Education


Classes, Private Lessons, and Beyond!

THE FALL 2020 SESSION HAS BEGUN!
YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND PRIVATE LESSONS

Our arts experiences are inclusive of individuals of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels. We provide arts education in a family-centered, safe, creative environment where students can experience the arts in their own very personal way.

There are several creative routes to explore at FAA. Whether you are interested in pursuing the arts professionally, for the health benefits, or for fun, FAA has a place for you. Our professional faculty and artistic staff have been consistently lauded. Such talent and passionate dedication to providing arts for all, have enabled us to grow into the nationally recognized cultural center that we are today!

Please make note of recent time changes to the following classes: 

Dance:

  • Tap II  7:45 – 8:35 p.m.  6:40 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tap III  6:40 – 7:30 p.m.  7:45 – 8:35 p.m.
  • Hip Hop II   7:45 – 8: 35 p.m.  6:40 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Hip Hop III  6:40 – 7:30 p.m.  7:45 – 8:35 p.m.
  • Ballet V (Tuesdays) 7:40 – 8:45 p.m. 7:20 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Pre-Ballet/Tap IV 6:55 – 7:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Visual Art:
  • Hands on Clay II (M)  5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Beginning & End Dates for Fall 2020 Classes and Lessons

Class DayBeginning & End DatesMake-Up Date
MondayAugust 24 – January 11 January 18
TuesdayAugust 25 – January 12January 19
WednesdayAugust 26 – January 13January 20
ThursdayAugust 27 – January 14January 21
FridayAugust 28 – January 15January 22
SaturdayAugust 29 – January 16January 23

Fall 2020 Education Calendar

July 17Final Day for Fall 2020 Scholarship application submission
August 1Final day to receive Early Registration incentive of 3% off tuition for Fall 2020 session
August 1Final day for returning music students to retain current music slots for 2020 Fall Session
August 22Final day for 2020 Fall Session scholarship recipients to register
August 24FALL SESSION BEGINS!
September 7Building closed for observance of Labor Day
November 14FAA Holiday Art & Pottery Sale (Tentative)
November 24-29Building Closed for all classes/lessons in observance of Thanksgiving
December 21-January 3Building closed for all classes/lessons for Holiday break
January 25Spring 2021 Session begins

Registration

Classes and lessons are open to all people regardless of race, sex, religion, age, disability, or national origin. 

By registering for classes or lessons you are agreeing to abide by The Fine Art Association’s Policies and Procedures and grant to give The Fine Arts Association the right to use you or your child’s photograph or image with or without you or your child’s name, both single and in conjunction with the other persons or objects for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, private or public presentations, advertising, publicity and promotion relating thereto. If you do not wish to grant permissions for you or your child to be photographer, please see the Customer Service staff for a Photographic Opt–Out form. 

Tuition is due upon registration. No lesson or class registrations are held unless payment has been made. 

Easy Ways to Register

Registration is available in person, by phone, fax or online. For your convenience you may mail, fax or drop off the completed registration form available online with your payment.

  1. Online via Active Net (Visa/MasterCard/Discover)
  2. In Person (cash, check, Visa/MasterCard/Discover, money order) Stop by The Fine Arts Association Customer Service Center. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment prior to coming to the building. 
  3. Phone (Visa/MasterCard/Discover) Call (440) 951-7500 during business hours.
  • Registration Confirmations for enrollment are available by email only.
  • Class Cancellations by The Fine Arts Association may occur up to 36 hours prior to the start of a class. Notification will be made via phone and/or email, if available.
  • Continuing Music Students: With Music Faculty availability and permission, a music lesson time slot may remain the same from fall to spring session. Payment must be received by the due date. After this date, all held slots will be released.

Discounts

Students meeting the eligibility requirements may receive the following discounts on one class/lessons each session (Fall, Spring, Summer). Only one of these discounts may be applied to each class/lesson.

  • Andrews Osborne Academy students – 5% discount
  • Willoughby residents – 8% discount
  • Senior citizens (age 60+) and military – 5% discount

The Early Registration discount of 3% (if registered by August 1, 2020) may be applied to every class/lessons on which no other discounts/scholarship/Work Assistant Discount has been applied.

Discounts, (other than the Willoughby Resident Discount) may not be applied to workshops or special one-day programs.

Discounts, (other than the Willoughby Resident Discount) may not be applied to classes/lessons for which a scholarship or Work Assistant Discount has been received.

Payment Options

  • We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, cash, check or money order.
  • A $35.00 fee applies for any returned checks or credit card charges.
  • Monthly Payment Option: Lesson and class tuitions that total over $200 are eligible for our monthly payment plan which divides the tuition into five equal installments. Visa, MasterCard or Discover information is required to secure the payment plan obligation. Payment plan registration may be made in person or by telephone. Students are required to pay a $10 payment plan fee and the first payment installment at the time of registration. The four remaining installments will be charged to the credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) provided at the time of registration on the following dates: September 18, 2020, October 16, 2020, November 20, 2020, and December 18, 2020. 
  • Discounts, (other than the Willoughby Resident Discount) are not eligible if utilizing the Payment Plan.

Scholarships

The Fine Arts Association offers scholarships in four distinct areas: 

  1. Financial Need Scholarships 
  2. Creative Arts Therapies Scholarships 
  3. Dedication Scholarships 
  4. Music Achievement Scholarships

To apply, visit our scholarship page to learn more and access the application forms.

School Closings

School Closing information can be found on Channels 3, 5, 8, 19. If in doubt, contact FAA at 440-951-7500 two hours prior to your class/lesson. The opening phone greeting will indicate if the school is closed. Additionally, we will post on our social media handles regarding cancellations and delays.
 

Get FAA closing alerts sent directly to you by channels 5, 8, and 19. Please visit their websites to sign up.