Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. How do I register for classes?
Q: What are The Art School's Office Hours?
Q: Are there prerequisites for any courses?
A: Check course descriptions for prerequisites that apply to certain courses.
Q: Where do classes meet?
A: Most classes meet at the Laguna Gloria location; however a few classes are offsite. Click below for directions.
The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
Helios Glass Studio
Creative Side Academy
Map to Laguna Gloria
Map of Laguna Gloria studio locations
Q: Are your classrooms handicapped accessible?
A: Laguna Gloria Studios 1 through 8 have ground floor entrances.
Q: Do you offer any financial assistance?
A: Scholarships are distributed based on economic need. Online applications for youths ages 4-14 click here, for students 14-18 click here, and for students 18+ click here. Printable applications for youths ages 4-14 click here, for students 14-18 click here, and for students 18+ click here. Mail scholarship requests or donations to The Art School, 3809 W. 35th St. Austin, TX 78703. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. We award up to two scholarships per calender year per individual and a maximum of two scholarships per semester per household.
Q: What if I can't attend a class for which I am registered?
A: If you withdraw from a class before it begins, provided you give the school 7 days notice, you will be refunded your tuition less a $30 cancellation fee. Due to instructor/school preparation costs, no refunds will be granted 6 days or less prior to the class start date.
Q: Can I switch to another class?
A: Due to the large volume of students, there will be a $30.00 charge per class for switching classes. Due to instructor/school preparation costs, no tranfers will be granted 7 days or less prior to the class start date.
Q: What about parking?
A: Parking is free of charge on the Laguna Gloria grounds or along 35th street.
Q: Can I buy food onsite?
A: Unfortunately we do not have any sort of food vendors onsite at this time. Please feel free to bring your own food or snacks, but keep in mind that no refrigeration is available. The Casis Village Shopping Center, which is just a few minutes down Exposition Blvd., has a few options, including Starbucks, Randall's, and Food Food.
Q: What about canceled classes?
A: If a class is canceled by The Art School, each participant in the class will be notified. A full refund will be offered.
Q: I know I have a profile but I have forgotten my login.
A: First try your email address. Otherwise please, call the office at (512) 323-6380 and we will send your profile information and help you register.
Q: If I sign up my child for a morning and afternoon class in the Summer, will supervision be provided during the lunch hour?
A: There is no adult supervision for children during the lunch hour. A parent or guardian MUST pick them up from the morning class and drop them off at their afternoon class.