Class Policies

Code of Conduct
In order to provide students, members, visitors and staff with a safe and supportive educational environment, TAC has adopted a Code of Conduct. TAC reserves the right to refuse registration to any student if administration or faculty deem the student to be disruptive or dangerous. No guns, firearms or any type of dangerous materials may be brought into TAC. To help ensure safety, please stop by the office to receive a copy of the Code of Conduct.

Zero Tolerance Policy
TAC is committed to a safe environment for all of our students, visitors, instructors, and donors. TAC has a Zero Tolerance Policy to ensure the security and and creative freedom for all.

Cancellations
Classes may be cancelled or postponed when enrollment minimums are not met. We try to notify students of a cancellation a week prior to the start of each session, but from time to time cancellations are done at the last minute. Students will be notified by e-mail or phone of any cancellations.
If a class is cancelled, students may opt to receive a credit for future TAC classes or the full tuition will be refunded by check and mailed within thirty days. TAC reserves the right to change instructors/classes, or to discontinue any class, without incurring obligations.

Missed Classes
A make-up week is scheduled at the end of each session in the event of a cancellation by the instructor or building closure due to inclement weather. A class must be cancelled by TAC or the instructor to qualify for make-up week, which is considered part of the term. No refunds, credits or make-ups will be given for classes missed by the student (i.e. a student “no show”).

Dropped Classes
Tuition is refundable for all classes and workshops according to the printed schedule. There are no refunds or credits for classes dropped after the first day of the session – regardless if that class has met or not. Students are responsible for notifying The Art Center office if they wish to drop a class or workshop. Not attending class or advising a faculty member that you will not be attending the class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no credit will be given, (except for documented medical reasons).

Pro-Rating Policy
If a member will not be able to attend all of their classes, TAC will pro-rate for a maximum of up to two classes out of a full session. Students may only pro-rate at the time of registration, not after registration is complete. Proration is a member benefit. Non- members may not pro-rate. Please call the office at 847.432.1888 to register if you need to pro-rate a class.

Scheduled and Emergency Closings
Classes will not be held on most national holidays or during extremely inclement weather. TAC tries to follow the decisions of Districts 112 & 113 regarding weather-related closings. Classes cancelled due to snow or other emergencies will be made up during the TAC make-up week at the end of the
session. For Fall session 2018, TAC will be closed on Monday, September 10, Wednesday, September 19 and November 19-25.

Accessibility
TAC is accessible to those persons needing wheelchair or other ease of access support. TAC is proud to be a Disability-Aware Business Member of JJ’s List’.

Membership
Membership contributions help support TAC’s operations, exhibitions, scholarships and programming. Please note that memberships are required for Open Studios and for the Friday Figure Drawing & Painting Open Studio. Membership is not required to participate in adult and youth classes or workshops; however, all members receive a discounted tuition rate. Memberships are non-refundable and good for one year from the date of purchase.

Policy Changes
The administration reserves the right to alter policies pertaining to courses, fees and other notices on the TAC website and/or catalog, as deemed necessary, for the proper functioning of TAC. The administration also reserves the right to cancel classes, workshops and open studios, and alter scheduling/staffing.

Permission to Photograph
TAC retains the right to photograph any class, student, student work or event and reproduce the images at its discretion without incurring obligations.
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Financial Aid and Scholarships
A limited number of financial aid/scholarshipsare available each session for adult, teen and children’s classes. Aid will be based on the financial needs of the student. Applications are available in the main TAC office or on our website at theartcenterhp.org. Applications are due by Monday, August 27, 2018. No late applications will be accepted. Scholarship recipients will be charged a $50. Admin fee due by class start date.

Open Studio
Open studio is available for currently enrolled students as follows: Ceramics, Mosaics and enrolled Printmaking students may participate in Open Studio free of charge, but may incur supply costs. Currently enrolled students in Jewelry may participate in Open Studio for a supply fee. TAC Members may participate in a Figure Drawing and Painting Open Studio every Friday from 9:30am-12:00pm with a punch card purchase. Open Studio times vary with each session. Contact TAC staff for further information.