Registration Policies

What you need to know before you register.


2020 Registration Information

  • Registration requests can be submitted by mail, fax, phone, email, online or in person beginning January 14, 2020 for Members of Peninsula School of Art, and January 28, 2020 for non-Members. Students may join or renew at the time of registration.
  • Registrations are accepted strictly on a first-come, first-registered basis. Your place in the workshop will be reserved when we receive payment in full.
  • The 2020 workshop schedule is subject to change and cancellations and/or new workshops may be programmed. Please be sure to contact us or review this website for the most up-to-date workshop schedule.
  • Please read the workshop description carefully before enrolling to ensure that the workshop is appropriate for your skill level.
  • Some studios are only accessible by stairs. Please call for more information.
  • The staff is available from 8am to at least 5pm, Mon-Sat (May-Oct) and Tue-Sat (Nov-Apr) to help. We are happy to contact faculty members on your behalf; please do not contact faculty members directly.
  • Peninsula School of Art accepts all persons regardless of race, color, national origin. gender, sexual orientation or religion. You must be at 16 years old to attend an adult workshop.
  • Unacceptable behavior: Peninsula School of Art reserves the right to refuse registrations from participants who have a history of disruptive behavior or to dismiss any student without refund who disrupts our learning environment.

Adult Registrations

  • Upon receipt of full payment, a confirmation notice will be emailed to you within two days. The confirmation notice contains important information regarding your workshop, lunch options, arrival and a link to the supply list. Please add to your safe sender list.
  • If your payment is declined or check is not valid, your registration will be voided.
  • The majority of our campus is handicapped accessible, however some studios are not. If you have any special needs or require special accommodations, please let us know when you register.

Children & Teen Registrations

  • Children must have reached the minimum age required at the time their workshop begins.
  • Upon receipt of full payment, a confirmation notice will be emailed to you within two days. The confirmation letter contains important information regarding the workshop, arrival and a link to the Health and Photo Release Form. Please add to your safe sender list.
  • Health and Photo Release Forms must be returned, preferably by email, prior to the start date of the workshop.
  • For half day workshops, pack an appropriate snack for your child and label with his/her name, but keep in mind refrigeration is not available. PenArt is not nut free.
  • If your child has any learning needs, allergies, or any other special concerns, please let us know when you register and include details on the Health Release Form.

Payments & Fees

  • Peninsula School of Art accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks, bank checks, money orders or cash. 
  • Materials fees not included in workshop fees are to be paid directly to the instructor before the end of class. You may pay by check or exact change. When known, these fees will be indicated on your supply list. For other classes, the materials fee will be based on the amount of materials used during the workshop. 
  • Model fees are included in workshop fees.

Supplies & Dress

  • For most adult workshops, you will receive a list of required and optional supplies within 48 hours along with your registration confirmation notice.
  • Instructors may request that you bring more supplies than you will actually use during the course of the workshop. The acquisition and cost of these items are your responsibility.
  • All supply lists are also available on our website.
  • All materials for children and teen workshops will be provided, unless otherwise noted.
  • All students should dress appropriately for art making, including suitable footwear. Many classes use dyes, inks or paints that may stain hands and clothing. We are not responsible for clothes that become stained during the workshops.
  • Weather permitting, students will take their lunch and breaks on the grounds and should have appropriate clothing to wear outside.

Cancellation Policy

To Cancel a Workshop
  • PenArt makes a substantial investment when planning a workshop. While we understand that circumstances may arise causing a change in your plans, we must adhere to a business policy. If you need to cancel your registration, PenArt must be notified by phone, and the following policies apply: 
    • 30 days or more prior to a workshop: Full refund of tuition. For 2020 summer/fall workshops only, all cancellation fees ($100 for adult workshops, and $25 for youth workshops) will be waived.
    • 29 days or less prior to a workshop: For 2020 summer/fall workshops only, cancellations made within 29 days or less prior to the start of your workshop will result in issuance of a credit that can be applied to a summer/fall 2021 workshop (waiving the normal full forfeiture of all tuition). No cash/credit card refunds.
Please, if you decide to stay home from programs for which you have registered, consider taking some or all of your refund as a voucher for a future workshop or as a tax-deductible contribution. During this time of financial uncertainty, your support is greatly appreciated.,
  • Note: We reserve the right to update this policy based on current health information, however all registrations made prior to the date of any future policy changes, will continue to be subject to above revised policy for the 2020 summer/fall workshop season.  

For your protection and should an unforeseen personal emergency arise, we HIGHLY recommended the purchase of trip insurance. Some credit cards, auto clubs, travel services, or online companies offer travel insurance for non-refundable expenses. If it’s necessary for either an instructor or PenArt to cancel a workshop, you will receive a full refund of tuition, but not other related expenses. If you drop out of a class once it has started, there are no refunds for any amount.


  • Students may transfer from one workshop to another, space permitting, 30 days or more prior to the workshop for which they are currently registered. A $25 transfer fee for adult workshops and a $15 transfer fee for children and teen workshops will apply. Registrations are not transferable to another person. There is a limit to one transfer per student per year.

Waiting Lists

  • When a workshop fills, we start a waiting list. There is no charge to be on a waiting list. If space becomes available we contact the first person on the list. That person has 24 hours to register before we move on to the next.

If PenArt Cancels a Workshop

  • Occasionally, PenArt must cancel a workshop due to low enrollment, illness or other unforeseen circumstances. If we do, we will notify you as soon as possible. You may register for another workshop (based on availability) or receive a full refund of tuition paid. Notification of cancellation will normally occur three weeks prior to the beginning of the workshop, in rare cases however, it may be less. Peninsula School of Art is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, personal expenses, travel or other arrangements.
  • Cancellations represent a financial hit to the school, and we hope that some students will be able to help by taking some or all of their refund as a voucher for a future workshop or as a tax-deductible contribution.

If there is a Change in Workshop Instructor

  • Occasionally, a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule. If we must replace an instructor, we will do so with someone of equal or similar credentials. When time permits, we will inform all registered students.


  • Students have the option to purchase lunch at PenArt for $10 per day. We also provide a microwave and refrigerator for your convenience, if you choose to bring a sack lunch with you. Space is limited and we ask that students be respectful of others.
  • Peninsula School of Art takes food allergies very seriously and is not equipped to handle allergic reactions. If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, bringing your own lunches is your best option. We are not able to accommodate particular food preferences, dietary restrictions or food allergies. Please be advised Peninsula School of Art is not a nut free zone.
  • Additional visitor resources are available here.

Pets and Service Animals

  • Please leave your pets at home. Pets, other than licensed therapy/service animals such as Seeing Eye Dogs, are not allowed on the grounds, in cars in the parking lot or in PenArt buildings. There are few housing accommodations in Door County that allow pets. If you must bring your pet, ask us about an appropriate local kennel.
  • Peninsula School of Art complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any student who plans to bring a service animal must notify the Registrar at the time of registration, at which time we may ask if the service animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the service animal has been trained to do. A service animal must be under the handler’s control at all times, and the handler is expected to clean up after the service animal. For more information, please visit -

Special Requests

  • Our goal is to meet your needs. Please let us know if you have physical limitations with regards to walking, stairs, vision, etc. The majority of our campus is handicapped accessible, although some studios are not.
  • If your youth or teen student has any learning needs, allergies, or any other special concerns, please let us know when you register and include details on the Health Release Form.