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Youth Programs | Terms & Policies
Gage Summer Kids & Teen Workshops and the Portfolio Intensive are held at Gage Academy of Art, St. Nicholas Building, 1501 Tenth Avenue East, Seattle WA 98102. This facility is a historic building and does not have an elevator. Please contact staff regarding ADA accommodations.

Program Manager
Please contact Allyce Wood, Youth Program Manager, with questions by email or phone at 206.323.4243, x17.

Full payment by check or credit card is required to secure your childís place in Kids & Teen Workshops. A complete application and a $25 application fee is needed to request your teenís place in the Teen Intensive. Payment plans are available for the Teen Intensive; for details, please contact Allyce Wood, Youth Programs Manager.

Kids & Teen Workshop Cancellation
Kids & Teen Workshop cancellations must be received at least five business days before workshop start date (i.e., no later than 4:30pm the Monday before start date) to receive a refund, minus a $35 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after that time will not be refunded, but transfers are welcome into alternate Summer Kids & Teen Workshops. All transfers of Kids & Teen Workshop enrollment are based on availability, are not transferable to another student, may not be used for other youth classes and incur a $35 change fee. To cancel or transfer your childís enrollment, please contact the Gage Registrar at 206.323.4243, x10.

Portfolio Intensive Cancellation
Portfolio Intensive 2014 cancellations must be received before June 9, 2014, to receive a refund, minus a $375 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations received after June 9, 2014, receive a tuition credit minus a $375 nonrefundable deposit applicable only toward transfers into Summer 2014 Teen Workshops (four workshops maximum). Transfers are based on workshop availability. Cancellations received after June 27, 2014, are ineligible for refund, credit or transfer. To cancel or transfer your studentís Teen Intensive enrollment, please contact the Gage Registrar at 206.323.4243, x10.

Creative Care Cancellation
*No refund if cancellation request is the day of scheduled Creative Care or later.
*If cancellation request is one week before to day of scheduled Creative Care: 50% tuition refund and $15 cancellation fee.
*If cancellation request is two weeks before scheduled Creative Care to one week before scheduled Creative Care: 75% and $15 cancellation fee.
*If cancellation request is any time before two weeks before scheduled Creative Care: full refund and $15 cancellation fee.

Family discounts
Families with more than one child or teen attending Kids & Teen Workshops or the Teen Intensive are eligible for a 10% discount for each additional younger sibling. To receive the discount you must register over the phone.

Gage offers scholarships based on financial need. Download the scholarship application and mail, fax or email to Allyce Wood. Please include the front page of your most recent federal tax return.

Workshop size
In order to provide ample individual attention, enrollment for Kids & Teen Workshops is limited to 16 students per session. The Portfolio Intensive is limited to 16 students total.

Dress code
Artmaking is messy; please dress accordingly. General summer attire is recommended, but no flip flops, tube tops, short-shorts/skirts or bathing suits. Kids must wear closed-toe shoes and shorts/pants (for ease of movement). Please no shoes with wheels!

General rules
If your child or teen displays aggressive or disruptive behavior during the studio program or leaves campus without a note, Gage will ask you to remove your child from the program for the rest of the day. Upon guardian discussion, Gage staff will determine if your child may return. There is no refund for any student removed from Gage programs due to behavioral problems. There is no smoking allowed in the building or on the property. Additionally, Gage is an alcohol and drug-free place for kids and teens. Staff will ask students who break these rules to leave the program for the remainder of the week.

All students should bring a sack lunch, beverages and two snacks for the day. Your child or teen will be supervised during lunch and will be encouraged to go outdoors, weather permitting. There is also a vending machine with healthy snacks for purchase.

& sign-out
Guardians should promptly drop off and pick up students. Unless you wish your 6- to 11-year old to attend Creative Care (see below), please do not drop off more than 15 minutes before workshops begin at 9:30am.
For Kids: Guardians must sign their child in & out of the program every day. PLEASE NOTE: If you drop off your child before 9:15am or pick up after 3:45pm, Gage will bill you for Creative Care services. Fees are based on usage. Gage is not responsible for children dropped off at Gage outside of actual program hours.
Teens: Teens sign themselves in & out of the program on a daily basis. Teens may not leave the property during program breaks (i.e. for lunch) without a note from a guardian.

Creative care
Gage offers Creative Care before and after our summer Kids Workshops. You will be billed at the end of each workshop. Parents who drop off before 8:00am or pick up after 5:00pm will be charged an additional $1 per minute. Please Note: There is no Creative Care (supervised care) on Friday afternoons or for our Teen Workshops.  
Need-based scholarships are available. Download the form and return to Allyce Wood.
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