Policies

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All studio policies must be agreed to

at time of registration.


General:

Inclement Weather or Instructor Illness: I will do my best to send you an email update and a text at least 60 minutes before your class in the case of inclement weather, power outage or instructor illness. If Issaquah schools are closed, delayed or afternoon activities are cancelled, Henry & Mei classes will be cancelled. Please contact me if you are unsure. All efforts will be made to provide a time for a make-up lesson.

Photo release: I grant permission to Betsy Matias, on behalf of Henry & Mei, to use photographs or images taken of my child and his/her art work for publication in brochures, newsletters, magazines, display boards, websites, and to offer them for publications in without notifying me. I agree to waive and release any and all claims against Henry & Mei and its contractors and licensees relating to my name, my likeness, the photos and their uses and/or distribution in any version or media throughout the universe, including without limitation, any rights and claims relating to royalties or compensation, editing, alteration, copyright, distribution, rights of privacy and/or publicity. Henry & Mei will not publish any identifiable information about your child with photos (name, address, etc.). Henry & Mei will not publish any photos of your children or their work without permission.

Attire: Always “dress for mess”.  Henry  & Mei is not responsible for stains or damages to clothing. We use artist grade materials in all classes, which generally do not wash out of clothing.

Behavior: In fairness to every artist who participates in classes at Henry & Mei Art Studio, appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Respect for listening times, respect for others, respect for the environment and respect for materials is very important and EXPECTED. Students who prove to be too distracting to others will not be allowed to continue.  Students who are unable to meet behavior expectations will not be allowed to return to class.  Tuition will not be refunded.

Calendar: Henry & Mei Art Studio follows the Issaquah School District calendar. Weekly studio art classes are generally not offered during school breaks, except for summertime.  If your child attends school in a district other than the ISD, please be aware that sometimes school breaks do not match up. Make-up lessons will be provided with 48 hours notice of a conflict in schedules.

Unclaimed Artwork: Any artwork left at the studio for more than 45 days will be disposed of.


 

Tuition & Fees:

Studio Art Group Classes: Tuition and Supply Fee are due at registration to reserve your space in class. I sometimes have a waiting list, so I cannot guarantee student placement, unless tuition is paid at time of registration.   Tuition payment via the Henry & Mei website is preferred.  Cancellations for classes or workshops made at least 14 days prior to a class start time will be assessed a 15% withdrawal fee per registrant and the balance refunded.  Refunds cannot be given if withdrawing within 14 days of the class start date. A fee of $30 will be assessed for any returned/declined payment transactions. In the event that a class does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, you will be notified 48 hours prior to the class start date and issued a full refund. Tuition is not transferrable. Tuition for missed classes may not be credited toward future classes, camps, workshops or birthday parties.

Private Group Workshops: Workshop tuition for all participants is due at time of booking to reserve your workshop date & time.   Tuition payment via the Henry & Mei website is preferred.  A fee of $30 will be assessed for any returned/declined payment transactions. Cancellations for classes or workshops made at least 14 days prior to a class start time will be assessed a 15% withdrawal fee per person.  Refunds will not be given if a workshop is cancelled within 14 days of event date. The workshop may be rescheduled for a mutually agreeable date. Tuition is not transferrable.  Tuition for missed classes may not be credited toward future classes, camps, workshops or birthday parties.

Studio Art Camps:  Tuition is due at registration to reserve your space in camp. We sometimes have a waiting list, so we cannot guarantee student placement, unless tuition is paid at time of registration.  A fee of $30 will be assessed for any returned/declined payment transactions. Cancellations for art camps made before June 1st, will receive a 50% tuition refund and 50% credit for future classes to be used within 6 months. You may cancel by sending an email to betsy@henryandmei.com. There are no refunds (or credits) for student withdrawals or cancellations after June 1st. In the event that a camp does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, you will be notified 48 hours prior to the camp start date and issued a full refund. Tuition is not transferrable. Tuition for missed classes may not be credited toward future classes, camps, workshops or birthday parties.

Private Lessons: Private lesson tuition is due at registration to reserve your lesson time and day.  I sometimes have a waiting list, so I cannot guarantee student placement, unless tuition is paid at time of registration.   Tuition payment via the Henry & Mei website is preferred. A fee of $30 will be assessed for any returned/declined payment transactions. Cancellations for private lessons made at least 14 days prior to a lesson start time will be assessed a 15% withdrawal fee per person.  Refunds cannot be given if withdrawing after the start date.  Tuition is not transferrable to another student. Tuition for missed classes may not be credited toward future classes, camps, workshops or birthday parties.

