Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
720 Monroe Street, suite E206, Hoboken, NJ
(between 7th & 8th Streets, on Monroe Street)
IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?
Yes, the Light Rail stops one block away
(CONGRESS AND 9TH STREET STATION)
Where can I find your Policies on Classes, Registration, Attendance, Refunds, Etc. ?
Please read all of our policies on our Policies Page (under the About Us Menu item)
What are precautions are you taking due to Covid 19?
In accordance with safety protocol classes will be limited to 8 students to ensure social distancing.
Staff and students will be asked to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds prior to entering the studio. Hand Sanitizer will be provided.
Urban Arts will take each child’s temperature.
Face masks are required to be worn in the Studio
All supplies will be cleaned and disinfected between uses. We will minimize sharing of materials as much as possible.
All surfaces, desks, tables, chairs etc. will be cleaned and disinfected between classes, using products that meet EPA disinfection criteria and will not be done when children are present.
HOW IMPORTANT ARE YOUR AGE RECOMMENDATIONS?
These recommendations accurately reflect the activities planned for the specific classes. We sometimes make exceptions at our discretion.
CAN MY 2 YEAR OLD REALLY STAY ON TASK FOR THE FULL 45 MINUTES?
Yes!!! Projects are presented in a step-by-step format. Each step introduces a new material for the children to explore. This helps them to sustain focus. Classes are taught by two teachers, who through years of experience have successfully developed a class structure which meets the needs of the group while being sensitive to the individual child.
ARE THE MATERIALS SAFE?
Yes, we use all non-toxic and water based materials.
WILL THE PAINT STAIN?
Although all the paint says it will not stain, we have found that some paints do stain. We suggest students wear play clothes. We provide smocks for everyone.
ARE THERE MAKE-UP CLASSES?
For our Toddler and Pre-school classes if a student misses their regularly scheduled class, they may attend another class on a different day (based on availability) anytime within the session.
For After-School and Saturday classes make-ups are not available. However: All teachers
will accommodate students who need to complete or catch up on a project by making
arrangements for them to come in early or stay later.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TODDLER AND PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES?
In Toddler classes the child must be accompanied by an adult. In Pre-School classes, the children work independently.
WHAT CLASS IS MOST APPROPRIATE FOR MY FOUR-YEAR OLD? PRE-SCHOOL OR YOUNG ART EXPLORERS?
If the child has never attended an Urban Arts class, the Pre-School class, for ages 3 & 4, is a good introduction to our program. Pre-School art projects are taken home after each class. Young Art Explorers, for ages 4 & 5, provides students with the opportunity to work on projects that extend from week-to-week, which enhances focus.
CAN I REGISTER FOR A SESSION AFTER IT HAS STARTED?
Yes, providing there is space in the class. Tuition will be pro-rated.
CAN I REGISTER FOR A FUTURE SESSION IN ADVANCE?
Registrations are accepted approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of each session.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SATURDAY AND AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES?
The curriculum is the same. The Saturday sessions are shorter.
WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE ART SHOWS?
All students from Toddler to Adult.