Art classes, camps and events at Meri Cherry Art Studio are so much fun! We want to make sure everyone at who participates at Meri Cherry has the best experience possible and to do that, we want to make sure you're aware of our expectations and protocol.

Please read the policies pertaining to your Meri Cherry booking carefully, and feel free to reach out to info@mericherry.com with any questions.

 GENERAL
STUDIO CAMP
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PARTIES & EVENTS
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GENERAL MERI CHERRY POLICIES

BY ENROLLING INTO A CLASS, CAMP OR EVENT WITH MERI CHERRY, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

KINDNESS & RESPECT

Our goal is to foster a positive learning environment filled with creativity and camaraderie for both our students and parents. You and your child agree to treat all participants of Meri Cherry’s art programs with kindness and respect.

SOMETIMES WE GET MESSY

We love to have fun and get messy! You will make sure your child is properly dressed for Meri Cherry – this means wearing shoes and either a smock or clothing that is ok to get dirty.

WE RESPECT OUR MATERIALS

As a process-based art studio, we use a wide range of materials in our art projects including, but not limited to: paint, glue, pastel, chalk, fiber, wax, glue guns, hammers, and other sharp objects. While we do our best to monitor every child’s use of these materials, accidents may occur from time to time due to the inherent risk in using these materialsYou understand that these materials are not meant for consumption and will instruct your child not to consume any materials and to always conduct themselves in a safe manner.

SAFETY FIRST

The safety of your child and other children is our top priority. You acknowledge that your child has no physical, emotional, or social conditions that make it dangerous or unwise for your child to safely participate in our art programs. Running in the art studio is dangerous for both your child and others around them so your child agrees not to run when participating in Meri Cherry’s art programs.

PERMISSION TO SHARE

We love promoting process-based art and sharing it with others. We may take photographs, video and/or audio (the “Media”) during our art classes to post on our social media. We are the sole owner of any Media and may use the Media in any way, in our sole discretion. You grant us permission to use your child’s image without any restriction and waive your right to inspect or approve the Media.

PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE

You give your permission for your child to participate in Meri Cherry Art Studio's programs. You release and hold Meri Cherry Art Studio harmless from any and all liability that may arise in connection with the studio's art programs.

STAY UPDATED

By providing my email address, I agree to be added onto Meri Cherry’s newsletter list.

These Terms & Conditions are governed by the laws of California.

I have thoroughly read, fully understand and agree to be bound by the terms of these Terms & Conditions. These Terms & Conditions will govern my child’s current and future participation in Meri Cherry’s art programs.

STUDIO CAMP POLICIES

BY ENROLLING YOUR CHILD IN CAMP WITH MERI CHERRY, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

COVID-19 POLICIES

MASKS

With ever-changing safety standards regarding COVID-19, we will be implementing the most up to date safety protocols, and will update those enrolled as changes occur.

CAPACITY

20 campers, and 3 counselors. All counselors will be masked and fully vaccinated.

DROP-OFF & PICKUP

Check-in, drop-off and pickup will be by the front door.


GENERAL CAMP POLICIES

CAMP ENROLLMENT IS NONTRANSFERABLE

Camp spots may not be given or transferred to another child, including siblings

NO EARLY DROP-OFF OR LATE PICKUP

Camp hours are 10am-2pm. We do not offer before or aftercare. Any late pickups after 2pm are subject to late fees.

CAMPERS MUST BE 4+ YEARS OLD

Campers must have turned 4 by June 1st, 2022. No exceptions.

MERI CHERRY ART STUDIO IS NUT FREE

When packing your child's snack and lunch, please NO peanuts, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts (Nutella), cashews, pistachios, brazil nuts or nuts of any kind. This includes nut butters and nut milks.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Full payment is due at the time of enrollment, which includes a nonrefundable deposit for your camp. Nonrefundable deposits for 1-day camps are $50 and 4-day camps are $100. All cancellations made more than 30 days prior to camp start date are eligible to receive a full refund, minus the deposit. Cancellations made within 14 days of the camp's start date are nonrefundable.

MOBILE CAMP POLICIES

BY PARTICIPATING IN MOBILE CAMP WITH MERI CHERRY, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

COVID-19 POLICIES

MASKS

With ever-changing safety standards regarding COVID-19, we will be implementing the most up to date safety protocols, and will update those enrolled as changes occur.

CAPACITY

6-8 campers, and 2 counselors. All counselors will be masked and fully vaccinated.

DROP-OFF & PICKUP

Check-in, drop-off and pickup will be at the address of the host's home.


GENERAL CAMP POLICIES

CAMP ENROLLMENT IS NONTRANSFERABLE

Camp spots may not be given or transferred to another child, including siblings

DROP-OFF ONLY

Camp hours are 9am-12pm. No parents or adults other than Meri Cherry counselors in the camp area. Campers only.


