Studio 4 Art's Policies: Please read

Program Changes
Instructors or program content may change at Studio 4 Art’s discretion, without notice, information on our online registration system should be considered the most up-to-date.  Some programs and classes may have specific requirements and policies. Please visit or contact the studio at 415-596-5546


On behalf of myself, my personal representatives, heirs, next-of-kin, spouse, or assigns, I hereby: In consideration for my and/or my family members’/wards participation in Studio 4 Art’s program(s) that I wish to register for, I voluntarily RELEASE STUDIO 4 ART AND ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS (hereinafter referred to as “RELEASEES”) from any and all liability for injuries or death or property damage to me and/or my family members resulting from, arising out of, or in any way connected with my and/or any of my family members’ participation in Studio 4 Art programs or use of public/private trails, public/private roads, streets, freeways, expressways, beaches, lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, pools or any body of water (regardless of size or depth), mountains, hills, or facilities in connection with this release. 1) I understand that this WAIVER and RELEASE is applicable even though the negligent activities of  the RELEASEES may have contributed to the to the injury or death or property damage suffered by me or any of my family members participating in these/any Studio 4 Art programs. 2) I further agree to INDEMNIFY and HOLD HARMLESS the RELEASEES from and against any and all liability, claims, causes of action, and/or losses of any nature or kind (including litigation-related expenses such as attorney, expert witness fees and court costs) resulting from, or in connection with participation in this/these program(s) whether caused by any negligent act or omission of the RELEASEES.  This release benefits Studio 4 Art, doing business under its own name or any other name and/or any of its owners, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents for any loss, liability, damage, or cost whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury (including death) to my/child’s/wards/spouses person or property. 3) I further understand that minor or serious accidents may occur in route to, during the Studio 4 Art program(s), or leaving the Studio 4 Art program(s) that I am registering myself, spouse, or child/ward for, those participants in this/these program(s) may sustain mortal or serious personal injuries, and /or property damage, as a consequence of their traveling to or participation in this/these program(s).  The risks include but are not limited to vehicular accidents, falls, extremity sprains/ breaks/fractures, cuts/scrapes/scratches, bruises, rashes, insect stings/bites, reptile bites, broken or fractured bones, diseases acquired from insect stings or bites, and animal bites. 4) Knowing the risks of said event, nevertheless, I HEREBY AGREE TO ASSUME THOSE RISKS AND TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW ALL OF THOSE PERSONS MENTIONED ABOVE WHO THROUGH PASSIVE OR ACTIVE NEGLIGENCE OR CARELESSNESS MIGHT OTHERWISE BE LIABLE TO ME, MY SPOUSE, OR MY CHILD/WARD FOR DAMAGES. 5) I hereby authorize qualified physicians to render medical treatment or care that they may deem necessary for me, my spouse, or my child/ward in case of illness or accident during such program(s).  In the event of injury of a child/ward/participant, and if a parent cannot be reached, the 911 Emergency Medical System will be contacted to transport the injured to the NEAREST HOSPITAL. 6) By checking box this release, the undersigned understands and agrees that photographs may be taken during the programs and the undersigned hereby gives permission to have his/her/minor child's photo taken and authorizes the use and reproduction of said photos by Studio 4 Art. All photos and negatives taken at any program become the sole property of Studio 4 Art and may be used for promotional handouts and on our website.  If the participant(s) is a minor under the age of 18, his/her parent or legal guardian authorizes the use of the photos as stated above. 7) BY CHECKING BOX, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND SIGNIFY THAT I AM THE CHILDS BIOLOGICAL PARENT/COURT APPOINTED LEGAL GUARDIAN AND AM USING THIS AS MY SIGNATURE. I AND THE CHILDS OTHER PARENT(S)/Legal Guardian (s) SIGNIFY THAT WE HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY EACH OF THE TERMS STATED ABOVE AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS.  BY MY ACTION OF CHECKING BOX I AM VOLUNTARILY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS FOR MYSELF IF I CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE.

Applicable program fees must be paid in full upon registration. Payment can be made by cash or credit card.

Class Cancellation Policy
Minimum enrollment numbers change depending on class/instructor. In most cases, Studio 4 Art will cancel classes with 0-3 enrollments one week prior to start date; we will notify families via phone and/or email. Students from cancelled classes may be transferred to another class free of charge. For classes with 3 enrollments, classes will run for one week plus a day before a cancellation decision. A pro-rated refund will be issued. Cancellation policies vary for some classes. Studio 4 Art will strive to provide a substitute rather than cancel a class in the event of instructor illness or family emergency, when possible. No refund or make up class is available for students who miss class.

Withdrawals and transfers
Please submit withdrawal and transfer requests in writing. Non-attendance or does not constitute a formal withdrawal. Requests related to Studio 4 Art, Novato and Mill Valley locations may be dropped off, or emailed to

Fall, Winter, Spring 1, Spring 2 sessions
•Withdrawals: $25
•Transfers: No fee
•Deadline: 2 weeks before start of program: Full refund excluding non-refundable deposits.
•Once program has begun, Studio 4 Art retains 100% of class fee

Camps: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Camp is final sale. No refunds. You may send a friend in your place. Reimbursement of 50% for cancellations is provided ONLY in the form of store credit when a wait list replacement is found. We must be notified before 48 hours of start time. If you must cancel, please email at

Illness or injury
A pro-rated refund may be issued outside of the above time guild lines if a written request is accompanied by a physician’s note.

Removal for conduct
Studio 4 Art reserves the right to remove any student or parent who fails to comply with its rules and regulations, or who engages in any activity deemed contrary to the fulfillment of Studio 4 Art’s objectives. In such an event, Studio 4 Art will be owed the fees for the complete session; drop in, camp, class, party, or workshop. Bursary recipients will be asked to reimburse the full value of any bursaries used toward their current registration or drop in.

Students enrolled in session-based programs must be the age of the specific class by session start date. Students in programs must be the age of the class as of November 30. Studio 4 Art reserves the right to withdraw students who have been registered in an incorrect age category.

Every child who attends a class or camp must be registered. Instructors do not have the ability to register students. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class and unregistered students will be directed to Studio 4 Art attendance.

Parent Pick-up
Studio 4 Art is not responsible for students before or after class time, or between classes. Repeated lateness may lead to discharge from the class with no refund.

Medical/Learning needs
Parents/guardians are required to inform Studio 4 Art at the time of registration of any allergies, or physical, emotional, or learning needs their child may have.

Advertising and Publicity
Studio 4 Art reserves the right to photograph or film students and their work for advertising and publicity purposes. Studio 4 Art reserves the right to use student artwork for exhibition at no charge. Parental permission is requested at time of registration.

Birthday Party
Birthday Party Policy:

  • A 30 day notice of cancellation is required to receive a full refund minus the $50 processing fees.

  • 20-29 days prior to party, 50% of party fee will be refunded.

  • No refund less than 7 days notice.

  • Changing party dates will result in an additional $25 transfer fee, must be done no later than 14 days prior to original party date and is subject to availability.

  • In the event that Studio 4 Art cancels the party date, you will receive a full refund.

  • A party fee covers the art project(s) the use of the party room and instructor(s). Should you arrive early or stay later than 15 minutes beyond your above stated party time, you will be charged accordingly, $25 per 15 minutes or fraction there of.