COVID Update 5/4/21

In response to the updated recommendations from the CDC, we’re adjusting our policies regarding outdoor mask usage here at The Studios.

For programs taking place outdoors – on our Hugh’s View roof terrace or in the Courtyard next door at the Carriage Trade – The Studios is no longer requiring the use of masks by guests and participants who are able to maintain social distance. During classes in the Courtyard, masks are required when gathered for demonstrations, etc. and while circulating among others. Please note that if you are not yet fully vaccinated, the CDC still recommends that you wear a mask at small gatherings, even outdoors.

Indoors, we have not changed our policies. Visitors are still required to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status, the number of people in our gallery spaces is limited, and drinks are prohibited.

On Hugh’s View, we’re expanding our capacity from 16 to 20 guests, plus staff. This number still allows people to easily maintain social distance, per the CDC guidelines. Don’t forget you’ll need a mask to get up to Hugh’s View (or use the bathroom while you’re here), so please bring one! We’ll have ones to give away if you forget.

If you’ve signed up for an upcoming class or event and are uncomfortable with the updated policies, we understand and are happy to refund any payment.



As long as Covid remains a concern, keeping your experiences at The Studios safe is our top priority. In general, our safety protocols are as follows.

  • Masks are to be worn at all times indoors. Masks are not required outdoors, though please note the CDC recommends them for those are unvaccinated.
  • Masks and gloves are available free at the front desk ($1 donations welcome).
  • Physical distancing (6’ between individuals who don’t live together) is encouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer available and encouraged upon entering.

Please click on the + signs below to for more information on specific in-person experiences at The Studios.

  • Masks required at all times
  • Limited attendance in the galleries
  • Frequent cleaning per CDC recommendations
  • Private receptions can be booked after hours
  • Private viewings can be arranged at other times
  • Expanded online galleries with images of all works to view (or buy!)

For as long as Covid remains a concern, in-person performances at The Studios will be held on “Hugh’s View,” our open-air roof terrace or in the courtyard at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies, 529 Eaton Street. More information on seating arrangements available here.


  • In-person classes are held outdoors in our covered courtyard at 529 Eaton, or on the roof.
  • Masks are not required outdoors while maintaining social distance. Instructors will mask up when approaching students individually, and students are asked to do the same.
  • To ensure social distancing, class sizes are limited to roughly 10 students per session depending on the set-up for specific workshops.
  • We will provide either sterilized or single-use tools and materials for all classes that don’t require students to bring their own supplies.
  • We will continue to offer a relaxed cancellation policy. If you are feeling unwell, or uncomfortable, you may cancel without penalty. Please, as a courtesy to staff and other interested students, give as much advance notice as possible.

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