Frequently Asked Questions
Parking is available at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Main Campus on the south and west side of the building, providing access to the east, west and north entrances to the Dunedin Fine Art Center. If you are taking a class, note that the entrances are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After regular business hours, all doors are locked for security purposes. A staff member or instructor will be on site during the first week of evening classes to assist you with access to the building.
Exhibits, Children’s Museum and the Gallery Gift Shop are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
The business office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Stephen Michael’s Palm Cafe is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Classes are scheduled between 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Dunedin Fine Art Center offers evening classes to accommodate working individuals. If the class you are interested in is not offered in the evening, we will attempt to arrange for an evening class, providing you can meet the minimum number of students required by the instructor for the class.
Yes, with instructor approval.
While each instructor has a “lesson plan” for each six-week class, most instructors try to accommodate missed sessions if they need to make an exception. If you know you will be traveling during the six-week session, the Dunedin Fine Art Center will prorate the tuition, providing we are told up front. Missed sessions not reported at the time of registration cannot be credited.
The Dunedin Fine Art Center has a little something for everyone, including many classes suitable for beginners. Each class description lists the ability levels the class is geared toward. We also offer a “Creative Sampler” class, which provides exposure to six of our most popular classes to see if a medium appeals to you before you commit to a six-week class in one medium.
The Dunedin Fine Art Center has many volunteer opportunities. These opportunities range from working at our many social and fundraising events, to volunteering in our Gallery Gift Shop and doing clerical work in the DFAC Office. Volunteering at the DFAC is a great way to meet new people and provide much needed help to the Art Center. You can download our volunteer form here.
While we offer many classes, sometimes our instructors decide not to teach a class for a session or two. If you have an interest in a particular medium, we would be happy to try to locate an instructor, providing you can round up enough additional students to meet the class minimum.
With the exception of the “Creative Sampler” class, supplies are not included with the cost of tuition. A list of materials is provided for most classes to give you an idea of what additional expenses can be expected. Some classes do have an additional material’s fee listed in the catalog, which is, in most cases, paid directly to the instructor who will then provide you with what you need to complete the class projects.
You want to be able to get the most out of every class session, so you should be prepared with a minimum of the required supplies for the first class. You can discuss what additional supplies you will need with the instructor as part of the first session.
The Dunedin Fine Art Center has a partnership with the City of Dunedin that provides a discount on memberships, but not classes. However, members enjoy a substantial discount on all classes offered at DFAC.
If you have a specific concern about your participation prior to enrolling or starting the class, we will be happy to put the instructor in touch with you to discuss your concern.