Registration Policy

This page presents our Registration Policy.  Registration for classes or workshops constitutes an agreement with all of the terms and conditions herein and with studio guidelines.

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be paid in full prior to the start of class. Class sizes are limited to ensure the highest quality instruction and experience. We currently offer classes for ages 16 and up.  Register early as classes tend to fill up quickly! 

Online Registration (recommended) -
Easy, secure online registration via Paypal is available for fast enrollment. You do not need a Paypal account to register. This is the quickest way to secure your spot. To register for classes online, click on the Classes link at the top of any page and choose your desired class by clicking on the class title. This will take you to our online store where you can register and pay.

Walk-in Registration -
Feel free to stop by anytime during normal business hours to register in person via cash, check, credit or debit card.

Phone Registration
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover payments over the phone.

Mail-in Registration -
Please fill out, sign and send in our Registration Form
 with your check or money order, made payable to Michigan Art Center, to the address below:

Michigan Art Center
32129 Block St.
Garden City, Michigan 48135

Payment via check will take 1-3 business days to clear. There will be a $35 fee for returned checks. We do not accept post-dated checks.

By registering for classes, students agree not to hold the Michigan Art Center LLC or any of its owners, members, independent contractors, employees, liable for any injuries incurred during classes, camps, workshops, open studio, sales, or any other event at the Michigan Art Center.

The Michigan Art Center LLC reserves the right to use photos of our students and/or their work for promotional purposes.

The Michigan Art Center LLC reserves the right to make changes to our Registration Policy terms and conditions and Studio Guidelines at any time, with or without notice.
Missed Classes, Holidays, and Inclement Weather – Missed classes must be made up within the current semester only. They must be pre-arranged (i.e., students cannot just drop into any class) and are limited to two per semester. If the MAC needs to shut down due to inclement weather, we will make every effort to notify students by phone, email, and Facebook, therefore it is imperative that we have your contact information. 

Cancelled Classes – Classes are canceled when minimum enrollment numbers are not reached.  Students will be notified if classes are canceled and will be eligible for a full refund or class credit.

Refund Policy for Dropped Classes and Workshops Registration costs (minus a $25 processing fee) are fully refundable for all classes and workshops dropped prior to the first day of the new semester.  Classes or workshops dropped the first day of the new semester or after are eligible for a studio credit only, good for one year.

Mac Bucks - Mac Bucks credits (for referring new students) are good only for the month obtained in. 

Drop-ins - We do not currently offer drop-in studio time and student's family members or friends are not allowed to attend class or open studio with students unless those friends or family members are registered students.

Studio Time - Enrolled students are entitled to studio time during their own 3-hour class and during open studio time, only. Students are not to be in the studio during other classes unless they're making up a missed class, which has been previously arranged.

Clay - Students will be provided with clay as needed, up to 50 lbs. for each person for each 11-week semester; however, unused clay does not carry over to the next semester, and under no circumstances does clay leave the studio to be worked on at home, or do pieces made at home come into the studio to be fired. Only clay purchased at the Michigan Art Center may be used in our studio. Clay stored in our studio must be on your personal shelf or in labeled 5-gallon buckets in the designated areas. 

Wetware Cut-off Date - There is a wetware cut-off date 2 weeks prior to the end of each semester for students who are not planning on returning for the next semester. This means those students can not make new pieces during the last two weeks of class and will not be given any more clay. The first of those two weeks will be for trimming their pieces; the last week of class will be for glazing and cleaning off their shelves. Those students who are registered for the next semester are free to continue making wetware thru the end of the semester.

Personal Belongings/Shelves - Students not registered for the next semester should remove all personal belongings from their shelves no later than the last day of class because unregistered student shelves are cleaned off during breaks. The Michigan Art Center is not responsible for personal belongings left in the studio. 

Unfinished / Finished Pieces - at the end of each semester, all finished and/or unfinished pieces should be picked up within 14 days after the start of the new semester. The MAC is not responsible for any unclaimed pieces after the 14 days.  

This site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. Information on this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information, including product pricing and availability, may be changed or updated without notice.  Michigan Art Center reserves the right to refuse service, terminate registrations and memberships in its discretion, including, without limitation, if Michigan Art Center believes that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of the Michigan Art Center.  Violation of any of the terms and conditions herein and/or studio policies and/or guidelines may cause immediate dismissal from all classes, workshops, and other studio activities, and forfeiture of registration and membership fees. 


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