Friday, March 20, 2020

Making Online Classes a Success!

Hey everyone!  Thank you so much for coming to our practice run this week.  We are so excited to get started back to regular projects next week!  Here’s a few guidelines for your student so that they get the most out of this experience: 

1. Make sure learning takes place in a quiet, distraction-free environment.  

2. Have students sit where a hard surface is available for drawing or writing.

3. Remind students to have their packets handy for class time, as well as a pencil and eraser.

4. Encourage students to raise their hands before speaking to avoid sound confusion on the video. 

Also, if your child is not able to make it to their regularly scheduled class, don’t worry!  We have plenty of makeup spots available on a variety of days/times.  If you have any questions, please feel free to text or call.  Thank you so much! 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

YouTube Links for Online Classes

Hi, Everyone! Below, you will find the links for our online classes with google hangout.  The first video will explain how to download the app and how to accept an invitation to the classroom. These are live classes and will not be available to view later.
The second link will show how the classroom works, as we do a mock class with my niece, Ella.
As always, let me know if you have any questions!

How to download:

How it will work:

Friday, March 13, 2020

Studio Procedure for Coronavirus 2020

As a result of the recent developments in the spread of the Coronavirus in Arkansas, the Jonesboro School of Art has decided to temporarily close its physical location for the remainder of the semester.  However, in order to continue to provide art and writing lessons uninterruptedly, the studio will be using the online platform “Google Hangouts” to conduct regularly scheduled classes.  

In order to participate in these lessons, each student will need to use a google account (gmail) and an electronic device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) that can access the internet.  “Google Hangouts” can be accessed via its app that may be downloaded through the App Store or used online.  If you are not using an apple device, you will need to access “Google Hangouts” using the Google Chrome browser.  

All art and writing materials will be  provided to the students for this period and will be available for pickup at the studio for one day only: Sunday, March 15th, from 2:00-4:00 P.M.  Digital art students will not have a physical folder to pick up; all of their assignments will be online.  All other students will have projects and supplies to pick up at the studio.  

This coming week (March 16th-19th) will be our trial run for these online classes where each class will complete a mock call through “Google Hangouts” to work through all issues and confusion that may arise.  The following week (March 23rd-26th) will resume regular classes in the new online format.  

Summer classes will be posted on the website this coming week (March 16th-19th) and a text will be sent to all parents notifying of their posting, along with instructions on how to register while the studio is temporarily closed.  

If you have any questions about this temporary method of teaching or “Google Hangouts,” please feel free to contact Mrs. Tanya at 870-316-2635

Thank you

Monday, March 9, 2020

Coronavirus Policy 09March20 (UPDATED 14 March 20)

Update 14March20

Because we are providing online instruction instead of closing entirely, students who opt out of online classes will not receive refunds.

Due to our concern for each of the students at the studio and because of preexisting conditions within our own family that would put us at additional risk, the Jonesboro School of Art will plan to temporarily close if a case of Coronavirus is reported in the Jonesboro area.  

To ensure a clean and healthy studio environment, we will be providing hand sanitizer in a central location for the students in addition to continuing regular sanitation procedures in each of the classrooms and the building, as a whole.  

We ask the cooperation of our students and parents in keeping the threat minimized for everyone by not bringing your student to class if they or anyone in the immediate family is ill or showing signs of illness (ex. runny nose, fever, cough, etc.) even if it appears to just be a common cold.  Makeup days will be provided in the event of a missed class.  

The symptoms of the Coronavirus have not been appearing in children as strongly as adults, so it’s important to keep them away from contact with others at the studio even if their illness symptoms appear mild or dismissible.  If a student comes to class sick, they will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to return to classes at the studio in this semester or any other.  

In the event the studio is compelled to temporarily close, already paid tuition for that period will be applied as a credit to a future semester.  All credited tuition must be used by December 2020.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the studio at 870-316-2635.  

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe.