Frequently asked questions
Do you travel outside Edmonton's city limits?
Saint Albert $35
Sherwood Park $35
Spruve Grove $30
Stony Plain $45
What is your cancelllation policy?
In the event that you need to cancel or reschedule your program, we require at least two weeks notice in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. No fee will be charged provided this requirement is met.
When is payment due?
Payment is due on or before your program date. You may pay by cash, cheque (made out to ArtVentures) in person, or with credit card through your invoice.
Can I host my own event out of the ArtVentures home studio?
No. ArtVentures offers mobile art education, which means I come to you! If you would like suggestions for venues aside from your own space, I would love to share some local partners with you. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Do school programs break for recess?
Do I actually need adult helpers for in-school field trips?
Yes! Inviting adult helpers into the classroom as Artist Assistants makes a big difference. Adult helpers are asked to:
Distribute and refresh materials while students receive instruction
Assist with set up and clean up
Circulate the classroom to provide support as needed
Encourage creative risk taking
Ensure students are on task
Can my students only do the field trip assigned to their grade?
No! I have assigned grade levels to projects to make it easier for teachers to coordinate programs with one another, and to help avoid repeat programs for students. Most projects can be adapted to suit any grade level.
How can I prepare my class for my upcoming in-school fieldtrip?
Your students' desks or tables arranged into four to six pods / groups, depending on class size and students' needs.
The appropriate number of adult helpers
Ensure there is direct access to your classroom up to thirty minutes prior to program start time. It is best if you can arrange for students to be away from their desks during this time (ie in the library, gym class, reading carpet, etc).
Do you bring table covers?
Yes, I do! Please ensure your students desks or tables are arranged in 4-6 pods before my arrival.
Why do desks need to be in pods?
Desks need to be arranged in pods for a number of reasons.
Sharing and distribution of materials
Increased working space
To accomodate table coverings
Ease for adult helpers / artist assistants
What if my classroom does not have a sink?
No problem! Please be sure to indicate this in your booking request form. I am happy to provide an alternative upon request.
Is there a multiple class discount?
Yes! In order to qualify for the multi-class discount of 10%, consecutive programs must take place in the same room. This should be the same program for different classes.
How many adult helpers do I need?
Kindergarten - Grade 2: One helper for each pod or group.
How long are school programs?
Most school programs run approximately 90 minutes.
How much do school programs cost?
School programs are charged per student, at a rate of $14 per student. Please note this rate reflects a minimum class size of 20 students. Classes of fewer than 20 students will be charged a minimum rate of $280 per class.