Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve listed the most commonly asked questions here, but if you can’t find what you are looking for, please email us with your question and we’ll get back to you with an answer!

General Questions

Davis Studio is located at 916 Shelburne Road in South Burlington, VT.

We have an on-site parking lot with ample space.

Please remember to wear (or bring) clothes that could get permanently stained with paint.

Youth attending any of our programs should wear good walking shoes/boots and have appropriate gear for the weather conditions as we spend time outside regularly.

If you are taking one of our fused glass classes, please do NOT wear sandals or open-toed shoes.

It is very important that you make us aware of any allergy that a student may have. Include this information on your emergency form.  If your child has a life-threatening food allergy you must provide an Epi-pen and alert the instructor when you drop off your child. Your child will not be allowed to stay at the studio without their Epi-pen.

We are a peanut free and tree nut free facility so all students must refrain from bringing peanuts/tree nuts or products made with peanuts/tree nuts into the Studio. 

Though rare, snow days do occur at Davis Studio. Please view details below. 

Davis Community School (Pre-K through 5th grade) follows the South Burlington School District schedule for Snow Days. 

Youth Programming (Explorers, Creative Path and Destinations) In-person classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Students will be offered an online option that day. Instructors will call and e-mail parents with further information. 

Adult Programming will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather via phone and email prior to the start time of the course. We do not offer make up classes, but our instructors are prepared to offer remote learning opportunities as they see fit.  Please contact your instructor directly with any weather related questions.

Davis Studio Office For the safety of our administrative staff, if the South Burlington School District is closed for the day, the main office will be closed. Thank you for understanding. E-mail will be monitored throughout the day info@davisstudiovt.com 

Effective Fall 2020, we no longer host private events and birthday parties. We suggest visiting findandgoseek.net for alternatives.  

Payment, Registration & Cancellation Questions

Please be respectful to other students and staff by staying home from class when you are ill. Please be aware that we are unable to issue refunds for partial classes.

If you have a credit with us, please call or email us so we can verify the credit amount. We will give you instructions on exactly how to register for a class or camp, using your credit, at that time.

Class or camp fees are non-refundable. However, fees may be transferred in full to a future class or camp if a written request (e-mail) is received 14 days prior to the start of the class or camp from which you are withdrawing. If we have fewer than 14 days’ notice the credit will be minus 25% the cost of your class or camp. Cancellations within 48 hours of a class, camp or workshop are non-refundable/non-transferable.  We often turn away students and a last minute cancellation prevents us from filling the spot. Please be advised that multiple transfers may incur additional fees. 

Tuition based youth art programs with an automatic bank withdrawal (ACH) set up require 45 days’ notice of cancellation in writing because we have made a yearly commitment to our teachers and changes in enrollment put their jobs at risk. If you need to withdraw your student,  please email the office at info@davisstudiovt.com with your request. 

You may absolutely pay by check! Please note, however, that our classes fill up quickly, and your spot will not be reserved until we have received your check, completed registration form, and emergency form. When you reserve your spot(s) and pay on our website, you will receive an immediate confirmation of your place in the class. When paying by check, it is possible that the class you want to take, will fill up before we receive your payment.

If you are sending us a check, please be sure to send us the following completed forms with your check:

If we receive your payment without these forms, we are unable to hold your space in the class(es). Thanks for understanding!

Summer Camp Questions

If the class you are taking requires an art kit please bring that to the studio each week.

We recommend that you bring a water bottle and pack a snack or lunch depending on the duration of your class. Please be aware that Davis Studio is a peanut and nut-free facility.

Please provide appropriate clothing for art making along with weather appropriate outer-gear.  Send your child with a packed lunch, a snack & a drink. Include an ice pack if needed. **Do not bring any peanuts, peanut butter or peanut products into the studio as we have students and staff with severe, life-threatening allergies who frequently attend the studio.**

If your child has an allergy that requires an Epi-pen, (s)he cannot attend camp without it. The Epi-pen will need to be given to the instructor on the first day or upon arrival each morning.

Yes, we do! We provide aftercare for your children in our summer camps from 2:30 – 5:30 pm at a cost of $80 for M/Tu/W/Th. We do not have aftercare available on Fridays.

You may call Davis Studio (802) 425-2700, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you do not speak to a live person, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. You may also e-mail us at info@davisstudiovt.com. E-mail is often the quickest and most efficient way to get in touch with us.

We want to set all of our students up for success at Davis Studio. If your child has a 1:1 in their school we would like to check in with you before class/camp begins. Please contact us at info@davisstudiovt.com. Our excellent instructors are adept at adjusting lesson plans to accommodate a student’s needs and learning style. However, if your student needs a higher level of individualized support we may ask you to provide a 1:1 for their time here. These decisions require an individualized discussion which should take place prior to registering for class/camp.

Other Questions

Davis Studio welcomes adults and teens to volunteer in our studio for different programs & activities. Please fill out our Volunteer Application Form and we’ll be in touch when & if we need volunteers!

The medium of fused glass involves working with a variety of glass hand tools and electric power tools.The studio is located on two floors. Students should be comfortable standing or sitting for periods of time.  The use of hand and power tools to cut and grind glass requires moderate hand strength and a firm hand for gripping, squeezing, and manipulating glass. If you are concerned about your ability to participate safely and comfortably in the class, please contact Micaela Wallace to discuss before registering. Micaela’s email is mwallace@davisstudiovt.com