Once you’ve found the classes or workshops that interest you, reserve your spot by registering and paying
as soon as possible, as some fill up quickly. Please register at least two weeks before class start.
• Stop by or call the Registrar at 952.473.7361, x. 16. Make sure to have the class number, title
and payment ready. (Registrations made by phone must be paid by credit card.)
Please note that class spots cannot be held without full payment.
If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the Art Center will contact students by phone or email
prior to the first class date. Students have the option to transfer into another class or receive a full refund.
If you have any questions, please call the Registrar at 952.473.7361, x. 16.
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Discounts and Tuition Assistance
Open Studio Policy
Class Skill Levels
DISCOUNTS AND TUITION ASSISTANCE
Being a member of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts saves 10 percent on every class and workshop,
including materials fees, for twelve months. An annual household membership is $50, and can be
purchased at the time of registration immediately applying the benefits to that registration.
Students currently enrolled in a class may earn a one-time $5 savings on a 4-week course or $10
savings on a 5-week or longer course, if registrations are made for the subsequent session before
the early registration deadline. This discount only applies on registrations for classes in the session
immediately following the session in which you are currently enrolled.
Non-member students who have never previously taken a class at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts
qualify for a 10 percent discount on their first class. This is a one-time offer on tuition only and does not
extend to materials, additional fees, Summer Arts Camp, birthday parties or subsidized classes. It cannot
be combined with any other offer.
Tuition Assistance is available thanks to contributions to scholarship funds to help make art education
available to all children and adults. Applications for assistance may be downloaded and are available at
the front desk. Please submit completed applications at least three weeks prior to class start.
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• A $5 administration fee will be charged for every registration cancellation or class transfer.
• Students canceling one week or more prior to the class or start date will receive a 100 percent refund
(minus the administration fee).
• Students canceling less than one week prior to the class start will receive a 50 percent refund (minus
• Canceling a series class on the day the class starts or later, there is no refund.
• Canceling a workshop registration less than one week prior to the workshop date, there is no refund.
• Transfers must be made more than one week prior to a class start date and are subject to the
• Tuition is not prorated for missed classes or for students who register late. Make-up classes may be
available at the discretion of the instructor.
• Late registrations may be accepted after a class has begun if space is available and with the
permission of the instructor.
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Materials fees and model fees not included in tuition must be paid with class registration.
The course description will indicate what materials are needed. If a materials list is not mentioned or
provided before the start of class, bring the supplies you have or think you might need. Your instructor will
tell you if additional materials are needed.
Photography students should bring their own camera (manual 35mm or digital). For traditional black and
white photography classes, students should bring film and photo paper.
Ceramics students supply their own tools and clay (which may be purchased in the Art Center shop).
The average materials cost per session for beginners is about $35. Firing fees are calculated by
dimension. Firing fees can be paid as needed at the front desk.
Sculpture students pre-pay for their materials (casting material, bronze or stone) and most are available
through the Art Center. If materials are required from an outside source, your instructor can provide vendor
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OPEN STUDIO POLICY
Studio privileges are available during regular building hours only to students who are currently enrolled
in (and regularly attending) a class. Please see your instructor or call the Registrar for open studio hours.
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CLASS SKILL LEVELS
To help students find classes with the right level of challenge, the classes in this catalog are noted with
the following skill levels:
(B) Beginner: Student has no experience with the medium or needs fundamental knowledge of techniques
(AB) Advanced Beginner: Student needs more instruction or a refresher on fundamental techniques or
help solving basic problems with the medium.
(I) Intermediate: Student has already completed several works in this medium and has begun exhibiting.
Student is able to solve many problems independently, is developing design and composition skills and wants to try, or is experimenting with, a variety of techniques.
(AD) Advanced: Student is able to work independently and seeks critique from instructor or peers.
has developed a style and can discuss the concept behind the work and has begun the process
of creating a resume and portfolio.
(ALL) All Skill Levels: the class is open to students of all levels.
[CORE CLASS] A fundamental class that may be a good entry into a new medium.
The Art Center recommends that students in all disciplines take a drawing class at some point in their education.
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