Policies & Guidelines

Registration And Catalog

Available classes and course content on website is the most updated information available. In the event of changes, web content may differ from printed catalog or lists. 

Registration may be available for classes posted online before printed catalogs are mailed. Interested students are encouraged to check online course listings.

Enrolled adult students may not bring children, family members, friends, or pets to the studio during class time.  

Material Fees

Materials for children and teen art classes are included in the tuition.

Materials for adult art classes are the responsibility of the student (unless otherwise specified). A materials list will be provided upon registration or on the first day of class at the discretion of the instructor.

Ceramic Studio Guidelines


In the event of inclement weather or other emergency cancellation, announcements will be made on the following:

  • MWPAI website
  • School of Art Reception: Automated cancellation message
  • Television & Radio: News
  • Social Media

Please note: We generally do not contact students individually by phone or email for inclement weather cancellations. MWPAI and our instructors make reasonable efforts to reschedule ADULT classes cancelled due to inclement weather or other emergencies however it is not always possible.

Kids + Teens: Because of heavy classroom usage between the college program and other CAE classes, we do not offer makeup classes for children and teen classes.

Course Changes + Cancellations

Course catalog and class listing must be considered informational and not binding on the Institute. Community Arts Education classes are subject to minimum enrollment guidelines. We make every effort to notify students of cancelled classes in a timely fashion. However, courses are sometimes cancelled as late as the day of the first class meeting. If your course is cancelled, you are contacted and given the option of substituting another course or receiving a full refund. It is extremely important that we have your correct email and phone number. Additionally, in these circumstances, please note that MWPAI is not responsible for supplies purchased prior to the start of classes.

Refund Policy

  • A full refund will be granted for Community Arts Education classes or workshops when an entire course is canceled or the Office of the Registrar receives an official withdrawal form from a student prior to the first scheduled class meeting.
  • A pro-rated refund may be given after the second scheduled class, based on last day of attendance and/or date the official withdrawal form is received by the registrar.
  • After the third scheduled class, no refund will be granted unless it is a medical emergency accompanied by a doctor’s note.

This refund policy covers withdrawals for any reasons including injury, illness or family emergencies. Refunds of fees take up to four weeks to process and take the form of the original payment method for the cancelled course. Checks are mailed directly to the student's home address.

Official Withdrawal Forms may be downloaded here or obtained at the School of Art reception desk.

Course Withdrawal Form


MWPAI instructors may, with the approval of the Dean, dismiss from class or refuse enrollment to any attendee who is disruptive or uncooperative or whose skills are advanced beyond the level of instruction of a particular class or section.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute has a policy of non-discrimination, which assures that students are accepted fairly, and without discriminatory regard for sex, race, national origin, color, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a not-for-profit educational corporation, which in furtherance of its purposes and objectives, endeavors to publicize the work and achievements of its students, faculty, staff and alumni. In connection with these efforts the Institute reserves the right to release appropriate information and to take photographs, motion pictures, or videotape of students, faculty, staff and alumni, and their work, and to use and distribute these materials in any form or format in furtherance of the Institute’s purpose and objectives.

Student Bill of Rights August 2015

Student Bill of Rights August 2015 PDF

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