Arts Education
Classes, Private Lessons, and Beyond!


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!

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Beginning & End Dates for the Fall 2021 Semester

Class DayBeginning & End DatesMake-Up Date
MondayAugust 23 - January 10January 17
TuesdayAugust 24 - January 11January 18
WednesdayAugust 25 - January 12January 19
ThursdayAugust 26 - January 13January 20
FridayAugust 27 - January 14January 21
SaturdayAugust 28 - January 15January 22

Fall 2021 Education Calendar

July 31Final day to receive early registration incentive of 3% off tuition for 2021 Fall Semester
August 2Final day for returning music students to retain current music slots for 2021 Fall Semester
August 232021 Fall Semester begins
September 6Building Closed for observance of Labor Day
November 6FAA Holiday Marketplace
November 23 - 28Building closed for all classes/lessons in observance of Thanksgiving
December 20 - January 3Building closed for all classes/lessons for holiday break
January 242022 Spring Semester begins


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. 

Payment must be made at the time of registration or lesson/class space is not guaranteed. Registration confirmations for enrollment are available by email only. 

Mid-session Class/Lesson Registration: Registrations are accepted in most classes and private lesson studios after a session begins, based on availability. Classes that have occurred prior to registering mid-session will not be made up.

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 July 31, 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 a class/lessons for which a scholarship or Work Assistant Discount has been received.

Payment Options

  • • We accept VISA, Master Card, Discover, cash, or check.
  • A $35.00 fee applies for any returned checks.
  • 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 15, 2021, October 15, 2021, November 15, 2021, and December 15, 2021. Discounts, (other than the Willoughby Resident Discount) are not applicable if utilizing the Payment Plan. Must call Customer Service to register and set up a 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.