FAI - Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register for classes?

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 unable to accept younger students at this time. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Do I need to register in advance, or can I just show up?

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and classes. You can register here.

How should I pay?

You can pay online or over the phone with a credit card; or by mailing a check. Cash is no longer an accepted form of payment.

Instructors cannot accept in person checks.

Payment must be received in advance of attending the first class. More information can be found here.

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 12 PM 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 if you have any questions. 859-207-8918 or fineartsevents@uky.edu.

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. The majority of class fees go directly to the instructor. We are a self-sufficient element within the university, and are not subsidized in any way. Discounts are not possible at this time.

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.

Can I take Fine Arts Institute classes for college credit?

The Fine Arts Institute is hosted by UK's School of Arts & Visual Studies, but it is a separate program, and our classes are not for academic credit.