Class Policies

Main Building

The Center offers a wide range of classes and workshops for all ages and abilities. Our instructors are experienced artists and educators, and we strive to create a friendly and welcoming environment for all students. Classes are limited to a certain number of attendees to optimize the classroom experience. New classes are added frequently, so check our website often!

Classes generally run from six to eight weeks. Lengths of classes are noted in class descriptions on our website.
Workshops are generally one- to three-day intensive art instruction.
On-going classes repeat weekly or monthly. Please check our website for any exclusion dates.
Private classes
are arranged by appointment.
Summertime and vacation kids’ classes
run Monday-Friday, rather than weekly.

Older teenagers are welcome in some adult classes. Please check with us before registering.
The Center complies with the Massachusetts CORI regulations regarding teachers and others working with children.

We are a welcoming hub -- this is part of our mission. We continuously aim to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community where each member is seen, respected, and empowered to contribute. As such, racist symbols, hate speech, race-based caricatures, language or images that are discriminatory, language or images that promote hate or violent conduct, or contain threats, will not be tolerated in our classrooms.

Class locations on our campus are listed in the description on each class page. Occasionally a class may need to be moved to another location, flexibility is encouraged.

Parking and drop-off/pick-up for the Schoolhouse is located near the Administration Building at the rear of our lot. Follow the signs to the Schoolhouse path.
If you are a handicapped student, there is a reserved space directly in front of the Schoolhouse on Savinelli Road. All other students MUST park in our main lot.

Students must pay at time of registration to be considered enrolled.
Registration is ongoing. Students may register online on our website, by phone at 508.4283.0669 or in person at our Box Office, open 10-4 Tues-Fri, 12-4 Sat & Sun.

Some classes include a materials list, which appears within the class website listing. It is the student’s responsibility bring these required materials to the first class.
Some classes require a lab fee for materials provided by the instructor, paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.

Cotuit Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, instructor cancellation, or other events beyond our control. Students will receive notification and a full refund.

If bad weather presents an issue, please check our website for a cancellation announcement or call us to see if your class or workshop will run.
If a class is cancelled due to weather or another unpredictable event, the class will be rescheduled or the remaining class sessions will be extended to make up for missed time.

If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop or Open Studio, let us know as soon as possible, as we will need time to fill your seat. Please also consider the ramifications of your cancellation, especially when an instructor is traveling from a distance, purchasing materials in advance, and otherwise counting on the registrations we’ve reported.

If a student cancels a registration at least 5 days before the start date, a refund will be granted.
Students cancelling less than 5 days before the start date will receive a credit toward a future class.
Students who do not show up for a class or workshop or Open Studio will not receive a refund or a credit.
We do not pro-rate classes. Payment is made by session, not by class.
We do not credit students for missed classes, and the instructor is not obligated to provide extra instruction or materials to students who miss a class.

No refund or credit will be given after the start of a class/workshop, unless there is a documented medical emergency.

We welcome submissions -- either from teachers interested in bringing a new class to the Center, or from students requesting something we don’t currently offer. Please go to our Submit A Proposal page.

For additional information, please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, at 508.428.0669, ext 4, or write to her at