CLASS ATTENDANCE, CANCELLATION, & REFUND POLICIES
I understand that life brings many surprises to us all, and sometimes people must cancel their workshop reservation or miss a weekly class. Please help me continue to offer these classes, at the most affordable costs possible, by reading and adhering to the cancellation and refund policies.
Once you have filled out a sign up form and attended class once, a spot will be reserved for you for all future months until you decide to cancel. Obviously life gets busy and you or your student are inevitably going to miss art class from time to time. It's always much appreciated when you can provide prior notice of an absence so that a proper headcount for each class can be known beforehand. However, there are situations when this reservation may be forfeited. It's not uncommon for children to take the summer off from art class due to other obligations. When given prior notice about this, every effort will be made to reserve a spot for your child to return when the school year resumes. However, this cannot be guaranteed. If enough new students sign up your child's spot may be filled and you would then need to wait for the next vacancy. Due to the limited class sizes, if any student has been absent from class without any communication for two weeks, their name will be removed from the class roster and you'll need to contact me to rejoin the class.
Classes are cancelled when enrollment minimums are not reached, in the event of inclement weather, or when other unexpected circumstances may arise. (I follow USD 501 and/or Washburn University for cancelling classes.) Whenever possible, cancellations are determined no later than 24 hours before the class starts. If I cancel a class or workshop, the student will have the option to receive a credit towards a single class the following month, or receive a 100% refund.
Class fees not only cover professional instruction, use of supplies, and use of the studio space, but also the availability of my time. As the sole proprietor of a small business, it can be difficult when I've been planning for a class and scheduling my time accordingly to be prepared for it, only to have several people cancel at the last minute. As is the common practice for nearly all varieties of classes and lessons, refunds are not available if a student misses a class without communication. However, if a parent/student provides notification that they will be gone before the first class of the month, their monthly tuition can be adjusted accordingly.
For questions or comments about these policies, please contact me.