Our Policies

We are very proud to offer our students small, personalized classes with lessons that suit the unique developmental needs of middle-school.

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We’ve established these policies to ensure ease of registration, the quality of your experience and the safety of all persons attending classes.


We make every effort to place students in their first-choice class; otherwise, assignments are made in the order registration forms are received. Tuition must be received no later than the first day of class.

There is no compensation for classes that a student misses. However, make-up opportunities are flexible and easy to arrange. No refunds will be given after the second class.


To make optimum progress, students must attend class regularly. When it is not possible to attend class due to illness or schedule conflict, it is easy to may up the class. Students may attend class on a different day or wait until the end of the semester. Between semesters the studio remains open at regular times for students to make up missed classes.

Students are expected to arrive on time and remain for the full class, unless parents or guardians phone or pick up students personally. Students may not leave the floor during class. They may only leave the classroom to use the restroom on the same floor. Students may not exit the building during class.

Students come from a wide area of Allegheny County. The weather may cause dangerous driving in one area, while not affecting another area. Stay home and stay safe if driving conditions in your area are dangerous. It is easy to make up a class. If weather conditions are unsafe along McKnight Road, the instructor will contact families, and class will be canceled for that evening. Classes canceled due to inclement weather, power outage, or other necessity will be rescheduled.


Students are required to treat others with dignity and respect. Students are expected to use class time productively, and not engage in behaviors that might prevent others from doing their work. During the school year, students must remember to bring materials with them each week and come prepared to work.

The following behaviors will result in immediate dismissal from Cherry Court Studios: engaging in illegal activity, carrying illegal substances, failure to follow safety regulations.

CCS policy regarding projects and belongings left behind by students: Students are to take responsibility and remove their projects and belonging from the class room no later than one semester following enrollment, or contact us with further instructions. Projects and belongings will be discarded after one semester.


Cherry Court Studios does not discriminate in its program of education on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap/disability.


What Our Alumni Say

"Best student art program around. Thank you, Marianne, for all you have done to encourage and teach my daughter. I sincerely believe that she would not have been able to accomplish as much as she has been able to accomplish to date, without you."

Amy K.

"Through college and in my personal life I’ve used so much of what Miss M taught me from designing CD labels for my music to creating original artwork for my personal website. Art will always be an important part of everything I do."

Sean N.

"Thank you for everything! You are a great teacher and I have learned so much from you over the years. You have certainly inspired me to pursue a degree/career in art! Thanks for helping me to discover my passion."

Catie D.

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