Registration & Policies


General Policies

Refund & Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds are made, in writing, two weeks prior to the start of the registered session(s). Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the first day of your child's session(s) will be refunded at 50% of the fee paid. After the first day of your child's session, no refunds will be issued for any reasons. The BMOA reserves the right to cancel any session if enrollment is insufficient. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

Absences: We reserve space for each student during their registered class time. Tuition payments are final. Make-up classes are not offered.  

Discounts: In order to receive a membership discount, the student or student guardian must be a member.

Waiting Lists: Once an instructor’s maximum enrollment is reached, names will be placed on a waiting list and students will be notified if an opening occurs.

Photo Release: 
The BMOA might take photographs of students during class for promotional and/or archival purposes. If you do not consent, staff leading the program for which you are registered must be informed of and record your non-consent.

Children's Class Policies

Drop-off/Pick-up: A 10-minute late pick-up or early drop-off will result in an additional $10 fee. Students must be escorted into the museum and signed-in by an adult. We cannot ensure your child's safety until they are in the Museum. Students will not be released until they are signed-out and picked up from the classroom. Please do not ask your child to meet you outside. 

What to Wear: While we do our best to keep your kids free of stains, this is an art class and we expect them to get a little messy. We provide aprons, but please send your children in clothing you are not concerned with getting dirty.

Personal Belongings: Instructors will not allow the use of cell phones, tablets, or other electronic devices during class time. However, children are welcome to use their devices during break. We are not responsible for lost or broken items. Weapons of any kind are prohibited.

Snacks: Snacks will not be provided, but students may bring their own, non-perishable food items.  

Safety: Children are never left unattended. They are escorted to the restroom, watched while in the classroom and during breaks, and are never allowed to leave the facilities without a parent/guardian. Our instructors are background checked for your child’s safety. To ensure safety, BMOA has a no-tolerance policy on weapons, violence, and bullying.

Parents: With the exception of Side by Side, we do not allow parents to remain in the classroom during sessions. This distracts the child from the teacher and project.

Discounts: In order to receive a membership discount, the parent or guardian of the child must be a member.

Children with Special Needs: Museum instructors do their best to ensure all children are given appropriate attention. However, we may not have the resources and staffing necessary for children with special conditions. Please contact the education coordinator to discuss specific needs (developmental, sight, hearing, behavioral or other) your child may have. For children with physical disabilities, the Museum has wheelchair access and is able to accommodate in the classroom.

Updated July 22, 2016
Contact our Education Coordinator, Andrew Hawley, at (661) 323-7219 if you have any further questions.