Birthday Parties: All Birthday Party fees are due at time of reservation to secure a date & time. Party date changes made within 14 days prior to original party date will be assessed a $25 fee. Party cancellations made within 14 days prior to the party will result in a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations or date changes for parties made at least 14 days prior will receive a full refund. Number of guests must be finalized 3 days prior to party. A fee of $30 will be assessed for any returned/declined payment transactions. Birthday party fees/reservation dates may not be transferred to another person/party. Parties are 2 hours in length. Parties that go over the reserved time by more than 15 minutes will incur an additional charge of $50.

Scholarships: Henry & Mei is committed to making art education accessible to everyone. To allow more children the opportunity to participate in our classes and camps, Henry & Mei may provide financial assistance to qualified students.  Please contact betsy@henryandmei.com for more information and a scholarship application.


 

Missed Classes & Make-Up Classes:

Make-Up Policy for Studio Art Group Classes: Tuition for missed or skipped classes will not be reimbursed and may not be credited toward future classes.  ONE make-up class may be scheduled per session for an *excused absence, subject to available space.  This applies to group classes only and not to camps or workshops. An *excused absence is one for illness OR  a conflict you know about ahead of time. You MUST notify Henry & Mei via email at info@henryandmei.com with 48 hours notice in the case of a conflict. If your child is sick, you must notify Henry & Mei via email at info@henryandmei.com that your child will be missing class due to illness, PRIOR to the scheduled class time.   No-shows, notifying the instructor verbally or emailing after the fact will not be eligible for a make-up class. Make-up lesson must be completed during the current session and preferably the same week. 

Make-Up Policy for Workshops & Camps: Tuition for missed camps will not be reimbursed and may not be credited toward future camps or workshops. Tuition is not transferrable to another student without prior approval from Henry & Mei, as I usually have a waiting list.

Make-Up Policy for Private Lessons:  Private lessons are scheduled in one hour increments and the time is strictly adhered to.  If you are late for your lesson, the lesson will still end at the previously agreed upon time.  48 hours notice via email to info@henryandmei.com is required in the case of a conflict. Tuition for missed or skipped lessons will not be reimbursed and may not be credited toward future classes/lessons.  A make-up class may be scheduled for an excused absence, subject to available space.  An excused absence is one for illness  OR  a conflict you know about ahead of time (48 hours notice by email required in the case of a conflict).  If your child is sick, you must notify Henry & Mei via email at info@henryandmei.com that your child will be missing class due to illness, PRIOR to the scheduled class time.   No-shows, notifying the instructor verbally or emailing after the fact will not be eligible for a make-up class. Make-up lessons must be completed within 2 weeks of the missed class.


 

Assumption of Liability:

The safety of each participant is of the highest priority. All reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure the physical and emotional safety of our class participants, however, as in any other experience, we cannot eliminate all risk. By agreeing to the following statement you acknowledge that you understand the risks of your minor child’s participation in Henry & Mei Art Studio classes, and assume complete liability for your minor child’s participation. By agreeing you also certify that all statements made herein are complete and true.

In recognition of the potential hazards, I, or my children, my heirs and assigned, do hereby release Henry & Mei Art Studio, its owners and their family members, any employees, program participants, their agents and anyone else acting in any capacity on their behalf from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, debts, claims and demands of every kind and nature whatsoever, and specifically including any claim for negligence or negligent acts, arising from my or my minor child’s participation in Henry & Mei Art Classes. I further agree to hold harmless and indemnify Henry & Mei Art Studio, its owners and their family members, employees and their family members, program participants and its agents for all defense costs, including my attorney’s fees and any other costs resulting in connection with my child’s participation.


 

Medical Release:

In the event of a medical emergency, I (the parent) accept full responsibility for any accident or injury that may occur and request that the student be admitted to any hospital or medical facility for diagnosis and treatment. I assume all financial responsibility and waive all claims or future claims against Henry & Mei Art Studio, its owners, their family members, any employees, their family members, agents, program participants and anyone else acting in any capacity on their behalf for any illness or injury sustained by my minor child. I have read this medical authorization consent and declare and affirm consent to the content herein stated.

 

 

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