GENERAL SCHOOL POLICIES
Students may enroll in person or via our website. We will ask for your email and other contact information so that we can reach you in the event of any changes.
Please note if a class is listed as "call to enroll", we may have a waiting list or it may be offered only at select times of the year. For some classes an enrollment fee may apply.
Payment methods accepted
We accept cash, checks made out to "Kline Academy" as well as visa and master card. When enrolling on line you can pay via the paypal portal.
We are not able to offer refunds for any class or workshop for any reason once they have been purchased. As with any professional school it is the students responsibility to ensure they can attend the courses they have enrolled in. If you sign up for a class and need to miss some of the dates within the month you may be able to take advantage of our makeup policy (see below). Please note any changes made to enrollment may incur a $75 administrative fee.
Also note out of respect for our diverse student and faculty we maintain an academic calendar that includes a limited number of nationally recognized holiday closures. We extend our make-up policy to any student who is unable to attend a class due to the observance of a religious or cultural holiday.
Hippo Factory reserves the right to change its course listings, withdraw a class, modify curriculum or substitute instructors at any time. We always provide professional instructors so there are no refunds for classes in the event of instructor substitution due to illness or other circumstance. We also reserve the right to withdraw any student from the Academy without refund if their conduct is inappropriate. For instances where a class is cancelled due to no fault of the student we will contact you directly to discuss your enrollment options.
Students pre-pay all classes by the month or individually. It is a commitment that is made by the student and Hippo Factory insures your easel space will be held for you. A 24 hour notice is needed when missing a class to earn a make- up class. Hippo Factory welcomes students to come to any other class while enrolled & if space is available to do the "make-up."
Make-ups are not owed to a student and have no monetary value, they are a courtesy extended by Hippo Factory.
Please note you may only take a make-up class when you are enrolled for a least a month and may only be used within the dates you are enrolled. A make-up class is an opportunity to try a different class or teacher and may not be used in the class you are in or added on at the end of the session. Make-ups expire at the end of the year they were acquired in. SEE MAKE-UP POLICY PAGE.
Please note that Hippo Factory will never give your private information to any third party without your permission. We only use the information collected from students for Academy related use and communications.
Hippo factory reserves the right to take photos and film of any of our classes and workshops for promotional and related purposes. These photos may include students and their artwork. Any images taken by us become property of Hippo Factory. When registering for a class or workshop you are consenting that we may use images that include you and your work for this purpose. If you need to refuse this consent for any reason please contact our office when registering.