School Policies & Procedures
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3)charitable organization. Tuition fees cover only 60% of the costs of operating the school. The balance is raised through donations, fundraisers and member support. We must abide by these policies in order to be here to serve you and future generations. Classes are only available to current members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter.
REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICY: Included in each course registration is a non-refundable $25 registration fee. To withdraw, students must submit a written withdrawal request at least five working days prior to the start of the session or workshop. Students who meet this requirement will receive a full tuition refund minus the $25 registration fee. Students who withdraw less than five working days before the start of their class will not receive a refund.
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: There is a non-member fee of $25 for one-day workshops, and a $50 non-member fee for multiple-day workshops. All workshops are limited to 12 students, with priority given to members. Non-member fees can be applied to membership fee within 30 days of payment. If we do not have minimum participation, we will notify registered students by phone within 24 hours of start of workshop.
PRIORITY REGISTRATION: Registration for all Workshops and classes is open to members of the Benefactor Guild level, and above, as soon as dates are announced. Early registration is by phone or in person only. Open registration is available online.
MISSED CLASSES: The Lighthouse ArtCenter staff always does their best to accommodate all students. The School of Art is NOT responsible for providing students with make-up classes when a student has missed a class for any reason not the fault of the faculty or the School of Art. There are no refunds or make-ups for missed classes. Upon request, we will issue a tax-deductible contribution receipt for missed classes.
THERE IS NO PRORATING: If there is a serious extenuating circumstance that prevents you from attending a class, please see the Director of Education. There is a $25 fee for approved prorating.
COURSE CHANGES/CANCELLED COURSES: The School of Art reserves the right to substitute instructors for any of its classes at any point in any term and to change its calendar, withdraw or modify a course at any time. Classes or workshops canceled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled according to studio availability. Students enrolled in courses which are cancelled by the School of Art will receive a full refund. In the event that a course or workshop is canceled, every effort will be made to notify students as quickly as possible. Off-site classes (i.e.,Plein Air) will receive emails the evening before class announcing the location.
SAFETY & LIABILITY: While the student can be assured that every reasonable safety precaution will be followed, the ArtCenter will not assume liability for injuries that occur within the scope of the subject area for which the student is enrolled. By completing registration online or in person for any course, the student agrees to assume all reasonable liability from injuries related to the scope of the work being taught and releases the Lighthouse ArtCenter from any liability claims related to any injuries and/or accidents that may occur.
Please be aware that you may be photographed or filmed for publicity and marketing purposes. If there is a privacy request, please contact Director of Education at the School of Art.