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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

Administration Policy

Are listed below on this page.


Equal Opportunity

The Art Verve Academy is an equal opportunity educator and welcomes diversity to any classes, programs, or activities offered. We do NOT discriminate against individuals with disabilities, nor on the basis of gender, race, color, sexuality, national, ethnic origin, or religion.

Accessibility

The Art Verve Academy strives to provide a space that is welcoming and accessible to all. Please let us know of any special accommodations that you might have and we will do our best to accomdate you.

Service Animals

Proper steps have been taken to bring service animals into some locations and are adjusted as needed to support our learners. Please check the page for each location to read the policies for that particular location. If you have any concerns, email us.

Service Animals are...

Individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. A Service animal provides safety, confidence, independence, and companionship to their owner. You may find additional information about the use of service animals at https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm.

Service Dog Is Not...

An ordinary dog or pet, there are rules of etiquette for interacting with service dogs.

Service Dog Etiquette

It is not appropriate to ask about a person’s disability, or that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work. Rules of etiquette are as follows:

  • Please speak to the handler first.
  • Do not make distracting or rude noises at the dog.
  • Do not touch the service dog without asking for and receiving permission.
  • Do not offer food to the service dog. Resist the temptation to offer treats to the service dog.
  • Announce yourself prior to entering into the handler’s cubicle or office.
  • Do not be offended if the handler does not want to chat about the service dog.
  • Questions of a personal nature should be avoided.

What if...

The service dog barks, growls, or otherwise forgets its manners? Find out what happened before taking action. Was the service dog stepped on, poked, asleep and dreaming, performing its job (some alert their handlers to oncoming seizures by barking once or twice)?

If the dog’s behavior is disruptive or destructive, please report it to your instructor.

Enrollment

See the following for our enrollment policies.

Enrollment Required

Online enrollment or registration is required for each class. This helps the instructor prepare for your arrival (i.e. handouts, seats, etc.)

Minium Age

Adults, ages 16 & up (or accompanied by a guardian) are welcome to enroll.

Maximum Enrollment

Enrollment is limited. You are guarenteed a place in the class only after you enroll online. Upon successful enrollment, you will receive a confirmation via your email address.

Mimium Enrollment

We do not cancel courses due to low enrollment. If enrollment is low, we administer private lessons during the same time and at the same location.

Wail Lists

If the class is full, interested students may email us to sign up for a waiting list. No registration fee or deposit is required to be on the waiting list. Openings will be given in the order in which those who signed up for the wait list were listed.

Drop

If you are enrolled in a class and you changed your mind or have a schedule conflict and can not attend the sessions of the class, no problem. Please drop us a line using the form on the contact page & let us know that you are not taking the course as a courtesy.

Withdrawl

If you have paid the full tuition online and need to withdraw from a class, please do so more than one (1) day or 24 hours before the start time of the first session in order to receive a full refund for your tuition (minus a nonrefundable $10 credit card transaction fee).

Abcent or No Shows

Refunds will not be given for missed class sessions. Rrefunds will be not be given after the first session of the class has begun. If you wish to cancel or drop the course after it begins, you forfeit the entire tuition.

Make-ups

The Art Verve Academy is not responsible for providing make-ups or issuing refunds for missed class sessions as a result of student illness, emergencies or other events beyond your control.

Communication

Email is our primary means of communication with students. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address or phone number when you enroll. Please check the spam folder for any communications from your instructor.

Registration

See the following for our registration policies.

Requirements

Tuition is due on the first day of class or workshop, no exceptions.

Online

You may complete your registration at any time by paying the full tuition fee online.

In Person

You may complete your registration by paying the full tuition fee on the first day of class in person.

Drop In

Online registration ends after the first week of each class. However, we offer rolling admission or ‘drop ins’ so you can start even after the session as begun. Drop in payments should be made in cash and are due the day of the class session.

Right to Refuse Registration

The Art Verve Academy may refuse registration to anyone whose conduct indicates that the person’s presence would either pose a significant risk to the safety of any person.

Please be courteous or respectful. The Art Verve Academy reserves the right to dismiss any student for any behavior that is disruptive to the creative process or learning environment (without refund).

Schedule or Location Changes

We reserve the right to change the course time, location or substitute an instructor if an emergency or unexpected event occurs that is out of our control. 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.

We also reserve the right to change the course subject to a different topic based on the student's needs.

Cancellation Policy

If a class is cancelled due to the illness of an instructor or any other unexpected reason, you will be contacted by phone or email and your tuition will be refunded in full.

Privacy

Our privacy policy fulfills a legal requirement to protect the student's privacy.

Policy

We only use your personal information to administer enrollment or to provide you with the services you have requested from us. Your email address is automatically added to our e-newsletter list so you don’t miss important news and updates. Your information will not be sold or shared. We do not share any information with third party or enterprise.

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.

Accountability

When you use our services, you’re trusting us with your information. Here at the Art Verve Academy, we understand that this is a big responsiblity and we will work hard to protect your information. We ensure that your personal information is protected at all times by any staff or instructors.

Transparency

We believe in transparency and are committed to being upfront on our practices, regarding your personal information. Any personal information collected from you and added to our database. Our database has military grade AES-256 encryption.

Classroom Environment

Our privacy policy fulfills a legal requirement to protect the student's privacy.

Safety

The Art Verv Academy strives to maintain a safe environment for all. For oil painting classes, please refer to the approved list of materials as we do not allow several toxic solvents unless previously arranged.

Brush cleaning must be done in an approved location. Oily rags, papers, and paints must be disposed of in a lidded, approved container.

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.

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.

Personal Property

The Art Verve Academy is NOT responsible for the security of property left in any facility.

Drugs or Alcohol

Alcohol is NOT permitted in the classroom, during instruction time. The use of illegal substances is prohibited.

Firearms

Concealed or unconcealed firearms or weapons are NOT permitted in any classroom, during instruction time.

Classroom Expectations

See the following for our classroom expectations

Class Expectations

When learning a new skill, we all learn from each other. Please help us create a supportive environment!

  • Be respectful to your fellow students, everyone should feel free to ask questions without judgment or ridicule.
  • Turn off cell phones or put on vibrate; if you need to take a call, please do so outside the classroom
  • Come to class on time or set up your studio equipment after the lecture, demonstration or critique is over.
  • Bring a willingness to learn or at a minimum, a sense of humor. Attitude is everything!

Cell Phones

As a courtesy to instructors and your fellow students, we ask that you silence your cell phone ringer or put it on vibrate. If you need to take a call, please step out of the classroom to do so.