OAS Class Refund Policy

Classes & Workshops

All our instructors are experienced artists who have made a special time commitment to bring you the best of their expertise and to help you develop as an artist in the media of your choice. Whether you are new to art, or have experience, you will benefit from the accumulated knowledge and skill of each of these talented instructors.

If the required number of registrants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the class up to one day prior to the starting date. Payments for classes/workshops cancelled by the OAS will be fully refunded.

Transfers between Classes/Workshops – If there are open spots in the class/workshop you wish to transfer to, there will is a $15 fee. Transfer requests must be in writing and sent to at least 7 days prior to the class/workshop start date.

The OAS does not offer make-up classes for students who are unable to attend scheduled classes. There will be no discounts, refunds, credits or transfers for a class or workshop not attended due to illness, emergencies, or events beyond our control.

All withdrawals must be made in writing and sent to

Youth Classes

Children must be the age listed in course description when the course starts.

Exceptions will not be made for students who do not meet the minimum age requirement. Children who may be slightly older than the 7 to 13 age range may attend children’s class provided they understand that they are in a class with much younger children. Materials for children’s classes are included, unless otherwise stated.

Adult Classes

Student withdrawals made at least 7 days prior to the class start date will be subject to a $30.00 administration fee.
Please note: Due to the nature of our operation there will be absolutely no refunds given after the 7-day period before the start date/time of a class.


Student withdrawals made at least 14 days prior to the workshop start date will be subject to a $30 administration fee.

If withdrawal is made after this date/time, the total registration fee is non-refundable.

Acclaimed Artist Workshop

A deposit of $300 is applied as a pre-payment of an acclaimed artist workshop. A refund, less a $75.00 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw from this workshop 3 months prior to the start of the workshop date. If withdrawal is made after this date, the total deposit fee is non-refundable.

Should this workshop be cancelled by us; all money will be promptly refunded.


  1. When you sign up online you will receive a class/workshop confirmation emailed to you.
  2. Registrations should be received by the office a minimum of one week prior to class/workshop start date.
  3. Adult classes/workshops are geared to ages 18+.
  4. Once a class is underway, we discourage late entry. We do not prorate classes.
  5. Adult students provide their own supplies and table covers (readily available at the dollar store, white plastic is recommended). Course material lists are available on OAS website.
  6. Please note that NO turpentine/linseed oil-based solvents will be permitted. Oil painters must clean their brushes with vegetable oil or soap & water. Alternately, water-based oil paints are available at all art suppliers.
  7. Start dates may be subject to change.
  8. All students have the right to learn in a positive and creative environment. If any student disrupts the learning of others, or is disrespectful towards others, he or she will be given one warning by the instructor. In the case of a child the parent/guardian will be notified in writing by the program coordinator. Failure to correct the disruptive behaviour will result in the student’s removal from the course with no reimbursement of fees.
  9. The OAS does not offer make-up classes for students who are unable to attend scheduled classes.
  10. If a class is cancelled because of a weather-related closing or the teacher’s inability to attend, a make-up class will be offered.
  11. Payment must accompany registration. You may pay for your classes and workshops through our secure payment gateway. These are secured transactions, and your credit card information is never stored at our site. If you wish, you may ask to have a PayPal invoice sent to you.

Requests for policy exceptions must be made by the customer in writing to as soon as a concern arises. All requests are subject to review and approval by our Program Coordinator.

If you have questions about these policies, please email  before you enroll.