All sessions are $365, include 9 ninety minute classes and include a make up week.  All classes are held in the second floor art room at the Union Church in Hinsdale. Maximum class size is 12 students.  Please reference the supply list and label all materials with your child's name for the first day of class. 

Students may choose to store their supplies at The Union Church or to bring them back-and-forth to class. This will be a fluid accommodation, making the art making as stress free as possible.

As we begin together, please walk your child up to class and let me know If you would like me to walk your child downstairs to meet you at the end of class. The goal would be for your child to be comfortable coming and going and I'm happy to accommodate you and them in any way possible. Safety and comfort are of the utmost importance. Please do not hesitate to text me at 630.877.4306 with any concerns or needs.

PLEASE SEE OUR CALENDAR PAGE TO DETERMINE WHICH SESSION DAY/TIME YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR. 

Please fill out this form to register your student. 

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3:30pm -5:00pm - Tuesday (A1 - 5-10 year olds) Wednesday (B2) Thursday (A3) Friday (B4) 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Tuesday (B1 - 10-14 year olds) Wednesday (A2) Thursday (B3) Friday (A4) 7:15pm - 9:00pm - Tuesday (C1 - 13-18 year olds) Wednesday (C2) Thursday (C3) Friday (C4)
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MCAA Terms and Conditions Tuition & Registration Payments All tuition payments will be processed prior to the first session by a pre-authorized credit card, debit card, or auto bank draft. I understand that tuition will not be pro-rated or refunded for cancellations and absences. A rain-check week is available should an absence happen. Contact Maureen to schedule. Cancellation & Absences Consistency is huge when it comes to getting the most out of your lessons. Please take the time to create a recurring event with an alarm on your phone, so you don't forget your lesson time. Tuition will not be prorated or refunded for cancellations. Each student who misses a lesson for any reason, has the opportunity to schedule a make up lesson during the rain-check week. Please have students give MCAA at least 24 hours notice prior to cancellation. Students that do not notify the office by phone, voicemail or email before their lesson will not be eligible for a makeup lesson. I understand that it is my responsibility to email the office to set up a make up lesson at maureenclaffy@yahoo.com. If Maureen must cancel a lesson, a substitute teacher will be provided or a private makeup lesson will be scheduled at a future date. Withdrawing From Lessons Should a student need to discontinue lessons, he/she must email: maureenclaffy@yahoo.com. No credits will be given for lessons missed prior to the withdrawal date. Parent Involvement (Students K-8th Grade) Parent involvement, especially for younger students, is imperative for artistic growth. We have an open door policy and welcome parents to sit in on the lessons. We do understand that parents are overwhelmed with other activities, so if you can't logistically sit in on the entire lesson, try to show up during the last 5 minutes to get an overview of what should be happening at home with practice. We understand that high school students may think that the idea of their parents sitting in on the lesson does not foster independence. In other words, they may feel it's super lame. In these situations, we encourage the student's parents to connect with their teacher via email just to see how things are going. I understand that in order for my student to reach his/her potential, I must play an active role in his/her artistic development by supervising or guiding my child during practice at home, and observe as many lessons as possible. Medical Emergency The undersigned gives permission to Maureen Claffy Art Academy, its owners, and operators to seek medical treatment for the participant or relatives of the participant in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian. The undersigned at this moment declares the participant to be in good physical and mental health. I allow Maureen Claffy Art Academy to call for medical transport to a local hospital in the event of a medical emergency. Privacy Policy Student information is kept private and confidential. Information may only be disclosed to faculty designated by the academy director. Maureen Claffy Art Academy may only breach the confidentiality agreement in the case of an extreme emergency or the case of evident child abuse or neglect. By agreeing to this registration, you are automatically opting into our email list. Occasionally we will reach out to all of our active and non-active students via email. You will have the option to opt-out of our emails at any time. Please keep in mind that email is the only way we will inform our students of scheduling, closures & other relevant information. Video, Audio, and Image Waiver I understand that my child/children may be photographed, videotaped, or recorded at the Maureen Claffy Art Academy facility or any MCAA event. I give permission for photographs, videotapes, and recordings of my child/children to be used for student albums, performance video series and general content. The same may also be used to promote Maureen Claffy Art Academy through press releases, brochures, and other on and offline promotional materials. Student Safety & Injury Waiver Maureen Claffy Art Academy is not responsible for children left unattended before or after the scheduled lesson. We are not liable for the safety of children who are unaccompanied when traveling to and from our location. Participants expressly assume all risk and legal liability and waive and release all claims for injuries, damages, or loss sustained while participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program. I agree to assume the full risk of any and all injury, damage, hearing loss, or loss regardless of severity that my minor child or I sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child may have (or accrue to me or my minor child) as a result of participating in this program against the Maureen Claffy Art Academy, including its officials, agents, volunteers, contractors and employees. I understand the nature of this program and have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk, and waiver release of all claims. Revising Terms, Conditions, and Policies In order to improve what we do, Maureen Claffy Art Academy reserves the right to improve and/or change our terms, conditions, and policies. If we do improve or change a certain aspect of our policies, we will ALWAYS inform our students by emailing a copy of our revised terms, conditions and policies.
I truly want to support and encourage them and I am committed to their joy and edification. Anything you share will be held in confidence. I am a mother first in my life and I raised two with significant learning issues. I understand special needs and the IEP process as well as the needs of the gifted. I would like to believe that I am sensitive to the needs of every child. I am open to you texting me at 630.877.4306 to set up a time to talk. I'm looking forward to encouraging your child artistically. I thank you for the honor and the opportunity to work with them. Also is your child fearful of dogs? I have considered bringing my dogs to class if children are interested and not afraid.