Course Registration/Policies

Fall 2018 Registration will open Monday, July 9th at 11am!

Fall 2018:  September 4 - December 1, 2018 (13 week term)

Studio will be closed: Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving Break.

Classes will be held on: Monday, October 8th (Indigenous Peoples/Columbus Day) and Monday, November 12th (Veteran's Day Observed)

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis from Monday, July 9th  until classes fill using our new online system. You must be 18 years or older to register. Early registration is strongly recommended – classes fill quickly. Registration is secured through receipt of payment and completed forms. You will not be able to pay for another individual’s registration.

Online Registration and Policies

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Workshop Fees:
Visiting Artist Workshop with Bryan Hopkins and Kristen Kieffer - The Textured Surface in Porcelain :
Free for Harvard Undergraduate students, $150.00 for Harvard Graduate students and  Adults enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program, $200.00 for those not enrolled in a course.

Questions about registration, accessibility, discounts for multiple-class registration and new student referrals, and employee assistance programs such as TAP: contact Ji-Eun Kim, Ceramics Associate, at 617.495.8680 or jikim@fas.harvard.edu.

Questions regarding course content: email Kathy King, Director of Education, at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

The Ceramics Program studio is open to participants Monday–Friday, 9 am – 11 pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 9 am – 9 pm, except holidays, weather emergencies or otherwise noted. The Ceramics Program reserves the right to limit studio access due to workshops and special events.

Refunds: All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Requests must be received one week prior to the first day of class to be considered for a full refund minus $35 non-refundable application fee (if applicable). Written requests received less than a week and at least one day prior to the first class will receive a 75 percent refund minus $35 non-refundable application fee (if applicable).  No refunds will be issued after the first class.

Missed Class policy: The Ceramics Program will make every effort to provide make-up classes for those missed due to studio closings; however, is not responsible for issuing reimbursements or providing make-up classes for those missed due to illnesses, substitute teachers, or other events beyond our control. We do not prorate for missed classes.

Late Registration: Late registration is not permitted for eight, six, five and four-week classes. For 12 and 10-week classes registration is permitted up to the second week of class. Registration after the second week of class may be permitted at the discretion of the instructor.  We do not prorate for late registration.

Class Cancellations: The Ceramics Program has the right to cancel classes with inadequate enrollment.  Students will be notified as soon as possible and given the opportunity to transfer to another class. In the event that an alternative class can not be chosen a refund will be issued. 

Return Checks: Checks returned due to insufficient funds will be charged a $35 fee.

The Ceramics Program is not liable for damage or loss of ceramic work or personal property.

Ceramics Program participants enrolled in a course must contribute one hour per term towards general studio cleaning to maintain a healthy and productive work environment. Last Make Days – This is the last clay period that new clay can be used and new creations made. You are allowed to come in and trim/finish your work after this date but the intention is that your pieces are drying to be able to be bisque and then glazed in a timely manner. Last Classes: All work should be removed from the class shelves, all personal items removed from the studio including locker items! Class clean-up duties will be assigned. Participants have the opportunity to be involved in kiln loading, firing and unloading, glaze mixing, and all other aspects of the ceramic process. Participants have studio access 7 days a week unless otherwise noted.