Frequently Asked Questions

REGISTRATION TERMS

Can I join Palette Art School in the middle or in the end of the semester?

Sure! We would love to have you.

When you register in the middle or end of the semester, you will only be charged for the classes there are remaining for you in the semester.

Can I register for classes on a drop-in basis?

Nope. We register students on a semester basis only.

Where can I find the terms and conditions for the school?

You can find the complete and up to date terms and conditions for the school on the enrollment page on our site: http://paletteartschool.com/enrollment/

Are there classes during the summer time?

Yes, there are. For those who will attend classes during months of July and August, monthly payments will be introduced so students have the option to attend classes for one month (if they are going on vacation) or both. If the student was enrolled in our classes in the spring semester and would like to come back after the summer semester is over, skipping the summer semester will not be treated as the student “dropping out”. Students will continue their classes after the summer semester is over without needing to re-register for fall.

What is a registration fee?

The registration fee is an obligatory non-refundable one-time payment taken to cover school administration expenses upon registering a new student.
The current registration fee for the 2018-2019 school year is $40.00 +tax.

Do I need to be re-registered every semester?

No, you do not. Once you are registered for ongoing classes, you are a student of Palette Art School continuously for any time-term you would like, no semester or annual registrations are required.

What are ongoing classes?

Ongoing classes are classes that a student attends every week on the schedule slot that they have registered for. These classes happen year-round and tailor themselves to the students.

For kids, we focus on building up a basic foundation and focus most on developing their familiarity and creativity when approaching art. We allow them to work in a variety of media such as paints, markers, pencil crayon and pencil. We teach them of different famous artists and do exercises to explore these artists’ styles. We teach them to sketch from life and explain basic rules on construction, shading, perspective etc. During painting exercises we teach them colour theory and how to mix paints and combine colours to make appealing choices.

For teens, we focus on building up the student’s foundation while working with their interests and needs. If the student has no experience with art, we work from the ground up. If the student has some background in art, we begin to teach them more advanced techniques. We give wide variety of assignments in a wide variety of media to challenge students in every aspect of art and to find any gaps in their knowledge which then work to fill. Assignments include still life, figure drawing, creative exercises, gypsum sculpture studies etc. We work in media such as charcoal, graphite, ink, watercolor, acrylic and more.

For adults, we determine if the student is attending to gain academic knowledge or if they are simply here to explore their creative sides. We tailor ourselves to our students so those that attend to learn will get the knowledge they require to become professionals in the field and so those that wish to take on a more casual approach to their studies will be able to do so with help from our amazing staff. Assignments tend to very from the more academic to the more creative depending on what the student in interested in painting or drawing.

Is there a registration fee for returning students.

Yes, there is. For returned students, who dropped their attendance for a month or longer, the re-registration fee will be reapplied on their return.
If a student does not attend our classes for the summer semester or parts of the summer semester and would like to return to our school, the registration fee will not be applied. This is the only exception to the registration fee rule.


ATTENDANCE TERMS

Can I have a make-up class if I have missed one of my classes?

We do not provide make-up classes and do not offer credits for missed classes for any reason. School attendance is a student’s responsibility.

What does it mean to be “dropped out” of classes?

A student is considered to be “dropped out” of classes when the student does not attend classes for a month or longer and said period of time was not covered financially. If a student is to return after being considered “dropped out”, they must re-register as a new student. The registration fee will re-apply.

Where can I find the terms and conditions for the school?

You can find the complete and up to date terms and conditions for the school on the enrollment page on our site: http://paletteartschool.com/enrollment/


PAYMENT TERMS

What do I pay for on registration?

We require an upfront payment for the entire semester or for what is left in the current semester ( in the case that you register in the middle of the semester ), plus a one-time registration fee of $40 + tax.

Can I pay as I go? Are per-class payments allowed?

No. We require full up-front payment for the entire semester.

Do I have to pay for art materials and tools or do I have to bring my own materials to classes?

All necessary art materials for drawing and painting are included in the lesson cost. That being said, we do strongly encourage our students to purchase their own brushes so that they may be kept in better condition and suffer from less wear and tear from extended use in their hands.
We also allow students to use materials that are not covered by the lesson cost in our classes, however, if the student would prefer to use any kind of supplementary materials, the student must provide those themselves. Materials not covered by lesson costs ( for example: oil paint, gouache, canvases bigger than 16″x20″, etc.) are available for purchase at our on-site art school at a special 15% discount for our students.


CANCELATION TERMS

Can I cancel my classes?

Yes, you can. During first two weeks you may decide to cancel classes for whatever reason. We will refund your payment sans the cost of your used classes, registration fee and cancellation fee.

Are there refunds upon class cancellation?

Conditionally. During first two weeks of your attendance you may decide to cancel classes for whatever reason. We will refund your payment sans the cost of your used classes, registration fee and cancellation fee. After the first two weeks have passed, no refund will be redeemable.