We are so excited to meet and get crafting with you! We want to make sure that everyone has a great time and here a few things you should know to ensure that you do enjoy your time at our studio!
When you register for a class or workshop, you are agreeing to the following (even if you don’t actually read it!) policies, rules, and regulations.
If you have specific questions or concerns that are not listed here, please contact us directly to discuss before registering for a class. We can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 516.888.0739.
Classes, unless otherwise stated, will take place at our studio at 33 Great Neck Road, Suite 13, Great Neck, New York 11020. Please note that we are on the second floor of a commercial building with no elevator. The stairs to the studio are well-lit, wide, and carpeted.
Metered street parking is available right in front of the building or in the municipal lot beside the building underneath the Aria building. Meters are in effect Monday – Saturday until 6PM.
If traveling by public transportation, we are easily accessible by the LIRR (Port Washington line) to Great Neck. We are conveniently located across the street (Middle Neck Road) from the station.
Full payment is due to secure your spot upon signing up for a class. Due to very limited space and scheduling, class fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. This ensures the teachers are compensated for their time, and other students waiting for spots in full classes are not missing class opportunities due to late cancellations. No-shows forfeit any refund or exchange. In the case that Craft Common has to cancel or postpone a session, we will notify you and issue a full refund. Minimum enrollment for a class to run is (3) three participants. When you sign up for a class, you are registering for a spot in that specific class, on that specific date only.
It is important to be on time and attend all classes as skills built in multi-session workshops are foundation-based and incremental. Makeups are not offered for missed sessions and we cannot guarantee that you will be able to complete a workshop project on your own. We always do our best to catch you up but only during the original session you have enrolled in. If you are unsure that you can make all the classes listed within a session, consider waiting until the class is offered again. (To get updates on future courses, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media, where we post information on upcoming classes.)
All supplies required for a class that are not available in the studio are emailed to students upon enrollment. If there are any changes, we will notify you with ample time to gather supplies. For some classes, kits (that include all supplies) may be available for sale at the studio. If you come to class without all the items on the supply list, you may need to borrow/buy from others in the class or may not be able to complete your project.
Lost or Damaged Property
Craft Common is not responsible for lost or damaged property.
The studio opens 15 minutes before the start of class. If you arrive early, there are a few places in the area to grab a snack and/or hang out. Check out our Resources page for a listing of local eateries and coffee shops.
For the safety of all participants, everyone must adhere to studio rules. At the beginning of each class, studio rules and specific safety procedures will be discussed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding safety, please address them with your teacher or studio staff immediately. All participants must sign the Liability Waiver prior to the start of class.
All participants must sign the Audio/Video/Photo Release Waiver in order to participate in a class.
All classes, workshops, and events will list any prerequisites or skill required needed before participating on the Classes page. Please carefully read and assess your skills before registering. We want all attendees to have positive learning experiences. We welcome students to challenge themselves but not set themselves up for failure. Below is a brief description of our level categories.
For students that think that sewing sounds fun, but have never sat down in front of a sewing machine.
You have taken the Intro to Sewing courses or have recently started sewing on your own. You are familiar with the parts of a sewing machine. You can thread a machine and wind a bobbin. You know what a seam allowance is and how to sew a straight line. You want to expand your skills and learn how to read a pattern, install a zipper, and gain confidence in your sewing.
You have completed a few projects, feel really comfortable with your machine (or one of ours), know how to select the proper supplies, can read and follow a basic pattern, and are ready to expand your skill set. You have fallen in love with sewing and want to learn more!
You have mastered the beginner classes and patterns and are ready to develop some serious sewing skills. These classes often work with more challenging patterns and advanced techniques. You will definitely take your sewing to the next level!