Class Policies & Registration

These policies are established to ensure ease of registration, the quality of your experience and the safety of all persons attending classes.

Class Fees

All prices are listed with Member and Public prices. There is a substantial discount to Members, so membership is encouraged. Follow this link for membership information and to join>>

Ways to Save

Early Bird Discount

Members may request $5 off any class over $50 when registering three weeks before start date.

Refer a Friend

Members may refer a (new!) friend to any class and both will receive $15 off registration fees of $75 or higher. Both parties must register before discount is applied, both must be registering for classes running during the same time session, and friend must be a newcomer to the MAC classes. Only one discount may be applied and must be requested at the time of registration.

The Centennial

Any student who has completed 100 hours of paid class time in 2013, will receive $100 in credit towards a future class in 2013.

The Two-Fer

Any student signing up for two classes during the same session receives $15 off their 2nd class (both classes must be $100 or more).


Advance registration for Mystic Arts Center classes is strongly recommended to secure a student’s place in class and to ensure that the class will run. Enrollment is limited and accepted on a first-paid basis. Registrations will not be processed without payment. When registering a student under the age of 18 Program Participation packet must also be submitted. Registration continues to the date of the first class unless a deadline is specified.

Download our Registration Form

Download our Program Participation Packet

Individuals may register in any of the following ways:

  • In person at the Mystic Arts Center
  • By mail to the Mystic Arts Center – 9 Water Street , Mystic , CT 06355
  • By telephone at (860) 536-7601
  • By fax at (860) 536-0610

Successful processing of the registration form and full payment is necessary to guarantee enrollment. Please be aware that incomplete information on registration forms may delay successful processing and enrollment.


Full payment is required at the time of registration in any of the following ways:

  • Credit card (Master Card or VISA)
  • Checks, cash or money orders (payable to MAC or Mystic Arts Center ) will only be allowed for mail-in registration or in-person registrations.

There will be a fee of $20 for returned checks.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of creativity! Purchase a gift certificate to Mystic Arts Center, the perfect gift for a creative type or lover of the arts. MAC gift certificates can be used for anything we offer, ranging from studio classes to art, events to membership.

  • Available in any denomination.
  • Can be redeemed for artworks, art classes, and all things creative at MAC.
  • Your gift card can be mailed to you or the recipient.
  • Gift certificates can be purchased directly by visiting MAC during office hours.

Complete our Gift Certificate Form and present to our Education Department to receive your certificate. For more info, call 860.536.7601 x209.


A minimum enrollment is required. In addition, a maximum enrollment exists to ensure the quality of the student’s experience. Only fully paid registrations will be considered as enrolled. By delaying payment, individuals run the risk of being wait-listed or class being canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Cancellation and Make-Up Policies

Mystic Arts Center reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment. Classes will be cancelled, and notifications to students will be made  two (2) business days prior to the start of the class. Full refunds or credits will be given when MAC cancels a class due to low enrollment.

Individuals who miss class do so at their own loss.

Class cancellations due to inclement weather or unexpected circumstances will be listed in the following ways:

  • Recorded on the voice mail system of the Mystic Arts Center . Students should call (860) 536-7601 for updated listings.
  • Broadcast on Channel 3 WFSB, NBC 30, and WTNH channel 8.
  • Automatically canceled up to 5 pm should Groton Public Schools close.

Students in classes meeting off-site will be contacted directly by their instructor or a MAC staff member.

When faculty or Mystic Arts Center staff has cancelled a class (for any reason), classes will be made up during the make-up week, which typically runs the week after a session ends. If no make-up week is scheduled, the faculty will choose a mutually agreeable make-up date with students.

Refunds and Probating

It is understandable that a student’s schedule may change or unforeseen circumstances prevent attendance. In the case that an enrolled student cannot attend class, the student or parent of student should notify MAC as early as possible.

An enrolled student withdrawing before the start of the class, must notify the Mystic Arts Center of his/her intent to withdraw ten (10) business days or more before the start date of the class to receive a full class refund. If an adult registration fee included materials, those fees are non-refundable if notice is received within ten (10) business days of class or earlier.

An enrolled student withdrawing from class less than ten (10) business days before its start date must notify the Mystic Arts Center of his/her intent to withdraw to receive the class fee less material fees (if applicable) and a 25% processing fee.

An enrolled student withdrawing from a class after it begins will receive no refund, unless outstanding circumstances exist (eg. medical condition or family emergency).

Classes will not be prorated unless the student has a medical or family emergency.

A $10 prorating fee will apply.

Class Levels

Unless otherwise noted, classes are open to all and recommended for beginner to intermediate levels. Children should be enrolled within their age groups. Teenagers (13+) are welcome to join adult classes. The Education Staff is happy to field other questions about the appropriateness of any class.


Children’s and Family Classes

Materials are included for all children’s and family classes unless otherwise noted. Smocks are available to cover clothing. Children should still wear their “messy clothes” if possible.

Adult Classes

Students enrolled in adult classes and workshops are responsible for all materials unless otherwise noted. Printable materials lists are available on the Mystic Arts Center web site, under the class listing. For the experience to be educational, students are expected to bring the specified materials to the first class unless otherwise arranged by staff and faculty. Teaching faculty cannot be expected to teach outside the medium published on the supply lists.

Hazardous Art Materials

The Mystic Arts Center posts basic guidelines in the KTJ Studios for the handling of hazardous art materials.  Adults (18 or older) use hazardous supplies at their own risk, and are encouraged to read product labels and to ask instructors for alternatives if necessary. The MAC faculty for children’s art classes generally supply only safe and age-appropriate materials, as dictated by industry standards.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are not permitted in the Mystic Arts Center galleries but may be brought into the studios, as long as they are nut-free. Students are expected to clean up after themselves

Children’s Classes

For classes two and a half hours in length or more, classes may take a snack break. Students may bring their own nut-free snacks. Cups and tap water are available for all students.

Adult Classes

Coffee and tea are provided as a courteousy for adult classes.

Publicity Waiver

Adults (18 or older)

Unless Education Staff is notified in writing, enrollment indicates that the student grants permission to Mystic Arts Center for use of photographs and/or images of artwork and/or students for MAC educational, publicity, archival, or grant purposes. These images will be in print, media or broadcast formats. Written requests denying this permission must be given on or before the first day of class.

Youth (under 18)

The parent/legal guardian of an enrolled young person must give or refuse consent in the publicity consent portion of the Program Participation Packet. If at any time the parent/legal guardian wishes to deny consent for publicity, written request must be submitted to the Education Staff.

Child Pick-Up Policy

Parents/legal guardians MUST arrange for their children to be picked up within five (5) minutes of the class ending time. Teaching faculty cannot be responsible for children past this period and MAC staff should not be expected to supervise children. MAC reserves the right to charge a late fee to parents/legal guardians who are excessively or consistently late. If outstanding circumstances prevent prompt pick-up, parents/guardians MUST call MAC before the end of the class to inform staff of a reasonable arrival time for pick-up of the student.

Only the parent or legal guardian is authorized to pick up his/her child unless otherwise authorized in the child’s Program Participation Packet (PDF or Word Doc) or submitted in writing to the Education Department staff two business days before the class. We encourage as large a list as the parent/guardian deems necessary.

Students twelve (12) or older may self-release with written permission from the parent/guardian as stated in the Program Participation Packet (PDF or Word Doc).

Parents/legal guardians should review transportation and pick-up plans with children to help the child understand his/her responsibility in his/her own safety.