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Frequently Asked Questions
What COVID-19 safety measures is Alyce's Art Studio putting in place
In order to keep our community safe as we transition to in person classes, we are implementing the following safety measures.
We are limiting the amount of persons in the studio at a given time. We will only allow registered students to enter the studio. That means that parents, siblings, and other members of our community must wait outside for drop off and pick up. This also means that all re-schedules must be done via email or over the phone.
In concurrence with the LA County Public Health Order, all students will be required to wear face coverings at all times while in the studio.
we are not allowing anyone exhibiting flu like symptoms to enter the studio or attend classes & camps.
Each instructor and staff member is required to take weekly covid tests to ensure that they are virus free.
We are implementing strict cleaning measures so that the furniture, equipment, restrooms, door handles, surfaces and shared art materials will be frequently sanitized.
Individual kits will be prepared for our August Summer Camps to limit the use of shared materials.
While students wait to enter the studio, they will be required to stand on the marked X’s taped on the sidewalk 6 ft apart to maintain social distancing. Students will be able to enter either the front or back entrance.
We ask that during this time of tremendous change, that you remain patient with us. It will take us a little longer to get students through the clean up phase of class because we are limiting the number of students at our sink areas. We will do our best to adapt and we need everyone's participation and kindness during this transition.
How do I know if my child is ready for
enrollment at Alyce’s Art Studio?
first of all, we are very excited that you are considering enrolling your child with us! We just need to make sure your child meets the following criteria.
Is at least 6 years old
Has a curiosity for art (e.g., drawing and painting) and a desire to develop these skills
Can sit and focus for 90 minutes
Can follow teacher instructions and ask questions if needed
Has respect for their learning environment, other students, and their instructors (e.g., gentle with equipment, verbally respectful, etc.)
Did you answer YES to these?
Great! Your child qualifies for a free trial art class at Alyce's Art Studio!
If a child doesn’t qualify after the trial class
can they try again?
Yes, Students can take another free trial class 6 months after their initial trial class if they were unable to meet the criteria at the time.
What is the age range of students at
Alyce's Art Studio?
We offer classes for children as young as 6 years old to teens up to 17 years old.
What is a "Free Trial" art class?
If you feel your child meets our enrollment criteria, we invite you to enroll in a free trial class with us. This class has two purposes. First, it is an opportunity for your child to evaluate their interest in participating in ongoing art classes. Second, our teachers can assess the student’s abilities and gauge if they are ready for continuing instruction.
It is important to note that not all children are eligible for enrolling in ongoing classes. Overall, our teachers want to ensure your child is ready to have a great experience and that it is a worthwhile investment for parents.
Free trial classes are not available for camp enrollment because students do not need to complete a trial class to enroll in summer camps.
How do I sign up for a Free Trial art class?
You can register for a free trial art class by sending a message via our
page or by sending an email to
What happens if my child is approved for
enrollment after the free trial art class?
If your child enjoys the free trial art class, and you would like to move forward with enrolling your child please complete your enrollment form. (All paperwork should have been handed to you at the close of your child’s trial class)
Bring the enrollment form as well as payment for the first 4 classes & your $10 registration fee to the beginning of their first enrolled class.
Payment can be made via cash, check, or through our recurring credit card authorization form
When does enrollment begin?
Classes are ongoing, and you can start and stop courses anytime.
What type of commitment do I have to
make if I enroll my child for art classes?
We require a minimum commitment of four classes if your child is approved by staff after their free trial art class.
The initial cost of enrollment in (4) 90 minute weekly classes is $150 and includes a $10 enrollment fee.
The initial cost of enrollment in (4) Teen Portfolio classes is $170 and includes a $10 registration fee.
What types of classes do you offer?
We offer ONGOING weekly 90 minute classes, TEEN PORTFOLIO classes or PAY-BY-CLASSES.
We also offer private lessons. Please email
to request more info on private class availability.
Home School Classes
We offer home school classes and have vendorships with
A homeschool student can attend a free trial class to find out if Alyce's Art Studio is the right program for them.
: The Guardian or Parent will submit a request with Inspire to obtain the Enrichment Certificate or submit a request with Sky Mountain to obtain a Purchase Order using the information that you have provided regarding their enrollment in the program. The Guardian/Parent will submit for the Enrichment Certificate on Inspire’s service request link on their website.
