Registration Policies

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There are three easy ways to register for a workshop at MCBA:

Register by phone!
Call us at 612-215-2520. Please have your desired class title(s), dates, prices and credit card information ready when you call.

Register in person!
Stop by The Shop at MCBA, and a Visitor Services Associate will be happy to help you with workshop registration, Open Studios or studio rentals.

Register online!
Online registration is a snap! Simply add your desired classes to your “shopping cart”, then select the number of registrations (you may register for more than one person, if you wish). Be sure to select the correct price level. To receive the MCBA member discount, your membership must be current. Only students enrolled in MCBA’s Certificate program are eligible to register using the Certificate early-bird rate. If you register using an incorrect price level, your registration will not be complete until payment of the remaining balance.

When you have finished selecting all of your classes and workshops, simply proceed through the online check-out process. Fill out the Attendee Information form with your correct contact information. Once complete, the system will ask you to complete payment through PayPal. You DO NOT need to create a PayPal account; you may pay by credit card without registering for a PayPal account. If you do have a PayPal account, you can log in and choose from any payment method available from your account.

Registration Details

Registration is not complete until full payment of both tuition and supply fees. MCBA does not mail confirmations; you may call The Shop at MCBA (612-215-2520) to confirm your registration.

Supply fees cover class materials and expendable studio supplies such as solvents, rags, waste disposal, safety supplies and small tools. Sales tax is included in the total.

Please make every effort to register at least one week in advance of any class. Decisions about whether to cancel a class or add a section are typically made one week prior to the start of the class. If online registration for a class is not available, you may call The Shop at 612-215-2520 to inquire about availability or put your name on a waiting list in case of any student cancellations.

MCBA reserves the right to cancel a class or workshop if enrollment has not reached the required minimum. Registrants will be notified if a class is cancelled. Registrations made after a workshop has already been cancelled due to low enrollment may not be honored.

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawals eight or more days before the beginning of a workshop will receive a full refund of tuition and supply fee, minus a $15 processing charge.

Withdrawals or transfers three to seven days prior to the workshop will receive a 50% refund of tuition and supply fee, minus a $15 processing charge.

No refunds or transfers are possible for withdrawals two days or less in advance of the first day of class, or for no-shows.

Exceptions to this policy are only made for documented medical emergencies.

Class Cancellations

In the event that MCBA cancels a workshop, students will receive a full refund of tuition and supply fee. Refunds are issued in the same form as payment was received. Please allow up to one week for refunds to be processed (2-3 weeks if paid by check).

Accessibility / Special Needs

Accessibility accommodations are available for all MCBA programs. If you have special needs that may impact your participation, please inform MCBA as early as possible; call 612-215-2520 or email mcba@mnbookarts.org. MCBA staff will contact you prior to the workshop to discuss accommodations. We may not be able to ensure appropriate accommodations without prior notification.

Lunch Breaks

Most workshops scheduled over lunch allow for a one hour break. MCBA has a small refrigerator for storage of a bag lunch; alternatives include the cafe located in the Open Book lobby, or numerous restaurants within walking distance.

Hotel Accommodations

For participants coming in from out of town, MCBA provides a list of nearby hotels. This list can be found on our Visit Us page.