Open Studio Information

Open Studio

Bring your supplies and make stuff

(Not required… Just show up!)

Adults - 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Bring your supplies and work on current projects or get info for any missed days. Stay until Noon if you like while the younger kids are there.

Kids ages 4 to 7 - 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Anyone in our KidsART classes: 4 & 5, or 6 & 7 (at the beginning of the school year).

Ages 8 to 18 - 1 to 3:30 PM

Teenagers work in one room and grade schoolers in another. Bring your friends!

Open Studio is free for registered students, and you can bring a friend.

A friend can use your supplies and pay $4 for the Open Studio, or use our supplies and pay $8. If they sign up, you get a month’s free tuition!

Firstlight News & Info

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Next Open Studio

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Updating your Web Browser

Our software vendor has updated their security.

Here is some information on how to update a web browser if you have trouble accessing our portal to register. Anything prior to 2010 will not work, because it is using an old protocol. Thank you.

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Updating your Web Browser

Effective October 22, 2018, iClassPro will no longer support TLS 1.0 connections to its site (including the Staff Portal and Parent Portal). This is a necessary update and is standard practice across the Internet.

While iClassPro always recommends the latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari for accessing the administrative side of the program, we are aware that some staff members and parents may be using outdated browsers to access the Staff Portal or Parent Portal (respectively). This change means that users with the following browsers will no longer be able to connect:

  • Google Chrome 21 and below
  • Firefox 22 and below
  • Desktop IE versions 7 and below
  • Mobile IE versions 10 and below
  • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and below
  • Mobile Safari for iOS 4 and below
  • Desktop Safari versions 6 and below for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and below
  • Desktop IE versions 8, 9, and 10 — Compatible only when running Windows 7 or newer, but not by default. (Windows Vista, XP and earlier are incompatible and cannot be configured to support TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2.) 

The following browsers may be compatible depending on your Operating System:

  • Google Chrome 22 to 37 — Compatible when running on Windows XP SP3, Vista, or newer (desktop), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer (desktop), or Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or newer (mobile).
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) to 4.4.4 — May be compatible with TLS 1.1 or higher. Some devices with Android 4.4.x may not support TLS 1.1 or higher.

If you are using Safari, Mac OS X will regularly & automatically check for updates to Safari (and any other software you have installed via the App Store) and prompt you in the top-right hand corner of the screen regarding updates as they are found so you can install them.

If you are using one of the other browsers that will no longer be supported, it will be necessary to update your browser to continue using iClassPro.  To do this:

Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, look at the More icon (the three dots)
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
    • Green: An update has been available for 2 days.
    • Orange: An update has been available for 4 days.
    • Red: An update has been available for 7 days.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the More icon (the three dots)
  3. Click Update Google Chrome. If you don’t see this button, you’re on the latest version.
  4. Click Relaunch.

Mac users: You can also set up automatic browser updates for all users of your computer if Google Chrome is installed in your Applications folder. Go to “About Google Chrome,” and click Automatically update Chrome for all users.

Linux users: Use your package manager to update Google Chrome.

Windows 8: Close all Chrome windows and tabs on the desktop, then relaunch Chrome to apply the update.



  1. At the top right, click the menu button (the three lines).
  2. Click the Help icon (question mark) and select About Firefox.
  3. The About Mozilla Firefox window will open. Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically.
  4. When the updates are ready to be installed, click Restart to update Firefox.


Desktop IE versions 8, 9, and 10 (running Windows 7 or newer)

You will need to enable support for TLS 1.1 or higher to continue using these browsers. To do this:

  • Click Internet Options.
  • Go to the “Advanced” tab.
  • In the “Settings” box, select “Use TLS 1.1” and “Use TLS 1.2” (if available).
  • Click OK.
  • Restart IE.

Summer Work Schedule 2018

Teachers: Summer & Startup Schedule

Here are the first two months of Summer, and the August startup schedule with training, supplies, open house, and the art show (tentative at this point). There are small icons representing Summer workers. You can see what days you work, and for what activity. Camps and workshops are shown, and there is a small white box we can use to indicate after-care. We can print this out and pin the wall at the studio once we begin. let me know if there are any errors.

I’m out of town June 11 – 22

The Camps are all MONDAY through FRIDAY 9 AM TO NOON. Arrive at 8:30. Every camp day has lunch stay-overs, so if you’re working the camp and the buffet on the same day, you are doing the sack lunch too.

Buffet is every weekday 1:00 to 3:30. After care must be set up 48 hours in advance and can extend to 5:30. After care is $25 for the first student in one family, $10 for the 2nd, and $2 for the third. No combining families.

Below, the month of AUGUST duplicates the last week of July above.

All teachers and assistants must attend training on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, August 7 & 8 from 12 to 4 pm. Lunch will be provided. Other days in August will need to be staffed, including the 3 Saturdays we have Open House.