CAMPERS MUST BE 4+ YEARS OLD

Campers must have turned 4 by June 1st, 2022. No exceptions.


CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the camp start date may receive a refund minus the $250 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made within 14 days of the camp start date are NONREFUNDABLE.

PATIO CLASS POLICIES

BY ENROLLING INTO A PATIO CLASS AT MERI CHERRY, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

TODDLER PLAYGROUP

AGE

Toddler Art Playgroup is for toddlers walking to 3 years old

MASKS

As of 3/21/22 
*In compliance with the CDC, masking is now optional at Meri Cherry for all (including students and their families, and staff). If you prefer to wear a mask, please continue to do so.

EXPERIENCE CLASS WITH YOUR CHILD

Though we encourage toddlers to explore and investigate during Toddler Art Playgroup, please stay with your child during class to support them in their experience.


ART CLASS

LITTLE MAKERS, DRAWING & PAINTING, TWEEN NIGHT

MASKS

As of 3/21/22 
*In compliance with the CDC, masking is now optional at Meri Cherry for all (including students and their families, and staff). If you prefer to wear a mask, please continue to do so.

WE ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE

We love our artists to feel confident creating independently, so all art classes in the Patio are drop off only.

ART SHOW

Please return 5 minutes before the end of class for Art Show. Everyone must be masked for Art Show, regardless of vaccination status.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Full session payment is due at the time of enrollment. Because of the limited capacity and high demand of Meri Cherry Art Classes, we do not offer makeups or refunds for missed classes, even if you know you will miss ahead of time. If you have an extenuating circumstance, each cancellation will be handled on a case by case basis.

STUDIO CLASS POLICIES

BY ENROLLING INTO A STUDIO CLASS WITH MERI CHERRY, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

TODDLER PLAYGROUP

AGE

Toddler Art Playgroup is for toddlers walking to 3 years old

MASKS

As of 3/21/22 
*In compliance with the CDC, masking is now optional at Meri Cherry for all (including students and their families, and staff). If you prefer to wear a mask, please continue to do so.

EXPERIENCE CLASS WITH YOUR CHILD

Though we encourage toddlers to explore and investigate during Toddler Art Playgroup, please stay with your child during class to support them in their experience.


ART CLASS

LITTLE MAKERS, DRAWING & PAINTING, TWEEN NIGHT

MASKS

As of 3/21/22 
*In compliance with the CDC, masking is now optional at Meri Cherry for all (including students and their families, and staff). If you prefer to wear a mask, please continue to do so.

WE ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE

We love our artists to feel confident creating independently, so all art classes in the studio are drop off. We will have a space for you to hang out during class in the front of the studio, or feel free to grab a coffee or check out the Meri Cherry Shop on the corner until Art Show.

ART SHOW

Please return 5 minutes before the end of class for Art Show. All adults in the class area must wear a mask until further notice.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Full session payment is due at the time of enrollment. Because of the limited capacity and high demand of Meri Cherry Art Classes, we do not offer makeups or refunds for missed classes, even if you know you will miss ahead of time. If you have an extenuating circumstance, we will handle each cancellation on a case by case basis.

PARTY POLICIES

BY BOOKING A PARTY WITH MERI CHERRY, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

GENERAL

MERI CHERRY EXPECTATIONS

For every party to be as special and successful as possible, we need everyone on the same page. Please read our GENERAL POLICIES as a guide for you and your guests.

FINAL PAYMENT

Final payment is due two weeks prior to party. We will use your card information on file (provided on your Party Contract & Credit Card Authorization Form) for final payment.

ARRIVAL TIME

Host family may arrive 20 minutes prior to party start time. Host will be charged $250 per 15 minutes of unauthorized early arrival time.

DEPARTURE TIME

All guests are expected to depart when your party time ends. Host family is allotted 15-20 minutes to gather belongings and head out. Host will be charged $250 per 15 minutes of unauthorized late departure time.

ADDITIONAL DECOR

If you choose to bring any decor, please keep in mind: all items must be pre-assembled (ie: banners pre-strung, centerpieces assembled, florals made etc). We do not allow piñatas, balloon air walkers, confetti or wall decor. Balloon garlands are not allowed unless you have purchased a package with our design vendor, A Pop Of Party.

  • If you want to add an extra "pop" to your celebration, our exclusive partnership with A Pop of Party can make your party design dreams come to life!

  • A Pop of Party's package includes balloons, themed tablescapes and other decor accents. Submit an inquiry form to A Pop of Party to learn more and get started!

No outside vendors or entertainment are permitted, with the exception of photography and our design team, A Pop of Party.

