***Registration for classes or workshops constitutes an agreement with all of the terms and conditions herein and with studio guidelines regardless of whether you read them or not.***
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be paid in full prior to the start of class. Class sizes are limited to ensure the highest quality instruction and experience. We currently offer classes for ages 16 and up. Register early as classes tend to fill up quickly!
Online Registration (recommended)
Easy, secure online registration via Paypal is available for fast enrollment and is the quickest way to secure your spot. You do not need a Paypal account to register. Simply click on the "Classes" or "Online Store" links at the top, scroll to your desired class, and click on the class photo to register. Paypal offers payment via credit or debit card and also offers the option to make payments.
When registering online, students are expected to select the appropriate pricing option which depends on their membership status and age. If the student is a non-member, they pay the non-member price. If student purchases a membership, they pay the membership discounted rate for classes. If they're a senior (60+), we offer a senior discount and if seniors purchase a membership, they are entitled to the senior member discount.
Please note: students who select the wrong option will be expected to pay the difference or purchase a membership.
Phone & Walk-in Registration
Feel free to call or stop by anytime during normal business hours to register in person via cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover payments.
The Michigan Art Center LLC reserves the right to make changes to our Registration Policy terms and conditions and Studio Guidelines at any time, with or without notice.
By registering for classes, students agree not to hold the Michigan Art Center LLC or any of its owners, members, independent contractors, employees, liable for any injuries incurred during classes, camps, workshops, open studio, sales, or any other event at the Michigan Art Center.
The Michigan Art Center LLC reserves the right to use photos of our students and/or their work for promotional purposes.
Missed classes must be made up within the current semester only; they do not carry over to the next semester. Makeup classes must be pre-arranged (i.e., students cannot just drop into any class) and are limited to two per semester.
If the MAC needs to shut down due to inclement weather or any other reason, we will make every effort to notify students by phone, email, and Facebook, therefore it is imperative that we have your contact information.
Registration costs are fully refundable (minus a $25 processing fee) for all classes and workshops dropped prior to the first day of the new semester. Classes or workshops dropped the first day of the new semester or after are eligible for a studio credit only, good for one year.
Classes are cancelled when minimum enrollment numbers are not reached. Students will be notified if classes are canceled and will be eligible for a full refund or class credit, good for one year.
Production potters are defined as artists who create work for the purpose of resale such as, but not limited to, galleries, boutiques, stores, internet/online sales, art fairs, Potter’s Market, etc., regardless of the quantity made. As such, production potters have separate prices for enrollment and are expected to select the appropriate pricing option. If students select the wrong payment option, they will be expected to pay the difference. If "production potter" needs further definition, please see Mike.
We do not currently offer drop-in studio time, nor friends or family members of students. unless those friends or family members are registered students.
Enrolled students are entitled to studio time during their own 3-hour class and during open studio time, only. Students are not to be in the studio during other classes unless they're making up a missed class, which has been previously arranged.
Students will be provided with clay as needed, up to 50 lbs. for each person for each 11-week semester; however, unused clay does not go home, does not carry over to the next semester, and will not be given to students who are not returning,.
Under no circumstances does clay leave the studio to be worked on at home, or do pieces made at home come into the studio to be fired. Only clay purchased at the Michigan Art Center may be used in our studio. Clay stored in our studio must be on your personal shelf or in labeled 5-gallon buckets in the designated areas.
There is a wetware cut-off date 2 weeks prior to the end of each semester for students who are not planning on returning for the next semester. This means those students can not make new pieces during the last two weeks of class and will not be given any more clay regardless of how much they’ve used. The first of those two weeks will be for trimming their pieces; the last week of class will be for glazing and cleaning off their shelves. Those students who are registered for the next semester are free to continue making wetware thru the end of the semester.
Students not registered for the following semester must remove all personal belongings from their shelves no later than the last day of class as unregistered student shelves are cleaned off during our breaks. The Michigan Art Center is not responsible for personal belongings left in the studio.
Premium members may leave their personal belongings on their shelves in the event they need to miss one semester.
Bisqueware and glazed pieces are to be stored on student shelves, or taken home, not stored on studio racks/shelves.
At the beginning of each semester, all bisqueware and/or glazed pieces must be picked up within 14 days. The MAC is not responsible for any unclaimed pieces after the 14 days.
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Michigan Art Center reserves the right to refuse service, terminate registrations and memberships in its discretion, including, without limitation, if Michigan Art Center believes that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of the Michigan Art Center. Violation of any of the terms and conditions herein and/or studio policies and/or guidelines may cause immediate dismissal from all classes, workshops, and other studio activities, and forfeiture of registration and membership fees.