ART STEPS NEWS & NOTES!

Classes are suspended until further notice, but join us for Art Steps online!

March 19, 2020

Dear Art Steps parents and students,

Out of an abundance of caution, and with the safety and wellness of our entire community in mind, Art Steps classes and workshops are immediately closing until further notice.  In these quickly changing times, we feel this step is necessary to help us do our part in “flattening the curve” of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, and allow us best to prepare for our future.

At this challenging time for us all, our first priority is to be there for our students, providing normalcy and the joy of art for them in any way we can. We have begun development of online drawing tutorials that families may choose as an option to use in place of classes. We hope to have the first lesson ready for you within the week, so that your child can receive Art Steps–style instruction at home, at their appropriate level, to stay engaged and on-track in developing foundational drawing skills. We are also hoping to determine ways that your student can be in touch with their teacher personally, for additional coaching, comfort and support.  

Art Steps also is taking the unprecedented step of offering unlimited makeup classes. All makeups are extended for six months. We will add extra classes in the future and work with students actively enrolled in summer and beyond to pre-schedule ongoing makeups as a routine. In this way, students can look forward to coming two to three times per week as a fulfilling summer activity they love, worry-free. 

We are all in this together. Please stick with us through this! With your support, we can ensure that our small business continues to provide your students, their teachers, and all our employees with art and well-being now and in the future. We promise to flexibly work with each of our families to the best of our ability to help now, and in the months to come.

We are hard at work developing an online program of the high caliber that our families have come to expect from Art Steps. That is no easy feat!  Every day, we step closer to a finished product for you. We adore our students, and can't wit to see you soon!

Meanwhile, find the best paper, canvas, and other art supplies, and make them available. Being home from school affords them an absolutely outstanding opportunity to practice! 

We will continue to keep you updated through texts, email, and online. Check our website for ongoing updates. If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to reach out to our central office at 714-524-2248. We look forward to seeing you back in the studios in April. Thank you for being a part of the Art Steps family. 

Best,

Hilary Key
Director
Art Steps, Inc.