FAQ

Q. Can my child begin lessons any time?

A. Yes, as long as there are openings. If a session has already started, tuition will be prorated. Sessions usually run 8-9 weeks and classes meet once per week for 75 minutes. Henry & Mei follows the Issaquah School District calendar.

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Q. What if my child hasn’t been enrolled in previous sessions? Will he/she be behind on concepts?

A. No – I review vocabulary, techniques, tools and skills all the time as we go along. We revisit topics often, so after several sessions, your artist will have been presented with a whole variety of lessons, topics, tools and art history.

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Q. Do you have separate classes for different age ranges?

A. At this time the majority of my classes are for mixed ages. The students in my classes range in age from 5-11 as a rule. I am a small art school and I would rather be able to offer flexibility in days, rather than limit my classes to specific age ranges.  I have also found that parents appreciate the opportunity to enroll siblings in the same class time and day. The classes are small enough that I am able to give individualized attention to each student and differentiate goals and objectives that match students’ developemntal level.  I do offer art classes JUST for preschoolers and middle schoolers, if you are looking for a class for slightly younger or slightly older students.

Q. How many projects will my child complete in one 8-9 week session?

A. You child can expect to bring home 5-7 finished pieces of art per session in addition to a drawing folder, containing all of their drawings from the session.

Q. Do you offer trial classes?

 A. I’m very sorry, but I do not offer trial classes at this time. My classes always fill up right away, so I am not able to reserve space for those wishing to try a class. You are always more than welcome to arrange a visit to the studio during a class to get a feel for the environment and my teaching style.

Q. Do you offer a sibling discount?

A. At this time, I do not offer any sibling discounts.

Q.Where did the name Henry and Mei come from?

 A. My art studio is named after my two children, Parker Henry & Ella Mei, who inspire me every day.