Usdan Online Program Overview
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ONLINE ARTS COURSES FOR KIDS

Welcome to Usdan Online: Usdan's online arts education program. 

Usdan Online is a fun and dynamic virtual space for young artists to connect, be creative, and learn something new. The program provides excellent arts instruction across all art forms through our talented artist educators.

If you are interested in a course that is not offered, such as chess or private music lessons, please complete this form. We want to hear from you!

"She really wanted to devote her summer to artistic learning and expression and Usdan
does that better than everyone else."
 - Usdan Online Parent

"I had a great summer and really drew my creativity out." - Usdan Online Student

DATES

Fall 2020

Our Fall session dates are:

  • October 5, 2020 - December 19, 2020

Courses will meet for 75 minutes, once a week for 10 weeks:

  • Weekday courses will meet: 4:30 - 5:45 PM
  • Saturday courses will meet: 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Each class will consist of 60 minutes of instructional time and 15 minutes of flexible time to be used at the teacher’s discretion based on class needs.

RATES & SCHOLARSHIPS

Courses are $445 per course. Need-based tuition assistance is available. 

  • Families who enroll in two or more courses receive a 5% discount off their total tuition.
  • Families who refer a new student to Usdan Online receive a 10% discount, as does the new family they refer. (See our FAQ section below for more information)
  • To help grow the Usdan Online community, we invite you to donate $25, $50, or $100 at the time of enrollment.

Is the course price not right for your family? If you could benefit from some assistance, please complete our What Works for U form and email enrollment@usdan.org with any questions.

It's Usdan! It's appreciation for all ideas, creativity and individuals. My child always feels heard at Usdan, his ideas
and thoughts are both validated and challenged, a true growth experience.
 - Usdan Online Parent

My experience with Usdan Online was very positive ... Usdan Online allowed me to take
... classes that I never thought I would be interested in or take.
 - Usdan Online Student

THE ONLINE STUDIO

Through Usdan Online, Zoom rooms are transformed into online studios providing a space for students to expand their creative practice, take risks, and make positive connections. Online classes are structured to encourage creativity, engagement, and collaboration.

At the start of the course, each online studio will unite as a group to create their own list of community agreements that focus on respect and empathy. Online studio etiquette will be addressed and is of high importance to the success of the online studio space.

Take a closer look below and on our YouTube channel at the awesome art-making that has taken place so far in our online studios.  

CELEBRATING WORK & ONLINE COMMUNITY EVENTS

Teachers will invite parents and caregivers to join their child’s course on the last day for a celebration and sharing of work.

At the end of the Fall 2020 session, Usdan will host a culminating event in celebration of our creativity expressed by our students in their online studios. Mark your calendars for our fall edition of Usdan Happy Hours on Wednesday, January 13 at 4:30 PM.

For more information on our Summer 2020 event, visit usdan.org/happyhours and watch the video below. 

 

 

PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP COURSES

Usdan is offering private and small group courses outside of listed options based on interest. Families can request a private or small group course, such as chess or private music lessons, by completing this form

QUESTIONS

Still have questions? Our staff is eager to speak with you and can be reached in any of the following ways:

  • Email enrollment@usdan.org
  • Schedule a time to speak with one of our Admissions staff here 
  • Chat us live here on the website during business hours

This was more than an art class. It was really engaging each kid as a person and making
personal connections with each other ...
 - Usdan Online Parent

It really changed her summer from one that felt endless and meaningless
to one she will never forget.
- Usdan Online Parent

 

FAQ

How many students and instructors are in each course?

Group courses will have 1 or 2 instructors and 6 to 12 students. Dance classes may have up to 16 students.

Usdan Online courses require 6 students to run, so please share with your friends.

What grades are included in Usdan Online?

Usdan Online is designed for 1st to 12th graders, based on their current grade.

While most courses are geared towards middle schoolers, Usdan will always consider allowing students outside of the listed grade ranges into courses should it be developmentally appropriate.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds will be made according to the following rules. 

A student withdrawing:

  • A. 7 days or more before the scheduled start of the course: Full refund
  • B. Three days before the start of the scheduled course: 10% will be retained by Usdan (Usdan must be notified by 8pm on that day)
  • C. After the first class: 20% will be retained by Usdan (Usdan must be notified no more than 5 days after the first class)
  • D. No refunds thereafter

Convenience fee is non-refundable.

Are there opportunities for scholarships? 

Is the course price not right for your family? If you could benefit from some assistance for our Fall program, please complete our What Works for U form and email enrollment@usdan.org with any questions.

Do you offer any discounts?

We do! Families who enroll in two or more courses receive a 5% discount off their total tuition.

Friend Referral Program

Usdan offers friend referral discounts. Why? Because the online studio is even more fun with friends in it! Here's how it works:

  1. Tell your friends about Usdan Online
  2. Send them to usdan.org/online
  3. Provide them promo code: FRIEND
  4. Upon enrollment, have them enter the promo code as well as your full name in the "Friend Referral" field 
  5. Your friend will automatically receive a 10% discount off their total tuition cost
  6. We will contact you and apply a 10% discount to the tuition you've already paid, or the cost of an additional course

Note: This promotion cannot be combined with any other discount. Both families must be enrolled in order to receive the discount. 

Are there material or other course requirements?

Usdan strives to limit family spending by simplifying materials required such as instruments, dance clothing, and art supplies. Any course requirements will be listed in the parent notes section of the course description.

Many of the art supplies required can be found around your home or at a local store. Some art classes will require specialty items such as watercolor sets, acrylic paints, or cardstock. The Usdan faculty has created a list of recommended items and brands, which you can access here.

Feel free to enrollment@usdan.org with any questions.

Do you provide opportunities for student and parent and caregiver feedback?

Usdan Online was designed based on the feedback of our current and recent past families, and it does not need to stop there. We encourage you to continue sending feedback throughout the summer so we can improve how the program supports your children and their creative development. We will offer opportunities to submit feedback including a first day check in survey and an end-of-course survey, and we always encourage you to send comments or suggestions to enrollment@usdan.org

Do you offer private lessons?

Usdan is open to offering private and small group courses outside of listed options. Families who do not do not find a course that fits their child's interest can request a private or small group course, such as chess or private music lessons, by emailing enrollment@usdan.org