Along with providing a secure, relaxed environment to create and learn, the safety and well being of my students is my most primary concern. Therfore, now that my studio has reopened during Covid 19, I have implemented the following necessary changes.
Each class will be limited to an enrollment of 4 students. There will be a distance of 2 plus metres between each student seated at their easel. Students are required to limit movement to their seating area only.
In accordance with mandated Government of Nova Scotia Guidelines, all students are required to wear a mask. Instructor will be wearing a face mask and or face shield.
Studio classroom will maintain the highest sanitary protocols before and after each class.
Prior to entering classroom, all coats will be hung outside classroom with sufficient space to avoid contact.
Students will be required to sanitize hands before entering classroom.
Respiratory etiquette guidelines will be prominently displayed in studio with a designated plastic lined waste basket for disposal of tissues. This is to be followed by proper hand washing protocols.
When possible, cross air circulation will be implemented.
Due to high touch use of cell phones, students must santize phones before entering class. Otherwise students must use cell phone outside classroom in hallway and re wash hands before re entering classroom.
Regular high touch surfaces / seating, tables, easel edges, studio ipads, door handles/ will be sanitized after each class.
Art aprons will no longer be provided. It is recommended students bring their own apron to class or dress appropriately for working with water based painting materials.
Most adult students will not be using class art materials, as they are required to provide their own. In the case of adults who rent their supplies / paint trays, water buckets and brushes will be sanitized at end of class by instructor.
Students will have restrictions with handling classroom art materials. Instructor will hand out drawing and painting materials individually to each student for their class project. Students do not co share art materials during a class.
All art materials will be sanitized at end of class:
Brushes, stay wet pallets, water buckets will be washed
Smaller art materials ie, pencils, colored pencils, chalk pastels, oil pastels, markers, pens, conte, charcoals/ will be stored for 1 week before being placed out for re use again.
Due to social distancing and time needed for sanitization protocols, it is now required to limit number of people entering building. Entry is limited to students only. Students will be required to wait outside and enter when OPEN sign in upstairs window is turned on.
When class is over, parents will now be required to wait outside the building to meet children.
If parent(s) are running late to pick up their children after class, please notify instructor by phone call or text.
To ensure the safety of the student waiting, parent must notify instructor by phone call or text upon their arrival, for student to come downstairs to meet parent at downstairs front door.
Instructor/ Parent conversations must now take place outside regular classroom hours. Please contact by phone or email and or schedule a time to meet in person.
If student has 2 or more of the following symptoms, stay home, self isolate and call 811
Fever, signs of a fever, chills, new cough or worsening of cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, hoarse voice, sneezing, headache, runny nose, new onset of fatigue, new onset of muscle pain, red/purple lesions on feet, toes or fingers without clear probable cause,diarrhea, loss of taste or smell.
When a student travels outside province, upon return they must wait 14 days before returning to class.