OAS Policies & Procedures

Health & Safety

Face masks are encouraged but not mandatory. We ask for the cooperation of all staff, students, and volunteers to respect the choice of others whether they choose to wear a mask or not. Please continue to monitor any symptoms and use your best judgement when attending our classes. Anyone feeling ill for any reason and/or at any time should not attend a class or workshop.

Scent Free Studios

We have a Scent-Free policy in our studios. Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, and other fragrances. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies, and other medical conditions. Please help to make our studios a welcoming place for all.

Cell Phone Policy

Cellphones should be turned off or set to vibrate mode during classes, events and meetings where incoming calls may be disruptive to other members and attendees. Thank you for respecting everyone’s experience.


Our memberships run from September 1st to August 31st the following year.

Half year memberships are offered at a discount starting March 1st.

Memberships are non-refundable.


Entry fees to exhibitions and events are non-refundable.

Wait List

We keep a waitlist if a program or event has met its maximum enrolment. Persons on the waitlist will be notified as space becomes available. The waitlist will be in place for that specific program only and will be erased once the program finishes.