Registration Information and Policies
We offer a wide array of classes for adults and youth from beginning to advanced. (our youth classes were paused during the pandemic; we are figuring out how to bring back these classes in the summer quarter). Our classes are taught by some of the most accomplished ceramic artists in the Northwest. We are an inclusive and vibrant community where people of all ages and abilities are welcomed and celebrated. One of the joys of Seward Park Clay Studio is the chance to work side-by-side with our fellow classmates and resident artists during open studio. We all learn from each other.
How To Register
Register online for classes or workshops.
Registration is complete upon full payment.
Seward Park Clay Studio would like everyone to explore clay. Our clay community shares funds to subsidize the cost of the classes to make them accessible to many, however for some students, that cost is still too much. Our tuition assistance program aims to give a larger subsidy to those who otherwise could not participate.
Tuition assistance is applied as a discount to class fees. We also give a number of 100% scholarships for students who cannot afford to pay anything. Tuition assistance and scholarships do not include the cost of clay, generally, though we can waive fees for materials if paying for them is not possible.
Those whose household income falls at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (shown below) are eligible for Tuition Assistance. If your household income is Equal to or less than the amount in the following chart, you are eligible for Tuition Assistance at Seward Park Clay Studio. (*a household includes the applicant and any other individuals who share financial responsibility for the household, and all dependents. Household income is the combined gross income generated each year by all the household members, as reported on IRS forms)
Household Size / Income
1 / $33,975
2 / $36,620
3 / $46,060
4 / $55,500
5 / $64,940
6 / $74,380
7 / $83,820
8 / $93,260
For each person over 8 add: $9,440
Seward Park Clay Studio gives several subsidies each quarter and reserves the right to offer a class where there are openings. We do try to give the class choice of the applicant, but sometimes that isn’t possible. We ask students to list 2nd and 3rd choices.
Applications for Tuition Assistance are accepted one month before the start of any given quarter, and awards are announced one week before classes begin, and are given on a first-come, first-served basis. If an applicant does not receive an award, we encourage them to apply for the following quarter.
What Is included in your Tuition?
All instruction during scheduled class times as well as access to sign up on the practice calendar (up to 7 hours per week) is included. Also included is your first bag of clay and all glazes, ceramic materials and firings, within reason. After your first bag of clay, you can purchase more clay from us. (there is a five bag clay limit per student per quarter) The fees from these purchases help pay for your glaze materials and firings. Students are not allowed to bring in any clay from outside of our studio.
Safety Protocols & Covid Policy
Classrooms have been set up to have distance between the workstations and spread into two rooms. Each spot has a wheel and a table. We are limiting the number of students in the building and encourage them to space as far apart as they can. We also have 11 HEPA air filter machines running continuously.
All staff, teachers, resident artists and students are required to wear masks at all times. We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted for Covid, whenever those opportunities arise.
Only registered students, staff, teachers and resident artists are allowed in the building. Please don’t invite guests.
If you have any symptoms of illness or feel unwell, for any reason, please stay at home. It is a courtesy to your fellow students; no one wants to get sick at SPCS. If anyone tests positive for COVID, please contact the studio immediately. (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 206-722-6342) We can trace back to the last time you were in the studio and use our scheduling app and class roster to contact everyone who overlapped sharing the space with you. Your privacy will be protected. Please do not come back if you still are exhibiting symptoms and please test NEGATIVE for Covid before you return.
Wash your hands frequently and bring your own towel from home and take it away when you leave. We also have hand sanitizer throughout the studio.
We will monitor state, county and city health department notices and adjust our policies and operations as we deem appropriate.
Stay healthy, stay safe and stay home when sick.
Thank you for abiding by our guidelines in our efforts to keep the entire community safe. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Olsen, Executive Director, Seward Park Clay Studio.
Cancellations more than one week before classes begin will incur a $100 cancellation fee.
Cancellations less than one week before classes begin will incur a $150 cancellation fee. There are no cancellations after your class has begun. Emergencies can be negotiated with the Director.
Wait List for when classes are full
Click here to let us know that you’d like to receive a message when any inventory becomes available. We don’t waitlist for specific classes.
Photo & Video Policy
From time to time we take pictures in the studio for promotion and posterity. If you do not want your image used, please inform the staff, otherwise consent is presumed.
Publicity and Privacy Policies
Who we are
Our website address is: https://sewardparkart.org.
Who we share your data with
Seward Park Clay Studio respects your privacy, and will never sell, trade or rent any personal information you provide without your express consent. We won’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register for a class on our website, we create a user account for the registration. The data is processed and stored in our database. We do not store credit card information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have registered for a class or have left comments, you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Questions? Contact Us
Practice Times/Open Studio for enrolled students
Mondays, 1-2pm & 5-6:30pm
Seward Park Clay Studio does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status in any of its programs or activities.