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720 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
(708) 386-9853

  • Registration is on a first come first served basis.
  • You may enroll 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.
  • Registrations must be received a minimum of 3-business days prior to class start date.
  • Payment in full is due at time of registration. OPAL school accepts cash, check and credit card (Visa, MasterCard & American Express) payment options.
  • Pro-rating the cost for a class already in session will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Art League.
  • Class registration will be confirmed once payment is received.
Cancellation & Refunds
  • Tuition is refundable for all classes, camps and workshops, minus a processing fee of $20 for each class dropped, if the office is notified prior to the first day of class. Students may opt to receive credit for a future class session in lieu of a refund.
  • Classes dropped during the first week of each five week session are only eligible for a credit equal to half of the full tuition cost of the class. Students are responsible for notifying the Art League if they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees.
  • Partial refunds for art classes, workshops and camps already in session will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Art League.
  • Tuition refunds will be made by check within two weeks of drop notification.
  • In order to provide students, members, visitors and staff with a safe and supportive environment, the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) has adopted a Code of Conduct policy. OPAL reserves the right to refuse to retain any student or volunteer it determines to be in violation of the Code of Conduct in any course at any time without incurring obligations. Click HERE to view and/or print the full OPAL Code of Conduct policy.
Missed Classes & Make-up Dates
  • There are no refunds on classes missed due to student absence. Make-up session(s) for student absence may or may not be offered at the discretion of individual instructor(s).
  • Students will be offered a make-up class if instructor is absent due to illness. Scheduled time for the make-up session(s) is up to the discretion of the instructor.
  • Children’s classes follow the District 97 school closure policies for weather emergencies.
Low Enrollment                        
  • Classes are cancelled when enrollment minimums are not reached. OPAL School and instructors determine this minimum enrollment number. These cancellations may be made up to three days prior to the first day of the class. Students will be notified of the cancellation by email or by telephone.  Full tuition will be refunded by mailed check within two weeks of cancellation notification. Students may opt to receive credit for a future class session in lieu of a refund.


  • Representatives from OPAL may take photos of participants and/or their artwork during class sessions. These pictures are for OPAL use only and may be used in publications and/or our   website. Please notify us if you would not like photos to be taken of you or your child.
 Lost & Found
  • OPAL is not responsible for personal property lost or forgotten in the studio or gallery. 
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.