Creative Arts Guild Closure


Like many of you, we are doing our best to stay informed of the events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our students, patrons, and staff remains of utmost importance. Out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with the recommendations of the CDC, the Creative Arts Guild will be closed effective March 15, 2020. At this time, we anticipate that our facilities will re-open on April 6 following spring break. However, we will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and update our planned classes and events accordingly. 

We have also made the decision to postpone our annual Spring for the Arts luncheon – which serves as a fundraiser for our Arts in Education programs and we will announce a new date as soon as we have one confirmed.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to help keep our community safe. 

Each department will be offering make-up classes and lessons. Details for each department are listed below.  

In addition, please remember that our Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden remains open and please tune into our social media channels for some live videos featuring gallery and sculpture garden tours, stretching, ballet barre and more!  

Please follow us on social media to get the most up-to-date information:
Instagram: @creativeartsguild 
Twitter: @artsguild 

Thank you again, and please stay home and stay well! Meanwhile, we will continue to plan forward for an awesome year of arts and culture in our community! 


Creative Arts Guild  


Our March 17 “Luck of the Irish” Culinary Arts class is canceled. Our next Culinary Arts class will be “Spring Brunch” on April 21.  


For your convenience, we are offering a number of options for make-up opportunities: 

 1) Dance students may come to any class one level above or one level below their current level in the weeks following spring break (example: Intermediate 2’s can join any Intermediate 1 or Intermediate 3 class to make-up for a missed lesson). Additionally, Lil Bit Hip students can come to intermediate 1/2 Jazz, Hip-Hop Dance Crew can come to Ballet Dalton Company Jazz. Junior Company, Senior Company, and Guild Ensemble dancers can make-up missed lessons with any Junior Company, Senior Company, or Guild Ensemble class. 

2) We will offer a makeup weekend April 10th and 11th. The schedule for those two days will be as follows: 

Friday, April 10th: 
Dance Tots: 4:00-4:30 pm
Wednesday Creative Movement, Thursday Creative Movement/Primary 1, & Monday Primary 1 Ballet: 4:30-5:15 pm
Primary 2 and Primary 2/3 classes: 5:15-6 pm
Primary 3 Ballet and Intermediate 1 ballet: 6-6:45 pm
Primary 3 Jazz and Intermediate 1 Jazz, & Intermediate 1/2 Jazz: 6:45-7:15 pm
Intermediate 2 ballet: 7:15-8 pm
Lil Bit Hip and Hip Hop Crew: 5:30-6:30 pm
Capoeira: 6:30-7:15 

Saturday, April 11th 
Intermediate 3 and 4 Ballet: 9:00-10:30
Intermediate 3/4 Jazz: 10:30-11:30
Ensemble Ballet, Junior & Senior Company Ballet: 12:30-2:30
Ensemble Jazz, and Junior & Senior Company Jazz: 2:30-3:30
Ballet Dalton Company Rehearsal: 3:30-5:30 

Contact Dance Director, Jessie Fincher, with questions:


To ensure that all classes during the closure are made up, we will be offering make-up classes on Friday and Saturday, April 17/18 and May 1/2. The schedule for these make up days is as follows: 

Friday April 17th /May 1st 

4:30 pm: Monday Rec 1.5, Mini Rocks, Team, Tuesday Rec 1, Mini Stars, Parkour Elementary
5:30 pm: Monday Gym Tot, Rec 1 Team, Tuesday Boys, RockStars, Parkour Middle
6:30 pm: Monday Rec 1(9+), Cheer 5-8, Rec 1, Team, Tuesday Rec 1, R2, Parkour Adult 

Saturday April 18th /May 2nd 

9:00 am: Wednesday MiniRocks, Team, Thursday Hotshots, Minirocks 12:15 class,
10:00 am: Wednesday Rock stars, T.5, Thursday Gymtot evening class, R19+, Gymtots 11am class, Team
11:00 am: Wednesday Ministars, Gymtots, Thursday Minirocks, Rec 1, Team
1:00-3:00/4:00 pm: Preteam, Team 

In addition, All Kids Night Out evenings and Open Gym times are postponed until further notice. 

Contact Gymnastics Director, Amanda Walker, with questions: . 


Private Lessons: Many of our instructors will begin offering the option of online lessons to our students using Zoom, a video-conferencing service. If you are unable to participate in the online lessons, music instructors may offer make up lessons once our facilities reopen. Your music instructor will contact you to discuss and schedule your lessons. 

Music Play Tuesdays: When classes resume, Music Play Tuesday will extend the Spring Session to make-up for missed classes. 

Contact Music Director, Lisa Elders with questions:  


Discovering Art — Waugh Street: The Creative Arts Guild will offer make-up classes on Tuesdays, April 14 and April 21 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. 

Discovering Art — Cleveland Highway:  The Creative Arts Guild will offer make-up classes with open studio time on Thursday, April 9, 4:15 - 6:15 pm, and Saturday, May 2, 9:30 - 11:30 am. 

Painting Exploration for Teens:  When classes resume, Painting Exploration for Teens will be extended from 1.5 to 2 hours, lasting from 4 - 6 pm. 

Adult Acrylic Painting: All students who have paid in full for the Spring Session will receive credit for missed classes towards the Summer Session. 

Private Lessons:  Instructors will reach out to students to arrange for make-up lessons. 

Open Studio with Live Model:  At this time, Open Studio with Live Model will resume on Saturday, April 11 from 9 am to 12 pm. 

Adult Pottery: At this time, we anticipate the Spring Session of Adult Pottery beginning as planned on April 14.  

Creative Arts Guild Galleries: Our galleries will be remain closed during our facilities’ closure, but please stay tuned on our social media channels for some live gallery tours! Creative Arts Guild Gallery Director will reach out to teachers directly to arrange an alternative time for artwork pick-up for Student Arts Expo.

Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden: Our sculpture garden will remain open and free to the public. We encourage all to visit and are happy to offer it a much-needed escape and activity during periods of "social distancing". 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of the RTW Sculpture Garden and we are in the middle of an expansion project. This is the perfect time to come and visit! 

Contact Gallery Director, Savannah Thomas, with questions: