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  • Does ShoreLake Arts offer Financial Aid for summer programs?
    Yes! ShoreLake Arts is working towards making our programs accessible to everyone regardless of income. ShoreLake Arts offers financial aid to many families whose household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Income as reported by the Seattle Office of Housing. Ready to apply for 2024 financial aid? Click Here
  • Financial Aid Application Process
    ShoreLake Arts is working toward making our programs accessible to everyone regardless of income. Families interested in applying for Summer 2024 Financial Aid are encouraged to fill out this application as soon as possible. Ready to apply for 2024 financial aid? Click Here ​ShoreLake Arts saves seats in every summer session we run for students who will be offered financial aid. ShoreLake Arts will reach out to financial aid applicants to make scholarship offers on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as the minimum enrollment for a session has been met. We will continue to offer financial aid in each of our summer program sessions until all our financial aid funding for each session has been dispersed. At this time, students are eligible to receive financial aid from ShoreLake Arts once per quarter until all our funding has been dispersed. For summer 2024, ShoreLake Arts will offer scholarships to families whose household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Income as reported by the Seattle Office of Housing on a first-come, first-served basis (in our summer program sessions as they meet their minimum enrollment) until all our financial aid funding is dispersed. See the table below to find the household income limit for your household size. If your household income (before tax is taken out) is equal to or less than the amount shown in the table beldow, you are eligible for financial assistance. For example, if there are 3 people in your household and the pre-tax incomes of everyone in your household add up to $85,800 per year or less, you are eligible for financial assistance while our funding remains available. *Household Size = Everyone who lives full-time in your household. Specifically, this includes you (the applicant), plus all other people who earn income for your household, plus all financially dependent people in your household. **Household Income = The combined pre-tax income earned by you plus everyone else who earns income in your household. Ready to apply for 2024 financial aid? Click Here If you have questions, please contact ShoreLake Arts at artsed@shorelakearts.org.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Ready to apply for 2024 financial aid? Click Here
  • How will I know if ShoreLake Arts has received my application for financial aid?
    Our application system will automatically send you a confirmation email when you have successfully submitted a financial aid application.
  • I applied for Financial Aid for my student(s), when will I hear back from ShoreLake Arts?
    When you submit an application for ShoreLake Arts financial aid, you will automatically receive a confirmation email. If and when financial aid becomes available for your student, ShoreLake Arts will contact you with a scholarship offer. We save seats in every summer program session we run for students who will be offered financial aid. ShoreLake Arts will reach out to make scholarship offers on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as the minimum enrollment for a session has been met until all our financial aid has been dispersed. Enrollment speed varies, and we are not able to offer financial aid in a session until its minimum enrollment has been met. We cannot predict how fast a session will meet its minimum enrollment. At this time, students are eligible to receive financial aid from ShoreLake Arts once per quarter until all our funding has been dispersed.
  • I would like to apply for financial aid for more than one student. Do I need to fill out the application for each student?
    Yes, please fill out one financial aid application per student.
  • Will every family that applies for financial aid receive it?
    ShoreLake Arts is working hard to continually make our programs more accessible to everyone in our community. On average, our fundraising efforts allow us to offer between 2 and 3 scholarships in each summer session we run. Once all our Summer 2024 Financial Aid has been dispersed, if there are families who applied for aid and did not receive it, they will remain on our financial aid waitlist and be notified if additional funding becomes available. Ready to apply for 2024 financial aid? Click Here
  • If my student is offered financial aid, how much will they receive?
    ShoreLake Arts financial aid offers vary depending on the number of financial aid applications we receive and the total enrollment in our programs. Students who are offered scholarships will still be responsible for paying the portion of their tuition not covered by their financial aid award. If the remaining "out-of-pocket" tuition fee not covered by the scholarship offer presents a financial hardship for your family, please contact ShoreLake Arts at artsed@shorelakearts.org to discuss options.
  • How do I contact ShoreLake Arts?
