Art Education

Registration Information

Ways to Register

  1. ONLINE: Use the menu on the left side of this page.
  2. MAIL IN: Registration Form with check or credit card information.
  3. STOP IN: The Office and pay by cash, check or credit-card.
  4. CALL: The Office at 617-964-3424 with credit card information.

Gift Certificates

New Art Center Gift Certificates are available in any dollar amount for use with all Adult, Teen, and Children’s classes. For more information, call us at 617-964-3424, or stop by the office.

The New Art Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Program Policies for Fall, Winter & Spring

Discounts

Discounts cannot be combined.
Call the office for more information and to register using discounts (other than early registration).


NEW STUDENT DISCOUNT: 20% off regular tuition rate for classes 6 weeks or longer.
FAMILY MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT: Take $20 off second class and $40 off third class.

Course Withdrawal & Refunds

  • Insufficient Enrollment: The New Art Center will make a full refund for any class cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Voluntary Withdrawal (once-per-week classes, February & April Vacation Programs): Full refunds (Including material and model fees) are given for classes withdrawn from 10 or more days before the first class, less a $25 administrative fee*. No tuition refunds will be made after that time.
  • Voluntary Withdrawal (full-week summer programs): Prior to May 15 of the current year you may withdraw for a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee*. After May 15, registrations cannot be refunded, but may be credited (less the administrative fee) toward future classes and programs.
  • Absences: No refunds will be made for student absences or scheduling conflicts. Teacher absences will be made up after the close of the term.
  • Weather-related Closures: The New Art Center will close with the Newton Public Schools; night and weekend students, please call for information. Time will be made available for make-up classes during the week after the term ends. There will be no refunds for weather-related closings. [See Detailed Snow & Inclement Weather Policy]
*Administrative Fee for refunds of credit card charges: Credit card companies do not refund processing fees (approx. 3%). NAC’s Administrative Fee covers most processing fees, but we will deduct processing fees for refunds of credit card charges above $1000.

Course Confirmation

The online registration process sends a receipt of your online transaction to your e-mail account. Classes will be confirmed by e-mail, just prior to the start of class. Students are encouraged to call the Center with any questions about enrollment status. In the event that a course is full, the New Art Center will notify students and fully refund tuition. The New Art Center will make a full refund for any class cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Late Registration

After classes begin, registration is permitted on a space-available basis with faculty approval. Please call the office.

Course Cancellation

The New Art Center reserves the right to cancel classes with a full refund if enrollment is insufficient to run the class. If possible, classes cancelled due to teacher absence or weather will be made up at the end of the term, or at a mutually agreed upon time. There will be no refunds for weather-related closings.

Access Services

Certified hearing dogs and service animals are welcome. The Main Gallery is wheelchair accessible. To attend classes students must be able to function independently or be accompanied by an aide.

Photo/Video/Voice Release

New Art Center programs are sometimes videotaped or photographed for publicity in catalogs, newspapers, radio, or television. Permission to be included in publicity is implied by enrollment. Please contact the office in writing if you do not wish to be included in publicity.

Children’s Special Circumstances

Parents must notify the office about any medical conditions, allergies, learning styles, social needs, or other special circumstances that might affect your child's participation in the program, at the start of each term. Medications must remain in the New Art Center office, children may not self-administer any medications.

Snow & Inclement Weather

In the event of bad weather, daytime weekday classes will be cancelled only if the Newton Public Schools are closed. Channel 5 will also list closings for the New Art Center. When there is a morning delay for Newton Public Schools, please call the office. For evening and weekend classes, call the office to find out if your class is running. Class cancellations due to weather will be made up at the end of the term, if possible.

Program Policies for Summer Vacation Programs

Registration: All registrations are taken on a first come, first-served basis. Full payment is due upon registration.

Summer Vacation Withdrawals and Refunds: Prior to May 15 of the current year you may withdraw for a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee*. After May 15, registrations cannot be refunded, but may be credited (less the administrative fee) toward future classes and programs.
*Administrative Fee for refunds of credit card charges: Credit card companies do not refund processing fees (approx. 3%). NAC’s Administrative Fee covers most processing fees, but we will deduct processing fees for refunds of credit card charges above $1000.

Waiting List: If a week is full at the time of registration, you may request to be put on a waiting list for that week and we will contact you if a space opens up. Call the office at 617-964-3424 for more information.

Confirmations: Confirmations will be sent out during the first week of June. Please make sure to clearly write the best email address to reach you, so you may obtain your confirmation and other important information.

Media Release: New Art Center Programs are sometimes videotaped or photographed for publicity in catalogs, newspapers, radio, or television.
Permission to be included in publicity is implied by enrollment. Please contact the office in writing if you do not wish to be included in publicity.

Arrival Time and Pick-Up: The day program begins at 9:00 am. If you would like to drop your child off earlier, please register for Early Drop-Off. Pick-Up is from 3:45-4:00 pm. If you will be late picking your child up, please call the office at 617-964-3424, or your child will be automatically enrolled in Extended Day.

Parking and Access: The New Art Center has a small parking lot located off Madison Ave. Please follow any signs regarding the flow of traffic during drop-off and pick-up times.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available according to need, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Marte Humbert at Marte@NewArtCenter.org for an application.

Nuts/Allergies: Due to the prevalence of nut allergies, we encourage you to NOT send lunch or snacks containing nuts with your child. Some weeks will be specified as NUT-FREE weeks. This means no nut products at all may be sent to the New Art Center. Parents will be alerted via email if your child is attending a nut-free week.

Medications: All medications should be checked in with the office staff prior to the start of the week. Children may not keep medication in their backpacks or lunch boxes, and all medications will be administered by a staff person. Each student must submit an emergency form.

Behavior Management Policy: As each week begins, teachers will discuss appropriate behavior, language, and the safe, respectful use of materials in the classroom.

 

 

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