Frequently Asked Questions


Are you flexible with ages?   Absolutely!  Every child develops uniquely.  If you have questions about whether a specific class will meets your child’s needs, contact us.

Where do I park?   Please use street parking.  Valley street widens just south of the studio.   Jefferson Street has many street spots as well as Edgewood Place.  It’s also a great central location for those within walking distance.  Valley Street is well traveled, so please keep your child at arm’s length when approaching the studio.  

Do you offer drop ins?   The Toddler Collective, Art Explorers, and Play & Make will be open for drop ins if session enrollment does not reach capacity.  You can find the drop in options on the “Drop In” tab on our registration page once the season has started.

What is your make- up policy?   One make up is guaranteed per 12 weeks of classes for the Toddler Collective, Art Explorers, and Play & Make.  You can contact us to come on a different day, or you can wait until our make- up week at the end of the season.  We understand that kids get sick, and plans change, so we’ll do our best to accommodate a second make- up, but it is not guaranteed.  For our afterschool class, we offer one “open studio” make up at the end of the season for your artist to complete a project if he missed a class.

How many students are in a class?  Capacity is 11 for the Toddler Collective, 10 for Play & Make, 6 for Art Explorers, and 11 for our after school classes (with an assistant).

What should my child wear?  At Oh! Canary we embrace our colorful mess and encourage children to immerse themselves in non toxic paints and other materials.  We cannot guarantee that all materials will wash out, so please dress your child in clothes that they may be growing out of or a “uniform” that they can wear each time they come.  Smocks are available, but for the toddlers especially they aren’t always fully effective!

What kind of materials do you use?   All materials are chosen to be developmentally appropriate. For children under 6, all materials are non- toxic and chosen to safely engage their senses.  For elementary children, we sometimes use grown- up materials like Sharpie markers and hot glue guns to improve the quality of the work.  These materials give us an opportunity to discuss safety, and develop respect and responsibility for materials.