Advance registration is strongly recommended. Students must be registered for a course in order to participate (no drop-ins). You may call, fax, or mail your registration form to the Art Center, but your space in a course cannot be confirmed until payment is received or payment arrangements are made. Students who register after the start date are responsible for paying full price; tuition will not be prorated. We reserve the right to make corrections to prices and discounts for registrations made through this website.
Call Hyde Park Art Center to register at 773-324-5520 or click here to register online!
Use of Images: Hyde Park Art Center occasionally takes photographs of students, Teaching Artists, and/or their artwork for use in print and electronic publications, promotional materials, and for archival purposes.
Payment Plans: Payment plans are available, but must be arranged with the Art Center office upon registration. A $5 processing fee will apply. Payment plan students must pay half of the full course tuition plus the $5 fee upon registration and the balance before mid-term. Students who opt for the payment plan must provide a valid credit card number, even if tuition is paid by cash or check. Credit cards will only be charged if the midterm balance is not paid by the start of week six.
Discounts and Scholarships:
Early Registration: Register and pay in full before the early registration deadline and receive a $10 discount off of the total tuition. Advance registration is strongly encouraged - many classes fill quickly and those with less than five students enrolled may be canceled.
Membership Discount: Hyde Park Art Center members receive a $20 discount off 5- or 10-week classes, and $25 off creativity camp sessions. Please call 773-324-5520 for a coupon code to receive the member rate!
Volunteer: Volunteer at Hyde Park Art Center and receive a $5 school tuition reduction for every hour worked. Call Carrie at the Art Center to arrange your tuition-reduction plan for the current session. Hours worked cannot be transferred from former course sessions.
Scholarships: Hyde Park Art Center offers a limited number of partial scholarships available for our students. Download a scholarship application and mail or fax it to the Art Center. [PDF]
Cancellations and Refunds: Hyde Park Art Center reserves the right to cancel any course that does not have at least five students pre-registered before the first class session. If the Art Center cancels a course, or changes the scheduled time of a course, thus preventing a student from attending, the Art Center will offer a full refund to the student. If a student withdraws from a course before the session begins, tuition will be refunded, less a $30 processing fee. If a student drops a course any time between the first and the fifth week of classes, the Art Center will retain a $30 processing fee, plus half the tuition cost. If a student withdraws from a course after the fifth week of a course, there is no tuition refund. Not attending a class does NOT constitute an official withdrawal from a course or cancellation of tuition or fees.
Workshops and Days Off Programming: Full tuition will be refunded if the Art Center must cancel a program. However, if a student wishes to cancel their registration they must do so one week in advance in order to receive a full refund. No-shows or cancellations with less than a seven day notice are non-refundable and full tuition will be charged.
Creativity Camps: In the event that the Art Center cancels a camp session a full refund will be provided. If a camper withdraws from a camp session two weeks before the start of a session, tuition will be refunded less a $50 fee. If a camper withdraws within two weeks of a camp start date there will be no tuition refund.
The Art Center reserves the right to charge any processing fees and adjusted tuition payments to the credit card numbers given to the Office by the student. The Art Center also reserves the right to return tuition payments with Hyde Park Art Center checks, even if the student paid by credit card. Tuition refund payments will be processed and mailed to the student within two weeks of the date when the student notified the Office of a course withdrawal.
Make-up Classes: In the event that a class session is canceled due to a holiday or teacher absence, that class will be made up at the same day and time during the week immediately following the end of the term. Individual student absences cannot be made up.
For questions about the above policies or related programs, please contact School and Studio Manager Jeannette Tremblay at email@example.com, or call 773-324-5520 x1007.