    You can email us at artsed@shorelakearts.org or call the ShoreLake Arts Education Office directly at (206) 818-2315.
  • Where are the 2024 ShoreLake Arts Summer Programs located this year?
    On the North City Elementary School campus in Shoreline, WA located at 816 NE 190th St. Shoreline, WA 98155. Families of students enrolled in our summer programs will receive a welcome email prior to their session with driving directions and parking instructions. It will be easy to find us this year!
  • Who teaches ShoreLake Arts summer programs?
    We partner with a diverse team of local artists and experienced arts educators to provide an enriching experience designed to inspire students to explore creativity and art-making techniques. Our instructor team provides a safe space for participants to discover and explore self-expression in an environment that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. Do you know an artist who might be interested in working with ShoreLake Arts? Tell them to check out the Artist Opportunities page.
  • What kind of supervision in provided?
    Each of our ShoreLake Arts summer program sessions is taught by a professional Teaching Artist. Our camps for elementary students have a 5:1 camper/counselor ratio. ArtLABs for middle and high school students will have a student/counselor ratio of 7:1. We also always have an onsite Camp Director to support our students and teaching team. ShoreLake Arts camp counselors are participants in our Summer Teen Leadership Program, and support art students under the supervision of our adult staff members. Staff members trained in CPR and First Aid will be present onsite at all times. All ShoreLake Arts adult employees and adult volunteers have passed background checks.
  • What grade levels does your program serve?
    We have programs for students entering grades 1-3, 2-5, 5-8, and 9-12 in the Fall of 2024.
  • What grade level should I select?
    Register your student for the grade level they will be going into in the Fall of 2024. For example, if your child is currently in 4th grade, they will enter our summer program as a 5th grader.
  • My child is entering 2nd, 3rd, or 5th grade in the Fall of 2024. I see there are different options for them, which level should I register them for?
    Great question! You will need to register your student for the grade they will be going into in the Fall of 2024. Students entering grades 2, 3, and 5 have a choice of which grade-level camp they would like to attend this summer. We highly recommend enrolling your student with the peer group that they align most with socially so they can have the opportunity to make new friends this summer.
  • Participation Expectations
    Students are expected to treat themselves, peers, instructors, staff, and volunteers with respect so that everyone can a positive and safe experience in our program. Students are expected to follow directions to the best of their ability to promote learning and safety in our programs. If a student is having difficulty meeting these expectations, one or more of the following actions may be taken to support positive behavior and safety: Instructors/staff may redirect the student to more positive behavior and remind them of our participation expectations. The student may be invited to participate in alternative activities that may better support positive behavior and safety. The student's parents/guardians may be called to assist in supporting positive behavior and safety. If the student is not able to participate in a way that supports the learning and safety of themselves and/or that of the group, the student may be asked to leave the program for the remainder of that day and be invited to return at a later date. The student may be dismissed permanently from the program if they are not able to participate in a way that promotes the safety and learning for themselves and others. Instances of bullying, violence, harassment, or discriminatory behavior will result in immediate dismissal from the program and tuition and fees will not be refunded. **If your child is enrolled in ShoreLake Arts program and you have not contacted us to communicate the need for accommodations or additional support, it is assumed that your student can: meet their own personal care needs independently with age-appropriate reminders (including toileting) regulate their emotions and sensory needs to interact with peers, staff, and volunteers in a physically safe manner Please click the "Accommodation and Inclusion" tab on the menu above to learn more
  • Do you offer before or after care?
    We are not able to provide before or after care at this time. For Youth Camps and ArtLABs that start at 9am, we will be ready to start checking-in students at 8:45am. For Youth Camps and ArtLABs that start at 1pm, we will be ready to start checking-in students at 12:45pm. Students must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the end of class time.
  • What does my student need to bring?
    Students are encouraged to "dress for art mess" and summer weather! Also, thank you for bringing: 1) nut-free snacks (if your student is enrolled in a full-day program, they will also need to bring a nut-free lunch). 3) a reusable water bottle Optional: Students may choose to bring a smock to protect their clothing if desired All other supplies are provided by ShoreLake Arts
  • Why is ShoreLake Arts a nut-free program?
