Losina Art Center: Offering Art classes in San Diego since 2006

LOSINA ART CENTER

We provide art services and art education to anyone interested in learning. All levels of experience can apply: those who consider themselves "non-artistic", absolute beginners, advanced students, and professional artists. All art classes are designed to serve a wide range of purposes: recreation, personal growth, professional development, college portfolio building. Art classes and workshops are suitable for ages teen to adult. No prior art experience required for any of the programs, the instruction is one-on-one in a group environment and is adjusted to each person's level. Students bring their own art materials. Enrollment is ongoing; anyone can join at any time. There is no formal beginning of session or end of session - all classes are theme-based or project-based. Classes can be paid for by phone, in person or by mail. All major credit cards accepted. Students can enroll in any number of classes: one class, 5 classes, 8 classes, or a year of classes. Students have the opportunity to exhibit in LAC gallery exhibitions.

PRIVATE ART LESSONS AND ONE-ON-ONE ART TRAINING

One-day, one-on-one session with Olya Losina. Art lessons, art training or coaching, or art evaluation and critique can be provided at your home or studio, or at Losina Art Center studio - $1500/day, for 2 to 6 hours. These one-day sessions can be used for college-bound students to assess the strength of their art portfolio; absolute beginners wishing to learn and practice the fundamentals of art in a more comfortable and personalized setting; for more experienced students to catch up on a specific technique or medium that holds them back; for mid-career artists to get feedback on their direction and body of work; for professional artists preparing for an exhibition or gallery submission who need an expert eye to help them select the best work and advise on installation or presentation. Private session(s) must be booked and paid for in advance, call 619-630-9278.

ART CLASSES

Art classes are structured like individual coaching sessions in a group environment. Ongoing enrollment year-round. Pay in advance or at the door. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows, however reservation is recommended to ensure your spot in class. Students bring their own art materials.

Single Class

One 3-hour class, $97. Purchase one class with no further commitment. Attend any class on any weekday. Valid for one year from the date of purchase. May be purchased in any number; fully transferable. After one year, the price you paid will convert to a credit for the amount that was actually paid. This credit is valid to purchase any session of classes of equal or greater value. Not redeemable for cash.

Executive Package

Extended flexibility. 8 classes for $520. Buy eight 3-hour classes and have three full months (90 days) to use them. Suitable for busy executives and those who expect to travel or have unplanned absences. This package offers the most adaptability to your life style, your work and travel schedule. It is like buying eight individual tickets to any eight art classes, offered during the 90-day period. There is no pre-set sequence in which to take eight classes: any class, any day, any time within 90 days. These eight classes can be taken once-a-week, twice-a-week, up to five classes in one week, or can be stretched to 90 days, without ever generating makeup classes. The start date of the 90-day period is the date of the first scheduled class attended.

Monthly Plan

$275 a month, for 5 classes. Attend one class per week or up to five classes per week - as many classes per week as you wish. Your five classes are to be used within 30-day period. No contract or long-term commitment required. If you notify our office through email (info@losinaartcenter.com) that you must miss one or more classes during your month of enrollment, you will be granted a makeup credit. Makeup credits will stay on your account and can be activated with your next enrollment. See Makeup Policy below.

ART COLLEGE PORTFOLIO PROGRAM / 

ART PORTFOLIO PROGRAM

Students are accepted after an interview. Art Portfolio Program does not require any prior experience, however to enroll in the program, student must make an appointment ($250) FREE - to evaluate their current skill level, discuss their objectives and time available before portfolio submission. Program provides intensive training in drawing and painting. Program is designed as an intense 3-month program with attending 5 classes weekly. However, a more flexible schedule is available: student may request to attend classes once-a-week, twice-a-week or up to 5 classes a week, with the convenience of advance notice. The enrollment is valid for one year. Portfolio program has 2 payment options: it can be paid for in full, or in three monthly payments within 90 days. Program includes: 60 classes, 3 hours each; student will participate by attending group classes weekly. Portfolio program will be designed and personalized for the student to produce a unique and cohesive body of work, based on requirements of the college(s) chosen. Attend any class offered at Losina Art Center; instruction is personalized to the student's chosen college(s) and initial skill level. What is included in the program: one-on-one skill evaluation; custom portfolio design; personalized materials list; storage space for art supplies at the studio; 2 Guest Passes to art classes (each pass includes two 3-hour classes) for the student's friends and family, $388 value); one hour of painting (no instruction) after each a.m. class and before each p.m. class; portfolio presentation guidance; assistance with writing artist statement and biography. During the program student will receive art training, projects, instructions, techniques, critiques, portfolio progress evaluations when necessary, home assignments, and an opportunity to transition to Gallery Portfolio Program. Art portfolio, created for a non-humanitarian college (engineering, etc.), provides art skills equal to a portfolio for art college. Artwork produced by the student in the program will achieve the level suitable for qualifying for Gallery Portfolio Program.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

A.  PRACTICING ARTIST Annual Subscription. 48 classes per year plus 12 bonus classes (one bonus class per month during the same year), paid in full in one payment: $2640. It allows flexible attendance. Bonus: 2 Guest Passes for art classes, each pass is good for two 3-hour classes ($388 value) for your friends and family. Extra benefits: one hour of additional studio time (no instruction) with every class ($600 value); store your art supplies at the studio storage. Payment can be divided in 3 payments paid in 90 days. Pay by credit card, check or cash. Can upgrade to Family Subscription (below).

