Educational Alliance Art School @ MCC Policies

SUPPLEMENTAL CERAMICS FEES – Up to 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and Open Studio time are included with each course. Additional clay can be purchased for $25/bag. Firing fees are 5 cents per cubic inch and a one-time credit card payment for the total is required at the end of the term. We recommend that you select “Save this card for future transactions” at the time of registration.

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS – When registering for a course, you will be added to Educational Alliance Art School’s email list. We will never share your address, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

OPEN STUDIO TIME – Open Studio Times are available for currently enrolled adult students in qualifying classes only. Please email [email protected] for more info.

CALENDAR OR INSTRUCTOR CHANGES – The Art School reserves the right to change the term calendar, withdraw or modify course of instruction, or substitute instructors at any time. Instructors assigned to listed classes may be subject to change without notice. All refund deadlines apply.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Registration for all Educational Alliance Art School programs closes two business days prior to the start of each course.

COURSE CANCELLATIONS – If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, registrants will be notified by email or phone within 24 – 48 hours before the first class. Registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to another class or will be issued a refund. Refunds for course cancellations before the start of the term will include the total cost of the course fee, including registration and materials fees (if applicable).

CLASS SESSION CANCELLATIONS & INCLEMENT WEATHER – If a class is cancelled due to emergency weather closings, the Art School will make every effort to reschedule another class session. The School is not responsible for issuing reimbursements or providing alternative classes for classes missed due to instructor illness, substitute teachers, or other events beyond the School’s control. Attending other course sections is not permitted. The School does not prorate for missed classes.

CELL PHONE POLICY – As a courtesy to instructors and fellow students, cell phones must be silenced during class time. Please refrain from texting or making calls during class. If a student must take a call or send a text, please step out of the classroom to do so.

USE OF IMAGE OR ARTWORK – The Art School periodically documents educational offerings and events for promotional purposes. Registration in a course or attendance at an event includes permission to photograph or videotape students and/or their artwork and to use the image in publicity materials unless students and/or attendees specifically request otherwise.

DISCLAIMER – Educational Alliance Art School is not responsible for errors in third-party ads promoting the School’s classes. All policies are subject to change at any time without notice.

PHOTO/VIDEO WAIVER The Educational Alliance Art School reserves the right to take photography and/or video of any/all programs and activities and virtual activities and use them for advertising and publicity purposes. Students will not be compensated in any way for the use of this material. By attending classes students consent to the taking of photography and/or video and acknowledge that they will not be compensated for any use of such photography and/or video by the school.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS – Withdrawals and refunds are issued according to the schedule listed below under “Refund Deadlines”. Students must submit a request via email for a refund or credit. Requests by telephone are not accepted. A withdrawal fee of $50 will be charged.

Credit card payment refunds are credited back to the original credit card used at the time of payment. All other forms of payment will be credited by check and mailed to the student. All refunds will be processed in a timely manner. The Art School reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the course without a guarantee of refund.


Students requesting a refund 4 business days before the date of the 1st Class or sooner will receive a 100% refund (less a $50 withdrawal fee)

Students requesting a refund up to 4 business days before the start of the  2nd Class will receive a 75% refund (less $50 withdrawal fee)

No refunds will be issued after the second class. In case of a medically certified illness or medical emergency, a refund may be issued with proper documentation. The value of the refund will be for the balance of the remaining class sessions.