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Student Handbook and Policies

Baltimore Clayworks is an open and welcoming arts center. To assist all students, visitors and artists, we have created a student handbook and some policies.

Student Handbook 2021

Evaluate Your Class Experience:

Help us improve. Provide your feedback via this brief Evaluation Form. Please email your completed form to us at matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org, or drop it off at our Front Desk.

Classroom and Cancellation Policies:

The duration of most WINTER classes are 6 weeks, the SPRING includes 6, 10 and 12-week classes, FALL classes are 12 weeks, and most SUMMER classes are 8 weeks. Tuition for each class includes: 25 pounds of clay, bisque firing. Students age 16 and up are welcome to enroll in any adult classes or workshops.

You must be enrolled and fully paid to guarantee a space is reserved for you in the class.

100% of payment will be refunded if notice is given 2 weeks prior to 1st class

50% of payment will be refunded prior to the 2nd class session

Transfers made less than 2 weeks prior to 1st class will be charged a $20 administrative fee.

No refunds or application of fees to future classes after 2nd class.  There will be no refunds or application of fees issued for 1-day or 2-day workshop for cancellation notification received on or after the scheduled event date.

We reserve the right to cancel classes if the maximum enrollment is not reached.

Full tuition will be returned if the class is not conducted.

Students may access classrooms outside of scheduled class time during published office hours or while we have evening classes in session. Students working outside of class time are asked to sign-in/sign-out at the main Smith Ave. entrance.

Missed classes are nonrefundable.

Studio closings due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.  All inclement weather related closings are based on the Baltimore City Schools schedule.  Postponed classes by Baltimore Clayworks due to inclement weather will be added to the end of our published session schedule.

Tools and Glaze Fees:

We recommend all first-time students purchase a basic pottery tool kit (PTK) with their registration, $24.00 plus tax.

Glaze fees for weekly adult courses are an additional cost of 5 cents per cubic inch or bulk rate at 3 cents after 1200 cubic inches.