Class Policies

COVID-19 Consideration

Students must sign in when entering the studio lobby for contact tracing purposes. All students are expected to wear masks while in the building and wash hands on a regular basis. Students will be allowed in the classroom during class times only. Eating in the studio is not allowed.


EARLY REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Decisions to hold a class are based on enrollment three (3) days before the scheduled start date. All tuition fees must be included with the registration form unless applying for a Red Apple Fund grant. Tuition is payable in full with registration and already includes a non-refundable $10 registration fee. Submit registrations online or by mail to Studio Programs, Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.


The Learning and Engagement staff will be happy to answer your questions or help you choose a class that best suits your preferences and skill level. For more information on Studio Art Classes, contact Rebecca Howell at 302.351.8551 or


Full refunds (less a $10 registration fee) are issued only when a written request is received seven (7) business days before the first class meeting. Refunds will not be offered after a later date. Membership fees are non-refundable. The Museum will decide three (3) days before the start of the class if it will be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If this cancellation happens, registered students will have the option to transfer to another class or receive a full refund.


In case of bad weather/emergencies, listen to WDEL 1150AM or check An instructor will contact students if he/she is unable to make it to class on a particular day. Instructors will contact students to reschedule classes. If an instructor cancels a class, the classroom is closed to students during that time frame.


Most class supply lists are posted on our website at or will be discussed in the first day of class. Class supply lists will only be mailed or emailed upon request. Students enrolled in Adult and Teen classes must supply their own materials. Supplies are provided for Youth level classes.

Model and lab fees are included in the cost of tuition for classes using models and shared consumables. Ceramics supplies are available for purchase in class. Students are required to use clay distributed by the Museum only. Some basic metalsmithing tools and materials are provided for beginner metalsmithing students. All other metalsmithing students are expected to purchase their own tools and materials.


Artwork can only be stored in designated areas and must be removed by the end of the session. All artwork should be labeled with the student’s name. If a student misses the last class or if a student’s ceramic work is being fired in the kiln, he/she has two weeks from the date of their last class to pick up their artwork. The Museum will dispose of any artwork not claimed thereafter. The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen property.


Guests who are not registered students are not allowed to participate in or attend classes.


The Museum is located on historic Kentmere Parkway in a quiet residential neighborhood. Directions are available online. Parking for studio classes is FREE and available on either Kentmere Parkway or in the Museum’s parking lot. The entrance to the Bank of America Education Wing is located along the driveway to the parking lot just after the orange banner “art is creating.” Students may drop off and pick up their supplies at the entrance. Parents bringing children to class may drop them off at the entrance as well. Students who do not park on Kentmere Parkway or in designated parking areas will be towed at their own expense.


Students may enter studios 10 minutes prior to the start of class or if the instructor is present in the studio. Studio use is permitted during designated class time only. Students may not use a classroom during a class for which they are not enrolled.


To inquire about Open Studio Policies, please contact Rebecca Howell at 302.351.8551 or

Reservation of Rights: The Delaware Art Museum reserves the right to change, withdraw, or modify course of instruction at any time. The Museum also reserves the right to withdraw any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental. The Museum’s Staff and Board of Trustees cannot be held liable for personal injury or loss, theft, or damage of personal property.