Liability Waiver Requirement
In order to register for a class or workshop at the MCFTA, you must read and accept the terms of our RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK available by clicking this link. If you are registering online, this form is available when you select your area of interest. If you are registering in person, we will have a hard copy available at the front desk. If you are registering by phone, you will need to download, sign and return the Release before we can accept your phone registration. A picture, scan or hard copy is acceptable. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.
PLEASE NOTE: Effective February 27 and out of concern for the most vulnerable members of our community, students are strongly encouraged but not required to be up-to-date with their vaccines and all students and guests are strongly encouraged to wear a well-fitting mask at all times during their visit.
Finding the Right Class
Our classes are noted with the following skill levels:
(B) Beginner: Student has no experience with the medium or needs fundamental knowledge of techniques and materials.
(AB) Advanced Beginner: Student needs more instruction or a refresher on fundamental techniques or help solving basic problems with the medium.
(I) Intermediate: Student has already completed several works in this medium and has begun exhibiting. Student is able to solve many problems independently, is developing design and composition skill and wants to try, or is experimenting with, a variety of techniques.
(AD) Advanced: Student is able to work independently and seeks critique from instructor or peers. Student has developed a style and can discuss the concept behind the work and has begun the process of creating a resume and a portfolio.
(ALL) All Skill Levels: A class that is open to students of all levels. All levels classes can have a range of abilities from Beginner to Advanced. Students get individualized instruction for their skill level. Beginners are encouraged to let the instructor know that they are new to the medium and should be willing to jump in and try it.
[CORE CLASS]: Considered a great place to start or to refresh your skills.
[NEW]: The class is being offered for the first time
The Art Center recommends that students in all disciplines take a drawing class at some point in their education.
If you have specific questions or need further assistance, contact Mara Miller, Adult Program Director (x. 130) or Nicole Buchholz, Children & Youth Program Director (x. 190)
Everyone is welcome! The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is an accessible facility. We will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities to participate fully in all programs and activities. Please contact the Registrar at 952-473-7361 x 160.
When to Register
Once you’ve found a class or workshop that interests you, reserve your spot by registering and paying as soon as possible. Some fill very quickly. At a minimum, register at least one week before class starts. Registration opening dates are posted on our calendar, and will open at noon that day.
How to Register
• Register online (See Class Options)
• Stop by or call the Registrar at 952-473-7361 x 160. Please have the class number, title and payment ready.
Note that registration is not complete until payment is received and processed. Once complete, you will receive a confirmation email from the Registrar. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the Art Center will contact students by phone or email prior to the first class date. Students have the option to transfer into another class or receive a full refund. If you have any questions, please call the Registrar at 952-473-7361 x 160. If you’re not sure which class to register for, the Registrar can help you determine which class best fits your interests and abilities.
Discounts and Tuition Assistance
Tuition Assistance is available. Please complete and return this scholarship application three weeks prior to class start.
Being a member of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts will save you 10% on every class and workshop for twelve months. An annual household membership is $60 ( $55 for seniors 62+), and may be purchased at the time of registration immediately applying the discount to that transaction.
New Student Discount *
Non-member students who have never previously taken a class at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts qualify for a 10% discount on their first class. This is a one-time offer on tuition only and does not extend to materials, additional fees, Summer Arts Camp, birthday parties, or subsidized classes. It cannot be combined with any other offer.
* The Early Registration and New Student Discounts cannot be processed online. To claim these discounts please register by visiting or calling the front desk at 952-473-7361 ext 160.
Cancellations for Classes and Workshops other than Summer Arts Camp. See SAC catalog for camp cancellation details.
- The Art Center charges a 10% fee for each cancellation or transfer to cover administrative costs.
- 100% refund (minus administration fee) for cancellation one week or more prior to the class start date.
- 50% refund (minus administration fee) for class cancellation less than one week prior to a class start.
- No refund for workshop cancellations less than one week or class cancellation at or after class start.
- Transfers must be made more than one week prior to a class start date and are subject to the administration fee.
- Tuition is not prorated for missed classes or for students who register late. Make-up classes are available at the discretion of the instructor.
- Late registrations may be accepted after a class has begun if space is available and with the permission of the instructor.
Materials and Model Fees
Materials fees and model fees not included in tuition must be paid with class registration. The course description will indicate what materials are needed or refer to the class materials list (or contact the Registrar for a list). If materials are not mentioned, bring the supplies you have or think you might need. Typically materials are discussed the first day of class and your instructor will tell you if additional materials are needed.
Photography students should bring their own camera (manual 35mm or digital) and its instruction manual.
Ceramics students may purchase tools and clay at the Art Center Shop during the first class. The average materials cost per session for beginners is about $35. Firing and glazing fees are calculated by dimension and are paid at the front desk as needed.
Studio privileges are available during regular building hours only to students who are currently enrolled in (and regularly attending) a class. Please see your instructor or call the Registrar for open studio hours.
We offer free wi-fi to Art Center guests. You may request the password at the front desk (it changes regularly). We ask that you not stream video or music as it interferes with instructional use of online resources.