They can apply for up to 3 months of classes at a time. The processing time for receiving a Purchase Order/Enrichment Certificate can take up to 3 weeks. Students cannot start participating in art classes until Alyce’s Art Studio has received either an Enrichment certificate or Purchase Order.
: The Guardian or Parent will bring their enrollment form as well as their Enrichment Certificate or Purchase Order to their first class which will include the cost for services, type of service, and length of services.
Alyce’s Art Studio will send a confirmation email noting the classes that are now paid and any balance due.
What classes are available for teenage
We offer 2 options for teens.
Our Beginner Teen Program runs concurrently with our ongoing weekly classes. We offer classes Monday- Saturday. Click here for our class
. Students will work from a teen specific curriculum and participate in classes with youth from mixed age groups and skill levels. Students will learn fundamental art skills and build their experience working with a variety of art materials. This program will instill in students a strong understanding of line, color theory, form, anatomy, artistic perspectives as well as a myriad of other art concepts and techniques.
Our Advanced Teen Night Portfolio class runs Monday and Thursday nights from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM during the school year.
is for advanced teen students who will develop a sketchbook, build several series of artwork, and showcase their work in a gallery at the end of the year (late May). By class completion students will have a thorough understanding of how to conceptualize their work and bring their ideas to life.
What is the average class size?
We have a maximum 1:6 teacher/student ratio for all of our classes and summer camps.
Can my child work ONLY on drawing or
No, we do not offer drawing or painting specific classes. Rather we have all students enrolled in our monthly classes work from a carefully designed curriculum. We believe it is vital that students are given opportunities to work with a variety of materials and subject matter as they develop as artists. Our primary goal is for students to build strong foundational art skills while having opportunities to develop personal expression and artistic style.
How long does it take in the curriculum to start
working on portraiture?
To learn how to render the human form, students must first learn about perspective, proportion, planes of the face, light, shape, line, and form.
Typically it takes beginner level students a minimum of one year before we approach realistic portrait painting.
How do I know which techniques are being
taught in each project?
Students work from a specialized curriculum in which each project has a list of specific goals, concepts and techniques. Parents are welcome to check with instructors to receive monthly updates on their child's progress and goals being met.
We provide parents with a program worksheet that lists all of the goals for each level in the curriculum. Please note, we do not provide a copy of our curriculum to take home since it is proprietary to Alyce’s Art Studio.
How do I know my child’s artistic skills will
improve at Alyce’s Art Studio?
Our fun and engaging style of instruction encourages higher learning. Our curriculum consists of six levels that progress from fundamental concepts to complex art technique and theory. Dedicated students will create dynamic artwork using a myriad of media including but not limited to graphite, charcoal, collage materials, oil pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paints. Students will also explore influential artists and take a visual journey through art history.
How long does an art project take to complete?
Art projects can vary depending on each student’s temperament, learning process, comprehension, and past experience. We have found that most projects take between four to six classes to complete.
Will Alyce’s Art Studio make my child an artist?
Alyce's Art Studio alone will not make your child an artist. Being an artist requires dilligent exploration and practice. We offer classes to introduce students to drawing and painting concepts and techniques. Students who want to become artists need to continue to practice and foster these skills throughout their lives.
We encourage parents to buy their children sketchbooks and carve out time at home dedicated to sketching, doodling, drawing, painting, and being creative. We also encourage our students to visit art galleries, spend time in museums, and to engage in art related community events.
Are your teachers professional working artists?
Yes. All of the instructors at Alyce’s Art Studio have degrees in art and have showcased their art in galleries across the country. To find out more about a particular teacher, you can visit our faculty page
PAY - BY - CLASSES
What is a pay-by-class?
Students that cannot commit to attending ongoing weekly 90 minute classes can schedule “pay-by-classes”. Subject to availability.
Pay-by-classes are $45 for a 90 minute session.
How do I register for a pay-by-class?
or call with a request for a list of available classes. Choose which class best suits your schedule and make sure to receive a confirmation before dropping off your child.
Pay-by-classes cannot be scheduled more than 7 days in advance.
We do not offer make-up classes for missed pay-by-classes.
MAKE UP CLASSES
If my child cannot attend one of their enrolled
classes can they do a makeup class?
We know things come up and sometimes absences can’t be avoided. Our make-up policy will credit students who notify the studio at least 24 hours in advance of absence with a makeup class.
