Snow Farm friends,
We are delighted to announce that after much discussion and planning, we are confident we can safely offer in-person craft workshops at Snow Farm beginning in August! We are really looking forward to seeing people again, and we know that you are longing for the peaceful and inspiring respite that Snow Farm offers.
You will not find residential craft school on any of the lists or pages of guidelines about reopening in Massachusetts. Snow Farm is a hybrid organization, so we have consulted the information about lodging, restaurants, schools, and workplaces as we've made our plans. Fortunately, our class structure is already based on small groups, and we have expansive outdoor space at our disposal.
The success of reopening depends on students, faculty, and staff working together as generous partners. We are all navigating an uncertain new world. We ask your patience when things don’t go smoothly, and we ask your help in sharing ideas. We also ask that you consult travel guidelines issued by the state of Massachusetts and your home state to comply with all current regulations. Being a community is one of our greatest strengths, and it will surely serve us at this time.
Our operating procedures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are based on the following best practices and expectations.
- Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has had exposure to someone with symptoms or a COVID-19 diagnosis within two weeks prior to arrival, should not attend a workshop at Snow Farm. Our flexible cancellation policy remains in effect.
- We expect everyone at Snow Farm to follow these basic prevention strategies:
- Wash hands frequently and avoid touching your face
- Wear a mask or face-covering in all indoor spaces and while outdoors if closer than 6' from others
- Maintain a 6' distance between people, both inside and outside
- We will implement state-of-the-art cleaning and disinfection practices using a newly purchased electrostatic disinfectant sprayer and UV sterilizers.
- Snow Farm workshops are a small-group experience, which happens to be a good thing during pandemics! There will be no more than 10 people in any workshop.
- Larger group evening events such as instructor slides or Friday night exhibit/auction will not take place (more open studio time!). We may develop alternatives to these events.