Class Policy


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.


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)

Cancellations and Make-Up Policies

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.

Class cancellations due to inclement weather or unexpected circumstances will be listed in the following ways:

• 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.

Refunds and Prorating

An enrolled student withdrawing from class less than one week before its start date must notify FVAC of his/her intent to withdraw in order to receive the class fee less a $20 processing fee.

An enrolled student withdrawing from a class on or after its start date or missing classes will do so at their own loss.

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.

Membership fees are non-refundable.

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.