FAQ

Fine print. Policies. Etc.
  • What classes do you offer?

    Big Dream Creative Arts Studio offers private and group lessons in art, music creative movement, & drama. We begin offering classes for children as young as three years old and continue through adulthood. Classes and camps are offered at different times throughout the year depending on our teachers availability so check the calendar often for new classes and events.

    How large is a class size?

    Most instrument lessons are private unless you sign up for a camp or group lesson. The art classes at Big Dream do not seat more than 10 students.

    What do you make in class?

    Classes at Big Dream are art skills based classes. This does not mean your child has to obtain a certain level of skill to attend! Instead children at any stage will be given the tools and knowledge to create beyond just what they do in class. These classes are different from a craft based class because students are learning terms and techniques to build their skill and enhance their natural ability.Students will enjoy creating both 2 and 3 dimensional projects with paint, watercolor, oil pastels, cut paper, etc. Our hope is that they continue to create and build upon what they learn in class!

    Are your instructors teachers?

    Yes. Our teachers are college graduates and state certified educators. They are all up to date on their clearances.

    How do I sign up?

    You can email us at info@bigdreamarts.com or call 413-3489 with questions before/or about signing up for classes. If you know the class you would like to enroll in you may also visit our calendar page and follow the prompts to sign your student up yourself. After your student’s information is entered into their class of choice we will send you an invoice and you can choose your method of payment.

    What form of payments do you accept?

    Checks (made payable to Big Dream Creative Arts Studio) can be dropped off or mailed to:
    Big Dream Creative Arts Studio
    52 S Main St.
    Manheim, PA 17545

    We also offer an option for credit card payments if you prefer that method of payment.

    Because our class sizes are small and in high demand, we can not guarantee your spot in a class or camp until full payment is received.

    Do you have a registration fee?

    Yes, there is a yearly $10 registration fee per child. This fee will go into an account that the studio will use solely for community impact & service projects, as well as scholarship funds for children in the foster care system to be able to attend classes.

    Where do we park?

    Both on and off street parking are available at Big Dream Creative Arts Studio. When facing the building there is an alley immediately to the left of the studio. There are several marked spaces reserved for Big Dream directly off of this alley on the side of the building.

    Can we drop off our student?

    Yes, you may drop off your student while they attend class. We have a comfortable waiting area you are welcome to use, but if you need to run out during your child’s class that is permitted. Please do not leave your child unattended before or after class. If you need to run an errand please make sure your child is in class with their teacher before you leave the studio. Please do not leave siblings unattended in the studio waiting area. Unless your child is in class with their teacher, they are your responsibility. Our teachers are busy with multiple classes each day/evening so please be prompt. A late fee will be collected from families who are chronically late to pick up their student.

    What do we do in case of inclement weather?

    In the case of inclement weather we will follow the Manheim Central School District. If the school is closed or closes early the studio will also be closed. Make sure to follow bigdreamarts on Facebook, any cancellations or closings will be posted there as well.

    Do you offer classes for adults?

    Currently Big Dream does not offer a regularly scheduled class for adults, however we offer many adult geared special event classes throughout the year. Saturday night Pinterest parties, Girls Night Out, Creative Lettering, Zentangles, Date Nights, & Mosaics are just a few of the fun things we are offering. Check the calendar frequently because we are always adding new classes and the spots fill quickly!

    Do you offer gift cards?

    Yes, Big Dream gift cards are available and adorable! They can be purchased for any amount, class, or camp. Please email info@bigdreamsarts.com for more information or speak to one of our instructors about purchasing.

    What is the 'First Birthday' program?

    At Big Dream we want to look for ways to impact our community. Many of our teachers have been blessed by foster care and adoption so we are eager to find ways to give back. Each year Big Dream will help a few children who have recently been adopted or are being raised in the foster care system to celebrate a ‘first’ birthday with their new forever family or foster family. If you are the parent of a recently adopted or foster child you may enter them to win the party theme of their choice. Simply fill out one of the first birthday forms in the studio lobby and place it in the box to be entered. ( *We are aware of the strict privacy guidelines involved with these cases and want to assure parents the names and pictures of these children will not be published or promoted at these events)