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Beginning Painting

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Evanston, North Side
1717 Central St
Btwn Broadway & Eastwood Avenues
Evanston, Illinois 60201
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Lauren Flaaen

What you'll learn in this painting class:

Come learn the foundations of painting! Learn introductory skills to a painting studio practice. You will create multiple paintings from your own individual interests and subjects. Along with learning painting techniques you will practice different methodologies to creating work, such as collage and writing prompts. No previous painting experience is necessary.

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Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable for Adult and YFA (Youth Fine Arts) classes, minus a processing fee for each class dropped, only if we are notified by or on the next working day after the first class has met.

Workshop fees (minus a processing fee) are refundable up until one week prior to the program. If we are notified at least business days prior to the scheduled start date, a processing fee of $50 is charged for dropping adult classes, YFA classes, or workshops costing $100 or more or a $25 processing fee is charged for dropping programs costing under $100. A processing fee equal to 50% of the tuition is charged for adult or YFA classes and camps that are dropped during the period from six days before the first class meets and the next working day after the first class has met (workshop fees are not refundable during this period). Please refer to the chart below.

Students are responsible for notifying us that they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no refunds will be given. There is no deferred, reduced or pro-rated tuition. Membership is non-refundable. Refunds will be processed within three weeks of notification of intent to drop.

There are no exceptions to the this refund policy.

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Refund Schedule for Dropped Classes or Workshops

Type Dropped 8 business days or more before the 1st Session* Dropped between 7 business days before the 1st Session & the 1st Working day after the 1st Session Dropped after the 1st Working day after the 1st Session*
Adult & YFA Classes & Camps Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** Tuition is refunded minus a processing fee equal to 50% of the Tuition No Refund or Credit
Workshops costing $100 or more Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No refund or credit
Workshops under $100 Tuition refunded minus $25 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No Refund or Credit

*The first session is defined as the first day a class or workshop meets (not the first class or workshop attended).

**To avoid paying the processing fee, students may elect to receive a full tuition credit for classes or workshops dropped seven days or more before the first session. Tuition credit will expire one year from the date the class or workshop is dropped and must be used in full for EAC class and/or workshop tuition. After the credit is redeemed, no further refund options will be available.

Tuition credits are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances. Credits may be transferred to another individual only with written notice.


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Evanston Art Center is a non-profit (501(c)3) visual arts organization in Evanston, IL. The Evanston Art Center specializes in art education, scholarship programs, community events, public programs, outreach and exhibitions. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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