Registration Policies

Payment

Advance registration is required for all courses. Students must be registered for a course in order to participate (no drop-ins).

In Open Arts courses, there’s no minimum required tuition to participate. We ask that students and families contribute what you can to support program costs such as teaching artists, supplies, and space, and we thank you for contributing as generously as you can to this creative community.

Creativity Camp sessions require tuition to be paid in full at the time of registration, with the exception of financial aid and payment plans and applicants. Parents who register for camp sessions after the start date are responsible for paying full price; tuition will not be prorated.

Hyde Park Art Center reserves the right to make corrections to prices and discounts for registrations made through this website. All registrations and course payments must go through our online registrations system, which can be accessed here: register.hydeparkart.org.

Payment Plans

Creativity Camp payment plans require a 50% deposit, with the remaining balance being due by the first week of the camp session. A payment plan may be arranged with the Student Services Coordinator, Victoria Sockwell, upon request at vsockwell@hydeparkart.org.

Discounts

  • Financial Aid: Hyde Park Art Center offers a limited amount of need-based half tuition financial aid. Submit an application here or download a form and email it to Victoria Sockwell at vsockwell@hydeparkart.org.
  • Please note: we are not able to offer early registration or membership discounts at this time.
  • Volunteer: Volunteers are eligible to receive a $15 school tuition reduction for every hour worked, up to half off tuition. Volunteer opportunities may be limited. Contact Jacquelyn Guerrero jguerrero@hydeparkart.org at the Art Center to arrange your tuition-reduction plan for the current session. Hours worked must be completed at the time of registration.

Course withdrawal and refunds

  • Students must request to withdraw from a course or camp in advance in order to be considered for a refund; no course credit will be given for withdrawals or unattended courses. Not attending a course or camp session does not constitute an official request to withdraw from a course.
  • If a student must withdraw, refunds may be requested by emailing withdrawals@hydeparkart.org no later than one week before the first class session, or no later than two weeks before the first camp day. Withdrawals made after these deadlines will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Refunds for Open Arts class contributions are subject to a 10% withdrawal fee; refunds for Creativity Camp are subject to a $30 withdrawal fee. In the event that a class or camp session is canceled by the Art Center, you will be fully refunded.
  • If a student withdraws from a course or camp after the deadline (1 week for courses or 2 weeks for camp), or after the course or camp has begun, no refund will be available.
  • If a tuition payment was processed on a card, any applicable refunds will be processed to the same card. Confirmation of the card number may be required. If the original payment was received by check or cash, a refund check will be mailed or held at the Art Center for pick up.
  • We do our best to make space for everyone who wants to make art in our programs. To that end, if a student does not attend the first week of class without notifying us in writing, we will cancel the registration and offer the spot to the next person on the waitlist.

Canceled Courses

Hyde Park Art Center reserves the right to cancel any course that does not have at least five students pre-registered one week before the first class session. In the event the Art Center cancels a course, a full refund will be available. If a tuition payment was processed on a credit card, any applicable refunds will be processed to the same card. Confirmation of the card number may be required. If the original payment was received by check or cash, a refund check will be mailed or held at the Art Center for pick up.

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.

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.

Questions? Contact Victoria Sockwell, Student Servives Coordinator, at vsockwell@hydeparkart.org.

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