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Wayne Art Center Policies and Information

Fall 2022:

Covid-19 Policies

COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization.  COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is continuing to evolve. People can be infected showing no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.

Wayne Art Center is taking precautions to further the safety and well being of our students, staff, and community. We cannot prevent you [or your child(ren)] from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while utilizing Wayne Art Center’s services or premises. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to utilize Wayne Art Center’s services and/or enter onto Wayne Art Center’s premises you may be exposing yourself and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Wayne Art Center is continuing to monitor the infection rates in our county, the surrounding counties, and in our state.  The current rate of Covid hospitalizations in our area has declined dramatically. 

At this time Masks are optional in the Wayne Art Center.

Should the hospitalization and infection rate increase, masks may become mandatory.  In this case, appropriate masks would be required to be worn covering the nose and mouth when inside the Wayne Art Center facility.  No refunds will be issued due to a change in mask policy.

WAC reserves the right to adjust these guidelines while considering the recommendation of local, state, and federal health and safety agencies

For more details please read:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

Coming to class? Here is what you need to do to help us keep everyone safe:

  • If masks are required:  Bring an appropriate mask from home to be worn covering your nose and mouth and put it on before entering the building.
  • Complete the WAC waiver of liability form online prior to coming to WAC.
  • Adults, bring your own class supplies from home, and do not share supplies in class.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility.  Regular and thorough hand washing is also strongly recommended throughout your class time.
  • Stay socially distant from others whenever physically possible.
  • Do not attend class if you are exhibiting any symptoms of illness or have been exposed to someone who has exhibited illness.
  • Do not leave any supplies at WAC. Anything left will be discarded.
  • Clean and disinfect your work area with provided disinfectant.
  • Please bring water from home as our water fountains are turned off.
  • Please notify Wayne Art Center office if you or a close personal contact has been exposed to Covid-19.

Classes and Workshops

  • Tuition is due in full when registering for classes and workshops. Tuition will not be prorated.

Class Cancellations

  • Wayne Art Center reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program or activity due to insufficient enrollment, faculty availability, or any other unforeseen circumstance.
  • If Wayne Art Center cancels the class or workshop, payment will be refunded in full or credited to a future class.

Workshops

  • Workshop fees are non-refundable.

Student Absences

  • No adjustments will be made for student absences. Refunds and credits cannot be issued for classes missed because of illness, personal emergencies, or any other event beyond Wayne Art Center’s control.

Teacher Absences

  • Wayne Art Center reserves the right to substitute instructors as needed. Classes canceled due to teachers’ absences or weather will have a make-up class scheduled.

Withdrawal Policy

  • Students may withdrawal from a class, in writing, no less than ten (10) days before the start of class to receive a partial credit. 85% of the tuition will be credited towards another class to be taken within one year from the scheduled start date of the class.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds are only issued if Wayne Art Center cancels the class.

Membership

  • Wayne Art Center is member supported therefore membership is required to enroll in a full-term class.
  • Membership dues are non-refundable.
  • Memberships run annually from September 1 – August 31.

Permission to Photograph

  • Wayne Art Center reserves the right to photograph any work, class, student, or event, and to reproduce the images at its discretion without incurring any obligations.

Liability

  • Wayne Art Center is not responsible for any injury, loss, or illness resulting from the use of Wayne Art Center’s services and premises. All students accept full responsibility for personal injury/or personal losses.  

Summer Art Camp

  • All classes offered are subject to a minimum enrollment. If your child’s class is cancelled, you will be contacted and offered another class option when possible.  If no other option is available, we will issue a refund for any classes cancelled by WAC.
  • Cancellations requested a minimum of ten (10) days BEFORE the start of classes will be accepted for a CREDIT to your account (minus a 15% administrative fee). No credits will be given if camper cancels within 9 days of the first class meeting, or after class begins.
  • Credits cannot be issued for classes missed because of illness, personal emergencies, or any other event beyond Wayne Art Center’s control.
  • Each child enrolled in Summer Art Camp is required to submit a completed medical and emergency form before coming to camp.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact the office for more information.

Wayne Art Center strives to provide a supportive and safe educational environment.  To support our goals, we have adopted a Code of Conduct to be adhered to by all members, students, faculty, and visitors of Wayne Art Center.  Wayne Art Center reserves the right to remove any person it determines to be in violation of the Code of Conduct at any time without incurring obligations.

Wayne Art Center Code of Conduct

Any behavior or conduct that is disruptive of a Wayne Art Center program, exhibit, or event will not be tolerated.  This includes any behavior or conduct that threatens the safety or comfort of any person in or on the property of Wayne Art Center, including members, students, employees, faculty, staff, and visitors; is a danger to themselves or others; and/or interferes with Wayne Art Center’s ability to support its core mission, including classes, workshops, exhibitions, private lessons, and special events.

Wayne Art Center has the right to determine if a behavior or conduct is in violation of the Code of Conduct.

Examples of unacceptable behaviors include but are not limited to:

  • Destroying or damaging Wayne Art Center property, or the property of Wayne Art Center’s members, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Undermining the instructor’s authority or interfering with other students’ ability to participate in a class or activity.
  • Being on the Wayne Art Center premises while being under the influence of drugs, alcohol.
  • Verbal abuse, physical violence, threat of physical violence, sexual harassment, inappropriate touching.

Violation of any or all the above policies may result in suspension or expulsion from Wayne Art Center’s premises, tuition or fee forfeiture and financial responsibility for any damage.

If the person in violation of Wayne Art Center policies or Code of Conduct is a minor, their behavior may result in parental/ guardian notification and/or the minor’s expulsion from the property at the parent/guardians expense. Parents/Guardians are responsible for any damage, financial and physical, resulting from the action of minors.

Covid 19 Code of Conduct

  • All students and faculty are required to wear masks covering mouth and nose when inside Wayne Art Center’s buildings. Face shields are not a substitute for a face mask.
  • Outdoor Activities: masks may be removed if appropriate social distance can be kept. Food and beverages should be consumed outdoors.
  • Enrollment in classes and workshops is limited to ensure social distancing is possible.
  • Thermometers are available at the entrances for self-checking of temperature.
  • Sanitation stations are available throughout the facility. 

Weather Related Closures

  • In the event of a closure due to inclement weather, an announcement will be posted on the front page of our website. You can also sign up for text alerts.  To sign up for text alerts please go to the ‘Follow Us’ section of the home page.
  • Closures will be posted on KWY – day classes are school code 531; evening classes are school code 2531.

Gift Certificates

  • Gift certificates are available and are not redeemable for cash. Gift Certificates are redeemable for classes and workshops.

Open Studio

  • Open studio is open to registration for Wayne Art Center members, currently enrolled in class who would like extra time to complete class projects. Open studio is not for completing work from home or another studio.
  • Please refer to the Ceramic Studio Guidelines for materials use and firing information.
  • Open studio’s tuition is not transferrable and not refundable.
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