The Little Owl School of Arts - Information and Registration

Art classes for children ages 4 to 13.

You may use any Donate button on this website to pay class tuition, framing fees, and any other school expenses.

PLEASE CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING MORE THAN THE MINIMUM AMOUNT AS A DONATION. Your donations are tax-deductible.

All classes are located at

MEPAA Music & Arts Center, left entrance
2370 Parliament Street, Eugene, Oregon

 

Class Schedule

The classes are held year-round, indoor and outdoor depending on the weather. The exact day, time, and place of class are determined by the art instructor and parents.

 

Enrollment is open year-round and tuition is adjusted if a student joins in the middle of a term.

 

Parents are welcome to participate alongside their children if they pay tuition for their classes.

 

The school year is broken into terms following Eugene School District 4J academic calendar. Usually a term conatins 12 hours of classes but it may have fewer hours. Students may register for additional lessons or for lessons longer than 1 hour if desired.

  1. Fall Term: September--October--November--mid-December
  2. Winter Term: January--February--March
  3. Spring Term: April--May--mid-June
  4. Summer Term: mid-June--July--August

Art classes are organized into sessions. A session consists of 4 weekly classes and usually starts at the beginning of the calendar month.

  • Regular classes last 60 minutes including 5 minutes for clean-up.
  • Special classes last 90 minutes with a 5-minute break, or 120 minutes with a 7-minute break.

Regular hours of operation (updated each term based on demand and availability):

  • Monday and Wednesday afternoons, approximately 3pm-7pm
  • Sunday morning and afternoon
  • Additional days may become available if groups are formed

Tuition and Fees

Prices include all basic art supplies except canvas and clay. Additional fees apply for special art materials and framing of artworks.

 

All payments can be made with a Donate button on this website.

Please pay online or with a check to MEC&CAM, we do not accept cash.

 

Please pay for a 4-class session at the beginning of each month. We depend on your timely payments to run the art school.

 

1. Group Lessons: three to six students

  • 4-Class Session (one 1-hour class per week): $120 per student

2. Private Lessons: one or two students

  • 4-Class Session (one 1-hour class per week): $200 per student

3. Family Package: children from a single family

  • 4-Class Session (one 1-hour class per week): $400 per family

4. Trial Lesson - New students only: $30 for a 1-hour lesson per student

 

If you would like a tuition discount, please submit Scholarship Application in addition to the Registration Form below.

 

Additional Fees

  • Canvas: bring your own or buy at the studio ($5-$15 depending on size)
  • Clay for sculpture: $10 per project
  • Frames and framing: depending on the price of the frame.

Missed Lesson Policy

  • At least a 24-hour cancellation notice is required. Texting your cancellation request is best. Lessons canceled on the day of the class will be neither rescheduled nor credited.
  • If no make-up lesson is arranged, a properly canceled class will be credited the next billing cycle.

Make-Up Lesson Policy

  • Make-up lessons must be rescheduled during the same term and for the same type of class (group or private). Alternatively, make-up time may be added to existing lessons.
  • Make-up lesson must be within the regular school hours, otherwise a fee will apply.

Artwork Pick-Up

  • Please take completed artworks home after class.
  • Please take your child's artworks home when they are brought back from art exhibits.
  • We cannot guarantee long-term storage of artworks left with us for over a year. Be sure to take them home.

Other Policies

New Students: Please submit the online Registration Form on the bottom of this page before your child starts classes.

 

Be on time when dropping off and picking up your child. We cannot allow unattended children to stay in the building.

 

We recommend that students wear aprons or other clothing appropriate for doing art work. Painting is messy!

 

Face masks are welcome but not required in the building at this point.

 

Registration Process

  1. Check the studio's regular hours listed above. Decide on your preferred day and time of the class. The final schedule will be formed based on availability.
  2. Let us know that you are interested:
    • New Students: Submit online registration form below. It will ask you about your preferred class times.
    • Returning Students: Email us your class preferences.
  3. Pay tuition for the first session or term online or in person on/before the day of the first class.

 

ATTENTION: By submitting the registration form you agree that digital images of all and any artworks created by your child (children) during classes and programs organized by the Multicultural Education Center and Children’s Art Museum (MEC&CAM) may be published in electronic and printed form on websites, online social media, brochures, posters, catalogs, etc., as well as used for promotion and financial support of the Multicultural Education Center and Children’s Art Museum.

 

MEC&CAM may select students' artworks for display in art exhibits at its own discretion. Parents/guardians will be notified if their student's work has been selected for an exhibit.

 

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Discounts and Volunteering

 

Scholarships for art classes are available. We want to make our program affordable for every child interested in visual arts! Please fill out Scholarship Application in addition to the Registration Form above.

 

Those who volunteer and help with our events and exhibits receive tuition discounts. Please consider getting on our Volunteer Mailing List to be notified of the future need. Mark the appropriate check-box on the online registration form or write directly to info@arts4kidsoregon.org

 

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