MEMBERSHIP

The non-refundable membership is due each calendar year and is valid through December 31. This annual fee, which helps sustain the school, is required to participate in our regular semester courses, but is not required for workshops or cultural arts classes (classes that have the letters WKS or CUL in their course code). The membership fee is not prorated.

Annual Membership Fees:
Family - $50
Adult - $40 (includes teens enrolled in adult classes)
Young Artist (up to 14 years old) - $20
Teen (enrolled in teen classes only) - $20

TASOC members receive discounts at local art supply stores. More member benefits to come!

REGISTRATION

  • Please visit our online registration portal or go to Courses to view our current list of classes.

  • When registration opens for a semester, students can sign up online or by mail. One week after online registration opens, phone registrations can be accepted as well. Registration continues until classes fill or until the class meets for their second session.

  • Adult classes are open to students at least 15 years old and require adult membership.

  • All students are highly encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure a spot in the class(es) of their choice at the lowest cost. View our calendar to see registration start dates.

[PLEASE NOTE: Pregnant women should always consult a doctor before participating in art classes.]

 

PAYMENT AND FEES

Fees are paid in full at the time of registration. Tuition and material fees are not prorated. Payment scheduling is available; please call for more information. Please consider helping us keep costs down by paying with a personal check, made payable to The Art School at Old Church.

DISCOUNTS:

  • A 10% tuition discount is offered to all students 65 years and older. 

FEES:

  • Returned Check Fee: A $15 fee is charged for all returned checks

  • Transfer Fee: There is a $10 fee for transfer between classes. (Transfers from one class to another class can only be done within the semester)

  • Material Fees: Material fees for classes are listed in the course descriptions. For some classes, no monetary amount is indicated, as materials can be purchased during class.

 

REFUNDS AND CREDITS 

  • Students who wish to withdraw from a class or workshop must do so in writing (notice may be sent by mail, email, fax, or in person).

  • If written notice is received at least one week prior to the start of the class or workshop, full tuition and material fee charges (minus a $10 processing fee per course) will be refunded or credited to your school account.

  • If written notice is received less than one week before the start of the class or workshop, or after it has begun, no refund or credit will be issued. Exceptions require approval from the Executive Director, and requests are to be made in writing accompanied by a doctor's note. If the exception is approved, full or partial tuition and material fees (minus a $25 processing fee per course) will be refunded or credited to your school account.

  • If a class or workshop is canceled by the school and we are unable to reschedule the course, all monies will be refunded, including membership (if membership was required to take the class).

  • There are no refunds for membership except as specified above.

  • There are no refunds for classes in the event of teacher substitution.

CONDUCT 

The Art School reserves the right to refuse admission or to expel any disruptive student. Cell phone usage is not permitted in studios. Cell phones should be set on silent or vibrate in the studios. Please note: Children may not accompany adults to classes or studio time.

ABSENCES

Student absences are non-refundable. The school is not responsible for make-up classes, although we will provide assistance when possible. Make-up classes may only occur during the same semester with the same instructor.

COVID-19 HEALTH and SAFETY GUIDELINES 

The Art School operates in compliance with New Jersey's safety guidelines. Face masks are recommended, but no longer required in our studios unless requested by the instructor.

INCLEMENT WEATHER 

School closing decisions will be made by 7:30 AM regarding morning classes, and no later than 90 minutes before afternoon and evening classes. Please call the school at 201-767-7160 to hear a detailed message. You can also check our website, Instagram feed, or our Facebook page for updates.

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT COURSE?

To assist you in your selection, level information is provided with each course description. If you are unsure of your skill level, please contact Administrative Director Heidi Bacaz at 201-767-7160 or heidi@tasoc.org.

BEGINNER: Basic skill level with limited or no experience. Classes introduce and develop new skills and techniques.

INTERMEDIATE: Student has enough knowledge of medium, technique and processes to begin developing a personal voice or vision. Supportive guidance will encourage continued growth.

ADVANCED: Student has demonstrated a level of mastery that allows for independence and a personal vision for their art. He/she is seeking an environment with other artists that further defines and supports the direction of their work.