Registration & Payment
Registration and payment is preferred through our website via our secure online registration available 24/7. If you are unable to use the online service, registration can also be taken by phone.
Please note: Contact information of registered students will be shared with our teachers.
Every class, camp or workshop has a minimum number of students needed to run. Any class, camp or workshop below that minimum may be subject to cancellation or postponement. Please register early to ensure your program runs.
Withdrawal & Refund Policy
A full refund will only be given if a class is cancelled by Railyard Arts Studio. Students wishing to withdraw from a class must submit their request in writing (email). If a request to withdraw is received in writing two weeks before the first schedule day of classes, a refund, less a $25 withdraw fee, will be issued directly back to the purchaser’s credit card. If the registration was made by check, the refund can be processed by check. Gift certificates are non-refundable.
Closings due to inclement weather will be posted on our website. Make-up classes will be scheduled at the end of each session. If there are more than two classes missed due to inclement weather, a Railyard Arts credit will be given to students.
Gift certificates can be applied towards any Railyard Arts program. They are not redeemable for cash and are non-refundable.
Material lists are available on our website and are listed in alphabetical order. Before purchasing supplies for a class, please confirm with the studio that your class has met its minimum enrollment.
Railyard Arts Studio can dismiss any student for inappropriate behavior.
It is assumed upon registration that the Railyard Arts Studio is in no way responsible for the safekeeping of my personal belongings while I attend class. I understand that classes may be physically strenuous and I voluntarily participate in them with full knowledge that there is risk of personal injury, property loss or death. I agree that neither I, my heirs, assigns or legal representatives will sue or make any other claims of any kind whatsoever against or its members for any personal injury, property damage/loss, or wrongful death, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.
Painting Studio Policy
- No food inside the studio. Students may eat in our lounge.
- No spray paints or fixatives may be used inside the building anywhere.
- Easels, stools, and tables must be cleaned at the end of each class.
- Non-toxic paint thinner can be used but must be taken home with you. DO NOT pour down drain or leave in trash.
- Transport all solvents in glass jars to be disposed of properly at home.
- No oil painting rags allowed or left inside studio.
- No mineral spirits or turpentine allowed in the studio.
- Any non-toxic, odorless thinners such as Turpenoid Natural can be used but not disposed of at the studio.
Clay Studio Policy
Clay Fees: All clay students in adult and teen classes will be charged a per piece clay and firing fee of $.06 per cubic inch. If a student does not measure their pieces for firing, a flat fee of $75 will be charged. Firing fees will be collected throughout the session. All fees must be paid prior to registering for future sessions.
Ceramic Pick Up: Works are to be be picked up as soon as they are ready. Unclaimed works will be discarded after 30 days. Please note: clay and glazes are unpredictable. Works can crack or break at multiple points in the drying and firing process and color and finish can vary. No refunds or fee exemptions will be issued.
Pottery students are expected to clean their supplies, table area, and wheel at the end of each class. All tools must be cleaned and returned to their proper container.
No food inside the studio. Students may eat in our lounge. Bring beverages in containers with lids only.
Use only the cleaning materials provided and DO NOT sweep the studio floor! Adhere to all studio cleaning procedures.
Keep the large bucket in the sink and wash tools, trays, and hands over the bucket. Do not wash muddy hands in the bathroom.
Glaze Buckets: All potters and pottery students should be extra careful to KEEP FOREIGN MATTER OUT OF THE GLAZE BUCKETS and to be extremely cautious to REPLACE DECANTED GLAZES INTO THE CORRECT BUCKET. Accidental mixing of glazes can change the appearance of the glaze, making it very unpredictable. Accidental mixing can also cause a glaze to become unstable, run, bubble, etc.
Identify Works: Please be diligent about putting your name on works.
Work Ready for the Kiln: The shelves near the kiln are only for pottery that is complete and ready to be fired (bisque or glaze). Work ready for the kiln must be on the shelves near the kiln. All work on these shelves MUST HAVE THE GLAZE WIPED SUFFICIENTLY off the bottom to avoid dripping onto kiln shelves.
*NOTE: If work has special firing requirements, please include hand-written notes. Otherwise, it will be assumed works are bisque or glaze fired as usual.
Materials Fees: It is the instructor’s responsibility to teach students how to measure projects to determine materials fees. Alternately, an instructor can measure a student’s work. It is the responsibility of the instructor to balance the ledger. You can use your own ledger or the shared ledger for materials fees, but it is important to keep clear notes and reconcile/balance. Fees must be collected before finished work can be released.
Finished Work: Please pick up work at the studio as soon as it is finished. Unfinished work becomes the property of Railyard Arts 30 days after class has ended.