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Summer Programming
How do I decide? Redmond Art Works has so many summer options to choose from!
We are so glad you found us! We can't wait to help make your families summer filled to the brim with art making and creative fun! Here's some suggestions on offerings and how to best navigate our website.

AM Themed Art Camps - offered Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm Ages 5-12
AM Specialty Workshops - offered Mon&Tues or Wed&Thurs 10am - 12:30pm Ages 8-16
PM Extended Day Art Camps - offered Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm Ages 5-8
PM Specialty Workshops - offered Mon&Tues or Wed&Thurs 1:30pm 4pm Ages 8-16
Weekly Classes - offered nights one day a week on Monday - Thursday Ages 4-adult
Open Studio - offered 7 days a week! Ages 2 - adults Learn More & Schedule a Visit

Weekly summer classes and workshops will be released mid-Feb, please ensure you're on our mailing list to be notified!

What if I want a full day camp option for my 5-7 year old?
We have you covered! This year we are excited to introduce our Extended Day option to all our weekly themed camps! When enrolling, select the themed camp week + extended day option so your child can stay with us from 9am - 4pm. Full days can be long days for our littlest artists so please be sure to pack lots of extra snacks and even a favorite stuffy from home for extra comfort. Students enrolled in full days should have already attended full day schooling the prior year to help ensure they are comfortable with the extended day away from home.

How can I schedule a full day of art for my 8 - 16 year old?
We have two options depending on your child's age!
8-12 yr olds - Select the camp week you want + look through our extensive afternoon workshop offerings. Afternoon workshops are offered over two days either Mon & Tues, or Wed & Thurs from 1:30 - 4pm. Your child is welcome to stay in the studio during the 30 minute break between camp ending and workshops beginning. Students must be between 8 - 12 years old and bring extra snacks and activities to do independently, as our staff will be preparing for afternoon programing and cannot provide additional activities. Please note: camp runs all week, while workshops are offered in 2 day increments (no Fridays)
8-16 yr olds - Select an AM 10-12:30 and a PM 1:30-4:00 workshop for two consecutive days of art at a time. Students are welcome to stay in studio during the hour break. Please send them with a lunch & book/ipad to keep them entertained between art sessions.

What’s the cancelation policy?
Reservation changes or cancelations made at least 5 days before start of summer program will receive studio credit for 100% of tuition paid
Reservation changes or cancelations made within 4 days of programs start will not receive studio credit unless student’s space can be filled
* For example: We must be notified by Wednesday if your child is scheduled for programming the following Monday to receive full studio credit
We do not provide refunds back to your payment card, all cancelations - even with early notice, will receive studio credit.

What happens if our family becomes sick?
We appreciate our community’s diligence in staying home if you or your child is sick, please notify us of a program cancelation as soon as possible. We will do our best to fill your child’s place in their program so we can extend studio credit for missed programs.

What should students bring to camp?
Please send your child with a lunch, snack and water bottle each day. The garage will remain partially opened for increased air flow so a light jacket for chilly mornings is also suggested. We do not have fridge or freezer space, microwaves, or utensils available for lunches. Due to the possibility of food allergies, children are not allowed to share food at any time. ** Please confirm you have listed any child food allergies during registration. Additional information/considerations should be sent to [email protected] prior to your child's scheduled program.

My child is four years old, can they attend camp?
With a total of 20 hours in camp, week long camps can often be too much for our 4 year old artists. If your child has attended day camps or weekly classes with us in the past we may be able to make an exception. We suggest enrolling your child in one of these options first to make sure they will enjoy a longer camp prior to summer programming. Please email [email protected] directly before enrolling, if we have not given prior acceptance before enrolling, then your child may need to be unenrolled from camp.

My child is eight years old, can they attend workshops?
YES! But please keep in mind - workshops are more rigorous with specialized content tailored for our older students. If your child is eager to learn and will remain engaged in the lessons then we are happy to have them join us with the understanding that workshops will be more difficult and require more focused engagement from your young artist.
Ceramic workshops - Operating a pottery wheel and learning the ins and outs of working with clay takes concentration and time, students enrolled in ceramic classes need to be prepared to follow all written and verbal directions in regards to their safety and the safety of everyone working in the space.

Can I enroll in a partial week of camp, extended day or a workshop?
Sadly, we are unable to accommodate students joining for just part of the scheduled class time as art projects often span across multiple days. If you are unable come the entire week, please select a different week of camp.

If you need to pick up your student early from their programming please give us notice ahead of time so we can help them pack their work and be ready to leave when you arrive.

Best practice for Pick Up / Drop Off to the studio -

Please plan to use the pickup/ drop off zone, instead of parking as our parking lot can become congested and difficult to navigate. A staff member will be outside to greet your camper at the car and direct them to their instructor inside. Please view our class drop off loop in the attachment below.

My kids are attending with friends, can they sit together?
Yes! You will receive an email the week before camp begins with all your camp details. Please respond to this email listing the students that would like to sit together. We must receive an email the Friday before camp begins for this accommodation to be made prior to arrival.

Should my child wear a mask while attending summer programming?
We respect your families choice and understand the various factors each specific family has when deciding what is best for you and your child. If your child was recently sick (even with just a kid cold) we strongly encourage a mask to keep the spread of common germs at bay. If your child has allergies that may be mistaken for a cold/flu please be sure to let our team know so we can best support each student in staying healthy.

Can I drop my students off early for their scheduled programming? What if I am late picking them up?
We do not have space or teachers available to chaperone students arriving early or getting picked up late, please do everything you can to be on time. If you are running late please call the studio at 425-522-4466 so we can put your child's mind at ease. Our highest priority is to provide a safe and creative place for our community to create together. This requires ample time to sanitize the studio and prepare art materials in between programs.

When will I be charged for my family’s summer enrollment?
Once you have submitted your registration online, we will review your account to confirm students are the correct age and that discounts were appropriately applied. You can expect your full summer tuition to be pulled the same week you enroll in programming.

My child wants to attend programming that is already full, what should I do?
Please add your child to the waitlist for desired programming. You will be contacted by email or phone if a space becomes available. You are not committed to taking the space if one becomes available, you will be contacted in the order in which you applied to the waitlist to confirm you still want the space before enrollment. Please be sure to add our studio number and email to your contacts so you do not miss our contact attempt.
To adhere to our 8:1 student/teacher ratio and provide plenty of space for creating, we are not able to increase spaces to accommodate additional students.

Didn't get your question answered after reading all this?! We're sorry - please email us so we can help with any clarifications about our summer programming.
[email protected]