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.
- Payment Information
- Gift Certificates
- Cancellation and Make-Up Policies
- Class Levels
- Food and Drink
- Publicity Waiver
- Child Pick-Up Policy
Advance registration for Mystic Museum of Art 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, a Program Participation Packet must also be submitted. Unless otherwise specified, registration continues to the date of the first class.
Download our Registration Form
Download our Program Participation Packet
Individuals may register in any of the following ways:
- In person at the Mystic Museum of Art
- By mail to the Mystic Museum of Art – 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
- By telephone at 860.536.7601 x211
- Online on our class registration page
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.
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.
Full payment is required at the time of registration in any of the following ways:
- Credit card (All major credit cards are accepted)
- Checks, cash, or money orders (payable to MMoA or Mystic Museum of Art) will only be allowed for mail-in registration or in-person registrations.
There will be a fee of $20 for returned checks.
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>>
Refer a Friend
Participants may refer a friend to any class and both will receive $15 off registration fees of $75 or higher. Both parties must register before discount is applied and register for classes running during the same session. The friend must be a newcomer to MMoA classes.
Any student signing for two classes during the same session will receive $15 off his or her 2nd class (both classes must be $100 or more).
As a Blue Star Museum, MMoA offers all service members and their families the membership rate on classes.
Only one discount may be applied and must be requested at the time of registration.
Give the gift of creativity! Purchase a gift certificate to Mystic Museum of Art, the perfect gift for a creative type or lover of the arts. MMoA 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 MMoA.
- Your gift card can be mailed to you or the recipient.
- Gift certificates can be purchased directly by visiting MMoA 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.
Mystic Museum of Art 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 MMoA 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 Museum of Art. 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 MMoA staff member.
When faculty or Mystic Museum of Art 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.
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 MMoA as early as possible.
An enrolled student withdrawing before the start of the class, must notify the Mystic Museum of Art 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 Museum of Art of his/her intent to withdraw to receive the class fee less material fees (if applicable) and a 25% processing fee. Same-day cancellations (less than 24 hrs notice) will be subject to a 50% 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).
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.
Students enrolled in adult classes and workshops are responsible for all materials unless otherwise noted. Printable materials lists are available on the Mystic Museum of Art 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 Museum of Art 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 MMoA faculty for children’s art classes generally supply only safe and age-appropriate materials, as dictated by industry standards.
Food and drink are not permitted in the Mystic Museum of Art galleries but may be brought into the studios, as long as they are nut-free. Students are expected to clean up after themselves.
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.
Coffee and tea are provided as a courtesy for adult classes.
Adults (18 or older)
Unless Education Staff is notified in writing, enrollment indicates that the student grants permission to Mystic Museum of Art for use of photographs and/or images of artwork and/or students for MMoA 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.
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 MMoA staff should not be expected to supervise children. MMoA 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 MMoA 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 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.
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.