitors and do not distract staff or volunteers from their primary duties. The Armory reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph or videotape on its premises if it is a disruption and/or is perceived that it might endanger works of art or other visitors.

Thank you for visiting! 

Please tag @ArmoryArts on social media if sharing the photos online. We’d love to feature you on our social media platforms. 

Media Inquiries

For inquiries about personal portrait, engagement, wedding, and family photography sessions; commercial filming and photography; student filming and photography projects; or any press-related inquiries, please contact news@armoryarts.org 

Adult supervision of all children is required

Young children may not be carried on shoulders, but strollers are welcome. You can also pick up a Family Guide to use with your children as you go through the exhibition!

We love pencils!

All guests are permitted to take notes and make sketches in the galleries using pencils. Please keep ink, charcoal, markers, oils, and other liquid media at home or safely stowed away.

 

 

COVID-19 Guidelines

 

Are masks mandatory?

  • Yes. In accordance with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance, all guests are required to wear a clean face covering. Face coverings must be worn according to CDC guidelines and cover the mouth and nose. Masks with face valves, open-chin triangle bandanas, and neck gaiters are not acceptable.

What kind of masks are acceptable for visiting the Armory?

  • In accordance with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance, all guests are required to wear a clean face covering. Face coverings must be worn according to CDC guidelines and cover the mouth and nose. We recommend that everyone use a KN95, KF94, or N95 mask at the Armory. Cloth masks are less effective. Masks with face valves, open-chin triangle bandanas, and neck gaiters are not acceptable.

What if I forget my mask when I arrive at the Armory?

  • We provide appropriate masks for those who need them.

Will you be taking my temperature when I arrive at the Armory?

  • We ask you to verify that you have no Covid symptoms. We are not taking temperatures at this time.

Are COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory?

  • Yes. For the safety and well-being of the entire community, Armory Center for the Arts requires that all staff, students, and visitors aged 5 and up be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed in an Armory facility, exhibit space, classroom, or office.

Do I need to show proof that I'm vaccinated?

  • Yes. Individuals aged 5 and up will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:

    • Vaccination card (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of COVID-19 vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered, which must be at least two weeks prior to entry.

    • A photo or copy of the vaccination card as a separate document

    • A photo of the vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device

    • Documentation of full vaccination from a healthcare provider

Do children need to be vaccinated?

  • Yes. Children age 5 and up need proof of vaccination, too. See above for acceptable types of proof. Children who are not eligible to be vaccinated because of age restrictions for vaccination must be always masked.

 

Are there any exceptions to the vaccination requirement?

  • No.

Parking & Accessibility

Where can I park?

  • New Parking Rates: On November 1st, 2021, the Pasadena City Council approved a new pricing structure for the three Old Pasadena Park & Walk Garages. The new pricing structure went into effect on July 1st, 2022, and is as follows:
    0-2 Hours $1.00
    $2.00 per hour for every hour thereafter
    $12.00 Daily Max
  • Street parking doesn't charge before 11 am on weekdays.
  • To learn more about parking, view parking options in Old Pasadena.
  • Designated parking for people with disabilities is available in the back of the Armory building. 
  • Additional information on parking in Old Pasadena may be found here.

 

What accessibility accommodations are in place?

  • The Armory is wheelchair and stroller accessible. There are several ADA parking spots in the Marriott garage directly north of the Armory as well as metered street parking. All Armory galleries, classrooms, meeting rooms, and restrooms are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • Restrooms: A designated women's restroom as well as a lockable, all-gender restroom can be found just past our front entrance, to the right. Two more gender-neutral restrooms can be found in the back of our studio. Each restroom has one ADA-compatible stall, and each is equipped with an infant changing station.
  • Animals: Certified service animals are welcome inside the Armory.

 

Supporting the Armory

How can I donate to or get involved with the Armory?

  • Click here to learn about the many ways you can support the Armory whether by donating your vehicle, becoming a member, and many more.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all our events and announcements.

 

Studio Classes

Where do I register for classes?

  • The front office is not currently accepting any in-person registrations, due to our COVID-19 safety policies. 
  • Registration for classes can be processed online at armoryarts.org/studio, by phone (626) 792-5101 x121, or by appointment. Email registrar@armoryarts.org for any questions regarding registration.

What is your refund policy?

  • A full refund 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 or class credit 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 or class credit is granted after the second class.
  • No refunds, credits, or make-up classes will be granted due to COVID-19 unless there has been a case or exposure on-site at the Armory.
  • Classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled. If the Armory cancels a class prior to the first meeting, a full refund or credit will be issued in the original form of payment.
  • Allow up to two billing cycles for all refunds to appear on credit card statements and up to four weeks for refund checks to be issued.
  • Refunds requested 120 days after the purchase date will be issued by check or e-payment.

What are your class policies?

  • No supervision of children is provided before or after classes. Early drop-offs and late pick-ups are prohibited.
  • Children must be toilet trained.
  • We cannot provide any make-up sessions, refunds, or credits for any missed classes or late registrations. 
  • We do not offer curb-side drop-off or pick-up. Parents/guardians must sign children ages 3-11 in and out every day. Students will not be able to participate without an adult signing them in and out. 
  • Registration for most available Armory classes closes by the second class meeting. Enrollment is non-transferable. 
  • We do not offer the option to audit classes. 
  • The Armory reserves the right to change, withdraw, limit class size, or modify class content or art projects at any time. 
  • We encourage prompt registration for classes. If a class does not have enough enrollment on the week of the start date, we unfortunately will have to cancel the class. In the event of a class cancellation, we will notify all students via email or phone prior to the start date. 
  • The Armory reserves the right to substitute listed teaching artists at any time. 
  • The Armory reserves the right to remove, at any time, any participant whose conduct is deemed detrimental in any way. 
  • The Armory is not liable for personal injury or loss, theft, or damage of personal property. 
  • The Armory designs class curriculum for specific age ranges. We kindly request that age limits be respected. All students must meet age requirements. 
  • Class fees at the Armory are in exchange for services and hence are not tax deductible. 
  • The Armory is not a registered daycare center and thus classes are not eligible for Flexible Benefits Plans.

