Details For Parents
Prices are provided with class descriptions. You’ll notice that the prices for Watermark members are less than non-member prices. Having a current membership, or purchasing a membership at the time of registration, qualifies for the member discount, which is valid for all class registrations 12 months from date of purchase. All tuition fees must be paid in full when you register. Class space will not be reserved without full payment.
Scholarships based on financial need are available for campers. Funds are limited, so please apply at least 14 days prior to the class start date. Contact Jill Oakes for information, (701) 989-9918, or download an application form. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Campers who withdraw 30 or more days prior to the class start date will receive a 100% refund.
• Campers who withdraw 15 to 29 days prior to the class start date will receive a 50% refund.
• No refunds will be issued 0 to 14 days prior to the class start date.
• No refunds will be issued after the start of the class due to illness.
• In the event the Watermark must cancel a session due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be issued.
If a session is cancelled, Watermark will notify parents five business days before the class is scheduled to start. The Watermark reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet the enrollment minimum of six or more campers.
All classes take a 15-minute supervised snack break halfway through class. You will need to pack a snack for your child.
Food allergies: Please notify us at least two weeks in advance if your child has special dietary issues that may affect or require the cooperation of the other campers. Watermark Art Center will do its best to accommodate children with allergies. As a public venue, we cannot guarantee a peanut-free facility, yet steps to control the camp program environment will be taken as needed.
Mark Makers Art Camp classes use high-quality arts materials for all projects. As some pigments and materials may stain, please dress your children in appropriate clothing. The Watermark is not responsible for clothing that is damaged in art classes. Children will play games outdoors during snack breaks, weather permitting. Please dress your children in appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor play (no flip flops, please).
Caregivers should accompany children to and pickup from their classrooms for check in/check out. Please do not drop your child off more than 5 minutes before class time. At the end of class, please pickup your child promptly. We do not have extra staff available for child- care. A $10 per 15-minute late fee per child will be charged to parents when campers are not picked up on time after their Mark Makers camp end time. Late fees are due at pickup. Cash, check or credit card is accepted.
Even though campers are proud of their completed artwork, some ceramic and glass projects need firing and can’t be taken home until later. The instructor will provide specific pickup information. Please pick up child's projects on time, typically three weeks after class end. We strongly recommend that you bring your child with you to help identify their project. All unclaimed items will be recycled after September 1st.
All Mark Makers projects are carefully developed to be age appropriate according to the stages of artistic development. In order to ensure a positive and successful camp experience for everyone, there are no exceptions on placement. The grade groups as defined are firm. Children must be attending the age range, as indicated in the camp description.
Watermark Mark Makers art camps are taught by working artists, most with master’s degrees, all with quality teaching experience. Please find bios in the instructor bio section below.
Watermark will follow the current required CDC protocol for educational settings at the time of the camps. Please keep in mind that requirements may change at any time.
SMALLER CLASSES. While we continue to social distance, we will be placing a cap of 10 students per camp, plus one teacher and one to two assistants.
PERSONALIZED SPACE AND MATERIALS. During this time, students will have their own set seats during camps with the appropriate distance between seats. Watermark will take extra care in cleaning and sanitizing the studio and materials between camps. Campers will be expected to follow spacing requirements and use hand sanitizer upon entry.
SCREENINGS AND MASKS. Watermark Mark Makers instructors and assistants will be fully vaccinated. Masks may be required for campers depending on CDC guidelines. Campers will be expected to stay home and to notify Watermark if experiencing COVID symptoms.
In addition to being Watermark’s Art Education Program Director, instructor Jill Oakes has taught art for more than 20 years, and is also an exhibiting artist. Her experience includes the Rochester Art Center, Crossings in Zumbrota, St. Cloud Public Schools, Theo Art School in Bismarck, Bismarck Public Schools and Bemidji Public Schools.
Jill will also have two artist assistants during the camps.
Special thanks to our camp sponsor, First National Bank Bemidji