Register by phone using your Visa or Mastercard. Register by Canada Post by sending us a cheque (post-dated cheques are not accepted) or your Visa/Mastercard card information, including the cardholder name, card number and expiry date. For in-person registrations we accept cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Interac. We do not, under any circumstances, reserve spots in any of the classes without payment.
We are a small, non-profit organization and do not have the resources to send out confirmations by mail. ASSUME THAT YOUR REGISTRATION HAS BEEN PROCESSED UNLESS WE CONTACT YOU. If there is a problem with your registration, for example the class is full or the amount on your cheque is incorrect, we will phone you. Usually it is a good idea to have an alternate class (clearly marked as a second choice) on your registration form, just in case.
Our course catalogue is online. We print a small number of catalogues and can also mail a hard copy to you upon request.
We take registrations up to the day that the class is starting but you run the risk of the class being full or cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Your best bet is to register at least a week before the first class.
If DVSA cancels your course, you may choose between a full refund, a credit, or another available class of your choice. If a single class is cancelled during the term, for example the teacher is ill, you will be advised by phone. In case of inclement weather, listen to local radio stations or check the radio station’s online cancellation list to confirm if the school is open. If a class is cancelled, a make-up class will be added on to the end of term.
To apply to be a continuing education student, contact us so we know you wish to start a continuing education file. We will keep track of all the classes you take and, upon completion of the required courses, you will be awarded an official certificate. In order to qualify for a certificate, you will need to complete 15 ten-week courses. Mandatory courses are Art History, Life Drawing and a design course. You will need 80 per cent attendance in classes. Frequent lateness to classes will affect the decision to award you a certificate.
Children who are slightly older than the age range for a particular class may attend, provided they don’t mind being in a class with younger children. We discourage children younger than the stated age range from attending a class; in our experience it seldom meets the needs of the child, teacher or other students.