Classes: You will receive a class confirmation, by email, prior to your first scheduled class. Please save this email, as is contains important information, as well as a list of class dates.
Mini-Camps and Other Events: You will not receive a confirmation for these events.
Classes: If you cancel before the first class of the session, you will be refunded the cost of the entire session, less the 10% non-refundable administrative fee. Once classes have begun, refunds will be in the form of a Messy Artist Credit, and will be pro-rated based on the number of classes left in the session. The Messy Artist Credit can be used for any future class, workshop or party, for any child in your family. Mini-camps, and other events at TMA that require pre-registration are also subject to this refund policy.
Parties: A $100 deposit is required to secure your date when booking your party. This deposit is non-refundable. In the event of illness, inclement weather, or circumstances beyond our or your control, you will be able to transfer the deposit to another date.
You must sign up for your make-ups online.
If you cannot attend your make-up, please cancel it online to make that space available for another student.
You are entitled to unlimited make-ups per session, based upon availability.
All make-ups must be completed within two weeks before or after your child’s absence, and must be done in the current session.
Make-up slots are first come, first serve.
Alternatively, you may bring a sibling or friend to use your student’s make-up.
We are not a peanut-free environment. However, we are peanut conscious. Any food or beverage that is served by The Messy Artist is peanut free.
We cannot guarantee, however, the allergen content of outside food brought in by other customers.
Emergency Weather Cancellation Policy
Classes: In the event of inclement weather, the director reserves the right to cancel classes for all or any portion of the day. These details will be posted on our homepage by 8AM. Please schedule a make-up for the cancelled class.
Parties: In the event of inclement weather, the director reserves the right to cancel parties for all or any portion of the day. For 10:45 parties, decisions are made by 8AM; for 1:30 parties, decisions are made by 10:30AM; for 4:00 parties, decisions are made by 1PM; and for 6:30 parties decisions are made by 3PM.
A $75 fee will apply to any tag-a-long of a student in our caregiver-and-me program. A tag-a-long is defined as a sibling of a student in our program, who participates in the class, but who does not reach the age requirements for our program.
All students must be signed in before the start of class for all drop-off classes.
For all drop-off classes, children are under the direct supervision of our staff for the duration of class time. Caregivers assume all responsibility for their children both before class start time and after class end time.
Students 3rd grade and up are allowed to be dropped off in our waiting room, no more than 5 minutes prior to class start time without an adult. We accept responsibility for these children, during their wait time.
Children enrolled in our Chagall class for ages 3 – 5 must be toilet trained.
"I had a great time in art class, today. I don't remember the last time I painted something that wasn't meant to be a decoration (either on our wall or as a gift), but is instead about telling a story or reflecting a feeling. If you're a local, you should seriously consider checking out The Messy Artist's classes -- they've got loads of classes for kids, Sarah asks to take classes there every single session because she loves them so much, and now they're offering Foundations in Art for grownups. The teacher, Viviana, is entirely awesome -- she'll give you really detailed, straightforward advice on how to make your art look the way you want it to, but if you're some weird hippie and you tell her you want a color that feels like a Long Island beach in winter, she will totally work with that, too. :)"