WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS:
OPEN PAINT: continues in the Estero Community Center as usual all year. Monday 9:00 to 12:00. For our
new members, Open Paint means just that - come with your own project and do your own thing as you enjoy
the fellowship of other members.
POLICY TO SIGN-UP FOR CLASSES
Classes will only be held if there are a sufficient number of students to confirm each class. Please give serious
consideration to signing up early. The reason we ask this is because we need 6 signed up paid students two
weeks ahead of the class start date. The artist is advised at this time that their class is a “go”, and it is at this
time that the Art League is committed to a contract with the Artist.
You may still sign-up for a class up to the Monday prior to the class start date, provided there is space
available, usually there is a maximum of 15 students per class, however each teacher has the option to limit
their class at their discretion.
Signing up for a class at Open Paint is not a registration for the class until it is paid. Signing-up for a class
without paying is only an intention to take the class. If you are un-paid, you can be bumped by a paying
student if the course becomes fully subscribed. Please pay for classes when you sign-up to ensure your
space. At the latest, class must be paid on the Monday prior to the class start date.
SIGN-UP FOR ALL CLASSES: May be done at Open Paint, on Monday mornings at the Estero Community
Center or send a cheque to Raquel Ubarri, AssistantTreasurer EAL, P.O. Box 864, Estero, Fl 33928. On the
check be sure to indicate which class you want to take.
NEW SIGN-UP POLICY FOR 2012-13 SEASON:
No registrations will be accepted on the day of class. Instructors require time ahead of class to prepare for
students, also we have found this takes away class time from the instructor and other students.
REFUNDS: will only be made two weeks prior to the class start date, by notice in writing to the Education
Chairperson Jackie Marth. We need to make this change since the Art League advises the instructor two
weeks prior to the start of class the number of students attending and we are obligated to pay the instructor for
that number of students. It is not our intention to be punitive, but we feel it is not fair for the rest of the Art
League to pay for a student cancellation after our commitment to the instructor. If you are unable to attend
your class, and it is too late for a refund, you may make your own arrangements for a substitute to take your
place. Please advise the name of the substitute to the Education Chairperson prior to class.
Class Cancellation: Full refunds: will be made if the class is cancelled by the Art League. In this event the
Education Chairperson will notify you that the class has been cancelled and your refund will be issued by
check drawn on the Estero Art League account.
Non-Members: Non-members are welcome to participate in our classes. In addition to
the regular fee an up-charge of $15 is added to each course. Membership is $25. If
you are considering more than one course a membership would be to your advantage
Lunch: If your course is for a full day. We suggest you pack a lunch there are no
facilities at the Community Center that supply food.
When you pay for class be-sure you receive a receipt and please bring it to class.