    Lots of our materials and tools are communally shared throughout our programs. Although we emphasize hand-washing throughout the day and regularly clean our shared tools, remaining nut-free at camp helps minimize the risks for our participants who have severe nut allergies.
  • What is the plan for eating at camp?
    We ask that students bring their own food and reusable water bottles to camp. ShoreLake Arts does not supply food to participants in our youth programs due to allergies concerns. When the weather and air quality cooperate, we usually take our food breaks outside. For morning half-day students: we recommend eating breakfast before arriving at 9 am. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a nut-free snack to eat during a short break halfway through our 3-hour class. Morning half-day students will be picked up at noon. (There is no lunchtime aftercare available for students enrolled in our morning half-day programs). For afternoon half-day campers: we recommend eating lunch before arriving at camp at 1 pm. (There is no lunchtime care before class starts available for afternoon half-day campers). Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a nut-free snack to eat during a short break halfway through our 3-hour class. Afternoon half-day students are picked up at 4 pm. For students registered in our full-day 9 am - 3 pm sessions, we recommend eating breakfast before arriving at camp. We ask that full-day students bring a water bottle, a morning nut-free snack, a nut-free lunch, and an afternoon nut-free snack. Our 9 am - 3 pm sessions include supervised lunchtime care.
  • Does ShoreLake Arts offer leadership experience and volunteer hours to high school students?
    Yes, we have several local high school student participate in our Student Arts Leadership Volunteer Program every summer. Our volunteers are supervisors by our experienced Teaching Artists and Education Manager. If you know a high school student who loves art and would like to get some leadership experience, please invite them to learn more about our Student Arts Leadership Program and apply for our program.
  • Do students have fun at ShoreLake Arts summer programs?
    Yes, we have tons of students return year after year from more!
  • My student has never done an art class before. Can they still attend?
    Definitely! No prior art experience is required, and all levels are welcome. An interest in participating in art activities and exploring creativity is all you need!
  • Are the classes held indoors or outdoors?
    Both! The majority of art exploring time will be spent inside our art classrooms where our tools and materials are stored. However, when the weather and air quality cooperate, we will definitely have the opportunity to get outside for both instruction/activities and breaks. We recommend that your student bring the sun protection of your choice.
  • Do I need to buy my kid a bunch of art supplies to bring to class?
    Nope! All supplies and materials are covered by your registration fee.
  • What is your Refund and Cancellation Policy?
    We understand that sometimes a change of plan is unavoidable. If you must cancel a registration, please email your cancellation request as early as possible to artsed@shorelakearts.org. Remember to keep the ShoreLake Arts Summer 2024 Refund Policy stated below in mind. ShoreLake Arts Summer 2024 Refund Policy A $75 non-refundable deposit is included in each student's tuition to reserve their spot in the program. Up until May 1, 2024, registered students are eligible to receive a refund of the tuition they paid for enrollments cancelled for any reason minus the $75 non-refundable deposit. After May 1, 2024, registered students are no longer eligible to receive a refund for any canceled enrollment for any reason. Instead, students who need to cancel an enrollment after May 1, 2024 are eligible for tuition credit which can be applied towards the tuition fee to participate in another ShoreLake Arts program or summer session at any time in the future–subject space and availability. The credit may be used by any member of your household. Credits cannot be transferred to friends or family members outside of your immediate household. To request a a tuition credit, please email artsed@shorelakearts.org.
  • How do I cancel my enrollment?
    We understand that sometimes a change of plan is unavoidable. If you must cancel a registration please email your cancellation request as soon as possible to artsed@shorelakearts.org. Remember to keep the Summer 2024 ShoreLake Arts Cancellation & Refund Policy in mind.
  • What happens if my student needs to miss a day?
