General Information and Policies

The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) provides daytime and evening art classes for adults Monday through Friday year-round. After-school and summer sessions are available for youngsters. Special weekend and one-day workshops are held throughout the year. Participants do not have to be RAC members to attend a class.

How to Register
Registration can be completed on-line through Pay Pal (, by mail, or in person. Payment can be made by check, cash or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). All fees must be paid upon registration and students are guaranteed a place ONLY after full payment is received. RAC does NOT send out written confirmation notices. You can call the office at 203-866-2744 for more information.

Studio Fee
A non-refundable $15 studio fee is included in the tuition for each class session and workshop for adults; $5 for each Tai Chi session; $5 for each youth class session and workshop.

For classes to be conducted a minimum enrollment is required. In addition, there can be a maximum enrollment due to the studio size, equipment and the instructor’s requirements.

Class or Workshop Changes
RAC reserves the right to change its calendar, withdraw or modify classes or workshops. Classes or work- shops cancelled due to bad weather or instructor absence will be rescheduled according to studio availability.

There are no make-ups or refunds if a participant cannot attend a regularly scheduled class or make-up class or workshop.  In the case that a student experiences a medical emergency which prevents them from attending class, RAC requires a Doctor’s note explaining the reason for the missed class(es). RAC will take the note into consideration and may/may not grant a future make up class depending on the situation.  Note that scheduled doctors appointments/procedures do not qualify for class make up.

If RAC cancels a class or workshop, all fees will be refunded. In the event a class or workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment or an instructor’s absence, notice will be given one to three days prior to the class or workshop start date. Check the RAC web site ( for cancellation or postponement information.

Refunds for Class Sessions
The participant must notify the RAC office in writing before the first class meets to receive a refund. All fees will be refunded except for the non-refundable studio fee. A pro-rated tuition fee will be refunded to a student withdrawing after the starting date of the course, only if notification in writing is given to the RAC Office before the second class meets.

Refunds for Workshops
The participant must notify the RAC Office in writing at least one week (five business days) prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a refund for withdrawal. If a participant notifies the RAC Office with an official withdrawal, a refund will be granted minus the non-refundable studio fee. Participants who register five days or less before the workshop start date cannot receive a refund. All withdrawal requests must be in writing.

Prorated Class Payment Policy

RAC may agree to prorate class payments if a student is unable to commit to a full session of classes due to health or travel reasons.  The following statements must be true in order for RAC to consider a prorated fee:

  • Instructor must agree that a student can register for less than the full session
  • Student must register for at least half of the session
  • Student has a legitimate health or travel issue

If the above statements are true, RAC will charge $40/class plus a studio fee of $15.   This $40/class fee compares to an average per class fee of $30 when purchased as a full session.  Classes are less expensive when purchased as a full session since they benefit from a volume discount

Class Make-Up Policy

As noted above, make-up classes are only given in the event that RAC cancels a class.