FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the class descriptions and curriculum?
Due to Covid-19 and the regulations and guidelines set forth by the CDC and Miami Dade county, and in accordance with closures at the University of Miami, Beaux Arts Camp will be held virtually for the Summer of 2020.
We are also currently offering drawing classes to teach your child how to draw their favorite cartoon and comic characters from popular movies, tv shows, and comics. Children ages 5-12 will have the option to attend a variety of different weekly classes where they will explore various characters.
What supplies will my child need for class?
A list of art supplies needed for each weekly Comic Kids session is listed in the class description on the signup website. We believe you will already have most needed supplies in your home. You will need to acquire all the appropriate supplies for your child’s session prior to the beginning of his or her first class.
How do I pick up my child’s at supply kit for the Beaux Arts camp?
Some of our online classes come with an art supply kit your child will need for the week’s projects. You will need to pick up your kit the Thursday before your class begins from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm or the Monday morning that class begins between the hours of 8:00 – 10:00 am at the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr. Coral Gables, FL 33146. In order to keep costs low, we are unable to ship the kit to your home. We appreciate your understanding.
How do I register?
All registrations are taken via our website. If a session is full you may add yourself to the waitlist and we will e-mail you if a spot becomes available. You may register online here
Can my child attend just one day of class?
Camp sessions run one week each for four days. We are unable to register students for one day of class at this time for two reasons:
First, we feel that even in a virtual environment, it will be beneficial to your child to develop a bond with his or her teacher and classmates over the course of the week. Second, the curriculum each week will be progressive, and we would hate for your child to miss out or be behind the rest of the class if he or she were to sit in on a mid-late week class. These are new and trying times for all of us and we appreciate your understanding.
What are my payment options?
Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.
Are there any discounts?
We are offering a 10% discount for siblings.
Can several of my kids take the class under one name or one registration?
Because our teacher plans on paying attention to every child it will be difficult if there are extra kids there along for the ride and requiring the teacher’s attention. We also are fundraising for our not-for-profit work so we ask that parents sign each child up separately just as they would do for our in-person camp.
When do I get my confirmation for class?
You will receive an e-mail confirmation as soon as you complete the online registration form and process full payment. In that email there will be a link with a welcome letter and important information for the start of camp. There will also be a link and passcode sent to your registered email prior to the start of the class.
We do not give refunds for no-shows or children who miss class for any reason. Campers who must miss their scheduled sessions may request different sessions if space is available.
Are there make-up classes?
We do not have make-up classes, partial enrollment discounts or scholarships.
Will my child be repeating projects if he/she is registered for more than one session?
No! The curriculum for each session is different and we will not repeat the same projects from week to week. Your child will have a unique experience each week regardless of how many virtual classes they sign up for.
What does my child do during their class?
Each one-week session is offered Monday-Thursday for 45 minutes-1 hour per day (please see class description on signup website). Each class, regardless of curriculum, will start with a short introduction/settling in period, followed by instruction and the day’s art activity.
What is the age breakdown?
Our camp is offered to children 5-12 years old. In each virtual class, there will an art instructor and a Beaux Art volunteer present. Art instructors are teachers; all teachers and volunteers have been background checked.
What do we do when a tropical storm or hurricane is approaching?
Normally in the event of a tropical storm/hurricane approaching, we would follow the guidelines of the National Weather Service and Miami Dade Schools. Since classes will be offered virtually for the foreseeable future making the need to cancel unlikely, we will keep you informed of any changes to your child’s class via email.