Guiding Principles – The URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER uses the following guiding principles to establish and ensure high quality and safe programming:
Program space is welcoming and engaging, while allowing children to feel emotionally and physically supported. Space is appropriate for the range of activities the program offers and is properly maintained. Classes, activities and events are diverse and supportive of all youth regardless of their background, race, ethnicity, culture, language, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Classes and activities encourage healthy life style, independence, responsibility and mutual respect.
Registration: Online, in person or to: URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER – 2860 South Philo Road, Suite H, Urbana, IL 61802. Space is limited for each age group. In the event a class is filled to capacity, a waiting list will be formed on a first come, first serve basis. Class Schedule: A list with all classes and schedule is available in our website: www.urbanafineartscenter.com
Ages: We offer classes for students of ages 2 to adult.
Tuition: Tuition payment is non-refundable and due upon registration. We accept personal checks, cash and credit cards. Online registration requires auto-payment set up. Any charges will be processed immediately unless payment arrangement for all charges are made. For payment arrangement send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Balances for previous semesters must be reconciled prior to any new registration.
Pro-Rating: Tuition is pro-rated after the 3rd week of the semester.
Returned Checks: Urbana Fine Arts center charges customers/students a $25 fee for a check returned by the bank for any reason.
Missed Classes: Credit is not issued for missing classes or activities, however any missed class can be made up in another age-appropriate class during the same semester of the absence.
Make up classes: Students enrolled in the full semester are encouraged to make up absences. Please, call or e-mail to find out the appropriate class for each make up.
Class Cancellations: If a class is cancelled by URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER, a make up class, or credit will be offered.
Personal Belongings: Items brought to the premises by participants should be labeled with the child’s name. Lost items will be placed in a lost and found container and discarded or donated, if not claimed by the end of each semester/session. Electronics, cell phones and toys are not permitted during classes. URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER is not responsible for personal items that are misplaced, stolen or broken at its location.
Snacks and Lunches: Participants are encouraged to bring a snack, if registered for more than one class/day.
Appropriate Wardrobe: Students are expected to comply with the dress code for each class or activity.
Discipline: Students are expected to show respect to their peers and instructors, as well as treat the facilities and equipment with care. Clear expectations will be set at the beginning of each class.
Medication/Illness: Children with a fever, diarrhea or nausea should not attend classes that day. Upon notification of a sick child during class, a parent or guardian must pick up their child immediately. If the parent or guardian can not be reached, emergency contacts will be called to pick up the child. In case a child is under prescribed medication, a parent or guardian is expected to be present at the time the medication is to be taken. By signing and agreeing to the URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER policies and procedures and waiver form, included in the registration process, parents and guardians grant permission to have medical treatment that may be deemed advisable to be given to the child/children, in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness.
Weather Conditions: In case of tornadoes, students may be taken to the closest safe spot. In case of cancellations due to weather conditions, an email will be sent to inform all students and parents. Tardiness and absences: Please, communicate tardiness or upcoming absences thourgh e-mail to: email@example.com. Students arriving after class has started might be asked to sit and watch class.
Special Procedures in Place Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Special Procedures in Place Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
All classes are offered in-person and virtually as per in-person classes schedule and prices.
Studio closure: UFAC might substitute in-person classes by virtual classes if public health authorities or government determine the closure of business and organizations during certain periods of time. No refund for paid classes will be issued by UFAC in the case above mentioned.
Drop-in classes: In-person and virtual drop-in classes must be scheduled in advance through our parent portal.
COVID-19 symptoms: Students with COVID -19 symptoms should wait to attend classes until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, and after afebrile and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.
If anyone in the student’s household displays symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with anyone tested positive for COVID-19 the parents must contact CUPHD for directions. If either of the above occur we kindly ask that the student takes virtual classes until cleared by CUPHD.
If a student or teacher exhibits COVID-19 symptoms they will be removed from class and the lobby is the designated area where they will wait for a ride home.
Mask requirement: Unvaccinated persons must wear a face covering and mantain six feet social distance at all times inside the building.
Water: All students must bring a bottle of water to the studio. Our water fountains will be shut off.
Building entrance: Staff and students should enter from the front door of the studio where class will take place and arrive 5 minutes before class.
Arrival: No student will be allowed to enter the building until the previous class has ended and all students from that class are out of the building.
Social distance rules: Teachers will monitor social distance between students. If any student is reluctant to cooperate with social distance rules, such student will be sent home and might be asked to take classes from home for the remaining of the semester.
Dismissal: Students will be dismissed through the front door.
Virtual Classes Policies and Procedures:
Only Urbana Fine Arts Center registered students are allowed to participate in the virtual classes.
Class Schedule: A list with all classes and schedule is available in our website: https://www.urbanafineartscenter.com/
Ages: We offer virtual classes for students of ages 3 to adult.
Appropriate Wardrobe: Students taking classes virtually are expected to comply with the dress code for each class or activity.
Discipline: Students are expected to show respect to their peers and instructors. Clear expectations will be set at the beginning of each class.
Students' Visibility to the Instructor: During virtual classes students must keep their video on and be visible to the teacher at all times. If a student must exit the meeting, we ask that the parent communicates it to the teacher or call the studio: (217) 693-7285. Chatting between students is not allowed. Any questions should be asked directly to the teacher.
Video and Audio Settings: Students must make sure that the device used has the correct video and audio settings for Zoom. It is best to test devices prior to class start time to assure that student and teacher can hear each other. Internet Connection Issues: Depending on each internet bandwidth, connection might be interrupted occasionally or sound and image might have delays. It is different for each household and we will do our best to inform the parents if we lose connection with the student. Image Visibility: Student must be visible the entire duration of the class. The camera on the device used for the Zoom meeting must be on and the video must be running with the student in the view of the camera. If for any reason the student must leave the visibility of the instructor, the student must ask for permission. Just like the student would if they were in person for a class. Tardiness: Please login to the Zoom meetings on time. There is a 5 minutes grace period. Students may not log in after that.
Recording: No image or sound recording and no photos of any of our virtual classes is allowed by parents or students.
please, contact us for more information:
2860 S. Philo Road, Suites H, I and J, Urbana, IL, 61802 AT THE PINES, next to the BOUFFANT SALON. Main Entrance: Suite I