Because we keep our classes small, we depend on ensuring that students who are registering are able to take the class for the quarter they are signed up for. Due to our small class size and needing to ensure enough enrollments to run the classes, the $75 class deposit is nontransferable and nonrefundable, except in cases where there is an illness (which will need to be documented) or if military service is required. If you need to drop a class and give us notice 7 days before the first class, we will refund your class tuition if you paid the full class tuition, but the refund does not include the $75 nonrefundable deposit. To be eligible for the refund on the balance of the class tuition, please notify us at least 7 days before the first class. To request a refund in the case of medical illness or military service, please submit a letter with documentation by email to

Please note: No refunds are given once the classes have begun. It is not unusual for students to have to miss 1 or 2 classes over the 12 weeks and we are happy to send you notes for classes missed. If you anticipate having to miss more than 3 classes, we encourage you to take the class at another quarter when you are able to attend at least 9 of the 12 classes. This is not a class where you can "drop in" at random and we do ask students to make a commitment to attend at least 9 of the 12 classes and we reserve the right to disenroll students if they miss more than 3 classes (without any refund).
We also do not transfer or credit class tuition from one quarter to upcoming quarters. 

If you have any questions regarding our policy, please email us via our Contact page as we are happy to answer any questions!

Class Policy and Procedures

Age Minimum
We have an minimum age requirement of 18 years old.

Attendance and Behavior

Any student displaying threatening, intimidating, violent behavior, or who brings a weapon onto or around the premises may be dismissed and asked to withdraw from the class without a refund. We reserve the right to refuse to register anyone who engages in disruptive or otherwise unacceptable behavior, including the use of alcohol or illegal drugs on or around the premises.

Scholastic Drop

We reserve the right to drop a student if we feel that a class (or classes) do not fit a particular student's training needs.


Students freely and knowingly assume all risk incidental to participating in class. Students understand and accept that our staff are not responsible for injury to persons or property related to participation in the class. As a student, you here by agree to indemnify, release, and hold harmless The Seattle Artist's Way Center, its officers, directors, employees, or agents from any liability arising out of or related to any activity, accident, or incident on the premises.