Studio and On-Line programmes: booking terms


KidsArt! Studios:  These booking terms apply to booking term-time classes and holiday programmes at each of our Studios in Finchley, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Radlett, St John’s Wood and Swiss Cottage and to our on-line programmes where applicable.

Studio CV-19 measures:   Nos. restricted to up to 15 in accordance with govt. guidance (up-dated 28 September 2020) and children will be socially distanced and, so far as possible, consistently grouped.  All art materials will be cleaned after each day’s programme.  As always, please do not send your child if any symptoms of ill health or otherwise in quarantine.  Children should bring their own food and drinks and also hand sanitisers; soap and handwashing facilities provided.   Parents will be asked to drop their children in the front garden and will not be admitted into the studio.  (Note: toilet facilities for enrolled children only.)

KidsArt! On-Line:  Our on-line programmes provide an in-studio experience.  We use Zoom conference and provide ID and password access to enrolled parents before each class, with kids and their artwork visible to all participants.  Classes are designed to be interactive and, for this to work properly, parents will need to supervise younger children during the class.  Availability subject to platform functionality. 

What’s included:  For Studio classes and programmes, tuition and materials (but no snacks).  For our on-line term-time classes we will provide a KidsArt! art pack for each child enrolled for the whole term for collection by parents by appointment from our Finchley Studio.  Other materials available for purchase from the KidsArt! Store.  Where your child is to attend a full day holiday programme, please provide a packed lunch, but no nuts please. 

Fees:  Term-time classes payable termly in advance (trial lessons for one-off payment of £13.50 available on request). Holiday programmes as shown on holiday calendar: payable on booking on a ‘first come, first paid’ basis. We do not offer a reservation system.  Payment by bank transfer, cheque or PayPal voucher at the KidsArt! Store.

Child care vouchers:  Unfortunately we cannot accept vouchers.

Consent:  Booking implies consent to use of your child’s photo and art works on the KidsArt! website and facebook page unless (in the case of your child’s photo) you stipulate otherwise when booking.

Cancellation policy:  We are unable to refund fees once paid. However, if you do wish to withdraw your child from a holiday programme or class once booked, you are free to send another suitably aged child not already booked in your child’s place – just tell us first.  Occasionally, we may be forced to cancel a class for reasons beyond our control (eg illness, studio inaccessibility, travel disruption, etc.).  We will try to make alternative arrangements and, if space permits, offer you a “make up” class within the same term or holiday programmes – but this may be on a different day and at a different Studio.  For private lessons and CV-19 cancellation – see below. 

Missed term time classes:  We do not refund fees but will try (but no guarantees – subject to availability and your flexibility) to offer you a “make up” class to make up the missed class within the same term provided you have given prior notice of non-attendance – it may be on a different day and at a different Studio.

Private lessons cancellation:  For private lessons, if cancelled more than 24 hrs before the booked time and no fixed costs (e.g. studio hire; tutors fees) are incurred, we will offer a full credit note redeemable against lessons fees / art materials for a period of up to 12 months.

CV-19 cancellation:  If, because of govt. guidelines or for other Covid-related reasons we decide to suspend face-to-face term time classes after the start of term or a pre-booked holiday programme, we will move to on-line classes instead, at same or similar times.  Please note, if this requires us to suspend:

— a term class, no refund will be due 

— a holiday programme, we will provide a voucher of £10 per child for use against any other session in that holiday programme 

(Note: in each case sibling discount for shared screen will not be offered.)

Adverse weather (garden studio programmes):  If the weather is adverse (for example strong wind or rain), we may not be able to proceed with a Finchley Garden Studio programme or we may need to curtail the session whilst it’s on-going.  However, where permissible in light of current CV-19 measures, we will relocate to the indoor studio at Finchley.  If a session is cancelled or curtailed, we will let you know as soon as possible and if cancelled / curtailed  within the first hour, we will provide a full credit for a future booking.  If we need to curtail a session after the first hour we would not unfortunately be able to provide a credit or refund. 

Allergies, medical conditions, etc:  Please inform us if any of your children suffers from any allergies or medical conditions of which we should be aware.

Artwork, personal possessions, etc:  You and your children should please take responsibility for taking home their artwork in good condition and all personal possessions (hats, coats, scarfs, shoes, etc.). Where works are left with us for drying/varnishing any uncollected works will be disposed of 3 months after we have notified you that they are ready for collection.  Forgotten personal possessions will be stored for up to two weeks and then if still uncollected donated to charity.

Dress code:  Messy!  Kids, especially the younger ones, can brush up against paint, clay, etc. (we don’t provide protective aprons).

Tutors:  KidsArt! trained, vetted, experienced and approved. Occasionally we may need to change tutor allocations on the day.

Parking:  When dropping and collecting your child from our Studios please do not block neighbours’ drives at any time, even briefly.

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