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Art Center of Battle Creek

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

To register for classes call 269.962.9511 or register online with PayPal or stop in or mail registration and payment to -

Art Center of Battle Creek
265 E Emmett Street
Battle Creek MI 49017

Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  Payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Registrations will be accepted until the second week of class if space is available and the class is running, however, tuition will not be prorated.  Classes that do not have a minimum of 6 students one-week prior to start of class however, will be cancelled.  

MEMBERSHIP – As you register for classes at the Art Center, please consider becoming a member.  Not only will you save money on each class registration, but as a member you will also support the Art Center’s wonderful programs.  Your membership includes $15 discount on classes, free admission to exhibits, 10% discount in the gift gallery and more!!  

PAYMENT – Registration is accepted by mail, phone, or in person.  The instructor does NOT accept registrations in the classroom.  Cash, check or credit card (MasterCard or Visa) are accepted during business hours Tuesday – Friday from 10 – 5 and Saturdays from 11 – 3. When paying by check, if payment is NOT received in 5 business days from your registration, you will lose your reserved spot in class.

**A THREE-PART PAYMENT PLAN is available for classes with fees of $50 or more. Payments for this plan are accepted using personal checks only. The first payment must be made upon registration for the class and two post-dated checks included with the registration. It is understood that the Art Center will process the additional two payments even if the person decides not to complete the class. An agreement form for the three-pay plan will be given to the student at the time of registration that clearly marked when the other two payments will be processed. The payments will be processed before the start of class.

RETURNED CHECKS – A $25.00 service charge is applied to any check returned due to insufficient funds.

REFUNDS-Refunds will be given ONLY when a registrant withdraws from a class AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR to the first class session. NO CASH REFUNDS WILL BE MADE. Refunds will be in the form of a check or through PayPal if that was the original method of payment. There are no refunds for missed class sessions. No refunds will be given after the first class session. A $10 service fee will be deducted from all refunds. Please all one month from the date of request to receive you refund.

CANCELLATIONS-The Center reserves the right to cancel any class when there is insufficient enrollment (minimum of six (6) students per class). Registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. We will make every effort to reschedule a class when an instructor cancels but due to space and other classes we may be unable to reschedule.

FACULTY SUBSTITUTIONS – Art Center may find it necessary to substitute faculty at any time during the class term.  A change in faculty does not grant the right to a refund once the class has started.

OPEN STUDIO – Open studio is available on Thursdays from 1 – 4pm during the semester for all members enrolled in a class in the current semester.

INCLEMENT WEATHER- If the Center finds it necessary to close due to weather conditions, cancellation information will be found at 269-962-9511. Classes cancelled for inclement weather will be rescheduled whenever possible and every effort will be made to contact students by phone.

WAIT LISTS-When a class fills quickly, the Center will offer registrants the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. Wait list students will be called when space becomes available or if there are enough students to offer another class section.

MATERIALS – All supplies are provided for youth classes unless specifically noted in the class description.  Adult students are required to purchase their own supplies.  A materials list will be provided at registration and is also available on the website.  Materials can be  purchased at www.dickblick.com or www.utrecht.com or any local art supply store.

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY – The Art Center reserves the right to photograph activities that occur on its premises including students in class and student artwork for use in promotional materials.  Please notify the instructor or staff at of the start of the class if this is a concern.

CHILD DROP OF/PICK UP – For the safety of young students, the Art Center requires that parents do not drop off children more than 10 minutes prior to the start of class and always pick up children within 5 minutes following the class.  In the case of an emergency, please call 269.962.9511

GIFT CERTIFICATES – Gift certificates are available for class tuition and can be purchased at the registration desk.  Certificates are good for up to one year from the date of purchase.

LIBRARY – A library of art books is available for current students to check out for 2 week intervals. 

ARTREACH – ArtReach is a multi-faceted program designed to provide visual arts learning experiences for educators, scout groups, classroom programming, SB-CEUs, and much more.  Call to check on current programming at 269.962.9511 or email Kelly at artcenterofbc@yahoo.com for more details.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – The enthusiasm and diverse talents of volunteers are an invaluable resource and we invite you to contribute in whatever way you can. Some activities include Special Events, Summer Children’s Art Camps, Community Service, Internships, and more. Please contact Joyce at 269.962.9511 or email artcenterofbc@yahoo.com for more information.

DONATIONS - Donations are always accepted for the Art Education Department.  We accept new, unused crayons, markers, paper, children’s books, art books, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, masking tape, scotch tape, oil pastels, brushes, glue, paper plates, scissors, rulers, pencils and many other classroom supplies. We also take used items in good condition. Call 269.962.9511 or artcenterofbc@yahoo.com to drop off your donation.  Monetary donations always accepted for the Art Education Department to be used for equipment, scholarships, and supplies.  The Art Center also accepts donations for its semi-annual garage sales, all items except clothing will be accepted.  Original art is also accepted for use in the permanent collection.  

PARTIES – Looking for a great place to have a birthday party, a girl’s night out or other event?  Contact Kelly at 269.962.9511 or artcenterofbc@yahoo.com for details on how to plan your event.

SOCIAL NETWORKING - Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/artcenterofbattlecreek or twitter at www.twitter.com/artcenterofbc or check us out on the web at www.artcenterofbattlecreek.org

PERSONAL ITEMS – The Art Center is not responsible for personal items left in the classroom or artwork left after the third week  following the end of class.

PRIVATE LESSONS - The Art Center of Battle Creek can customize private lessons for children, youth and adults.  Lessons fees are $50 an hour per student member, $75 per student nonmember with a minimum committment of a one-hour session for 6 weeks plus materials.  Availability dependant upon teachers. Please call 269.962.9511 or email artcenterofbc@yahoo.com to arrange lessons. 

INTERNSHIPS - A variety of non-paid internships that involve working closely with Art Center staff members are available to high shcool and college-level students.  Valuable experience is gained while working with eduation, exhibitions, public relations, membership, and special events.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (SB-CEUs) - CEUs are offered periodically throughtout the year for educators.  The are made available by CISD and all applicants must complete the proper forms to be eligible for credit.

ART A FACT Kits - The Art A Fact program offers artifacts, project ideas, dvds, lesson plans, and lots more for the classroom teacher, scout leader and other groups to explore with students.  From the comfort of your classroom and one box you can visit Egypt, Africa, Mexico, Michigan, and several other countries!!  Call to schedule a pickup day at 269.962.9511 or email artcenterofbc@yahoo.com

Email or Snail Mail? Please let us know if you are receiving snail mail and would like to receive your mailings by email.  The Art Center is trying to be more eco-friendly and reduce our paper comsumption through electronic communications so please help us in this endeavor. E-mail addresses will never be shared, traded or sold through the Art Center of Battle Creek.

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