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CLAsS & TCL Introductory Class or Workshop Registration Policies

We require payment in full with your registration to reserve your place in classes or workshops at CLAsS or TCL. We will send confirmation of registration. If there is insufficient enrollment, we will cancel the class, notify registered students, and refund all payments without penalty. Decisions are made approximately two weeks before classes begin. Please register early or you might find that your favorite class is full.

Tuition, Fees, & Refunds: Please refer to class listings for tuition and fees. Tuition may not be pro-rated. Some students may incur additional expenses if their work occupies a large volume of kiln space, need clay working tool kits, or want to purchase additional clay. Clay must be purchased through TCL. Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes include instruction, open studio time, basic glaze materials, and a firing allowance.

Classes, Workshops, Lessons, and other Educational Offerings: 

  • 100% of tuition (less a $25 processing fee) will be refunded if a student elects to drop or transfer a class no later than 21 days before the day of the first class meeting.
  • 50% of tuition (less a $25 processing fee) will be refunded if a student drops or transfers a class within 14 days before the day of the first class meeting.
  • No refunds or transfers will be issued with less than a one-week (7 days) notice before the beginning of the introductory session. After this period, if a participant elects to drop or transfer, tuition and fees will NOT be refunded for any reason except documented medical emergencies.
  • In the event that you need to reschedule your one-day clay reservation in the 48 period before it begins, you will be required to pay a $25 rescheduling fee prior to your lesson. This will be required for each change of date. Please understand that Clay Life Arts Studio is a small business, and we rely on customers like you to help this studio thrive!
  • There are no other exceptions to this policy.
  • There are no make-up sessions for missed classes unless it fits in with the movement of workflow and with the permission and class load of the instructor.

Weather: As a general rule, CLAsS & TCL will remain open during inclement weather. We take our cues from local colleges and universities for canceling or rescheduling classes during particularly hazardous conditions. When in doubt, please be safe!

CLAsS & TCL Adult Education Information

If you need tools other than the basic tool kit we offer at cost, please purchase your additional tools for classes at one of our local clay suppliers – Clay Planet in Santa Clara. 

Open Studio
The tuition for regular adult member classes includes access to open studio time. There is no limit for the amount of hours you can come to practice if you are a key holder. Open Studio times vary with the events the studio is hosting. Introductory Class Students can purchase blocks of time to use the studio during their course during Open Studio Hours. 15 scheduled people per work area (12 in wheel, 12 hand-building +8 in wheel, 15 glaze area) See scheduler for signing up for practice times. CLAsS & TCL will close the studio for special classes or workshops. Always check the calendar and schedule practice time.

Minimum Age Restrictions
Only students ages 17 and up are eligible to register for our sessional adult classes and workshops.
Youth classes offered to those 8-16 years of age. No exceptions.