Policies & Procedures

Thank you for joining us at main line art center! We are so happy you are here. Below we have outlined our policies and procedures, but please feel free to call us if you have any questions.

NOTE: Classes are defined as 4 weeks or more, workshops are defined as three weeks or less.

Refunds & Cancellations

Main Line Art Center memberships are not refundable.

Student Absences
Refunds and make-ups will not be given for student absences due to personal schedule conflicts.

Class Changes/ Cancellations Due To Teacher Absence
In the case of an unexpected teacher absence, the Art Center reserves the right to find a substitute teacher, or cancel class and offer a make-up date. Refunds will not be issued if a student cannot attend the make-up date.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy
All class withdrawals made 10 days or more prior to its start will be subject to a $15 processing fee. Withdrawals made 10 days or less before the start of a class will result in 25% of tuition being withheld. Withdrawals on or after the first day of class will result in 40% of the tuition being withheld. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the second class. Trip deposits are non-refundable unless the Art Center cancels the trip.

Class Cancellations & Rescheduled Classes
The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment students will be notified approximately 3 days before the start of class and refunded in full. Once class has begun, the Art Center reserves the right to cancel dates due to unavoidable circumstances, including inclement weather. A rescheduled week is provided for any cancellations made by the Center.

Pro-Rating Classes
With the instructor’s permission, students may join a class that has already started and the tuition will be prorated. A $25 late fee will be applied for joining after the third class.

Weather-Related Closures
Weather-related closures will be posted on our website, Facebook and Instagram in a timely manner. If you do not see an announcement, all programs are running as scheduled. Students should not expect to be contacted individually if we are closed due to severe weather. For classes happening off site at one of our community partners, contact the organization directly to see if the class is still running.

No Pets Policy

Main Line Art Center is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all employees, visitors, and other individuals while on MLAC premises. Animals may pose a threat to the health and safety of individuals and may be a distraction if kept on MLAC premises. To further MLAC’s goals, MLAC has adopted a policy prohibiting pets on its premises.

This policy applies to all employees, visitors, and other individuals while on MLAC premises. The policy covers all MLAC premises, including all buildings and other locations used during MLAC-sponsored off-site events.

If a visitor or third party requires the use of a service animal (as defined by the ADA) while on MLAC premises, MLAC will allow the use of the service animal as long as it does not pose a threat to the health and safety of others. If the need for a service animal is not clear, MLAC reserves the right to inquire about whether the service animal is required due to a disability and what work or task the service animal has been trained to perform. The definition of service animal under Title III (place of public accommodation) of the ADA does not include emotional support animals.

Class Information

*Classes are defined as 4 weeks or more, workshops are defined as three weeks or less.

Registration & Confirmation
The Art Center will email students approximately one week prior to the start of their class with dates, information on parking, and studio location. The Art Center may decline an individual’s request to enroll in classes or participate in programs when necessary.

Supply List
Read course descriptions carefully for dates, times, and required supplies. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase supplies listed in the course description. Please note some courses have an additional supply fee payable to the instructor.

Age Restrictions
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to attend adult classes.

Scholarships/Tuition Assistance

Scholarships/tuition assistance is available based on financial need. Please visit our Scholarships page to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until funds are dispersed.

Publicity Policy
The Center reserves the right to use photos taken during all classes and programs for publicity purposes. Registration in a class or attendance at an event gives the Art Center permission to use images without further consent or compensation.

Student Property
The Art Center is not responsible for artwork and other property left on the premises and has no liability of such property is lost, stolen or damaged, except in instances when artwork is displayed in gallery exhibitions and covered by insurance. Artwork or property left two weeks after the semester ends will be discarded.

Accessibility Statement
We are committed to a continuum of accessible education programs by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations in a supportive environment that promotes and fosters inclusion of people of all ages, abilities and skill levels. If you believe that you will require accommodations to enable you to participate meaningfully in our programs, contact the main office before you register.

Children’s Classes & Camps

Summer Camp Refunds
Withdrawals made more than 2 weeks prior to start of camp session will result in a full refund minus a $50 fee. Refunds will not be given for withdrawals made less than 2 weeks prior to session.

Switching Summer Camps
Based on availability, you may switch sessions for a fee of $25. Deadline for requests is 2 weeks prior to the session you’re currently registered for. Refund policy applies.

Emergency Forms
Every child under the age of 18 is required to have a current child emergency form on file. Adult students are required to inform the office if they have a medical condition that the staff or faculty should be aware of in an emergency. Forms are kept on file for one year unless there are updates or changes.

Ceramics Open Studio

Open Studios are currently offered on monthly Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays.