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.
Enrollment: Registration: on line, 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 waitlist 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 3 to adult.
Tuition: Tuition payment is non-refundable and due upon registration. For tuition amount, please, see the Schedule and Prices page. We accept personal checks, cash and credit cards.
Pro-Rating: Tuition is pro-rated after the 2nd 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.
Drop-In Classes: Enrollment in autopay is required and we will post a charge to the student's account when the student attends each class. Payment will be processed on the Monday following each class.
Private Classes: Private classes are offered depending on teachers' availability and studio availability. Enrollment in autopay is required and we will post a charge to the student's account on the day of each private class. Payment will be processed on the Monday following each class. Cancellations of private classes done by the student must be communicated 24 hours prior to each absence to avoid charges.
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 makeup class, or credit will be offered.
Class Substitution: UFAC might substitute in-person classes by virtual classes if public health authorities or government determine or recommend the closure of business and organizations during certain periods of time. No refund or credit will be issued in this case.
Personal Belongings: Electronics, cell phones and toys are not permitted during classes. 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. 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.
Communication: Communications between UFAC teachers, parents, and Luciana must follow a uniform protocol. Any communication to the studio must be done through phone calls to the studio and emails to info@urbanafineartscenter. Text messages and social media messages will not be considered. All concerns or inquiries pertaining to a student’s involvement at UFAC should be directed to the school director and not to individual teachers. Teachers employed by UFAC, through their employment agreement, are prohibited from directly responding to communications from parents regarding UFAC matters. Please do not contact teachers directly.
Outside Instruction: UFAC is not responsible for any outside instruction or classes taught by UFAC teachers.
Photos and Recordings: No image or sound recording and no photos of any of our in-person or virtual classes is allowed by parents or students.
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 cannot 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.
Early Pick Up: If a student needs to be picked up before the end of a class, a parent or legal guardian must communicate it to the studio and come inside the building to pick up the student.
Tardiness: Please, communicate tardiness by phone or e-mail. 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.
COVID Symptoms: 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: Masks are recommended for all persons over two years of age, in the lobby and in the classrooms. Masks are required for any student or staff member who tests positive upon return from isolation for 5 calendar days.
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 classroom until the previous class has ended and all students from that class are out of the classroom.
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.
Expectations for students and staff regarding COVID-19 exposure and confirmed cases: Please see CUPHD information regarding close contact, vaccine update status, isolation and quarantine procedures: https://www.c-uphd.org/
Virtual Classes Policies and Procedures:
Only Urbana Fine Arts Center registered students are allowed to participate in the virtual classes.
IMPORTANT: Zoom meetings will be turned on by request only. Please make sure you let us know that you will be taking the class virtually on the day of the class. Students taking classes virtually or on a regular basis must let us know at the beginning of the semester.
Class Schedule: A list with all classes and schedule is available in our website: https://www.urbanafineartscenter.com/
Previous Notice Requirement: Students planning to attend any of our classes virtually must let the studio know prior to each class. If a student already attends classes virtually on a regular basis, there is no need to contact the studio prior to each class.
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. Students, parents or friends of the Urbana Fine Arts Center are not permitted to use any and all social media as a vehicle for sharing these classes. Students are not to screenshot these classes, download or record these classes and/or illegally share with others outside of the Urbana Fine Arts Center, without express permission from the Urbana Fine Arts Center Owner/Director.
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