For Your Safety
Your safety is our highest priority.
Safety In Creating: Please always follow our safety guidelines while creating mosaics in our studio. We will provide you with an assigned kit that includes safety glasses. Safety glasses should be worn, especially when cutting glass. We will teach you how to use a safety "shield" to contain flying glass. This will also protect others around you. We will teach you how to use glass "nippers". Please always use these tools with caution and only for the purpose for which they were intended. Please also always use a lid on any drinks so that flying glass cannot make its way into your drink!
Safety During COVID & Flu Season: Currently, hand sanitizer will be available at every table in the studio. Our studio is small. Please respect other customer artists in their space. We ask that children be supervised at all times and that they not "roam" the studio just for fun.
General Sanitation: Staff will be cleaning each table and mosaic station after every use. We encourage customers to isolate themselves within one area or station during their time at the studio. During Cold/Flu season, per Central District Health guidelines, we will be wiping down shared surfaces every day and throughout each day, and items used in mosaic kits and kid's craft kits will be assigned to each customer and will be cleaned after each use.
Safety for Children and Teenagers: Parents must fill out a Participant Agreement form for any child under 18. Parents and children will be advised to practice in-studio safety protocol. Children under 15 years of age must be supervised by a parent at all times. Teens who are 15 years and older may work in the studio on their own as long as a Participant Agreement has been signed by a parent/guardian. Studio staff do not have the ability to supervise children as we have other duties such as instructing other groups, running the front desk, grouting etc. Please be sure to not let your children run freely through the studio without supervision as it can be a safety hazard. We also ask that children be supervised outside as there is a street with cars and other businesses in the same building that may be disturbed by unsupervised children in the courtyard.
Out of Respect for other Artists in the Studio
Language & Sound: please refrain from using language that is not appropriate in public spaces. We encourage children to be present and learn in the studio. As a courtesy to other artists, please respect the space with language and sound level.
Staff/Commission Table: this table is used for a variety of purposes and is NOT for customer use. Please refrain from "planning" projects on the table, picking up items from the table, or interrupting commission work or projects.
No Touch - Look With Your Eyes Rule: mosaics are fragile. Studio mosaics and stored customer projects are NOT for touching. Refrain from picking up projects and taking them to your table...simply study them in place or take a photo to copy someone's mosaic design. The more mosaics are handled, the more they fall apart or are dropped. Respect the mosaic as a courtesy to the ARTIST!