C. ADVANCED ARTIST Annual Subscription. Intended for artists interested in rapid advancement. Unlimited classes in one year, $5200. Benefits: 1) one hour of additional studio time (no instruction) with every class; 2) 4 Guest Passes, each is valid for two 3-hour art classes ($776 value) for your friends and family; 3) use of the studio storage for keeping your art supplies. Payment options: a) in full - in one payment; b) in 3 installments paid within 90 days - paid with a check or pre-authorized Credit Card payments. Can upgrade any time to Family Subscription (below).

REQUESTING TO TAKE A BREAK

If you are on an annual subscription and must take a break, you can put your membership on hold for up to 2 months by notifying us in writing via email. List the dates/months you would like to skip and the date of your return to class. Your subscription will be frozen per your request for up to 2 months and you will be charged $35/month (auto-charge) administration fee during that time. If you must take an extended break and don't want to lose your makeup credits, follow the steps to put your classes on hold: make a written request, submit the date of return to classes, and pay $35/month auto-charge administration fee. Your classes will re-start after the extended break on the date you submitted. You can request to join back in the class any time during your break, to avoid the administration fee.

ADDITIONAL PAINTING TIME AFTER CLASS

Student can stay after class and continue painting (with no instruction), to capitalize on the instruction received during class, at $10 per hour. One additional hour of painting (after each a.m. class and before each p.m. class) is included with Advanced Artist Annual Membership, Practicing Artist Annual Membership (when paid in full in advance), with Unlimited Monthly enrollment, and with College Portfolio Program.

MAKEUP POLICY

If you must miss your scheduled class, please notify us in writing as early in advance as possible by email: info@losinaartcenter.com. If the student informed the office about their absence 24 hours in advance of the class, missed class goes on your account as a class credit (makeup). Your makeups should be used while you are currently enrolled. When your session has ended, unused makeup credits stay on your account for one year. Makeups can not be used outside your enrollment (between sessions). Makeup credits can be activated after purchasing a new session. When you pay for another set of classes, your makeup credits roll over into that new session. To use your makeups, you must attend TWO CLASSES A WEEK: first attendance in that week is deducted from the primary account (which is your regular class), and the second class taken within the same calendar week will be deducted from your makeup account. You must use your makeups within the same year, as only 10 makeups can roll over into the next year's enrollment.

WHEN THE PRICE FOR CLASSES GOES UP, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR TUITION UNCHANGED

The price of the tuition may go up, however, you can keep your tuition unchanged with pre-paying for the future session. Even if you want to take an extended break, you can avoid the rate increase by following these steps: make a written request for a break (by emailing to info@losinaartcenter.com), submit the date of return to class, and pre-pay for the session that follows the requested break. If your next session is paid for, your rate will stay the same. Your classes will start on the date indicated, or sooner, if desired.

REFUND POLICY

Tuition is non-refundable except for the following situations: a full refund will be given if a class or workshop is canceled, filled prior to the receipt of your registration or if LAC does not accept you as a student. Tuition can be applied to another class. Annual subscription refunds are only under the following conditions: moving further than 100 miles from the LAC facility, or permanent medical disability (a written form from your doctor is required). 30-day written notice of request-to-cancel is required. If unable to continue attending classes, you have the option to transfer the remainder of the unused classes to a new client (a friend or family member not currently enrolled in classes at LAC) by referring the new client and paying a transfer charge of $35. In the event of a cash refund (see above conditions), the following fees and rates for services provided by LAC will be charged: $35 processing fee, services received up to the effective cancellation date (effective cancellation date is the last day of the month following receipt by LAC of the 30-day cancellation request). The refund amount will be adjusted by the following charges: the number of 3-hour classes available to the student, starting with the first month of registration up to the last day of the calendar month of the effective cancellation date and will be based on the full price of $97 per each 3-hour class and $10/hour for each additional hour of non-instruction studio time.

REFERRAL BONUS

Receive a coupon for 2 art classes ($97 value each) for each person you refer that completes their session. You can use this coupon for any class you want or you can give this coupon as a gift to anyone you choose. Referral coupons are valid for one year and can be added up, no limit.

CANCELLATIONS

LAC reserves the right to cancel classes or workshop prior to, or at the beginning of the first meeting. The fee may be applied to another class or workshop. LAC reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.