Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?

In order to be able to offer small classes and quality instruction, we are not able to offer refunds.*  If you are unable to participate in a class or party for which you have registered and paid, Art School will offer you a credit for a future class or event of the same value. Partial or pro-rated credits for missed classes within a multi-week course are not available.  
*Art School reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet registration minimums (typically 4 students).  If Art School cancels a class, you may elect to receive a full refund or a credit for a comparable class, if available.
 

Do you offer high school Fine Arts credits for homeschool or non-traditional students?

Yes!  Each 6-week homeschool course (or 6 single-session classes) for grades 7-12 meets or exceeds the Tennessee State Standards for 1/4 credit of Fine Art.  We can provide a quarterly grade at the conclusion of each 6-week session.  Parents are responsible for reporting these grades to their umbrella program.  Students receiving high school credits may be asked to complete additional projects outside of class.

 

Do you accept students with special needs or learning differences?

Art School seeks to provide art-making opportunities to all students.  Allison Jarrett has experience teaching students with a wide variety of special needs, and is happy to individualize instruction to help you or your student be successful.  If you or your student has a particular special need, learning difference, physical disability, health issue, or behavioral concern, please contact us before or during enrollment to discuss how we can best provide accommodations and ensure accessibility.   The more information you can provide up front, the more successful and enjoyable you or your student's experience at Art School will be!

 

Do you offer in-home classes or parties?

Yes! Art School can come to you for private lessons, small group classes, or your very own ART PARTY. We can customize a course or event around your interests and goals, and we are happy to come to your home, business, church, or neighborhood community space.   Contact us with your ideas and receive a free quote!

 

My kid is/I am NOT the artistic type.  Will I/he/she enjoy your classes?

Absolutely!  Art School's classes and parties are not your "typical" art classes, so if you or your child are self-conscious about your abilities or if you don't enjoy traditional art activities, Art School is a good fit.  Our classes explore a lot of non-traditional and unconventional materials and techniques, including sewing, building, stop-motion animation, graphic design, and more!  In all our classes, the focus is on enjoying and learning from the process instead of obsessing over the final product.  If you or your child has a particular interest in a specific topic or medium, please contact us and let us know!  New classes and workshops are added regularly.

 

My student is too young/old for the class she wants.  
Can she take a class that is above/below her current grade level?

Art School classes are divided into three grade level groupings to ensure that the curriculum is developmentally appropriate for the students in attendance: Grades 1-3 (ages 6-9), Grades 4-6 (ages 9-12), & Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18). The skills and concepts presented are chosen to challenge students within the stated age range. If the age range is too great, younger students might struggle to keep up with the older students, while older students might find themselves bored by the projects. Additionally, tools and materials are made available to older students that may be unsafe for younger students.  Bearing this in mind, Art School considers this request on a case-by-case basis. If your student is one grade level above or below the grouping but within the age range shown above, he or she will most likely find the class a good fit.  Mature or experienced students may be able to move up a grade regardless of age, while self-motivated students might be able to challenge themselves independently in a class below their grade level. If you are uncertain whether a class is appropriate for your student, feel free to contact us and we can help you find the best fit for your student.   
 

What is your non-discrimination policy?

Art School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  Art School strives to create a safe and inclusive space for all students, and expects all participants to maintain this environment through respectful interactions with others.