*Effective March 1, 2019

Check-in Procedure:

  • During normal building hours, and during special events in the gallery including artist receptions: enter through the doors on the main level and sign-in at the front desk before going downstairs.
  • During class times that meet on building off hours: knock on the lower-level door to be let in by the instructor. Sign-in at the clipboard hanging on the bulletin board.  


  • Open studio privileges begin one day after your first class and extend for one week after your final class. Example: If your class meets April 1-May 13, your open studio access is from April 2-May 20.
  • The studios are usually available during the building’s regular open hours, including special events in the gallery. There is a monthly schedule posted on the bulletin board near the basement entrance.
  • You may work in the ceramics studio if there is a class in the painting studio. You may work in the painting studio if there is class in the ceramics studio. Please do not enter a studio while a class is in session unless you are an enrollee. 
  • During classes that meet outside of regular hours - on a Thursday evening for instance, students may utilize open studio in the unused space. Example - students can use the ceramics studio during a Monday afternoon acrylics class, or students may utilize the drawing/painting studio during a Wednesday evening ceramics class. 
  • Give yourself ample time to clean up. Plan to be out of the building at least ten minutes before closing time.

General Policies:
  • We strive to maintain an inclusive and welcoming facility. Hate speech and harassment are not tolerated. Please speak with a staff member immediately if you have any concerns or feel uncomfortable/unsafe in the studios. 
  • Friends/family/pets may not visit students in the studios.
  • Food is allowed, but do not put food in the downstairs garbage cans. 
  • No alcohol is allowed in the studios except for special, instructor-led events.
  • Students are not allowed in the kiln room without a staff member 


  • Help yourself to tea/coffee. Contributions are much appreciated.
  • Extra clay must be purchased ($10/bag).
  • Extra canvas boards must be purchased ($3/each).
  • There is no extra fee to use paints, pastels, ceramic glazes, and tools.
  • When in doubt, please ask a staff member.



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