    If you know that your student will have to miss part of the session due to a scheduling conflict, please let us know as early as possible so our Teaching Artists can plan accordingly. Unfortunately, our non-profit organization is unable to prorate tuition or offer credits for partially attended sessions.
  • What is my student needs to miss their entire upcoming session due to illness, quarantine, or family emergency?
    If you know in advance that your student needs to miss an entire upcoming session due to illness, quarantine, or family emergency, please contact ShoreLake Arts at arted@shorelakearts.org as soon as possible to discuss your options. ShoreLake Arts will do our best to transfer your student to another upcoming summer session if enrollment and scheduling allow, or issue you a tuition credit that can be used to attend another ShoreLake Arts program in the future.
  • COVID Health and Safety
    Masks are welcome at all ShoreLake Arts events. Since over 80% of our youth participants are students in the Shoreline School District, ShoreLake Arts follows the COVID Health and Safety guidance provided by the Shoreline School District. The following is an excerpt from the Shoreline School District Health Services webpage: Washington State last updated its COVID-19 school and child care guidance in May 2023. Shoreline Schools will follow these safety measures to reduces the spread of COVID-19. This summary explains how the updated guidance impacts your family and the community: Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home, should get tested for COVID-19, and should isolate at home for 5 days if test result is positive. Students and staff should follow the guidance in the DOH flowchart When students and staff return to school after isolating at home, they should wear a well-fitted mask from days 6 to 10. Individuals returning to school from isolation should also remain masked for sports and other extracurricular activities. There is no requirement for employees, contractors, students or volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Schools are not required to publicly post COVID case counts. Students, families, and staff will be informed when there is a suspected outbreak in a group or cohort of which they are a part. These guidelines are provided for all public and private K-12 schools and child care facilities in Washington State. Free COVID testing sites are harder to find now than in the past. Ask your school nurse if they have any free rapid tests to give out to families. Public Health - Seattle & King County has additional information about testing in the community. COVID-19 vaccinations remain the best protection for everyone against hospitalization and severe disease from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is available for children 6 months and older. Booster doses are also available for children 5 years and older. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to vaccinate your children if they are eligible, in consultation with your healthcare provider.
  • What happens if ShoreLake Arts has to cancel a session?
    In the unlikely and unfortunate event that we have to cancel a program due to low enrollment, emergencies, or other unavoidable circumstances, we will offer full refunds to all students enrolled in the cancelled programs. Students may request to transfer their enrollment to another upcoming program in lieu of a tuition refund if space and scheduling allows.
  • How can I get on the waitlist for a program that is full?
    Please click the pink "Join Waitlist" button on our website and fill in your student's name and your family's contact information. When a seat opens, parents/guardians will be invited via email to complete registration for their student in the order that they joined the waitlist. Registration must be completed within 48 business hours of being invited. Failure to complete registration within 48 business hours may result in forfeiture of your student’s seat, and the seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist.
  • What is the deadline to enroll in a session?
    Registrations are accepted up until 12 pm on the Friday before a session starts as long as there is space available. Registration is not complete until all student and parent/guardian information has been submitted, all waivers and acknowledgments have been signed, and payment has been processed. We will update our website to indicate when registration for a session is closed.
  • How can I stay in the loop about when programs and classes open for enrollment?
    Sign up to receive ShoreLake Arts e-news and you can stay in the know about all the upcoming opportunities for arts education and community events!
