Class Policies

Main Building

CLASSES

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.
Summertime kids’ classes usually run Monday-Friday, rather than weekly.

Older teenagers are welcome in most adult classes, but please check with us before registering.

The Center complies with the Massachusetts CORI regulations regarding teachers and others working with children.

LOCATION & PARKING

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.

REGISTRATION

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 ext 120, or in person at our Box Office, open 10-4, Mon-Fri.

MATERIALS

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. If you have any questions about class materials, email the instructor directly — just click on their name in the class website listing.

CANCELLATION

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 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.

REFUND POLICY

We are a welcoming hub. This is part of our mission statement, in fact. We try to accommodate every patron. We also believe in the integrity and goodwill of every patron. We therefore do not have a rigid refund policy.

If you need to cancel your reservation for a class, please make every attempt to give us the time we’ll need 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 you have a true emergency and cannot attend, we will refund your money or issue a credit toward another class. If you do not have a true emergency, please do not ask for a refund.

All refund policies are negotiable with staff approval.

PROPOSALS

We welcome submissions! Either from teachers interested in bringing a new class here, 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 201, or write to her at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org