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Education Class Policies

CONTACT US

PHONE | 734-926-4128
EMAIL | EDUCATION@ANNARBORARTCENTER.ORG

•For general questions about classes.
•For questions regarding registration, cancellation, or refunds.
•To request a transfer to a different class, if space is available.
•If you have not received an e-mail communication from us and it is less than
one week before the start of your class or workshop

LOCATION

117 W. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

PARKING

The most commonly used parking areas are shown in the image below. Parking options may vary due to construction or events that necessitate street closures. We recommend allowing yourself plenty of time to find parking before a class.

The residential area has signage that states one side of the street is available for parking for a few hours of the day on either M,W,F or T/TH. This means the opposite side of the street is available for parking all day long on those days.

*Please note: The Art Center does not validate parking for students.

REGISTRATION

You may register for classes online at annarborartcenter.org/artclasses or contact our Front Desk staff at 734-926-4128 during our normal business ours.

COVID MITIGATION POLICIES: VACCINATION FOR AGES 18+ & MASKS

PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS AGE 18+
The health and safety of our patrons and staff are our top priority. The upcoming term of in-person fall art classes will require proof of vaccination for students 18 and over. On the first day of class, Students age 18 and over are required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 at the Front Desk before being admitted into the classroom. No exceptions will be made.

All A2AC instructors will be fully vaccinated by the start of the term.

MASKS
Masks must be properly worn over the nose and mouth at all times by all A2AC students, instructors, and staff.

WHAT WE’RE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE
•All A2AC staff are fully vaccinated and will continue to wear masks
•Each classroom is outfitted with an air filtration system provided by Ford
•Hand sanitizer will be available at each entrance of the A2AC
•Free masks will be provided to students upon request
•Common areas and frequently touched surfaces are cleaned regularly

We are monitoring the situation with great care and caution and will follow all recommendations made by federal, state, and local authorities. If they recommend any changes, we will notify you immediately of how these changes affect Art Center classes.

Thank you for supporting our staff and organization as we navigate the return to in-person art classes. We can’t wait to see you!

CLASS AGE REQUIREMENTS

Age requirements are as listed on the registration pages. The A2AC does not make exceptions to the minimum age requirements for any reason.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The A2AC offers scholarships for youth, teens, & adults in need of financial assistance. Learn more.

WAITLIST POLICY

If a class is full, you may join the waitlist. If a space opens, we will contact the next person on the waitlist via e-mail. In instances where there is little time remaining to fill a space before the class begins, we may e-mail everyone on the waitlist and clearly state that the space will be filled by the first person to respond.

E-MAILS & CLASS COMMUNICATION

You will receive an e-mail approximatley one week before the start of your class or workshop containing information about your upcoming class. If there is less than a week left and you have not received it, please contact us so that we may ensure we have the correct e-mail on-file. We also encourage students to check their spam filter or if you have a gmail address, the “Promotions” folder.

SUPPLY LISTS & MATERIAL FEES

Supply fees are included in the cost of all in-person child and teen classes and for most of our one-day workshops and date night workshops for adults.

For most adult classes, all online classes, and any workshops that don’t include materials, it is the responsibility of the student to purchase his/her own supplies. If a class requires supplies, you’ll find a “supply list” button on the online course page. Please note: classes with low enrollment may be cancelled up to one week before they are scheduled to begin. You may contact the Education Department if you would like to verify that your class is running sooner than that, before purchasing supplies.

Note: Supply kits for beginner clay and beginner jewelry classes will be available for purchase at the front desk on the first night of class or via an online link that will be in the e-mail you receive a week before class. Kits ordered online may be picked up the first night of class from your instructor.

ARRIVAL TIME

Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before class begins. This allows staff and instructors time to set-up and prepare for class before students arrive.

STUDENT PROPERTY

The Art Center is not responsible for artwork and other property left on the premises and has no liability if such property is lost, stolen or damaged. Artwork or property left two weeks after the class or workshop ends will be discarded.

