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June 6th, 2020 Newsletter

 

Dear Friends, 

 

Kingston Ceramics Studio is 3 years old! My biggest thanks to ALL OF YOU who are part of the studio in any way, big or small,… first, for making the studio possible, and as if that weren’t enough, for making it wonderful. These last few months have repeatedly reminded me of how lucky I am to be part of this caring and creative community, and I am full of gratitude to each of you for being part of that. 

 

We’ve worked on a number of improvements to our physical space, our website and registration process, and our programming during this hiatus. Please see the list below for a quick summary and follow the links for more details. 

 

New Class Information:

*No more class passes or expiration dates

*New class maximum 6 students

*$35/class: pay as you go or reserve multiple classes at once

*Earn a free class after every 4th class taken

*Class cancellations due to illness permitted up until class begins

*Class registrations permitted up until class begins

*New classes for all levels of adult students:

*New class time for adults on Sundays is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Thanks to everyone who provided a testimonial about your instructors for the website update. I knew our instructors were fabulous people and artists, but you really have a way of explaining what wonderful teachers they areThanks for the love!

 

New Open Studio Information:

*Open Studio reservations ensure you’ll have a workspace

*We’re now open Mondays to provide more studio access

*We have more workspaces, a new standing wheel, and a new glaze room

*We have additional shelving; members can rent a second personal shelf for $50

*We rearranged workspaces to allow more distance between people

*We added three additional ceiling fans, for a total of 5, to improve air circulation in all areas

 

If you want to help the studio at this time, or you just want to celebrate our 3rd year with us, please do whichever of the following you like:

*Buy gift certificates

*Leave reviews for us on Facebook, Google, Trip Advisor or Yelp

*Share this email widely with everyone local

We don’t know exactly what date we will be open. It may be soon, but it will likely be longer than we’re hoping. At this point, we believe our reopening will happen in the following stages: members will return first, followed by adult students shortly after. Young students and Kingston Clay Day will begin when in-person school starts. The final stage of reopening will include resuming our workshops and other public events such as Art Walk. We are excited for the day when all of our programs can run again safely!

*See our full safety plan for reopening here

 

As we have more information, we will be emailing and posting it for you. Thanks for staying engaged, and for your continued support at this time. It means so much.

 

Gratefully, Lex

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