Policies

REGISTRATION

EARLY REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Students receive $20 off each class if registering before April 7. Decisions to hold a class are based on enrollment three (3) days before the class is scheduled to start. All tuition fees must be included with the registration form unless applying for a Red Apple Fund grant. Tuition is payable in full with registration and already includes a non-refundable $10 registration fee. Submit registrations online, by fax to 302.571.0220, or by mail to Studio Programs, Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.

INQUIRIES

The Education staff will be happy to answer your questions or help you choose a class that best suits your preferences and skill level. For more information on Rebecca Howell at 302.351.8551 or artiscreating@delart.org.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Full refunds (less a $10 registration fee) are issued only when a written request is received five (5) business days before the first class meeting. A seventy-five percent refund will be issued if the Museum has been notified within five (5) business days before the class meeting. NO FEES ARE REFUNDABLE AFTER THE FIRST CLASS. Membership fees are non-refundable. The Museum will decide three (3) days before the start of the class if it will be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If this cancellation happens, registered students will have the option to transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

BAD WEATHER OR EMERGENCY CANCELLATION OF A CLASS

In case of bad weather/emergencies, listen to WDEL 1150AM or check WDEL.com. An instructor will contact students if he/she is unable to make it to class on a particular day. Instructors will contact students to reschedule classes. If an instructor cancels a class, the classroom is closed to students during that time frame.

MATERIALS AND FEES

Most class supply lists are posted on our website at delart.org or will be discussed in the first day of class. Class supply lists will only be mailed or emailed upon request. Students enrolled in Adult and Teen classes must supply their own materials. Supplies are provided for Youth level classes.

Model and lab fees are included in the cost of tuition for classes using models and shared consumables. Ceramics supplies are available for purchase in class. Students are required to use clay distributed by the Museum only. Some basic metalsmithing tools and materials are provided for beginner metalsmithing students. All other metalsmithing students are expected to purchase their own tools and materials.

Supply Lists

STORING STUDENT ARTWORK

Artwork can only be stored in designated areas and must be removed by the end of the session. All artwork should be labeled with the student’s name. If a student misses the last class or if a student’s ceramic work is being fired in the kiln, he/she has two weeks from the date of their last class to pick of their artwork. The Museum will dispose of any artwork not claimed thereafter. The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

NO GUESTS ALLOWED

Guests who are not registered students are not allowed to participate in or attend classes.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

The Delaware Art Museum is located on historic Kentmere Parkway in a quiet residential neighborhood. Directions are available online at delart.org. Parking for Studio Classes is FREE and available either on Kentmere Parkway or in the Museum’s parking lot. The entrance to the Bank of America Education Wing is located along the driveway to the parking lot just after the orange banner “art is creating.” Students may drop off and pick up their supplies at the entrance. Parents bringing children to class may drop them off at the entrance as well. Students who do not park on Kentmere Parkway or designated parking areas will be towed at their own expense.

STUDIO AVAILABILITY

Students may enter studios 10 minutes prior to the start of class or if the instructor is present in the studio. Studio use is permitted during designated class time only. Students may not use a classroom during a class for which they are not enrolled.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

The Delaware Art Museum reserves the right to change, withdraw, or modify course of instruction at any time. The Museum also reserves the right to withdraw any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental. The Museum’s Staff and Board of Trustees cannot be held liable for personal injury or loss, theft, or damage of personal property.