- Registration is on a first come first served basis.
- Enrollment is accepted in person or phone during gallery hours, or online 24/7.
- Early registration is recommended. Late registration begins one week before the start date of a class, camp or workshop. A $10 per class late fee will apply.
- Date of registration closure is at the discretion of the instructor and will be indicated on the registration page for each class.
- Any special fees, such as model fees or material fees, are indicated on the registration page for each class and are to be paid to the instructor directly on the first day of class.
- Payment in full is due at time of registration. OPAL school accepts cash, check and credit card (Visa, MasterCard & American Express) payment options.
- Payment in the form of volunteer hours or in-kind donation can be determined at a case-by-case at the discretion of the Executive Director.
- Tuition grants are available for qualifying students through a grant made possible by the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.
- Class registration will be confirmed once payment is received.
Code of Conduct Policy
In order to provide students, members, visitors and staff with an appropriate program environment, the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) has adopted the following Code of Conduct:
OPAL will not tolerate any conduct or behavior that is disruptive of its educational or other programs. Students shall not engage in any conduct or behavior that: (1) threatens the safety or comfort of any student, employee, faculty member or visitor; (2) is a danger to themselves or any other student, employee, faculty member or visitor; or (3) interferes with OPAL’s ability to conduct classes, workshops, studio sessions, special events, exhibitions or other OPAL programs. OPAL has the sole right to determine whether conduct or behavior is in violation of its Code of Conduct.
Some examples of unacceptable behavior are, without limitation:
- Being present on the premises or in class under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other abusive substances
- Sexual harassment, inappropriate touching, verbal abuse, physical violence or threat of physical violence.
- Discriminatory behavior or comments against a student or instructor’s race, religion, ethnicity, gender or culture
- Disruptive behavior in class which undermines the instructor’s authority, or which interferes with other students’ or models’ ability to participate effectively
- Damaging or destroying the property of OPAL, other students, staff, members or visitors
Violation of the above may result in sanctions including suspension or expulsion from OPAL programs and/or premises; forfeiture of tuition, fees, etc.; financial responsibility for any damage caused; and, in the case of a minor, parental notification and/or being sent home at the parent’s expense.