800 Moss Street

Fibers Studio Policy

Access Arts mission is to make arts more accessible to the underserved and provide creative learning opportunities to the whole community. Our goal is to provide an encouraging atmosphere to enhance the experiences of students in our professionally equipped facilities.

The weaving studio is located at 800 Moss St, Columbia, MO 65201 and houses weaving and spinning equipment such as 4-harness, 8-harness, jack and counterbalance floor looms. 4-harness, 8-harness table looms, spinning wheels and frame looms.

Open Studio hours (times for independent practice outside of class) are available to students as part of their class registration. Open Studio hours are as follows during class terms:

Tuesday 5-9 pm

Thursday 5-9 pm

Sunday 12-4 pm

There are no open studio hours the first week of each session. Open studio hours begin every second week of each session.

There are no open studio hours between class terms. This is the time we utilize to maintain studio equipment and prepare for the next session.

Students are encouraged to weave as much projects as they like to keep or sell, however, the class fee only covers a certain amount of supplies:

Students are responsible for their own fibers and yarns. At the beginning of each session, 2-3 yards of yarn will be given to each student. Each student may re-use, or forfeit whatever yarn is not used into scrap. Unused fiber will not be refunded at the end of each session.

Students weaving larger scale or more ambitious projects should expect the studio manager to weigh and charged for excessive material use (beyond 2-3 yards) being used.

Excessive fiber or yarn usage usually means students need more time beyond a 6 week session. Students who need more time to finish larger projects should expect to re-enroll into the following session as a guarantee to finish purchased materials and insure loom space.

Students will need to cut off any finished or unfinished work at the end or in-between sessions. Any work left on studio equipment will be discarded and or surrendered to the fiber studio without re-enrollment.

If you do not retrieve any finished or unfinished work or equipment by the end of the session or before the beginning of the following session (usually about 8 weeks from the date of the first class), we will be discarding it. We will endeavor to send one (1) reminder email pick up finished or unfinished work. However, it is the student’s responsibility to collect their work and materials by the pick-up deadline OR communicate with the studio manager.

Any questions, encouragements, criticisms, and concerns related to your ceramics class should be submitted via email: clay@schoolofservice.org.

If you have questions not related to clay you can submit them to our office at: accessarts@schoolofservice.org

Cancellations & Rescheduling

Classes canceled due to weather or illness of the instructor will be made up as soon as possible. You will be notified by the instructor if class is canceled for inclement weather, so make sure your instructor has your correct contact information. If class is NOT canceled, but inclement weather still occurs, please do not park in our parking lot, as the incline makes it difficult to get out with bad road conditions.

Makeup classes will not be provided for individual students who miss class due to personal reasons. Please plan your schedules accordingly and make the most of your 6 classes and open studio time.

Conflict Resolution Policy

During your class session with Access Arts, if you are experiencing frustration, difficulty, or harassment in the studio, we strongly encourage you to talk to your instructor or inform the Studio Manager. They can be reached directly at: fibers@schoolofservice.org.

In the event that students are found violating Access Arts policy, the studio manager will contact the student either in-person or via email about their infraction. If violations continue after this initial conversation, the studio manager may use their discretion to enforce penalties. These may include but are not limited to: dismissal of the student from their current class, suspension of the student from taking future clay classes, or expelling the student from either or both clay studios.

Access Arts is an organization founded on the inclusion of all individuals to experience the arts. Any discrimination, abusive or harmful language, or behaviors against themselves, students, or staff will not be tolerated. Students who conduct themselves in this manner will be expelled from the studio.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the studio manager at: fibers@schoolofservice.org or our office at: accessarts@schoolofservice.org.