PROPOSED UPDATE: Effective April 2023

At the recommendation of the Education Committee, we will vote on the following COVID 19 Policy update at our March Board Meeting. The Committee recommends removing our current mask mandate and empowering the instructors to set the mask policy for each class. Class descriptions and forms will clearly define if a class has a mandatory mask policy or not.

UPDATE: Effective September 2022

  1. All in-person students over 5 years old must show proof of vaccination and those over 12 years old must also show proof of vaccine booster.
  2. If a student comes to class exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, teachers and staff will request that the student excuses themselves from class and not attend in-person classes until they can provide a negative COVID-19 test.
  3. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 must adhere to CDC guidelines to determine when they may return to in person classes at the Art Center and provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.

Please do not come to the Art Center if you have tested positive for COVID-19, feel sick, have any COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have recently been in physical contact with someone who is infected by COVID-19. Information about potential COVID-19 symptoms through this link. Teachers and staff reserve the right to ask anyone at the Art Center not to attend in-person classes if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please adhere to the CDC guidance with respect to when you may end your isolation and return to classes at the Art Center. Typically, isolation may end after 5 full days provided you did not have any symptoms of COVID, or if you have mild symptoms, you have not had a fever for at least 24 hours and your symptoms are improving. If you were severely ill with COVID-19 or are immunocompromised, your isolation should last at least 10 days. In order to return to the Art Center for in-person classes, evidence of a negative COVID-19 test will also be required.

Thank you to our staff and community for their vigilance in limiting the spread of COVID-19!

Please Donate

Our art center is very reliant on class income and course cancellations due to Covid impacted us significantly. We've reliably and proudly served the community since 1964. Whitemarsh Art Center needs your support to ensure our future and to continue our online education offerings. We understand if you're not in a position during this unprecedented time to donate. However, if you are:

More Online Content

Now more than ever it is important to seek out stimulating and educational content that can be enjoyed online. We have curated a number of virtual creative resources for the whole family. Enjoy!