School year lesson schedule
Mill Studio Arts
2023-24 school year calendar & policies
New 8-9 week quarters
Quarter 1: Sept. 5th-Nov. 4th
No lessons on:
Labor Day, Sept. 4th
Indigenous Peoples Day, Oct. 9th
Halloween, Oct. 31st
Q1 Art Show will be on Saturday, Nov. 4th 4:00-5:30 All students and families are invited!
Quarter 2: Nov. 6th-Jan. 20th
No lessons on:
Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22-25
Christmas/New Years break, Dec.23-Jan.1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15th
Q2 Art Show will be on Saturday, Jan. 20th 4:00-5:30
Quarter 3: Jan. 22nd-March 30th
No lessons on:
February break, Feb. 19-24th
Q3 Art Show will be on Saturday, March 30th 4:00-5:30
Quarter 4: April 1st-June 1st
No lessons on:
April break, April 15-20th
Memorial Day, May 27th
Q4 Art Show, Saturday June 1st 4:00-5:30
Adult Workshops and special events!
We will have lots of fun adult workshops and special seasonal events at the studio throughout the year. We are always working with neighboring creatives and businesses to collaborate and post these events as soon as the details are worked out. To stay in the know follow on IG/Facebook and add yourself to our email list. We will get the word out through these channels as soon as registration opens.
The studio will post all snow day cancellations on social media and share by email as early as we can call it. We follow the Saco and Biddeford school district cancellations. All cancelled lessons for the 2023-24 school year program will be made up the weeks of June 3rd-15th. No refunds are given for snow days.
Booking after start date:
Pro-rated registration fees can be calculated any time during a quarter. There is not an option to pick and choose dates to attend. Once a student is registered it is understood that they will be on the attendance for the remainder of the 8-9 week quarter and be able to participate in the end of quarter art show.
Bundles and discounts for multiple lessons:
Under Plans & Pricing on the MSA website you will find multi lesson bundles. These plans can be purchased for a single child taking two or more lessons per week OR siblings. Simply specify which lessons you would like in the comment box at check out. Bundles are subscription based and will renew automatically every quarter. Students are welcome to switch lesson choices for new quarters, simply email and notify Amy of any changes you would like to make. You are also able to cancel a bundle at any time, but will not receive a refund for any dates passed prior to cancellation request.
Make up policy for missed lessons:
Refunds are not given for missed lessons. If your child misses an Art 4 Everyone or Little Art Explorers lesson AND there is a session with openings during the same week missed, your child may attend that lesson later in the week. Students are not allowed to jump into another lesson to make up for a missed class. Partial payments are not accepted for weeks where students cannot attend all lessons. All quarters must be paid in full. Payment reserves your child’s spot.
Emergency Studio Cancellations:
In the rare event that the studio needs to cancel a lesson due to staff illness or emergency an email/phone call will be made to notify you and a make up lesson will be scheduled.
You may cancel a lesson for a full refund minus a $10 processing fee up to 72 hours of the first scheduled lesson. After this 72 hour window all refunds will be 50% as they held a spot that could have otherwise been booked for full attendance.
Mill Studio Arts reserves the right to terminate enrollment of a participating student at any point if a child is exhibiting:
-a safety concern to self or others
-inhibits the ability for self or others to appropriately attend and participate in lesson
-uses inappropriate or disrespectful language
We love to share all of the fun and happy faces at the studio through the MSA instagram and Facebook page, but we will only do so with your consent. If you are new to the studio. Please pick up and fill out our photo waiver. We will gladly follow your request.
THANK YOU for choosing Mill Studio Arts for creative enrichment for your child! We absolutely love what we do here at the studio and believe that the arts and sciences have the potential to make the world a more beautiful, compassionate, healthier place for everyone. We strive to instill a sense of self awareness and confidence in each of our makers through carefully thought out and articulated programming. Our incredibly talented staff has over 50 years of professional education experience working with students pre-K through high school and adults. Our teachers love to learn as much as they love to teach and this passion is tangible when you watch any of our lessons in action. We are here to share our love of art and science and learning with children because creativity comes so naturally through them. This studio is our shared space and we couldn’t do any of this without you!