Registration takes place online, by mail, in person or by calling The Center for Contemporary Art directly at 908-234-2345. Students are urged to register early to avoid the disappointment of a class cancellation. If there is insufficient enrollment, the class will be cancelled. This determination will be made four working days prior to the class start date. If a class is cancelled, students will be contacted by email or phone at this time.

Full payment is due at the time of registration. Accepted methods of payment are MasterCard, Visa, check (made payable to The Center for Contemporary Art) or cash. There will be a $10 late fee charged for students enrolling on the day a class begins. Pro-rating is not available.

Full refunds will be given to students who cancel 4 or more working days before a class begins, and for any class cancelled by The Center. A 50% refund will be given to students who cancel less than 3 working days prior to first day of a class. No refunds will be given for students who cancel on or after the first day of class. Students missing classes by their own decision or withdrawing after classes begin WILL NOT receive a refund, credit or make-up date.

  • Religious Holiday Policy: Students may request a credit or refund if they cannot attend a class because of religious observances. Students must contact the office at 908-234-2345 to receive a credit/refund.

For children’s classes, students must fall within posted age restrictions when class begins. Space will be reserved only upon receipt of full payment.

  • A full refund will be given to students who cancel at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the Summer Camp Session, less a $50 cancellation fee.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received with less than 3 weeks notice before the start of the Summer Camp Session.

Classes canceled due to instructor absence or other unforeseen circumstances will be made up a the end of the semester. Students who miss class by their own decision will not receive a credit or make-up opportunity (the only exception being for religious holidays).

No childcare will be provided after 4:30 p.m. A late charge of $10. per minute will be assessed for each child left after 4:35 p.m.

Art materials are the responsibility of each student, except where noted. You are urged to check upon registration before purchasing supplies. Supply lists for adult classes and workshops are posted with each course description online or available in the office.

If the weather looks questionable, students should call 908-234-2345 after 8 a.m. before coming to class. A recorded message will advise of any class cancellations.

  • Classes cancelled by CCA due to bad weather will be made up at a future date.
  • If a make-up date is not available, the student’s account will be credited.
  • No refunds or credits will be given for students who cannot attend the make-up day.

The Center reserves the right to dismiss any student for inappropriate behavior.

The Center in not responsible for artwork and other personal belongings left in the facility and has no liability if items are damaged. Any artwork left over at the end of the semester will be discarded. Artwork displayed in exhibitions and covered by The Center’s insurance are excluded from this policy.

Students/visitors should check The Center’s lost and found for forgotten personal items.

On occasion photographs are taken of classes and workshops for promotional purposes.  Names are not used on the photographs. If you would prefer that you or your child not be photographed, please contact the office.

The Center reserves the right to replace an instructor with another qualified instructor in case of emergency.

Please see the Contact and Visit page for office and gallery hours. No pets or cell phones are allowed in classes. Service animals are permitted. The Center is a non-smoking facility.