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Art Verve Academy

Learn, Create, & Cultivate the Visual Arts!

Administration Policy

Tuition & Payments

All of our financial transactions are conducted using a PayPal, Stripe or the Squareup platform, which are encrypted and secure.

Credit Cards

You may pay your tuition online at any time with a credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Please note that if you are paying with a credit card in class, you may need to stay after class to run the transaction.

By Check or Money Order

We also accept checks or money orders in person or via snail mail.

Note that for any checks returned due to non-sufficient funds; we will charge an additional $30 non-refundable fee.


Online enrollment or registration is required for each class. This helps us prepare for your arrival.

Tuition is due on the first day of class or you may complete the course registration process at any time by paying the full tuition fee online.

If the class is full, you will be notified and included on a wait list.

Wait Lists

If the course or program is full, you will be put on a wait list and notified of the status.

Openings will be given in the order in which you pre-registered for the class.

When you are notified of an opening, you must pay the tuition fee, or you will lose your seat to the next person on the list.


If you change your mind or have a schedule conflict, no problem. Please drop us a line using the form on the contact page & let us know that you are not taking the course as a courtesy.

If you need to withdraw from the course and have paid the full tuition, please do so more than one (1) day or 24 hours before the start time and date to receive your full tuition refund (minus a nonrefundable $10 credit card transaction fee).

No Shows

No refund for withdrawals after the class has begun. If you wish to cancel or drop the course after it starts, you forfeit your entire tuition.

The Art Verve Academy cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing refunds for sessions missed as a result of student illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

Schedule Changes

We do not cancel courses due to low enrollment. If enrollment is low, we administer private lessons based on the learner's wants or needs

We do reserve the right to change the course subject to a different topic based on the student's needs.

We also reserve the right to change the course time, location or substitute an instructor if an emergency or unexpected event occurs that is out of our control.

We will make every effort to notify students as soon as possible if there are any changes or deviations from the advertised class time and location.

Equal Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity educator and we welcome diversity. We do not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities, nor on the basis of gender, race, color, sexuality, national or ethnic origin, or religion.

Service Animals

Proper steps have been taken to bring service animals into some locations and are adjusted as needed to support our learners. Please check the page for each location to read the policies for that particular location. If you have any concerns, email us.

Service Animals are...

Individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. A Service animal provides safety, confidence, independence, and companionship to their owner. You may find additional information about the use of service animals at

Service Dog Is Not...

An ordinary dog or pet, there are rules of etiquette for interacting with service dogs.

Service Dog Etiquette

It is not appropriate to ask about a person’s disability, or that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work. Rules of etiquette are as follows:

  • Please speak to the handler first.
  • Do not make distracting or rude noises at the dog.
  • Do not touch the service dog without asking for and receiving permission.
  • Do not offer food to the service dog. Resist the temptation to offer treats to the service dog.
  • Announce yourself prior to entering into the handler’s cubicle or office.
  • Do not be offended if the handler does not want to chat about the service dog.
  • Questions of a personal nature should be avoided.

What if...

The service dog barks, growls, or otherwise forgets its manners? Find out what happened before taking action. Was the service dog stepped on, poked, asleep and dreaming, performing its job (some alert their handlers to oncoming seizures by barking once or twice)?

If the dog’s behavior is disruptive or destructive, please report it to your instructor.