Studio Policies

 

Payment and tuition information

Each session will last for  6 weeks at a cost of $155. Payment is required on or before the first class. If tuition has not been paid by the end of the second class of the session, and you haven't discussed or made arrangements with me prior to the start of the session, I will be unable to have your child join us in class. 

All payments can be made online via my website, or by cash or check on the first day of class. Each family will receive a link to registration in an email prior to the first class.

 I will offer a $10 discount for Cash payments 

Class policies

Classes run for 1 hr and 15 minutes with the final 10 minutes dedicated to work area clean up. 

We try to operate a grown up free zone in the workspace so please do not enter the work area until class has concluded. There is a waiting area for your convenience.

Please do not drop off any earlier than 5 minutes prior to class. If you are running late to pick up your child, please send me a text message. 

Please do your best to pick up your children on time. Pick-ups that are late in excess of a half hour, will be charged $10. 

Refunds/transfer policy

Cancellations and transfers may NOT be done through the website. You will need to contact me directly. There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days or other non-emergency reasons. 

Transfers may only be made from one session to another session; not from a session to one of the Little Pincushion camp or workshop.. All but $25 will be returned for approved refunds for each session refunded. 

There will be no refunds for students who decide to leave mid session. 

Refunds are not allowed for those who register within 7 days prior to a session’s start. 

Make up class policy

I offer one make up class per session to be scheduled at a time that is convenient to the studio. 

A Makeup day sign up sheet will be posted in the waiting room - make up classes will be limited to 10 students.

Make up classes must take place during that session and are not transferable to another session.

 Make sure to look at the calendar online and make sure that you are able to attend the classes for your session. I will not be sending out reminders regarding the schedule, the calendar will always be kept up to date. 

I understand that things come up last minute however I would appreciate a text message to let me know if your child will not be able to make it to class. Please let me know how many sessions you are thinking that your child may attend. If you are planning on leaving sewing class I would appreciate a 3 week warning so that I can offer up the space to a child on the waiting list. 

Little Pincushion follows Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) Inclement Weather Closing Policies. If Public schools in Fauquier County close for inclement weather, Little Pincushion will cancel any scheduled classes. 

Make-up classes due to inclement weather will be schedule for a later date.

Parking

Parking for the Studio is in the 5th Street Old Town Warrenton Public lot. Please use this lot to park your vehicles and walk down to the Studio. The 15-minute loading and unloading zone in front of the studio is not for parking. This is to be used for pick-up and drop-off. The parking lot that is directly across from the Studio is not part of the Studio, and it is not a public parking lot. That lot is privately owned and cannot be used for dropping off students, waiting, or long term parking. The businesses that own that parking lot, can and will tow the cars. 

Behavior Policy

Due to the nature of the Studio and the work we do therein, we have many items that can be dangerous if not handled properly, or if students behave irresponsibly. Items include but are not limited to: scissors, seam rippers, rotary cutters, sewing machines with moving parts and sharp needles, pins, sewing needles, rulers with sharp corners, hot glue guns, and so on. It is our policy at Little Pincushion Studio that students behave in a way that demonstrates self control, responsibility, respect, and age-appropriate maturity. Horseplay, dangerous behavior, using materials in an irresponsible manner etc., is ABSOLUTELY not allowed and any student conducting him or herself in a manner deemed dangerous will be held accountable and a parent will be contacted immediately.

Food and Drinks

Please do not send your child with outside food and drinks for weekly classes. This is only an option available to workshops and classes that run over 2 hours.

 

 

 

Little Pincushion Studio welcomes students of any national or ethnic origin, race, color, religion, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.