OUTSIDE FOOD

You are welcome to bring any any additional food you'd like! All outside food must follow the guidelines below:

✅ Nut-free

✅ Pre-plated and ready to set out and serve (we do not provide bowls, trays, serving utensils or any specialty paper goods or beverages)

🚫 No hot food (no burners, hot plates or warmers. Best options are sandwiches, crudites, fruit platters, cheese boards etc)

🚫 Alcohol and hot beverages are strictly prohibited

🚫 No outside vendors/caterers are permitted

GRATUITY

Our Party Pros are fantastic, and work so hard to make your party a success! A 20% gratuity is added to all parties for our Party Pros.

NO PETS

DROP OFF

If you want kids to be dropped off at the party rather than their grown-ups staying with them, kids must be 7+ years old

INVITATION INFO

  • Please let your guests know the start AND end time of your party on your invitation, and to please bring a mask with them
  • If you'd like to include a map of our location for your guests, please find that below:

PATIO PARTIES

LOCATION

The Patio is located behind our Studio, so they share an address:  17060 Ventura Blvd, Encino CA, 91316. The Patio is accessible from the alley off of Oak Park Ave. Please reference the map above, and include the image on your invites for your guests.

MASKS

As of 3/21/22 
*In compliance with the CDC, masking is now optional at Meri Cherry for all (including students and their families, and staff). If you prefer to wear a mask, please continue to do so.

MAX CAPACITY

Patio party package includes up to 12 kids. Maximum capacity is 12 kids and 14 adults.

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER...

... your party location will be moved to inside our studio. No reschedules! You will be notified of your location switch the Friday before your party, at which point it cannot be changed. We will err on the side of caution if there is any chance of bad weather. Even if on your party day the weather turns out to be pleasant, your party will remain indoors after the Friday switch.

PARTY TIMELINE

GREETING TIME

WELCOME AREA

  • Welcome your guests! We'll get everyone signed in, gather any gifts, and get kids started on Birthday Cards and chalk decorating while we wait for friends to arrive

CRAFT TIME

MC PATIO

  • Party Pros guide everyone inside the Patio where the magic happens! Kids will gather around a central table to dive into their signature Meri Cherry art project

PIZZA & CAKE TIME

MC PATIO

  • Included pizza and water bottles for the kids, and any other food or beverage you bring (see "outside food" for options)
  • Sing Happy Birthday, and any party desserts you may have provided!

GOODBYE TIME

PARTY STATION

  • We'll hand out goodie bags containing premium party favors and art projects as we say our farewells

SHOP PARTIES

LOCATION

Meri Cherry Shop is located a few doors down from the studio on the corner of Ventura Blvd and Oak Park Ave:  17034 Ventura Blvd, Encino CA, 91316. Please reference the map above, and feel free to include the image on your invites for your guests.

MASKS

As of 3/21/22 
*In compliance with the CDC, masking is now optional at Meri Cherry for all (including students and their families, and staff). If you prefer to wear a mask, please continue to do so.

MAX CAPACITY

Shop party package includes up to 16 kids. Maximum capacity is 16 kids and 18 adults.

PARTY TIMELINE

GREETING TIME

WELCOME AREA

  • Welcome your guests! We'll get everyone signed in, gather any gifts, and get kids started on Birthday Cards while we wait for friends to arrive
  • *Ask about our craft upgrade options to level up Welcome Time

CRAFT TIME

TINKER BAR

  • Party Pros guide everyone to the Tinker Bar where the magic happens! We'll provide a few prompts to get the kids started, and then the sky's the limit for their creations.

PIZZA & CAKE TIME

DINING TABLES

  • Included pizza and mini water bottles for the kids, and any other food or beverage you bring (see "outside food" for options)
  • Sing Happy Birthday, and any party desserts you may have provided!

GOODBYE TIME

PARTY STATION

  • We'll hand out goodie bags containing premium party favors and art projects as we say our farewells

STUDIO PARTIES

LOCATION

Meri Cherry Art is located in Encino on Ventura Blvd: 17060 Ventura Blvd, Encino CA, 91316. Please reference the map above, and include the image on your invites for your guests.

MASKS

As of 3/21/22 
*In compliance with the CDC, masking is now optional at Meri Cherry for all (including students and their families, and staff). If you prefer to wear a mask, please continue to do so.

MAX CAPACITY

Studio party package includes up to 20 kids. Maximum capacity is 20 kids and 24 adults.

PARTY TIMELINE

GREETING TIME

WELCOME AREA

  • Welcome your guests! We'll get everyone signed in, gather any gifts, and get kids started on Birthday Cards and chalk decorating while we wait for friends to arrive

CRAFT TIME

MAIN CRAFT TABLE

  • Party Pros guide kids to the main craft table where the magic happens! Kids gather around and dive into their signature Meri Cherry art project

PIZZA & CAKE TIME

DINING TABLES

  • Included pizza and mini water bottles for the kids, and any other food or beverage you bring (see "outside food" for options)
  • Sing Happy Birthday, and any party desserts you may have provided!

GOODBYE TIME

PARTY STATION

  • We'll hand out goodie bags containing premium party favors and art projects as we say our farewells