Where can I learn more about scholarships?

 

In-Person Class FAQs

What should I know before attending class?

  • Everyone who will be on-site must complete a daily health screening attestation form. Paper forms will be available at the check-in kiosk located at the front of the Armory.

  • The health screening/attestation form inquires about contact with individuals with confirmed COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms and requires a check for the following symptoms:

    • Fever of 100.4°F or higher
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • New headache
  • Students experiencing symptoms listed MUST NOT attend class. A symptom check should be conducted before the student leaves home. 
  • Parents/students should contact Armory Studio Director Julienne Fusello, jfusello@armoryarts.org about their student’s/their own absence due to experiencing symptoms.

What does the student check-in and check-out process consist of?

  • For check-ins and check-outs, a line will be formed, beginning at the front kiosk, with parents/students spaced 6 feet apart. 

  • Check-in times before class will be specified to each class group at the beginning of the class session. Please arrive on time for your class check-in, as the check-in window will be no more than 10 minutes. This is due to our now staggered schedule structure.

  • We kindly ask that parents of students not enter the building, in order to limit the number of people in the building. Students will be directed to their class by Visitor Services Staff. During class, they will be supervised by their Armory Teaching Artist, as well as roaming Visitor Services staff.

  • The Armory will designate routes and specific locations for entry and exit in order to limit direct contact with others.

  • The Armory will have signage throughout the building and studio class spaces to remind students and staff about wearing face coverings, social distancing, and hand washing.

Do you accept walk-ins?

  • We cannot accept walk-up registrations at this time. All class registrations must be reserved online in advance. Parents/Guardians of enrolled students are encouraged to conduct business with staff remotely when possible. The Armory will not be open to the general public.

Do I need to wear a mask?

  • Students, guests,  and employees are required to wear a clean face covering each day and are responsible for washing them daily. Face coverings must be worn according to CDC guidelines and cover the mouth and nose. We recommend everyone use a KN95, KF94, or N95 mask at the Armory, as cloth masks are less effective.

  • Masks with exhaust valves are NOT permitted. 

  • Students must use face coverings:

    • While waiting to enter the building

    • While in the building 

    • While entering and exiting the building

    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be made available to employees and students, but it is highly encouraged for employees and students to bring their own face coverings.

Are COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory?

  • Yes. For the safety and well-being of the entire community, Armory Center for the Arts requires that all staff, students, and visitors age 5 and up be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed in an Armory facility, exhibit space, classroom, or office.

  • You are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the final dose of Covid-19 vaccine series a minimum of 2 weeks prior to entry.

  • At this time, booster shots are not required for students and visitors, but are strongly encouraged for anyone 12 and over.

Do I need to show proof that I'm vaccinated?

  • Yes. Individuals age 5 and up will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please note there are no exceptions. The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:

    • Vaccination card (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of COVID-19 vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered, which must be at least two weeks prior to entry.

    • A photo or copy of the vaccination card as a separate document

    • A photo of the vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device

    • Documentation of full vaccination from a healthcare provider

Do children need to be vaccinated?

  • Yes. Children age 5 and up need proof of vaccination, too. See above for acceptable types of proof. Children who are not eligible to be vaccinated because of age restrictions for vaccination must always be masked.

What general safety practices has the Armory implemented to implement the safety of students?

  • Common high touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected regularly (e.g. countertops, door handles, restrooms, student desks, student chairs). 

  • Employees and students will be expected to wash/disinfect their hands regularly. There will be touch-free hand sanitizer stations at the front entrance of the building, as well as in each studio classroom. 

  • The Armory will limit sharing of supplies between students to the fullest extent possible.

  • Social distancing helps limit the spread of the virus. The Armory will adhere to the following strategies to maintain social distancing as much as possible:

    • Minimizing movement of students and teachers or staff as much as possible. 

    • Staggered schedules for restroom breaks and hand washing.

    • Classroom space will be arranged to allow maximum space for students and employees. 

    • Student desks will be spaced three - six feet away from the teacher’s desk and from each other. 

    • Classroom doors and windows will remain open at all times, if feasible.

    • Class schedules will be staggered whenever possible to reduce crowding. 

    • Limiting sharing of objects. Class lesson plans that limit student contact will be created. Students will be provided their own separate supplies when possible. 

    • There will be no more than 12 students per class. Classes will review safety rules, as well as learning agreements, in order to create an environment and culture of health, safety, and shared responsibility.

    • The Armory is ensuring that proper preventive maintenance is being performed on all heating and air conditioning units and is changing filters on a regular basis. Heating and air conditioning systems have been outfitted with the maximum efficiency value filters that the units can accommodate. All HVAC filters have been upgraded to MERV-13 rated filters to improve air filtration. When the building is occupied, the HVAC system will be operating at full capacity to filter circulated air. Classroom doors and windows will remain open, if feasible.

Are there drinking fountains available?

  • Drinking fountains have been temporarily disabled. Students are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles. 
  • No eating/food is allowed in the building. 

Will the Armory be providing aprons for students to wear during class?

  • We will currently not be providing aprons for our students, due to safety concerns of these shared pieces of clothing. Please come to class wearing clothing you wouldn't mind getting a bit of paint on!

 

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