Classes, Private Lessons, and Beyond!



FAA is continuing hybrid arts education instruction at this time. Students may choose between in-person or live virtual instruction. All classes are offered in the hybrid format, excluding ceramics classes and theatre classes. 

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!

Beginning & End Dates for Spring 2021 Classes and Lessons

Class DayBeginning & End DatesMake-Up Date
MondayJanuary 25 - June 7June 14
TuesdayJanuary 26 - June 1June 8
WednesdayJanuary 27 - June 2June 9
ThursdayJanuary 28 - June 3June 10
FridayJanuary 29 - June 4June 11
SaturdayJanuary 30 - June 5June 12

Spring 2021 Education Calendar

January 4Fall session classes/lessons resume
January 25 - 30All Spring session classes/lessons begin (18 wks)
March 31, April 1-6Spring break - Building Closed (3/31 & 4/6 Admin/Maint. Staff Only)
April 7Spring session classes/lessons resume
May 31Memorial Day Observed - Building Closed
June 14 - 19Summer Session classes/lessons begin (6 weeks)
July 4 & 5Independence Day - Building Closed
August 3 - 22Summer Cleaning- Building Closed all classes/lessons (Admin/Maint. Staff Only)


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.


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 January 9, 2021) 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.


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.