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Registration Info, Fees, and Guidelines 




Welcome to our Art Adventure! 
Once you decided to join our journey, please read these guidelines to have any questions answered and to make it a pleasant road together!


Academic Year 2022-2023 


Period of Study:


From October 23 2022 until July 3 2023 excluding holidays and one-week mid-year vacation.

Each course is 35 sessions. Each session is 4 hours​


Academic Year Courses Fees:

6700 ILS per year for studio courses

All prices include VAT

Each course is comprised of 35 weekly 4-hour lessons. 

Spaces in the courses are available on first come first serve basis. 

To reserve your space in the course you can pay the course fee in full or make a 670 shekel registration deposit.

Registration deposit is not refundable.

Full course fee is to be paid one month before the beginning of the course, or within two weeks of the registration deposit payment. 

The fee can be divided to up to 10 payments by credit card or checks. Cash payments or bank transfers cannot be made in installments.


Trial Lessons:


New students are invited to register for a trial month (4 consecutive lessons) with no commitment to the full course. 

The trial month fee is 765 shekels. 

Subject to availability of spaces. 



10% discount for 2nd course taken
20% discount for 3d course taken

10 Class Package:


The fee is 2300 ILS for 10 classes. (VAT included)

You may purchase the package at any moment provided that places are available.

You can join any of the weekly classes anytime during the year.

The package is for one year only.

The package is personal and not transferable.

The package cannot be used for special workshops and seminars​


Private Classes:


Private lessons and artwork critiques with Ilya Gefter are available by appointment. 

The lessons are conducted in the studio or online.

Lesson Fees:

Studio lessons: 400 shekels per hour + VAT

Online lessons: 300 shekels per hour + VAT

The lessons last between one hour to two hours.​




You may cancel your participation in a course until January 30.

Please notify 1 month before the date you wish to stop attending.

We stop charging for participation 1 month after the cancellation notice and return the remaining funds.

No refunds or cancellations after January 1 or after 3 months of participation in a course.

All refunds are subject to 3% administrative fee. 

Refunds are paid within 10 business days of a written notice.  

Workshop Registration:


Full workshop fee is to be paid 1 week before the beginning of the workshop.

Registration is on first come-first serve basis.

Workshop Cancellations:

Cancellation 14 or more days before the beginning of the workshop: full refund minus 3% administrative fee.

Cancellation 7 or more days before the beginning of the workshop: 75% refund.

Cancellation less than one week before the beginning of the workshop: no financial refund. 

In exceptional circumstances, canceled workshops may be substituted with other workshops or courses of an equal or lesser value. 

Full refund is given for workshops cancelled by the Visual Arts Center. All refunds are subject to 3% administrative fee. 

Refunds are paid within 10 business days of a written notice.  

Corona Policies:

In the event of limitation on indoor gatherings or lockdowns, studio courses will be transferred to zoom.

In our online lessons we commit to instruction of the highest quality and to attention to every students' needs and progress. 

We do not give financial reimbursements for lessons missed due to lockdowns.

In exceptional cases, we will offer to make up lessons missed due to lockdowns in our studio courses, but not in special workshops. 


Missed classes:

Missed classes can be made up by attending additional classes in any of the courses.

Classes cannot be made up after cancellation of participation in a course.

Please make up your classes with a prior notice at least 1 day in advance.

You have to make up a class within 1 month of the lesson you missed.

Missed classes cannot be made up in special seminars, workshops or in the next academic year.

You cannot transfer missed classes to someone else.

There is no financial reimbursement for missed classes.

Switching courses:

You can switch from one course to another at a beginning of each month if space are available.



For info, registration and logistical questions, please contact our Administrator:

053-7252342  - Anna

(Calls are received Sundays - Thursdays 17.30 - 20.00 and Fridays 8.30 - 12.00) 


Registered students can get help with professional questions by phone or in a personal meeting with the instructor, Ilya Gefter

Instructor telephone hours: Tuesdays 12.00 – 19.00 
Meeting hours: Sundays and Mondays 14.15 - 17.45​


Studio Ethics:

The studio is our temple for painting. Your temple.

No cell phones: Always keep your electronic devices on mute and do not speak on the phone in the studio.

Please be on time.

Explanations start at the beginning of each session and cannot be repeated.

Do not set up or pack your painting tools during teacher explanations. 

Please keep the studio as you found it.

Wash cups and dishes after use.

Clean up around your easel after class.

Return easels, tables and boards to their storage area after class.

Thank you!!! 

Welcome and enjoy painting with comfort and productivity!

Terms of Website Use:

By contacting us via the website you agree to be contacted by the visual arts center representatives and agree to receive occasional updates about our programs projects.

Your information will not be transferred to third parties. You may cancel your subscription to notifications at any time by contacting us in writing by email.

The Visual Art Center reserves the rights to alter the terms of registration without notice. 

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