Safety in All Studios
- Students must wear safety glasses in the studios at all times (GAK will provide safety glasses).
- Students will not load, unload or operate the glass kilns and furnaces.
- Keep long hair tied back.
- Do not wear articles of clothing or jewelry that hang off the body.
- Wear loose fitting cotton or natural fiber clothing (i.e. 100% cotton).
- Do not wear open-toed or open-heeled footwear (i.e. flip-flops, sandals or clogs) in the glass studios.
- Do not use any equipment without an instructor present.
- It can get very HOT in the glass blowing studio. Please be prepared and arrive well hydrated and continue to drink water throughout your time in the studio.
In connection with my involvement in glass art classes at Glass Art Kalamazoo, I hereby release Glass Art Kalamazoo, its agents, representatives, successors, or assignees, Glass Art Kalamazoo management and employees, from all liabilities, actions, claims, damages, demands, costs, and expenses which I am now or in the future have against them, arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in art classes, including enroute to or from the program or its related events. I understand that the waiver includes, but is not limited to, all injuries to me and or loss of injuries to any personal property. I also understand that this waiver includes, but is not limited to, any claims that are based on my alleged negligence or any other action or inaction of any of the above parties.
I also give Glass Art Kalamazoo permission to publish in print, electronic, or video format the likeness or image of myself and/or my child for the general promotion of Glass Art Kalamazoo and its programs.
AGE REQUIREMENTS: Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 10 years old to take a workshop or class.
COST AND PAYMENT: Full class payment is required to secure placement in any class. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis until full.
GLASS ART KALAMAZOO MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS AND PRIORITY REGISTRATION: Members are given a 10% discount on Intermediate and Advanced-Level classes and workshops, but not Intro-Level “Make It!” classes unless specifically noted in the course description. GAK members receive first alerts on all new classes.
CLASS REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: All classes, workshops and open studio time require pre-registration. Payment in full is due no later than the first class session. We encourage you to sign up early. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. In the event a class is canceled for low enrollment, full refunds will be issued. To cancel a class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.552.9802.
If you should cancel your class registration for any reason, a registration fee of $10 is withheld from all refunds. Cancellations received five days (or more) prior to the start date of class will receive a full refund minus the $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations received four days (or less) prior to the start date of class, will result in a 50% refund minus the $10 registration fee. Cancellations received within 24 hours of a class or after the class start date and time will result in a forfeit of all class tuition. If Glass Art Kalamazoo cancels the class for any reason, full refunds will be issued. A $30 returned check fee will be charged by Glass Art Kalamazoo for non-sufficient funds checks. Please note that Summer Camp and Group Events have a different cancellation policy.
CLASS CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER: Glass Art Kalamazoo rarely cancels classes or closes for weather. If a class or workshop is canceled, we will notify the enrolled students by phone as soon as possible. The decision to cancel evening classes or workshops will be made by 3 p.m. and will be listed on our Facebook page and website as well as WWMT Channel 3. When possible, classes will be rescheduled. If classes can’t be rescheduled, you will receive a refund in the form of a gift certificate.
CLASS MAKEUP POLICY: Due to the sequential and skill-building nature of our Level II and Level III classes, missing days is discouraged. We understand that some circumstances are unavoidable. We will do our best to accommodate, but do not guarantee class makeup opportunities. If there is space available in another section of a Level II or Level III class that fits in your schedule, you may attend that class with the permission of the Program and Studio Manager.
SUMMER CAMP CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: If you should cancel your camp registration for any reason, a registration fee of $10 is withheld from all refunds. Cancellations received two (2) weeks prior to the start date of camp, will result in a 50% refund minus the $10 registration fee. Cancellations received after two (2) weeks prior to the start of camp will result in the forfeit of all camp tuition. If Glass Art Kalamazoo cancels the camp for any reason, full refunds will be issued.
GROUP EVENT CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: A 25% Deposit is due at the time of booking to officially reserve the studio. If the client should cancel the reservation less than two weeks (14 calendar days) prior to the start date of the event, it will result in the forfeit of the 25% deposit. If Glass Art Kalamazoo cancels the event for any reason, full refunds will be issued including the 25% deposit.
STUDENT DISMISSAL POLICY: If a student’s behavior is deemed to be rude, disruptive, or inappropriate, the instructor maintains the right to dismiss the person from the class with a warning. Students suspected of any form of substance abuse, including but not limited to alcohol or drugs, will be removed from the premises, given a warning and not be allowed to return without approval by the Executive Director and Studio Manager. In the event of subsequent behavior problems or suspicion of substance abuse, the person will be dismissed from the Glass Art Center without benefit of class refund or access to further programming.