Workshops for Children and Teens
Tomato Patch Visual and
Performing Arts Workshops- Frequently Asked
2016 Tomato Patch FAQ's
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Is there still room?
We don’t turn kids away from Tomato Patch, there is
always room for one more!
What’s the enrollment deadline?
Tomato Patch’s Session I deadline is set for June
2016 while Session II and Master Class deadlines are
July 15, 2016.
How does the registration process work?
Download our 15 page packet that includes necessary
medical forms, course selections, before and after
care information, etc. Complete the forms
and attach your payment in full and send it to the address
· You and your child will need to select classes and
complete the provided paperwork together.
· Return the package along with your tuition and doctor’s immunization records by the deadlines
listed, the sooner you return it the more likely you
are to get your first choice of classes.
What's the difference between Performing Arts and
Performing Arts includes things that are performed
on stage; Acting, Singing & Dancing.
Visual Arts includes things that you create by hand;
Sculpture, Painting, Computer Art. Not all
Performing Arts classes are included in the public
performance, some are "on-stage" classes performed
for their peers on the last day of class.
What classes are offered?
There is a wide range of classes offered in our
program; from Children’s Theatre to Computer Art,
from Hip Hop to Two-Dimensional Design, from Vocal
Solos to Web Video, from Comedy to Stage Combat!
Which classes fill up? And why?
Some classes fill up due to limitations of supplies
or space; for example, the Computer Arts classroom
only has 20 computers!
Who is your staff? What are their qualifications?
Our staff is a talented group made up of Arts and
Education professionals; in fact, most are Tomato
What should my child wear?
They should be comfortable in the summer heat, but
warm in the air-conditioned classrooms. Also, keep
your child’s classes in mind; flip-flops, for
example, will only hinder your child in a dance or
stage combat class!
What about lunch?
MCCC has a full-serve cafeteria on campus; they
offer anything your child could want for lunch from
hot platters to cold sandwiches and freshly made
salads! An average lunch costs approx. $6.00. Your
child is also welcome to bring their own lunch!
Where are the classes held?
Tomato Patch classes take place throughout the
college campus including the Kelsey Theatre stage.
Students are taken on a tour, given a map AND
escorted between classrooms in groups!
What kind of supervision is offered during lunch and
Our staff is partially made of counselors; they are
college-aged staff members and are there to
assist/oversee the students throughout the course of
What about Before and After Care?
Tomato Patch offers Before Care 7:15 am – 8:45 am
for $40 per week, while After Care is available 4:15
pm – 6:00 pm for $60 per week.
Students must be pre-registered for this service so
we can ensure staff coverage. This care is
available for Master Class and Fantastic Fridays as
well as the 3 & 4 week sessions.
Students are encouraged to read, do crafts, play games or
rehearse what they’ve learned in Tomato Patch with
If you have questions, email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 570-3566.
Funding for Tomato Patch has been made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.