LIABILITY POLICY

The A2AC is not responsible for any injury, loss, or illness resulting from the use of A2AC’s services and premises. All students accept full responsibility for personal injury/or personal losses.

MEDIA POLICY

The A2AC reserves the right to use photos, video, or other media taken during classes and programs for marketing or publicity purposes. Registration in a class gives the A2AC permission to use images without further consent or
compensation.

ACCESSIBILITY POLICY

We are committed to offering accessible education programs by providing reasonable accommodations in a supportive environment that allows for inclusion of people of all ages, abilities and skill levels. If you believe that you will require accommodations to enable you to participate in our programs, please contact an Education staff member before you register.

CLASSROOM CONDUCT

We strive to create a safe, relaxing, and fun environment for all of our students. If a student is displaying disruptive or unsafe behavior, is not following studio policies, or is disrespectful or threatening towards other students or the instructor, the student will be asked to correct their behavior. If the behavior was of an egregious nature requiring immediate action or the behavior continues after a request to correct it, the A2AC reserves the right to ask the student not to return. In this event, no refund will be offered.

ONLINE CLASS INFORMATION

All A2AC Digital Learning classes will take place on Zoom. Instructions and meeting links will be sent to the email on file 1-2 business days prior to the start of the class. If you have not received the Zoom link 24 hours prior to the start of the class please contact operations@annarborartcenter.org immediately.

If you miss a class, a recording will be available for 5 days after the class date. Contact education@annarborartcenter.org to request a recording.

No refunds or proration will be issued for absence due to technical difficulties related to your equipment, software, zoom application, or internet connection. However, you may request access to the recordings.

You will need to purchase supplies for online classes unless the course description lists that a kit will be provided. See “Supply Lists & Material Fees” for more details.

In the event that class cannot happen due to technical difficulty on the part of the instructor, an Art Center staff member will attempt to resolve the issue. If the issue persists, the class will be rescheduled.

INDEPENDENT STUDIO TIME

No refunds of any kind will be issued for Independent Studio purchases regardless of the reason. Passes expire at the end of each term and unused hours cannot be carried over. See the online registration page for full details.

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

10% of tuition for classes and workshops is considered a non-refundable deposit.

REFUND POLICY

To request a withdrawal, students must contact the Education Department by e-mail or phone: education@annarborartcenter.org | 734-926-4128

Cancellations up to 5 days before the start of the class or workshop
A full refund will be issued minus the 10% non-refundable deposit.

Cancellations within 5 days before the start of the class or workshop
No refunds will be issued for any reason.

CREDITS

If a class is cancelled by the A2AC due to low enrollment or you cancel up to 5 days before the start of a class, you may have the tuition refunded to your credit card or you may request that it be credited to your A2AC account to use in the future. Credits expire after four years.

TRANSFERS

Students may contact the Education Department to transfer into a different class if space is available up to 5 days before the start of the class they are currently registered for. No transfers will be issued after that.

STUDENT ABSENCES

For the best experience, we encourage students to attend class on-time and regularly. We do not provide make-up opportunities, pro-rate, or provide refunds for missed classes for any reason.

TEACHER ABSENCES

Where an instructor is absent due to illness or personal reasons, the A2AC reserves the right to find a substitute teacher or cancel class and offer a makeup date. In the event of a cancellation, students will be contacted as soon as possible. Refunds will not be issued if a student cannot attend the make-up date.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

The A2AC reserves the right to cancel or postpone classes due to insufficient enrollment. If the Art Center cancels or significantly alters a class, a full refund will be issued or the student may request to be placed in an alternate class with space available by contacting an Education Department staff member.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

If the A2AC cancels classes due to severe weather, we will notify you by email in addition to posting closings and cancellations on our website, facebook, and instagram pages no later than two hours before the scheduled class. If you do not see an announcement on our website and social media pages, then all programs are running as scheduled. We will make every effort to offer make-up sessions if classes are cancelled due to severe weather.