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Policies and Permission Forms


Class Enrollment and Refund Policy

Enrollment is limited and will only be guaranteed upon receipt of payment. If a class is cancelled by the NAA due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified and receive a full refund.

If a student withdraws from a class, the NAA must be notified a week prior to the start of the class or workshop. A $20 non-refundable processing fee will be deducted from your refund.


Class Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or other emergencies requiring the cancellation of a class, instructors will contact their students. The NAA will update its general voice mail greeting to notify the public regarding unscheduled closings and cancellations. Students will be granted one make-up day which instructors will schedule through the NAA office and notify students. NAA reserves the right to substitute instructors on an as needed basis.


Under 18 Emergency Contact Policy

All students attending NAA classes less than 18 years of age must fill out an emergency contact information card at the time of registration.  Permission forms may be obtained in the NAA Office or by downloading here… Emergency Contact Form, Under 18


Under 18 Permission Policy

Persons under the age of 18 will need to obtain permission from their parent(s) or guardian(s) in order to attend the NAA life drawing sessions that involve nude models. Permission forms may be obtained in the NAA Office or by downloading here… Permission Form For Life Drawing, Under 18


Visitor Policy

Students of all ages should not bring guests into the classroom. Due to space limitation, and in fairness to the students enrolled in the class, the NAA has a “no guest” policy. Persons not enrolled in the class will not be permitted to observe or participate in NAA classes.

Open Studio Figure Study, Drop-in – Ongoing


It's  back, with a twist! Wednesday evenings Open studio figure study drop in workshop will run 6:30- 9:30pm. There will be weeks in the NAA’s calendar when the workshop will not meet due to logistical conflicts and the NAA will provide appropriate notice. Although drawing is steadfast, we will welcome other media such as oil, acrylic, and watercolor (no toxic media or turps will be allowed/OMS only). We will be adding more props like hats, robes, drapery for additional narrative. These vignettes will alternate bi-weekly with the usual figure study. Along with these changes we would also like to expand on the workshop by adding a further educational opportunity with discussions about different figure artists (i.e. Lucian Freud, Eric Fishl) and their techniques as well as group critiques of our own work. This additional meeting will be held monthly (time/date TBD by the group) and open to all members.  
Fees for the drop-in sessions are: $18 per meeting for non-NAA members $15 per meeting for NAA members (membership must be current) $10 per meeting for students* or seniors *students under the age of 18 must complete a Permission Form as well as an Emergency Contact Form. For questions, contact Adrienne Silversmith at adrienne@outlook.com