​​By registering for classes at the Visual Art Institute, students and their parents agree to abide by all of the policies.


VAI focuses on cultivating a creative and stimulating classroom environment that essential for the artistic learning process. Doing so also enables students to expand creative thinking and technical skill.

Although we encourage fun and imagination, certain procedures are expected from our participants.

      - Punctuality: showing up late can disrupt the class.

      - Respect: showing respect to other classmates & instructor, taking care of materials and classroom

        space. This includes using appropriate volume and language.

      - Listening: Listening during instruction and demonstration.

      - Participation: participating in activities and projects. Class is not intended for playtime or social hour.

Parents are asked not to linger during class time as it can be distracting to other students. However, escorting their child to class is encouraged, as well as notifying the instructor when the child is leaving VAI.

Should parents have any questions or concerns they can come into the font office, email info@visualartinstitute.org, or call the front office at 801-474-3796.


We observe the following holidays: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We also observe UEA holiday in October.


Missed classes are not made up or reimbursed.

During Spring and Summer we understand that vacations may interfere with normal class scheduling. Parents are asked to notify the office PRIOR TO OR ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS so tuition can be adjusted accordingly.


Visual Art Institute reserves the right to cancel a class at any time. If possible, prior notice will be given. If a class is cancelled, students may enroll in another class of the same value, or a refund may be given. 


Tuition is due on the first day of class and is preferably done online at http://www.visualartinstitute.org/.

20% discount is offered on the second class for any enrolled student or for the second/third sibling - applied to the current term only.

Tuition may also be payed at the VAI office by cash, check, or credit card.

Families that require a tuition payment plan should contact the VAI office. If approved, tuition is due on the first of each month, and the monthly payment will be 1/3 of the total tuition.

Please see - Refund Policy - for questions about withdrawing from a class.


VAI strives to offer everyone a chance at artistic education, regardless of socioeconomic status. In order to achieve this, VAI offers a limited number of tuition waivers.

Please inquire about tuition waivers by emailing info@visualartinstitute.org, or by calling 801-474-3796.


Valid for one year.

Adults only.

$150.00 or $300 vouchers.

A FlexPass is used for attending any class on a "drop in" basis. The tuition rate will be deducted from the student's FlexPass. Materials and model fees may be deducted as well.

Some classes are not conducive for "drop ins". Please check with the VAI front office for further clarification. 


Students can withdraw from the class up to a week before the course starts with a full refund, minus the $5.00 transaction fee. During that week, VAI would refund 20% of the registration cost. No refund would be given after the course begins.


VAI takes every precaution to ensure the safety of your child.

VAI is not responsible for personal injury, damage, to or loss of personal property during, before, or after class, at the school, at off site locations, or in transit.


Many students donate works to VAI for its permanent collection or for fundraising purposes. These pieces are designated as such; otherwise all artwork belongs to the individual student that produces it. Students wishing to display their artwork at a community venue or in VAI's promotional materials must have a Media Release Form (see the top of the page) that is signed by the parent or guardian, and is on file in the office. Media Release Forms are also available in the office.

To download a more               For a detailed version of our policies, please click on the button to the left.

VAI Policies:  Things You Should Know

2901 S. Highland Dr. SLC, UT 84106        (801) 474-3796