Student Resource Page

Admission Policy: The Art Colony welcomes all students regardless of age, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.  Adult classes are open to students ages 16 and older, unless otherwise noted.  Contact the Art Colony if special circumstances apply. We ask that students note the skill levels outlined for each individual class and honor any prerequisites.

See our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility by clicking here.

Scholarships: The Art Colony is dedicated to making its learning opportunities accessible to all students regardless of financial need. Specific scholarships are funded by designated gifts from Art Colony members and supporters and include youth need and non-need based scholarships, and adult need-based scholarships. Request scholarship info at the link below or by emailing

Cancellation Policy: If you are a returning students, please note that our cancellation policy has been updated in 2021.

Upon registration there is a 25% non-refundable deposit applied. Students who cancel 35 days or more in advance of the class will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. No refunds are given 34 or less days from the class start date.

Community: The following sites will give you more insight into Cook County and what you can expect during your time with us.

Experience all that the vibrant art scene of Cook County has to offer: