COMMON QUESTIONS

Answers and The Art Room Policies

I have in depth knowledge and art teaching experience, and I know that sometimes students and their families have questions about my services. Wondering how much my lessons cost or interested in learning more about the subjects I cover? Keep reading to find all the answers to the questions you have.

ALL ABOUT THE ART ROOM

Frequently Asked Questions about The Art Room


What kind of art classes do you offer?

Students can schedule a Private 1 Hour Art Lesson, a Semi-Private 1 Hour Art Lesson (shared by 2 students), or a Small Group 1 Hour Art Lesson (4 students).  The Art Room also offers Private Painting Parties for adults and kids ages 8-18


What ages can take art lessons at The Art Room?

Students Age 8 Years (3rd Grade) through High School age students


How much do art lessons cost?

$60  1 Hour Private Art Lesson

$35  1 Hour Semi-Private Art Lesson (2 students: $35 each student)

$25  1 Hour Small Group Art Lesson (3-6 students: $25 each student)

Tuition is paid monthly


How scheduling works

Classes at The Art Room allow flexibility with your schedule! The Art Room is an in-home studio space located in Arlington Heights, so scheduling is coordinated directly with the art teacher. Lessons are typically scheduled weekly. Contact us regarding ongoing small group art lessons and openings in our schedule. Private lessons allow flexibility with your scheduling needs.

Contact Ms.Weres  at:

Email:  theartroomlessons@gmail.com  

Text: 847-322-1400

Message through our Facebook page: @theartroomlessons


What if my child wants to join an ongoing small group?

Ongoing small group art lessons (4 students max)  are scheduled throughout the week. The schedule is often changing, as students’ schedules are changing.  Please contact me to find out the available openings.


Tuition/Payment Information:

Tuition is due monthly on the 1st of the month and can be paid by cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, QuickPay or Zelle . Past due tuition will be charged a $10 late fee. Tuition will be pro-rated for mid-month enrollment. If there are 4 lessons in a month, the tuition is 4x the rate. If there are 5 lessons in a month, the tuition is 5x the rate.  

 Paypal : https://www.paypal.me/theartroomlessons  

 QuickPay/Zelle: susanweres@gmail.com 

Venmo: www.venmo.com/SusanWeres

Attendance/Absence Policy:

There is no refund/credit for missed art lessons. However, since I understand emergencies and illnesses arise and vacations are planned, we have a 1x monthly rescheduling policy. 

During this time of COVID and social distancing,  Small Group Art Lessons are limited  to 4 students maximum to provide safety; therefore, our 1x monthly rescheduling policy has limited availability.  For your student to schedule a makeup art lesson, another student’s absence makes an available time. Please contact The Art Room to check availability to reschedule. 

Please contact us as soon as you are aware your child will be absent, so we can make other parents aware of available open times for makeup art lessons.

No Show Absences are not eligible for rescheduling.

A student’s enrollment place is held from one month to the next.  Please provide 2 week’s notice should a student withdraw from lessons, otherwise it will be assumed the student is continuing and payment is expected.


Our studio rules are simple:

Be kind, be respectful, dress for art mess. Clean up. Have fun!

If someone is behaving in a way that is unsafe or unkind, we will do our best to resolve any problems as they arise. However, we reserve the right to ask a student to leave if they continue to disrupt the experience of other artists. The Art Room is a wonderful place for all artists to create in a peaceful, encouraging and warm environment!  Keep in mind, this is a home Art Studio, and private residence spaces are not for artists.


Please arrive on time.

Please keep to the lesson time schedule and pick-up on time. Should an emergency arise, please text or call 847-322-1400.  Please arrive on time and please pick-up at the end-lesson dismissal time. Early drop-off or late pick-up will result in being charged for an additional 15 minutes.


Where is The Art Room located?

1915 N. Pinetree Drive, Arlington Heights.  The Art Room sign is on the front door.

We are very close to the intersection of Palatine Road and Rand Road in Arlington Heights. We are close to shopping, as many parents run errands during their child’s art lessons. You are also welcome to stay for the first art lesson.  Please be careful on Palatine Road if you are Eastbound making the turn to go Westbound, especially in heavy traffic. Curb-side or Driveway drop-off or pick-up is acceptable and during lesson time, the front door is open.

Here is the Google Map link:


https://goo.gl/maps/YstrD8SFtmG2

Are you a nut free facility? What about allergies?


We strive to be allergy aware and provide a safe environment for your child. Parents/Guardians are responsible for indicating any allergies or other medical conditions, IEP's or 504 accommodations of the child upon registration for art lessons.  Please update if there are any changes to that information. 

How sick is too sick for art lessons?

This is probably one of those questions you know the answer to.  We prefer to share creativity, not germs especially now with covid. Please check our COVID Safety Policies as we are very covid conscious and require our students to be fully vaccinated and wear N95/KN95 masks during their art lesson.  We are practicing social distancing, wearing masks and disinfecting procedures. However,  in consideration of others, please refrain from sending your child to the studio when they are not feeling well. Please contact us for available rescheduling times and return when your child feels better to keep all artists healthy. If your family has travelled, please quarantine your child for 10 days or provide a negative PCR covid test before returning to The Art Room studio.


What art materials and techniques are offered?

The Art Room is a working artist’s studio with a wide range of art materials, mediums and opportunities for learning many art techniques to build your skills.  Such as:


Drawing: graphite, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, oil pastel, water-soluble pastels, pan-pastels, marker, nu-pastels, wax pastels, design pens, conte', scratchboard

Painting: acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor, gouache, glass paint,

Sculpture & Ceramics: polymer clay, white clay,  hand building, metal sculpture, wire sculpture, mixed media collage, jewelry making

Printmaking: relief printing, linoleum printing, collagraph printmaking, monoprinting


What happens in the 1st art lesson?

New students coming to The Art Room for the first time will receive orientation to the studio space and facilities and parents will be asked to verify contact & emergency information. Students will be asked some information gathering questions about their past art experience, art materials used, skills and type of art they are interested in. A beginning observational drawing will assess a student’s skill level while they share what they are passionate about and what areas they would like to learn or grow as an artist.

After a month of art lessons at The Art Room, students will receive a sketchbook, sketching pencil and art eraser. Students are encouraged to sketch throughout the week and work through artist ideas in their sketchbooks, bringing them to class each week.


Do all students in a small group art lesson make the SAME project?

No. Art lessons at The Art Room are unique and unparalleled to what is offered in craft classes, park district or project-based art lesson facilities.  Lessons are individualized to meet the needs of each student’s skill level, interests and vision as artists. A small group art lesson could have a variety of ages and skill levels, but each student works on their own artwork.  Group critique and feedback between artists is encouraged, to help them develop and grow as artists. The Art Room teaches students to think like artists, problem-solve and develop their own artist voice, while growing their skills and exploring new art mediums.


Will that wash out?

Maybe.  We have smocks available always at The Art Room, but sometimes art materials get on their clothes or shoes by accident.  We keep a stain stick for art stains, but we recommend pre-treating with liquid detergent and soaking for a day. It’s best to come prepared to art lessons by wearing appropriate artist clothes.

Media Policy

Photos and videos are sometimes taken of students at work during art class in The Art Room. These photos and videos are for The Art Room use only and may be used in promotional materials, social media and theartroomlessons.com web-site. Student artwork is photographed and included in the Artsonia online gallery for The Art Room. Parent permission is sent via email so your child’s artwork can be included in the online gallery.

Do you have another question? Call or email me and I will gladly respond.