Make-up classes must be attended within 30 days of the missed class date and are subject to availability. Therefore you will be attending two classes in one week. one makeup class, one regular class.
How can I schedule a makeup class?
Make-up classes can be scheduled in person, over the phone, or in an email to
Please note, make-up classes can only be scheduled after payment has been received. For example, if you notify the studio of an absence in August, payment for August must first be received before a make-up class can be scheduled.
Will my makeup classes expire?
Yes. The opportunity to make up a missed class expires 30 days after a child’s missed class.
Can I substitute one of my weekly enrolled
classes for a makeup class?
No. It is important to note that makeup classes are taken in addition to the regularly enrolled class.
In other words, when your child attends a makeup class, your child will attend 2 times that week. Once for the regularly enrolled class, and a second time to complete the makeup class.
What if my child has to miss their scheduled
If you miss your makeup class, there is no makeup for missing that class, so please schedule your makeup classes carefully.
We DO NOT credit or reschedule makeup classes.
TUITION, DISCOUNTS, & PAYMENT
How does tuition work?
Payment for classes is due by the first week of the month at the beginning of your child's class.
Late tuition will result in a $10 late fee.
For additional information please reference our
Fees and Policies
Can I pay by the class, or do I have to do
Students that cannot commit to attending weekly 90 minute classes can schedule Pay-By-Classes subject to availability.
What types of discounts do you offer?
10% Sibling Discount - We offer a 10% sibling discount when you enroll two children in our monthly On-Going classes.
10% Multi-Class Discount- If a student commits to taking 2 or more classes per week (a total of 8 classes or more per month) they will receive 10% off their total tuition.
20% 3 Sibling Discount – Receive a 20% discount when you enroll 3 or more siblings in our monthly On-Going classes.
20% Bulk Sign-Up – If a student commits to taking 3 or more classes per week (a total of 12 classes or more per month) they will receive 20% off their total tuition.
10% Refer a Friend – We love when you tell your friends about us. We offer a 10% discount when your friend enrolls in classes and mentions your name. This cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Are discounts offered on pay-by-classes?
No. Discounts are only offered for On-Going monthly enrollment.
Can I automatically pay my bill each month?
You may request to have your card automatically charged each month by emailing
or by visiting the studio in person and picking up a “recurring credit card authorization form.”
You will receive a payment confirmation via email each time a payment is processed. Automatic payments are processed on the first business day of each month. To cancel your credit card payments, simply notify us one week before the end of the month to avoid additional processing.
What can I do as a parent to make sure my child
has the best experience?
Be encouraging and understanding even if your child’s artwork is not“perfect.” We encourage our students to be independent artists and allow for mistakes during the learning process. This encouragement coupled with creating time to practice at home is the best thing you can do to foster creativity, build confidence, and promote artistic growth.
Don’t push them to go faster than their ability to process artistic concepts. This can lead students to “burn out” and discontinue making art.
Give them time to develop their skills. Artistic development takes years -- especially for portraiture and photo realism.
Can I stay during my child’s art class?
No. Our instructors rely on the full attention of their students. A parent may stay in the classroom during the first 10 minutes of a class only.
How can I keep track of what my child is
Each curriculum project is meant to teach students new techniques and art concepts. We ask parents to stop into the studio periodically to view student progress and engage in their learning experience.
Alyce's Art Studio teaches a curriculum in six levels. In order to move from one level to the next, students must complete all projects in that level and pass a quiz that reinforces core principles. When a student progresses to the next level they will be given a certificate of completion for their acheivement.
Parents are welcome to schedule a parent/teacher meeting to get more information on their child’s learning and progression within the curriculum.
Do you offer private lessons?
Yes, we offer private lessons based on availability. Private lessons are $85 per two-hour lesson. All materials and instruction are included.
Do you offer birthday parties or group events?
Yes, Please visit our
page for more information.
Do you offer summer camps outside of the
Yes, click the link to learn more about our current or previous
Where can I park?
There is parking all around the 500 South building. Our studio is located in the center of the complex on the middle level in suite 209.
How do I withdraw from class?
If you decide not to continue with our classes, as a courtesy, please send a withdrawal notification via email at least ONE MONTH in advance.
If you fail to give notice one month in advance, your tuition may be forfeited.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! Please email
for more information. Below is an example.