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Policies and Procedures

These are OAS Policies & Procedures

OAS Refund Policy:

Due to the nature of our operation there will be absolutely no refunds given one week before the starting date of a class. All withdrawals must be made in writing and sent to info@oakvilleartsociety.com

Student Withdrawal:

Student may withdrawal up to 7 (seven) days prior to class start, will be subject to a $25.00 administration fee. Withdraws after this will not be refunded. Payments for classes cancelled by the OAS will be fully refunded


Payment must accompany registration. You may pay for your classes and workshops through our secure payment gateway. These are secured transactions and your credit card information is never stored. If you wish, you may ask to have a PayPal invoice sent to you, or remit by cheque.

When you signup online you will receive an email class confirmation

Registrations must be received a minimum of one week prior to class start

All classes are held in our studios at 560 Bronte Road unless otherwise noted

Right to Learn:

All students have the right to learn in a positive and creative environment. If any student disrupts the learning of others, or is disrespectful towards others, he or she will be given one warning by the instructor. In the case of a child the parent/guardian will be notified in writing by the program coordinator. Failure to correct the disruptive behaviour will result in the student's removal from the course with no reimbursement of fees.

Attending Children’s Classes:

Start dates are estimates only and may be subject to change.

Children who may be slightly older than the 7 to 13 age range may attend children’s class provided they understand that they are in a class with much younger children. We discourage parents from enrolling children younger than 7, as we have found it seldom meets the needs of the child, instructor or other students.

Adult Classes:

Start dates are estimates only and may be subject to change. Adult classes are geared to ages 18+. Adult students provide their own supplies. Please note that NO turpentine/linseed oil based solvents will be permitted. Oil painters must clean their brushes with vegetable oil or soap & water. Alternately, water-based oil paints are available at all art suppliers.

OAS Copyright Policy and Submission Guidelines

Oakville ArtSociety strongly believes in nurturing creativity and allowing an artist’s expression to be enjoyed by the community at large through the various events and exhibitions organized throughout the year. To that effect, we request that all artists submit original artwork to our juried shows, exhibitions and gallery events. Submission of artwork will be considered a declaration that it is not a copy or an infringement of copyright of another artist’s painting, photograph or design. Members may not enter a piece that was created in a workshop or class, except for the Student Show. OAS reserves the right to reject submissions that appear to be in violation of these standards. Please note that images of accepted artwork may be used on our website, posters and in other promotional materials, both printed and digital.