Frequently asked questions
What equipment does my child need to bring to class?
A beautiful smile and a good attitude!
Their yellow Little Atelier folder which we will provide on the first day, and their artwork and lesson plans from the following lessons which they keep inside their folder.
Are materials included in tuition prices?
AJ Studio provides exclusively high quality art supplies from local and overseas manufacturers.
This includes but is not limited to: watercolour paints, charcoal, high quality markers, coloured pencils, pastel, oil paint, clay and much more!
All of the high quality equipment in the studio is available for the child’s use to complete the lessons and to develop and explore on their artistic endeavours.
The only workshop you may need to purchse art supplies for are Clever Canvas oil painting class and Super Matisse sketching class.
Does my child need any previous experience?
AJ Studio provides a multitude of lessons at varying skill levels. From beginner to expert and everything in between. We first assign your child to a lesson based on their age then determine which course would be most effective in their artistic development.
Am I required to stay during my child’s lesson?
For children 5 years or older, you do not have to accompany them for their lesson. We encourage their independent learning and find it helps the child and staff perform much better.
For the courses for younger students that are under 5 years old, we require the parent be present for the duration of the lesson. We find that it not only helps manage the child during the lesson but that bonding with the parent helps nurture their artistic development at this age.
When do I drop off/pick up my child?
Arrival: So that your child can enter a workspace that is primed for their learning, we require the student to arrive to class no earlier than 10 minutes before the lesson is scheduled to start. This is to allow the staff to tidy after the previous lesson to ensure the best environment for them enjoy their lesson.
Pick up: We require the students to be picked up promptly after their lesson to allow the staff to prepare for the next class, so that the following children can enjoy a well prepared workspace as well. Pick up later than 15 after the scheduled lesson is finished will incur a $20 pick up charge for each 15 minutes after the lesson to supplement the staff and resources.
What happens if my child cannot attend a class or misses a class?
If your child is sick, and you are able to provide a doctors certificate we are able to schedule a free make up lesson for your child on another date.
If your child misses out on a lesson without a doctors certificate, your child is able to schedule the one free make up lesson on another date.
If your child misses more than one class, we charge $20 for each recurring make up lesson for the staff and resources.
What equipment will my child need to bring to the Lab lessons?
For children who are attending coding, 3D design and robotics, you will need to bring your own laptop.
All the Explorer 101, 201 and 301 students just need to bring the green folder you are given at the time of enrolment.
Will my child require previous experience to attend the Lab lessons?
We have a range of workshops suitable for beginners. Just pop in and see one of our clever lab tutors, he/she will help you figure out which level of class would be best suitable for your child's age and level.
How old does my child need to be to attend the LAB courses?
For Lab explorer 101, the minimum age is 4. This is our entry level course at the Lab.
What your Refund Policy in a nutshell?
For the fairness of the other students and staff of the classes at AJ Studio, we have a no refund policy. Our workshops are constructed based on the number of students enrolled prior to the start of the term, and have the appropriate resources allocated to accommodate the optimal learning experience for all of the children in the course.
To ensure the resources [staff and equipment] can be maintained for the duration of the course, payment for their use cannot be refunded, so that the remaining students may continue their learning and development that they paid for.
The studio operates on a first paid first served basis. Spaces are limited and fill up very quickly so please book early.
The workshop booking system is not refundable once signed up, there is not enough time to fill the space, in the event your child is removed from the programme, all remaining fees are forfeited.