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Art Factory FAQs

WHAT KIND OF CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE ART FACTORY?

We will have classes ranging from painting and drawing to mixed media and sculpture to fabrics and creative writing! Children who sign up for the after school program will experience a range of different art forms and they will vary from day to day. In addition, we will have a special "Intro to Art Basics" class that will teach art vocabulary and basic theories in a fun and hands on way! Children will walk out of the Art Factory with not only artistic skills, but a confidence in themselves in their new found abilities!

We will also hold Art 101 and Art 202 for home school children. See our home school page for details. 

WHEN WILL THE ART FACTORY BE OPEN OFFICIALLY?

We are open! We opened our doors to the general public on Monday, October 3, 2016.

WHAT TIME IS THE ART FACTORY OPEN?

Our after school program takes place Monday through Friday and we are open from school dismissal times until 6pm. This means we are open Tuesdays through Fridays between 2pm and 6pm and on Mondays between 12pm and 6pm. See our Dates and Times page for more info.

Additionally we have daytime art classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 12pm.

IS THE ART FACTORY CLOSED DURING THE WEEK ON NATIONAL HOLIDAYS?

Yes. We follow the Hillsborough County School Systems calendar. Please see our Dates and Times page for the dates through the rest of the 2016-2017 School Year. 

WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR THE ART FACTORY?

For our after school program, the weekly price is $55.00 per child. We are excited to offer this dynamic program for the same price as basic after school childcare, such as H.O.S.T. 

Our once per week classes are $15.00 per class. This includes home school classes during the day and daily after school art classes between 4 and 6pm. Check out our How To Apply page for more details. And please note, the $15.00 rate includes only classes at the Art Factory from 4-6pm (not earlier).

The daily rate for the after school Art Factory program is $20.00 per day. This includes the entire after school time (Dismissal time - 6pm). If you are interested in signing up your child for the longer after school classes for fewer than five days per week, please give us a call at 813. 758.5161 or email us at info@winthroparts.org.

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?

There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 per family. This applies to both the everyday after school program and the once weekly classes. If you are signing up more than one of your children, you only need to submit one payment of $35.00.

ARE THERE PRO-RATED WEEKLY FEES FOR MISSED CLASSES OR SHORT WEEKS?

No. If you sign your child up for the weekly program, the $55.00 is due regardless of how many days your child attends each week or for short weeks due to school holidays/closings. However, we do offer an option for kids who would like to attend fewer than five days per week. See above question "What is the price for the Art Factory?"

The once weekly classes are $15.00 per class and there is no pro-rated class rate for missed or skipped classes.  

IS THERE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF WEEKS THAT MY CHILD MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR?

Yes, we require a four-week minimum for all of our classes. After the initial four-weeks, you may pay weekly. If you cannot afford to pay for four weeks upfront, please email us at info@winthroparts.org and we will find a solution that works for both of us!

IS THERE A REFUND POLICY IF I DECIDE THE ART FACTORY IS NOT RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?

Of course! We understand the Art Factory may not be the right fit for every child. If you opt to cancel in the first five days of classes, we will keep the first week's fee and the non-refundable Registration Fee. We will refund you the remaining weeks of paid classes. If you opt to cancel after the first five days of classes, please contact us at info@winthroparts.org to discuss a solution. 

WHAT ARE THE PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF TIMES?

DROP-OFF TIME for the after school program is anytime between 1:55pm and 4pm on Tuesdays through Fridays and between 11:55am and 4pm on Mondays (early release days). Please, NO drop-offs earlier than 1:55pm on Tuesdays through Friday and no earlier than 11:55am on early release Mondays. PICK-UP TIME is at 6:00pm. Please be ON TIME. There will be a charge of $25.00 after 6:10pm and $20.00 for every 10 minutes thereafter. If you need to pick-up your child before 6:00pm, please alert the Art Factory in writing (email) in advance. 

DROP-OFF time for the after school program for children attending 1 - 3 classes per week is anytime between 3:55 and 4pm Mondays through Fridays. PICK-UP TIME is at 6:00pm. Please be ON TIME. There will be a charge of $25.00 after 6:10pm and $20.00 for every 10 minutes thereafter. If you need to pick-up your child before 6:00pm, please alert the Art Factory in writing (email) in advance. 

For information about pick-up and drop-off times for our day time classes, please see the home school waiver HERE

DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE FACTORY AND LOCAL SCHOOLS?

Unfortunately we do not have transportation at this time. For the after school program, we are able to physically escort students from local Winthrop schools (Winthrop Charter Elementary School, Winthrop Charter Middle School, Symmes Elementary, and Childrens' Kastle) with an Art Factory employee. Please be sure to indicate whether or not your child will need to be escorted from a local Winthrop School, when you fill out our Child Waiver

WHERE IS THE ART FACTORY LOCATED?

We are in the heart of Winthrop on Main Street in Riverview at 11267 Winthrop Main Street, Riverview, FL 33578. 

IS THE ART FACTORY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?

Yes!

FOUR TO SIX HOURS OF ART CLASSES A DAY SOUNDS LIKE A LOT! DO THEY DO ART THE WHOLE TIME?

Great question! Actually, the first half of each day will be spent helping kids transition from the school experience into the Art Factory experience. They'll have an opportunity to do a physical activity, go outside, have a snack, do a little homework at our community table if they'd like, and just generally get in the mode for their fun and artistic time. The final two hours will be primarily art and creativity focused, however there will be breaks. And remember, these are not graded classes and there's no homework. This is not school! The Art Factory is a space where children have the opportunity to explore their creativity and learn artistic skills in a supervised and safe way with professional art teachers to guide them.

WOW THIS IS SO COOL! HOW DO I SIGN UP MY CHILD?

Check out our How to Apply page and register your child in three easy steps! Submit the form online, submit payment, and send in the completed waiver. 

THE ONCE WEEKLY CLASSES SOUND LIKE A BETTER FIT FOR MY CHILD - WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

For our daytime classes that happen once per week, you can sign up on our Home School Page

Additionally, you can sign up your child for 1, 2, or 3 after school classes per week for $15.00 per class per week. Scroll to the bottom of our How To Apply page for more details.. Classes are held from 4 - 6pm everyday.

WHAT OTHER WAYS CAN I GET INVOLVED IN THE ART FACTORY AT WINTHROP ARTS?

Thanks for asking! We're raising money for our new building and need your help! If you believe in providing more arts in our community, please consider giving to our Generosity fundraising campaign. And tell your friends when you do! If you can give your time, consider being a volunteer for the Art Factory. Email us at info@winthroparts.org for more information.