Registration Information & Policies


All registrations are taken on a first come, first-served basis. Full payment is due upon registration. If a class is full at the time of your registration, you will be notified and placed on the waiting list. Register online at, call us at (781) 648-6220, mail us your registration form or visit our office.

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures 

Before registering for and/or planning to attend one of ACA's in-person arts programs, please consult our COVID-19 Control Plan to learn what precautions ACA is taking to ensure the safety of all of our students, staff and community members. 

Please note: Everyone entering the ACA is expected to remain at least 6-feet apart; everyone will be required to wear a mask; and everyone is expected to wash or sanitize their hands regularly. Anyone experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or feeling unwell should stay at home.


Course Withdrawal & Refunds:

A $25 processing fee applies to all cancellations.

     • Ten days or more before class starts: full refund.

     • Less than 10 days before class: 50% refund.  

     • No refunds for workshops.

     • No refunds after classes begin.  

     • If you find a class unsatisfactory, a credit for another ACA class will be issued.  

     • No partial refunds, pro-rated or make-up classes are offered for student absence or             scheduling conflicts.


Course Confirmation:

You will receive a receipt by email when your registration is processed.  Classes are confirmed by e-mail the week before the class begins. Confirmations will include an access code for the building. To view details about specific classes, select online registration at the in the website header and select the class.  


Course Cancellation:

The Arlington Center for the Arts reserves the right to substitute instructors, change times and locations, and cancel classes with a full refund if enrollment is insufficient to run the class. If possible, classes cancelled due to teacher absence or weather will be made up at the end of the term, or at a mutually agreed upon time.  



For children’s classes, all supplies are included.  You can check any adult class for a supply list by going to the online registration page and selecting the semester and the classes you'd like to view.


Student Behavior:

In order to preserve a positive learning experience for all, Arlington Center for the Arts reserves the right to dismiss any student for inappropriate behavior.


Photo/Video/Voice Release:

ACA programs are sometimes videotaped or photographed for publicity in catalogs, newspapers, and online. Permission to be included in publicity is implied by enrollment. Please contact the office in writing if you do not wish to be included in publicity.


Modifications & Accommodations:

Students or parents must notify the office about any medical conditions, allergies, learning styles, social needs, or other special circumstances that might impact a student's participation or enjoyment.  ACA is committed to making all reasonable accommodations for participants.  

Clay Work Pick-Up:

Many of our clay and ceramics classes will require art pick-up following the end of the class or workshop, so that the work can be fired. We ask that students pick up any clay work within two weeks of their work being fired. ACA is not responsible for any clay work that has not been picked up within these two weeks.


Scholarship Assistance:
Limited Scholarships are available, based on financial need. More information is available in the Scholarship Application. Scholarship assistance is supported in part by Winchester Savings Bank and the Ali Family. Please consider donating to ACA's scholarship fund!



Please contact us at or (781) 648-6220

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Arlington Center for the Arts | 20 Academy St | Arlington, MA 02476 | (781) 648-6220 |

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