Class Policy

Registration

Advance registration is strongly recommended to secure a student’s place in class and to ensure that the class will run. Enrollment is limited and accepted on a first-paid basis. Registrations will not be processed without payment. A minimum enrollment is required. In addition, a maximum enrollment exists to ensure the quality of the student’s experience. Only fully paid registrations will be considered as enrolled. By delaying payment, individuals run the risk of being wait-listed or class being canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Cancellation Policy

Multi-week classes:
We request a one week's notice for cancellations. Cancellations made prior to this window are rescheduled or refunded with no penalty. Cancellations made without one week’s notice but prior to the start of the session incur a $20 late-cancellation fee. No-shows or cancellations made after the start of the session incur the full tuition fee.

One day workshops, art parties, Groupon classes
We request 48 hours’ notice for cancellations. Cancellations made prior to this window are rescheduled or refunded with no penalty. Cancellations made without 48 hours’ notice prior to the start of the session incur the full tuition fee and Groupons count as redeemed.

Prorating:
FVAC does not prorate classes unless the student has a valid reason to be absent (e.g. medical or family emergency or vacation) and notifies the office before the start of the class with enrollment. A $10 prorating fee will apply.

Memberships:
Membership fees are non-refundable.

FVAC reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment. Full refunds or credits will be given when FVAC cancels a class due to low enrollment.

Inclement Weather Policy

Should Avon Public Schools be closed due to inclement weather FVAC classes are canceled automatically.

For anything else students will be contacted via email or phone message by their instructor or a FVAC staff member.

When faculty or FVAC has cancelled a class (for any reason), classes will be made up, typically the week after a session ends.

Payment

Full payment is required at the time of registration in any of the following ways:
Credit card
Cash or Checks (there will be a fee of $20 for returned checks)
PayPal

Class Levels

Unless otherwise noted, classes are open to all and recommended for beginner to intermediate levels. Children should be enrolled within their age groups. Teenagers (13+) are welcome to join adult classes. The Education Staff is happy to field other questions about the appropriateness of any class.

Publicity Waiver

Adults (18 or older)
Unless Education Staff is notified in writing, enrollment indicates that the student grants permission to FVAC for use of photographs and/or images of artwork and/or students for FVAC educational, publicity, archival, or grant purposes. These images will be in print, media or broadcast formats. Written requests denying this permission must be given on or before the first day of class.

Youth (under 18)
The parent/legal guardian of an enrolled young person must give or refuse consent with registration. If at any time the parent/legal guardian wishes to deny consent for publicity, written request must be submitted to the Education Staff.