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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, and Cultivate the Visual Arts!

Administration Policy

The Art Verve Academy organizational policy is a set of guidelines and best practices put in place to protect the school, instructors, and students or learners.

We take great care to provide learners with information on our policies and we strive to be accurate at all times. However, in the event that there is a discrepancy between written and/or oral communications and this website, the text on this website supersedes any oral communication.

We encourage you to regularly review the website and take ownership of your artistic journey by familiarizing yourself with our relevant policies.

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Administration

The Art Verv Academy strives to maintain a professional environment for all.

Class or Workshop Cancellations

We do not cancel weekly classes due to low registration or enrollments. If registrations are low, we administer private lessons at the same location, during the same time and reserve the right to change class topics based on the individual's needs.

Please also be aware that workshops with insufficient enrollments on the deadline may be cancelled, it is important to register before that time if possible.

Emergency or Unexpected Events

If an emergency or unexpected event occurs that is out of our control, we reserve the right to change the course time, location or substitute an instructor. We will make every effort to notify students as soon as possible if there are any changes or deviations from the advertised class time and location.

Instructor Emergencies or Illness

If an instructor has an unexpected emergency situation or is ill, causing them to miss a workshop or class, we will make every attempt to find a substitute.

If a substitute can not be provided, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop or class.

Your tuition will be refunded in full and will be notified via the email, phone or text that you provided to us on your registration form. Be sure to check your spam folder for any missed communications.

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters include wildfires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, pandemics or any other similar event that is out of our control.


Privacy Policy

Per our privacy policy, we do not share your personal information with anyone under any circumstances unless we have written permission from you in advance. This includes other learners that you may connect with in class.

Accountability

When you use our services, you’re trusting us with your information. We understand that this is a big responsibility and we will work hard to protect your personal information. Any information provided is completely confidential and shared only with the Art Verve Academy Administration and your instructor.

Use Personal Information

We use personal information for administration purposes or to provide services. We ask that you complete a one time student information form either online or in person on the first day of class.

Upon submission of the online form, your information will be encrypted within our database in order to protect your privacy & personal data. You may complete the student information form in person on the first day of class. Once your information has been included in our database. The paper form will be shredded.

Definition of Personal Information

Personal information is anything that can be used to identify an individual, such as name, address, date of birth, marital status, contact information, emergency contact information, financial records, credit information, medical history, resumes, travel information, or intentions to acquire goods and services.

Protection

We ensure that your personal information is protected at all times by any staff or instructors. We believe in transparency and are committed to being upfront on our practices, regarding personal information and privacy. Any personal information collected from you is added to our database, which has military grade AES-256 encryption.

Publicity Waiver

The Art Verve Academy retains the right to photograph or video any class, work, student or event at its discretion without incurring obligations. Unless informed otherwise, the Art Verve Academy will consider photographs or video taken of students in class or their artwork to be permissible for publication for informational, marketing purposes, web or social media.


Safety

The Art Verv Academy strives to maintain a safe environment for all.

Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

The Art Verv Academy follows Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) laws and regulations.

No Chemicals in the Sink

Do not pour chemicals down the sink at any location, no exceptions. Any brush cleaning must be done in an approved location or in a janitorial sink.

OIl Painters & Solvents

For oil painting classes, please refer to the approved list of materials as we do not allow several toxic solvents unless previously arranged. Oily rags, papers, and paints must be disposed of in a lidded, approved container.

Injury

Please be careful. The Art Verve Academy is not responsible for injuries sustained as a result of improper or careless use of tools or equipment.