LESSONS: 1, 1.5, 2 hours group lessons and private lessons are offered.
TUITION: Payment is due on 1st class of each month. Payments may be automatically charged on the 1st of each month on the credit card on file
Fees for Summer - June, July and August are charged together in June in case you are on a monthly payment plan.
SUPPLY FEE: Annual SUPPLY fee of $110.00 is to be paid by every student joining Falak Art Studio. This includes the paints and painting supplies, it does not include drawing/watercolor pad and canvases. They can be purchased at the studio on availability. Supply fees are non-refundable and cannot be prorated.
CANCELLED/MISSED LESSONS: To maintain the student-teacher ratio, we would like students not coming for a lesson to notify the studio at least a day in advance & SIGN UP for the makeup class. Makeup class/classes need to be scheduled in the same month.
MAKEUP classes for the missed classes will have to be attended ONLINE only, which the students have enjoyed in the past.
(signup link is available for missed class makeup on our website under the MISSED CLASS section of REGISTRATION/ FAQ). Missed lessons are not refundable. Missed make-up lessons are forfeited.
HOMEWORK REQUIREMENTS: Students should have regular non-interrupted homework practice time. Homework assignments will be given at the studio to be followed at home. Homework is highly encouraged as just coming for classes is not enough to perfect their art skills.
SCHEDULE: Falak Arts calendar year runs from mid-September through May of the subsequent year. The summer session runs from June through mid-August. If additions or revisions are made to the schedule during the year, they will be prominently displayed on bulletin boards or on the Falak Arts website, and/or additional handouts and emails will be sent.
STUDIO FACILITIES: It is each student's responsibility to clean up their own art area and maintain a neat workspace.
WITHDRAWAL: If a student must withdraw before the end of any ongoing school year, a 30-DAY WRITTEN NOTICE IS REQUIRED. If a 30-day written notice is not provided, the student is still responsible for the tuition to cover the 30-day period. The notice for withdrawal must be sent via email on or before the 3rd day of any given month in order to prevent the automatic charge for the following month. Students who withdraw during the term and wish to re-enroll will be placed on the Studio waiting list and will be enrolled at the current fee structure. Under certain conditions, a student may be asked to discontinue Art lessons at the Studio. Those conditions include but are not limited to the following:
1) the nonpayment of tuition,
2) excessive absenteeism or tardiness,
3) nonparticipation in required events,
4) continued non-preparation of assignments,
5) consistent disruptive and/or inappropriate behavior.
Parents will be advised, and the student will be placed on probation for 30 days. If at the end of that period the condition persists, lessons will be discontinued. Supply Fees are not prorated/refundable.
PARENT VISITATION and CONFERENCES: Parents are requested to make an appointment to discuss the child’s progress etc. before or after the class or over the phone and not during the class timing to avoid distractions and disturbance to the students.
WAITING AREA and LATE PICK UPS: The waiting area is provided as a courtesy to the students only; it is expected that everyone waits quietly and not disturbs ongoing lessons. Please drop off students no more than five minutes before the scheduled lesson time, and pick them up promptly. Food, drinks, and roughhousing are not permitted in the waiting area or in any area of the studio. Please advise your child not to go outside the studio and to remain seated in the waiting area until a parent comes for them. Parents are required to pick up their children within 5 minutes after the end of their lessons. Falak Art Studio is not responsible for ensuring that any child remains on the premises beyond their class timing. THE WAITING AREA IS PROVIDED FOR THE STUDENTS ONLY!! NO PARENTS ARE PERMITTED TO STAY IN THE STUDIO DURING CLASS TIME! Parents’ presence can be very distracting for the students.
LIABILITY: Parents agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Falak Arts, its owners, and all its staff and instructors for any damages and injuries caused by their child to himself/herself and by/or to other persons.
AGREEMENT: When you register for lessons, you will be asked to sign this document that you have read and that you agree to abide by the policies of Falak Art Studio as outlined above. This document will remain in effect as long as the student is enrolled at the Studio.
What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
The security procedures are in place to protect against the misuse of your information.
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or another direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.
Your Access to and Control Over Information You may opt-out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
• See what data we have about you if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
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Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Photography - Students of Falak Art Studio will be involved in activities where they may be photographed. Photographs of students may be used in a variety of media to celebrate a student’s success in a particular area or for educational purposes or to promote activities of the studio. Photographs of children are also used in newspapers, our website, and other social media platforms.
I do give permission for photographs of my child to be published in local newspapers, our website, and our social media platform, and am aware that this may be accompanied by my child’s first name. I acknowledge that ownership of such material is retained by the studio.
Registration- In order to join the art studio, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on Falak Arts in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
Art Class - We request information from you on our registration form. To join Falak Art Studio, you must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes. If we have trouble processing the payments, we'll use this information to contact you.
Sharing - We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. This company do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond payment processing.
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