FAI - Frequently Asked Questions

Due to mounting concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the College of Fine Arts has canceled all of the Fine Arts Institute classes including the upcoming Summer sessions.

Details on refunds and/or credits for those who already registered are still being finalized. You will be contacted shortly. If you would like updates on future classes, please contact Carey Gough to be added to our e-newsletter.

Your wellbeing is in our hearts and we hope to be back serving artistic learning very soon. Take care of yourselves and please be in touch, even if it is just to say hi. If you have any questions please contact our FAI administrator Carey Gough at carey.gough@uky.edu

Who can register for classes?

All of our classes and workshops are open to members of the public who are 18 years of age or older. You do not need to be a student or employee of UK to register. We are unfortunately unable to accept younger students at this time. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Where are classes held?

The School of Art and Visual Studies Building, the Metal Arts Facility near the SA/VS building, and sometimes off campus.

Where do I park?

Parking can be a challenge at UK. If visiting on a weekend or evening, most lots are available without restriction, but be sure to carefully read the signs at the entrance to each lot. During regular business hours, most parking is restricted. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. Metered parking and pay parking are available at certain lots and parking structures around campus. The closest pay lots to the School of Art & Visual Studies Building is Parking Structure #5 on South Limestone next to Kennedy's Bookstore. You can also purchase single-use 24-hour parking permits at the UK Parking Offices located at 721 Press Avenue of Virginia Avenue.

Do you offer senior, military, UK employee, or other credits/discounts for your classes?

We do not offer discounts out of fairness to our instructors, and cannot offer academic credit. The majority of class fees go directly to the instructor. We are a self-sufficient element within the university, and not funded or subsidized in any way. Discounts are unfortunately just not possible at this time.

What is the Fine Arts Institute refund policy if I need to cancel my class?

Cancellation Policy: The Fine Arts Institute strives to provide high-quality instruction that meets the students’ expectations in every way. 

Classes: In the event that the class you signed up for is not what you expected, we offer a risk-free cancellation policy. If you contact us after the first class session and would like to drop the class, we will refund 100% of the class fee. Starting with the second class, no refunds will be offered.

Workshops: 100% refund will be offered if we are contacted by noon on the Friday before a workshop.

Our instructors receive the greater part of the class fee as their salaries, so this policy was adopted in fairness to them. Please contact us (859-257-8151 or carey.gough@uky.edu) if you have any questions.