Summer Camp Policies

Class Policies – All Classes:

  1. Experience: No experience is necessary unless otherwise noted.
  2. Prices: Class prices shown include all supplies, instruction and a variety of snacks and beverages. In some cases you are invited to bring in some of your own supplies to make your artwork unique. In other cases, the instructor may offer extra take-home kits available for sale.
  3. Class Location: The Arts Barn, 3 Berry Rd. Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
  4. Registration and Payment: Rolling registration until class is full. Payment is the only way to hold your place in the class. In the event that a class fills, we will attempt to add another session. Arts Barn gift certificates are redeemable for classes and workshops.
  5. Cancellation & Refunds: We reserve the right to cancel a class if the minimum number of participants is not met. Refunds are given ONLY if the class is cancelled.
  6. Work Products: All participants will go home with finished product at the end of the class unless otherwise noted.
  7. Dress Code: Please wear appropriate clothing and footware for all classes.

 

Additional Children’s Class Policies:

  1. Children may not be dropped off more than 15 minutes before scheduled classes unless it has been approved through the gallery first.
  2. Children will be released only to parents or guardians unless we have a signed signature form authorizing another to pick them up.
  3. Instructor/Child Ratio:
    • There will be a minimum of one instructor per 3 children at the 3-5 year age range.
    • There will be a minimum of one instructor per 6 children at the 6-9 year age range.
    • There will be a minimum of one instructor per 8 children at the 10-12 year age range.
    • There will be a minimum of two instructor at all children’s classes.
  4. Snacks and beverages will be provided according to age. Parents must advise of allergy or food sensitivities.
  5. Because of the location of our gallery, we may take children outdoors for play or walks to gather materials for projects. There are animals on the property, but there will be no contact with them. Any allergies or behavior warnings must be provided to the gallery prior to the class.

Additional Information for Campers Parents/Guardians:

  1. For the 3-5 Age Group:
    • 1 parent can stay with the child if you would like. Dropping the child off is also fine…You know your child’s comfort level.
    • We ask that you provide a change of clothes for your child in case of emergency.
  2. For the 6-8 and 9-12 Age Group: We ask that you drop your child off. You are free to browse the upstairs gallery or stay on the property…but we ask that you do not stay in the camp area with your child.
  3. Camp participants should “dress for mess” and light rain. Sneakers are required…NO SANDALS/FLIP FLOPS
  4. Drop off time is NO MORE than 15 minutes prior to the start of camp.
  5. Make sure if your child has allergies to either food or the outdoors that you fill out the paperwork. Your child will be receiving snack and be outdoors during the course of the day.
  6. Your child will get a snack each day, have playtime, create art projects, do science experiments and will spend time in nature among many other activities! We are excited to have Porcupine Pat doing activities with our campers.
  7. NO REFUNDS two weeks prior to class start date. 50% Refund up until then.

Our camp is aligned with the PA State Standards for Art and the PA Common Core Standards for Science. Our program promotes creativity and art and also is cross-curricular in many other fields, particularly science. Your child will be learning material that will cover the following standards:

9.1 Production and Exhibition of Visual Arts

9.1.5. A- Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities. (color, form, shape, line, space, texture, balance, contrast, focal point, proportion, etc.)

9.1.5 E- Know how arts can communicate stories or emotions through works of art.

9.1.5. H- Use and maintain materials, equipment and tools safely. (describe some materials used, clean workspace, know how to work in selected physical space, etc.)

9.1.5. I- Describe arts events that take place in schools and in communities.

9.1.5. J- Apply traditional and contemporary technologies for producing and exhibiting works in the arts or the works of others. (experiment with traditional and contemporary technologies)

9.2 Historical and Cultural Contexts

9.2.5 C- Relate works in the arts to varying styles and genre and to the periods in which they were created.

9.2.5 G- Relate works in the arts to geographic regions

9.2.5 H -Identify, describe and analyze the work of Pennsylvania artists in the visual arts.

9.3 Critical Response

9.3.5 C- Classify works in the arts by forms in which they are found (farce, architecture, graphic design

9.4. Aesthetic Response

9.4.5. D- Explain choices made regarding media, technique, form, subject matter and themes that communicate the artist’s philosophy within a work.

Science Common Core

8.6 Writing CC 3.6.6-8.A.- Write arguments on specific content. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, support the claim, provide a conclusion statement.

Grades 6-8 Academic Standards for the Arts and Humanities

9.1 Production and Exhibition of Visual Arts

9.1.8. A- Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities. (color, form, shape, line, space, texture, balance, contrast, focal point, proportion, etc.)

9.1.8 E- Communicate a unifying theme through the production of works in the arts.

9.1.8. H- Demonstrate and maintain materials, equipment and tools safely. (analyze the use of materials, explain a clean workspace, demonstrate how to work in a selected physical workspace, etc.)

9.1.8. I- Know where arts events take place in schools and in communities and how to gain admission.

9.1.8. J- Incorporate traditional and contemporary technologies for producing and exhibiting work in the arts or the works of others. (explain and demonstrate with traditional and contemporary technologies)

9.2 Historical and Cultural Contexts

9.2.8 C- Relate works in the arts to varying styles and genre and to the periods in which they were created.

9.2.8 G- Relate works in the arts to geographic regions

9.2.8 H -Identify, describe and analyze the work of Pennsylvania artists in the visual arts.

9.3 Critical Response

9.3.8. C- Identify and classify works in the arts by forms in which they are found (farce, architecture, graphic design)

9.4. Aesthetic Response

9.4.8. D- Describe to what purpose philosophical ideas generated by artists can be conveyed through works in the arts and humanities.

Science Common Core

8.6 Writing CC 3.6.6-8.A.- Write arguments on specific content. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, support the claim, provide a conclusion statement.