The Mermaid Art Studio   |   891B West Beech Street, Long Beach, NY 11561   |   516-225-4096   |   Instruction & Creativity For All

The Mermaid Art Studio
891B West Beech Street
Long Beach, NY 11561

Studio Policies

Class size is limited and enrollment is ongoing until a class is full. You can register online, by mail or by calling the studio and speaking with us directly. When you register online, you can see how many spots are available. Payment is due at time of registration. We accept cash, checks, credit cards and PayPal in person; checks via mail, and online we accept credit cards and PayPal. Returned checks will be charged an additional $35 fee.

You will receive an email confirmation of your registration.

Cancellation, Absence and Make Ups
If we need to cancel and class due to illness, weather or emergency, you will be notified as soon as possible and your account will be credited for the class missed.

Snow cancellations: If Long Beach schools are closed, so are we.

If there are less than 4 students signed up for a class, we reserve the right to cancel that class.

If YOU need to cancel a class:

  • With 1 week notice, registration can be transferred to another class
  • Less than 1 week notice results in loss of payment
  • Due to illness or emergency, please talk to us; class can be made up as space/schedules permits

Pick up/Drop off
Please do your best to be on time for class. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that students arrive on time and that someone is available to pick up the student on time. If your student is allowed to ride his/her bike home from class unsupervised, please let us know.

Bike parking
We are waiting on approval from the City for a sidewalk bike rack. In the meantime, if you ride here please lock your bike outside, being mindful of the sidewalk and courteous to our neighbors.

What to wear
Expect to get messy! Please wear clothes that can get dirty or bring a smock.

Sign in
Please sign in before each class.

Outdoor seating/smoking
Smoking is not allowed in the studio. If you must smoke outside, please dispose of your butts responsibly; our waterways thank you.

Orphaned artwork
Any finished artwork left here for more than 60 days may be recycled, repurposed or reused!

Student behavior
We are here to make art and have fun. We expect all students to be considerate of our space, materials, our fellow artists and clean up after themselves. In order to keep unwanted critters away, food is not allowed in the studio.

The following behavior will not be tolerated:

  • Physical roughness, inappropriate touching or violence
  • Spitting and littering
  • Inappropriate and crude language
  • Disrespect to teachers and other students

In the event a student engages in the above behavior, they will be asked to stop. If the behavior continues, the student’s parent will be called to pick up their child and no refunds will be given.

After School sessions for kids 6-9 and 10-14 are 2 hours long and $40 each. Discounts are available for 4, 8, 12 and 16 class packs:

Save Some Money!

  • 4 classes, pay $140. $35/class; save $20.
  • 8 classes, pay $240. $30/class, save $80
  • 12 classes, pay $330. $27.50/class, save $150
  • 16 classes, pay $400. $25/class, save $200

Class packs can be shared between siblings. Class packs must be bought at one time.

Emergency Policy
In the event of an emergency or other situation requiring first aid or medical treatment for your child, we will make every effort to contact you or any other person you designate to make health care decisions.  In the event we are unable to contact you, or if emergency circumstances require, we require the following Medical Care Authorization to be in effect and on file at all times that your child is participating in our program.

Please download and fill out the emergency release form for your child.

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