Education Policies



FEES AND DEPOSITS: To reserve a place in a class, workshop or camp a nonrefundable deposit must be paid at time of registration. This deposit is part of the full payment.

Classes: $50 deposit

Workshops: $100 deposit

Summer Camp: $100 deposit

Winter Camp: $50 deposit

This deposit is non-refundable. Full payment for classes and workshops is due 30 days before the program begins. A $35 administration fee will be collected for any changes made after full payment is made.


ENROLLMENT: Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If a program is full, you may request to be added to a wait list and will be notified if a space becomes available. Prorating students may sign up 2 weeks before a class starts.


SUPPLY LISTS: Supply lists are sent with registration invoices and are posted on the Art Center Sarasota website on the class or workshop listing. If you are unable to obtain a supply list from the website, please contact the Center and we will mail or have a copy for you to pickup at the front desk. Students are responsible for suppling and acquiring their own supplies. Camp supplies are included in the cost of the camp unless noted.


REFUNDS/WITHDRAWAL before last day to withdraw: Refunds are given only by providing written notice of withdrawal before the last day to withdraw. Emails should be sent to Fees will be refunded less the non-refundable deposit.

Last day to withdraw for a refund:

CLASSES - 30 DAYS before first day of class

WORKSHOPS - 60 DAYS before first day of workshop

CAMP – 30 DAYS before camp starts (On or Before May 1st for summer camp)

WITHDRAWAL after last day: If written notice is given after the last day, fees minus the non-refundable deposit cannot be refunded, unless we have a waiting list and are able to fill your spot. Art Center Sarasota understands that last minute emergencies, illnesses, or conflicts come up that cannot be controlled. Due to administrative and contract expenses on the part of the Art Center, we are not able to make exceptions.  Art Center Sarasota has binding contracts with instructors that have to be fulfilled.


CANCELLATION OF CLASS/WORKSHOP: In the event that a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or the teacher requests cancelation, all fees will be refunded, including the deposit fee. Be sure to provide your current contact information when registering. If we cannot reach you the funds will be left as a credit on your Art Center account for your use at a later date.


PRORATING CLASSES: Signing up for single or more session of class (as opposed to the full class) is a common practice at the Art Center. Students wishing to prorate a class must wait until two weeks before a class starts to request prorating. The single session fee will be higher than the equivalent fraction of the full course fee.


LIFE SESSIONS: Minimum age for participating artists is 18. ABSOLUTELY NO photography is permitted during Life Sessions.  Saturday Life Sessions are Pay-As-You-Go. Saturday morning sessions run continuously year-round (unless noted or announced) and feature undraped models. A discount card for 8 Saturday sessions may be purchased for $70 by Members only. Evening Life Sessions are twice a month from 5:30-8:30pm. Attendees must preregister for these or purchase an Evening Life Sessions card.   


CAMP: Campers must be 6 years in age or older to attend camp. It is highly suggested that they have completed the first grade. We are not an outdoor activity camp; we do not have a playground or organized sports. Most of the camp time is spent indoors creating artwork. We have a no tolerance policy for bullying and campers will be sent home permanently if this occurs repeatedly. No refunds are given for camp after May 1. Camp weeks cannot be prorated.


TO REGISTER: Registration can be done online at our website,, over the phone via credit card (MC, Visa, or Discover), or by mailing a completed registration form with fees to: Art Center Sarasota, Attn: Education Registration, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236.


MEMBERSHIP: Art Center Sarasota Members receive discounts on courses, programs, and discounts at other SERM facilities. If you would like to become a member or renew your membership please signup online at, visit Art Center Sarasota or fill out and return the attached form with payment.



New programs will be added as the season progresses. Please check website and newsletters for update. Questions? Please call Art Center Sarasota - 941.365.2032.


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