Education Policies & How To Register

Education Policies & How To Register 2024-04-15T10:00:08-07:00

Policies, Terms & Conditions

All registrants must agree to KAC’s terms and conditions.


Classes not meeting minimum enrollment numbers will be cancelled in the week prior to their start.

If your class is cancelled, you may select one of three ways to receive your refund:

  • A refund for 100% of the tuition of the class. To ensure prompt refunds, please make sure the mailing address and/or email address we have on file for you is correct.
  • A transfer into a different class. This is dependent upon current class enrollment levels.

Registrations originally paid for with a gift certificate are not eligible for the refund options. In these cases, a gift certificate will be reissued in the amount originally paid for the class or you may opt to transfer into a different class, depending on availability.


Withdrawals one week (7) or more days prior to the first day of class: student will receive a refund of the class tuition less a $20 withdrawal fee.

To ensure prompt refunds, please make sure the email address we have on file for you is correct.

Withdrawals six (6) days or fewer before the first day of class: student will NOT receive a refund or credit towards another class. Students may transfer to a different class in the same quarter in which they’re registered but not to future quarters.

Withdrawals the first day of class and thereafter: no refunds or credits.


Class enrollment and transfer confirmations, supply list changes, cancellation notices, surveys, and other important notifications are sent via email. Please add and to your email contact list to prevent important messages and confirmations from being sent to your spam folder. Due to the volume of communication received, the Education Department infrequently contacts students via telephone or USPS mail.

Youth Enrollment

Students must be 14 or older to register for adult classes. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the KAC Education Department staff and the class instructor. Those interested in registering their children ages 13 and under in adult classes must call or visit the KAC Education Office for permission to register.


If a class is full, students may sign up online for the waitlist. If an enrolled student withdraws, waitlisted students will be contacted in the order of the list.

If a waitlisted student does not register for the available space within one business day of being contacted, the space will be offered to the next person on the waitlist. If there is no one else on the waitlist, the space may be opened to the general public for registration.

Class Waiver Agreement

There is an element of risk inherent in participating in artistic processes, handling artistic materials, operating machinery, and breathing fumes and particles. The Kirkland Arts Center takes every precaution to ensure the safety of our students, staff, volunteers, and faculty.

In consideration of your or your children’s participation in educational programs at Kirkland Arts Center, you hereby discharge and forever hold harmless the Kirkland Arts Center, its Board, staff, instructors, volunteers, and all granting agencies sponsoring, co-sponsoring, or funding agencies or individuals for responsibility for any injury, illness, death, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned for any reason whatsoever during the course of your participation. You certify that you/your children are physically able to participate in all activities for which you/your children are enrolled, which may include field trips to local parks, galleries, or other venues for class curriculum. The Kirkland Arts Center assumes no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to occurrences beyond its control.

You understand that failure to abide by the policies and guidelines as outlined by your/your children’s instructor may result in the cancellation of your/your children’s usage privileges. You further understand that damage to equipment and/or the facility due to reckless acts, negligence, and/or deliberate indifference will be your financial responsibility.

Media Policy

In consideration of your or your children’s participation in educational programs at Kirkland Arts Center, you give your permission for Kirkland Arts Center to use, without limitation or obligation, photographs, film footage, tape, or video recordings, which may include your or your child’s image, voice, or artwork for purposes of promoting or interpreting KAC programs.

Privacy Policy

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We collect personally identifiable information when you register for a class. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.

Security Policy

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Studio Policy

How to Register

Finding a Class

View class listings and register online here on our Class Catalog.

Class listings can be filtered by the category menu on the left side of our registration site. Sort classes by quarter, medium or instructor. Click on a class title to view more in-depth information, supply lists, and an instructor profile.

To add a program to your Shopping Cart, click Register. On the next page, select the Student(s) you wish to register for the program. Click the Checkout button or the Shopping Cart icon on the header to view your reserved registrations in your Shopping Cart.

You should receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours. Please add to your email contact list to prevent your confirmation email from being sent to your spam folder.

Forgotten Passwords

Returning students can create a new password or retrieve a lost username by using this link. Enter your email and if it matches the information in our system then you will receive an email prompting you to reset your password.

Registering Offline

You are welcome to register by phone, or in person with the Education Department. In-person registration may require waiting in line. We are here to answer questions, help you choose a class, and take your registration and payment. View our hours and contact information.

We take MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and checks. Checks should be made out to Kirkland Arts Center. Registration forms and payments can be mailed to:

Kirkland Arts Center
attn: Education Office
620 Market St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

You may need to register offline if you are having trouble logging in to your account; if you have a billing address outside of the United States; if you need to register more than one person; if you need to register someone other than yourself or your child; or if you have a gift certificate, or you qualify for one of our other discounts.

Education Discounts

Art Supplies

A 10% discount on art supplies is available to currently enrolled KAC students at the following locations:

Bring your class registration confirmation to show at checkout.

Tuition Discounts

If you are eligible for discounted tuition, you must contact the Education Office to register and apply your discount. View our hours and contact information.

Class tuition discounts do not cover supply fees, lab fees.

Washington Clay Artists

Active members in the WCA are eligible for 10% off one class per calendar year. Show your membership card when registering. Find more information on WCA membership here.


Current Kirkland Arts Center instructors receive a 50% discount on one class or workshop per quarter. Instructors teaching with Kirkland Arts Center for three or more consecutive years are may receive one class or workshop per year at 100% discount (free).  Additional class or workshop may be taken at 50% discount of tuition. These discounts apply only to instructors and do not apply to family members. Discounts are not transferable nor redeemable for cash. Discounts do not apply to materials, supplies, or fees. 


 Kirkland Arts Center employees may take one art class or workshop at 100% discounted tuition (free) per quarter, with a maximum of three classes annually.  


KAC offers scholarships and work study opportunities for students who demonstrate a financial need.

We do not offer discounts for seniors or Kirkland residents.