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.

COVID-19 SAFETY as of 3/1/22
Wearing a mask at the Center is optional, and each individual’s preference is respected. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for adult staff and volunteers of the Center, but is not required for children or adult patrons.
We are continually monitoring and adhering to requirements and recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC’s local data tracker.

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.

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.

To cancel a class registration, please contact the Education Department directly: click here to cancel a clay class in the ceramics studio, and click here to cancel all other classes.

ADULT CLASSES: If a student cancels a registration for a class at least 5 days before the start date, a refund or credit voucher will be issued, minus a $25 processing fee. Any cancellations after the 5-day window will not receive a refund or credit voucher, unless there is a documented medical emergency.

CHILDREN'S SUMMER CLASSES: If a parent/guardian cancels a registration for a class at least 10 days before the start date, a refund will be issued, minus a $25 processing fee. Any cancellations after the 10-day window will not receive a refund, unless there is a documented medical emergency.

We do not pro-rate classes.
Any transfer of a registration to another class or voucher will incur a $10 processing fee.
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.

Private classes are non-refundable.

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 fill out our Submit a Proposal Form.

For additional information please contact the Education Programming Managers: Elisabeth Moore (Visual and Performing Arts) and Leah Maxwell (Ceramics).