  • COVID-19 Waiver
    I acknowledge that infections of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, have been confirmed throughout the United States and Washington State, including cases in the City of Shoreline, the City of Lake Forest Park, and surrounding areas. I understand that in accordance with the most recent guidance and protocols issued by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Washington State Department of Health, and the Seattle/King County Department of Health for slowing the transmission of COVID-19, ShoreLake Arts has established procedures to implement the guidance and protocols and, at any time, may revise its procedures based on updated guidance and protocols and I agree to comply with, and instruct my child(ren) or ward(s) to comply with, ShoreLake Arts' procedures and any revisions to the procedures. I understand that ShoreLake Arts cannot guarantee that anyone participating in its programs will not be exposed to or infected by COVID-19; that due to the nature of ShoreLake Arts' programs, social distancing of six (6) feet per person among participants and ShoreLake Arts staff is not always possible; and that the risks of being exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including ShoreLake Arts officials, employees, or agents. Therefore, I understand the known and unknown dangers of participating in ShoreLake Arts' programs due to COVID-19 and acknowledge that any participation of myself or my child(ren) or my ward(s) may, despite ShoreLake Arts' reasonable efforts to mitigate such dangers, result in exposure to or infection by COVID-19, which could result in quarantine requirements, serious illness, disability, and/or death. I hereby agree, represent, and warrant that neither myself nor any participating child(ren) or ward(s) shall visit or participate in ShoreLake Arts' programs if they: (1) are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to, fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, or sore throat; (2) has a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19; or (3) has knowingly been in close proximity and/or physical contact with anyone who has a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19. HAVING READ THIS DOCUMENT AND BEING FULLY INFORMED OF THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF COVID-19 AND THE RISKS, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, OF BEING EXPOSED TO OR INFECTED BY COVID-19, I ASSUME ALL RISK AND SOLE RESPONSIBILITY of injury, damage, and harm to myself or my child(ren) or ward(s) which may arise from my or my child’s/children’s or my ward’s participation in ShoreLake Arts' programs. I FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SHORELAKE ARTS, its officials, employees, and agents, the Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and the Shoreline School District, and agree to waive any right of recovery that I or my heirs and successors may personally have in the future to bring a claim or lawsuit for damages against ShoreLake Arts, its officials, employees, and agents, the Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and the Shoreline Community College for any personal injury, death, or harmful consequences occurring to me or my child(ren) or ward(s) arising, directly or indirectly, out of my or my child’s/children’s or my ward’s participation in ShoreLake Arts' programs.
  • General Waiver
    I am 18 years of age or older, fully competent, and am the student or the parent or legal guardian of the student(s) being registered for ShoreLake Arts workshops or classes. I desire for myself or my child(ren) or ward(s) to participate in the workshops or classes offered by ShoreLake Arts. I understand that these programs may include activities such as dance, fitness, and other special interests, and I understand that there are special dangers and risks inherent in these activities including, but not limited to, the risk of serious physical injury, death, or other harmful consequences which may arise directly or indirectly from my or my child’s/children’s or ward’s participation in these activities. HAVING READ THIS WAIVER AND BEING FULLY INFORMED OF THESE RISKS and in consideration of my or my child(ren) or ward(s) being allowed to participate in ShoreLake Arts workshops or classes, I assume all risk of injury, damage, and harm to myself and my child(ren) or ward(s) which may arise from my or my child’s/children’s or ward’s participation in the program. I further agree to release and hold harmless ShoreLake Arts, its officials, employees, and agents, the Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and the Shoreline School District, and agree to waive any right of recovery that I or my heirs and successors may personally have in the future to bring a claim or lawsuit for damages against ShoreLake Arts, its officials, employees, and agents, the Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and the Shoreline School District for any personal injury, death, or harmful consequences occurring to me or my child(ren) or ward(s) arising out of my or my child’s/children’s or my ward’s participation in the program.
  • Is there a discount for ShoreLake Arts Members?
    Yes! Current ShoreLake Arts Members (who have an active 2024 Family-Level Membership or higher) are eligible to receive a discounts of 10% off the tuition of ShoreLake Arts Summer Education Programs. Please reach out to artsed@shorelakearts.org to request your membership discount code. We will verify your membership status and get back to you asap. Interested in membership with ShoreLake Arts? Go to the Membership page to see your options. If you have any questions, please email ShoreLake Arts at info@shorelakearts.org.
  • Does ShoreLake Arts offer a sibling discount?
    Yes! ShoreLake Arts offers a Sibling Discount of 10% off when you enroll siblings in our program. This discount option will appear as an option on our checkout page when you purchase a session for more than one child in your immediate family and/or household.

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