Program Update

Updated on March 26, 2020

Dear Visual Arts Brampton Community Members:

Your continued health and well being is our top priority. Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, all in-studio programs are currently suspended until further notice. We continue to follow all recommendations made by the local, provincial and federal health authorities.

Our weekly art classes for children have moved online during the studio closure. We are fully committed to providing our students with continued learning, development and interaction with their instructor through resources online. Parents who have not received information on how to access these resources should contact us.

We continue to monitor the situation and will provide any updates as they become available.

To reiterate, the safety, health and well-being of our community remains our top priority. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate these challenging and unusual times together.

Warm regards,

Visual Arts Brampton

Board of Directors 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens if I am currently enrolled in an ongoing program?

A: We will be contacting participants in each individual program with further information. Programs may be rescheduled or delivered by alternate methods where possible, such as online materials and video.

 

Q: My child is enrolled in one of the weekly art classes. How can I continue their learning?

A: We are fully committed to providing our students with continued learning, development and interaction with their instructor through resources online. Parents who have not received information on how to access these resources should contact us.

 

Q: I have registered in a program that starts during the suspension, what will happen?

A: We will be contacting participants with a revised workshop schedule or any further information.

 

Q: I am booked for an upcoming exhibit in Artway Gallery. Is my exhibit still happening?

A: Our gallery coordinator will contact artists who have upcoming exhibits to provide a revised schedule.

 

Q: When will the studio re-open?

A: Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, we do not have a date of when in-studio programs will resume. We continue to follow all recommendations made by the local, provincial and federal health authorities and will re-open when it is safe to do so.

 

Q: When the studio re-opens, what procedures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

A: We have implemented a strict hand washing policy for all participants before and after using the studio. All frequently touched points in the studio are sanitized before and after each class. Participants who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have come into contact with others who are ill, or who have travelled outside of the country within the last 14 days are asked to stay home.

 

Q: How do I contact the studio?

A: The best way to contact us is by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any inquiries. The studio will be closed during this time so please do not visit the studio or attempt to contact the studio by telephone as we will not be able to promptly respond to your inquiries.

 

Q: Where can I find more information about Peel Public Health’s notices and recommendations regarding COVID-19?

A: Please continue to monitor the following sources for important public health updates and information:

Peel Region: http://peelregion.ca/coronavirus/

Public Health Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019