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 enrolled. By delaying payment, individuals run the risk of being wait-listed or classes being canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Cancellation Policy

Our class sizes are small, and we rely on your commitment to go ahead with a class. A refund will be issued for withdrawals of more than 14 days before the class, minus a $20 cancellation fee (10% of the tuition for one-day workshops). Students withdrawing 8-14 days before the class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued with less than a week’s notice.

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.


FVAC is not able to prorate classes for any reason. There are no make-ups or refunds if a student cannot attend a class.


Membership fees are non-refundable.

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 canceled a class (for any reason), classes will be made up, typically the week after a session ends.


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)

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 (16+) are welcome to join adult classes. The Education Staff is happy to field other questions about the appropriateness of any class.

Publicity Waiver

Unless Education Staff is notified in writing, enrollment indicates that the student or legal guardian of 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.