In the Schedule of Classes, courses are grouped by media and level of experience. Many of our courses are available to beginners, with no previous experience necessary. Students new the Center are welcome to sign up for more advanced classes. However, we do suggest these students schedule a meeting with the instructor to review their artwork.
Students may register in person or by telephone, fax or mail. Registration is ongoing and continues until classes are fully enrolled. Priority registration is offered for a limited period to current students for the upcoming semester. Early registration is suggested.
Download the Registration Form here.
Download the Summer Day Camp Registration Form here.
You may submit the form via Fax: 310-458-9009
If there are any questions at all, please call us at 310-451-5657.
For Session Classes, full tuition is due at the time of enrollment.
For Continuing Classes, the full first month’s tuition is due at time of enrollment, and at the first of each month thereafter. We do not have a process for automatic payment at this time, but will be adding it shortly.
Tuition may be paid by cash, personal check, American Express, VISA or MasterCard. Please make checks payable to: Friends of the Brentwood Art Center, 13031 Montana Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049-4891. A $20 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
Continuing (Month-to-Month) Classes
All courses are Continuing classes with the exception of Session classes (click here for the schedule and class descriptions). Continuing classes run month-to-month through the end of the Spring semester (see schedule for specific dates). Students may enroll in Continuing classes at any time during the year, space and curriculum permitting.
The tuition listed by each class is based on a four-week month and is adjusted during months with holidays or a varying number of weeks. Students are billed prior to each new month, with tuition being due by the first of that month. Please see below for Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Session classes run for a specific number of weeks. These classes are paid for in advance, and the student enrolls for the entire course. All Summer classes are session classes.
The Friends of the Brentwood Art Center will offer a limited number of scholarships for classes each semester at the Brentwood Art Center for children and adults. To learn more about our Scholarship Program and to receive an application, please contact the school at (310) 451-5657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
For Continuing classes, students or parents of children wishing to withdraw must notify the office at least one week prior to the beginning of a new month in order to avoid incurring new tuition charges. Refunds are not possible after the first of the month if a student withdraws within that month.
For Session classes, if a student or parent cancels within at least four business days prior to the first class, the Center will refund the full tuition, minus the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. Further refunds are prorated as follows: 80% of tuition if cancelled four business days prior to the second meeting; 70% of tuition if cancelled within four business days prior to the third class meeting. No refunds are possible thereafter. In all refund instances, including Day Camps, a minimum of the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be retained.
Absence & Make Up Policy
Our goal is to give each student the opportunity to make up a missed class. Please read the policy below carefully and understand we are trying to accommodate your needs as well as our program.
Adult and teen students must notify the front desk at least 24 hours in advance of an absence in order to be credited with a make-up. In the event of a child’s illness, a parent can notify the morning of the class.
Notification of an absence for a Monday class may be left on the school voicemail on Sunday.
Only a currently enrolled student may take a make-up class. A make-up class is an opportunity to try a new teacher or class, and can only be taken in a different class, other than the one your are currently enrolled. Ability to sit in a class will depend on space and curriculum. You must have the skill level & supplies for a make up class. All make-ups expire after one year.
The Brentwood Art Center admits students of any race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin and sexual preference to all the rights privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Our students, staff and faculty include a diverse population, embracing a variety of traditions, and the Brentwood Art Center recognizes the importance of each individual’s beliefs and convictions. Due to our policy of non-discrimination, we maintain an academic calendar that includes a limited number of holiday closures. We extend our make-up policy to any student who is unable to attend class due to the observance of a religious or cultural holiday, provided we receive 24 hours notice, as we do to any student who provides this notice of an absence for any reason. For further information, please review our “Absence and Class Make-up Policy above.