Class Policies

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Updated 9/1/2021 and is subject to change.

The Delaware Art Museum is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation. For the health and protection of our Members, guests, and staff, beginning October 1, 2021, the Museum will require all indoor visitors 18 and over to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

To enter the Museum, Studio classes, or any indoor programs or events, please be prepared show proof of your vaccination status by presenting a vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card on your phone, along with a photo ID. Currently, 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna or 1 dose of J & J are required to be considered fully vaccinated.

All children ages 2-17, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face coverings inside the Museum. All K-12 youth tour students, and any accompanying adults, should always wear masks inside the Museum. Masks may only be removed to eat or drink. Social distancing of 3 feet should be maintained between parties.

We will remain hopeful that our situation changes for the better, however, should positive cases continue to increase, the Museum will consider additional indoor mask policies this fall. We will also adhere to any statewide mandates imposed by Governor Carney. We will notify all pre-registered guests of any updated policies as they evolve. We will provide a full refund to anyone wishing to withdraw from classes, programs, or events, due to our updated COVID-19 policies.

We ask for your patience and understanding as the situation continues to unfold and as we do our best to keep us all safe.

Find a vaccine appointment at https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/where-can-i-get-my-vaccine/
Access personal immunization records at Bulleted Policy: https://delvax.dhss.delaware.gov/delvax_public/Application/PublicPortal/Index

Proof of Vaccination Form

REGISTRATION

EARLY REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Decisions to hold a class are based on enrollment three (3) days before the scheduled start date. All tuition fees must be included with the registration form unless applying for a Red Apple Fund grant. Tuition is payable in full with registration and already includes a non-refundable $10 registration fee. Submit registrations online or by mail to Studio Programs, Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Students should receive log on information upon confirmation of enrollment. Contact Rayna DeReus at rdereus@delart.org with questions about online links. Please log on a few minutes early to work out any technical difficulties ahead of time. Make sure that you are fully dressed and anybody that might pass by in the background is too. Even though class is at home and we want you to be comfortable during the session, make sure your body language and surrounding are respectful (avoid lounging on beds, taking your device to the restroom, etc). Rememer that even though you might not be able to see yourself on screen, other class participants might still be able to see you.

INQUIRIES

The Learning and Engagement staff will be happy to answer your questions or help you choose a class that best suits your preferences and skill level. For more information on Studio Art Classes, contact Rebecca Howell at 302.351.8551 or rhowell@delart.org.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Full refunds (less a $10 registration fee) are issued only when a written request is received seven (7) business days before the first class meeting. Refunds will not be offered after a later date. Membership fees are non-refundable. The Museum will decide three (3) days before the start of the class if it will be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If this cancellation happens, registered students will have the option to transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

At this time the Museum is offering credits towards a future class to be used within one calendar year if a student or somebody in their household becomes ill with COVID-19 or they must quarantine and miss a significant portion of their class. In order to receive the credit students must contact Rebecca Howell at rhowell@delart.org.

BAD WEATHER OR EMERGENCY CANCELLATION OF A CLASS

In case of bad weather/emergencies, listen to WDEL 1150AM or check WDEL.com. An instructor will contact students if he/she is unable to make it to class on a particular day. Instructors will contact students to reschedule classes. If an instructor cancels a class, the classroom is closed to students during that time frame.

MATERIALS AND FEES

Most class supply lists are posted on our website at delart.org or will be discussed in the first day of class. Class supply lists will only be mailed or emailed upon request. Students enrolled in Adult and Teen classes must supply their own materials. Supplies are provided for Youth level classes.

Model and lab fees are included in the cost of tuition for classes using models and shared consumables. Ceramics supplies are available for purchase in class. Students are required to use clay distributed by the Museum only. Some basic metalsmithing tools and materials are provided for beginner metalsmithing students. All other metalsmithing students are expected to purchase their own tools and materials.

STORING STUDENT ARTWORK

Artwork can only be stored in designated areas and must be removed by the end of the session. All artwork should be labeled with the student’s name. If a student misses the last class or if a student’s ceramic work is being fired in the kiln, he/she has two weeks from the date of their last class to pick up their artwork. The Museum will dispose of any artwork not claimed thereafter. The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

NO GUESTS ALLOWED

Guests who are not registered students are not allowed to participate in or attend classes.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

The Museum is located on historic Kentmere Parkway in a quiet residential neighborhood. Directions are available online. Parking for studio classes is FREE and available on either Kentmere Parkway or in the Museum’s parking lot. The entrance to the Bank of America Education Wing is located along the driveway to the parking lot just after the orange banner “art is creating.” Students may drop off and pick up their supplies at the entrance. Parents bringing children to class may drop them off at the entrance as well. Students who do not park on Kentmere Parkway or in designated parking areas will be towed at their own expense.

STUDIO AVAILABILITY

Students may enter studios 10 minutes prior to the start of class or if the instructor is present in the studio. Studio use is permitted during designated class time only. Students may not use a classroom during a class for which they are not enrolled.

OPEN STUDIO POLICY

To inquire about Open Studio Policies, please contact Rebecca Howell at 302.351.8551 or rhowell@delart.org.

Reservation of Rights: The Delaware Art Museum reserves the right to change, withdraw, or modify course of instruction at any time. The Museum also reserves the right to withdraw any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental. The Museum’s Staff and Board of Trustees cannot be held liable for personal injury or loss, theft, or damage of personal property.