We have adopted the following policies in order to provide you with the best and safest experience at the WAC.
The Willamette Art Center reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule classes in order to adjust for enrollment. If the Willamette Art Center must cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, all registered participants will be informed and given the opportunity to register for another class or given a full refund. A processing fee of $10 will be charged to students withdrawing from a class more than a week before a class starts. Withdrawing from a class after that date will result in a fee of 40% of class tuition.
General Studio Policies
Welcome to the Willamette Art Center. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit community art center, open to all who wish to expand their creative experience. In order to keep things running smoothly and operate within our means, the following information guide has been written to help you work in our center. There are monitors and staff available to answer questions, as well as your class instructor.
GUIDELINES FOR ADULT CLASSES, (and pass holders)
- Adult classes generally run from 10 AM to 12:30 pm and 6:30 to 9 pm.
- Classes are 8 weeks with a 9th week given as a grace period to glaze any work not finished during class. No new work should be started after week 7.
- Open studio is included in your class. Please remember that registration in one class does not allow you to sit in on other classes.
- Review the WAC Firing Policy. You will receive your tickets at the first class.
- Please, know your clay; a $70 fee will be charged for a high fire shelf being damaged by melt down of low fire clay in the gas kiln.
CLEAN UP PROCEDURES
- Students are responsible for cleaning all of their work areas. Clean off clay on and around wheel; sponge off all hand building areas used, clean around glaze area and sinks, return all tools, etc.
- Lockers are for studio artists, students, and Open Studio Pass holders.
- Please tape your name and term or OSP on the outside and phone number inside.
- Students not continuing are to remove clay and tools by the 9th week of class.
- Materials abandoned 30 days beyond that will become the property of the WAC
- Please place hand building work near the hand building area; wheel thrown work in the wheel throwing area. Short items go on short shelves and tall items on tall shelves.
- Cover work and mark with post-it note.
- When ready to bisque fire, place signed work on the greenware cart. Include the number of signed tickets needed.
- Bisqued work is found on a bisque ware cart or shelf near the glaze area.
- Fired high fire pots are on shelves outside by the gas kiln.
- Remember, items are fired in the order in which they dry and the size that fits in the kiln load, not by the date they are placed on the cart.
- Please claim and glaze your work promptly. Work abandoned 30 days after a term’s 9th week will be recycled.
- Please, glaze your work promptly and place it on the correct shelf for firing.
- Sign the back of your ticket(s); be sure to put a ticket(s) in or under your pot to bisque fire and to glaze fire.
- Instructors should review glaze options/procedures and assist students; monitors are available for questions.
- High fire work should be placed on the high fire cart; middle range on the shelf by the slab roller and low fire on the shelf in the bisque kiln room.
- Please clean all glaze off the bottom of the pot. High fire pots cannot be stilted and need a clean surface to touch the kiln shelf.
- Single Raku pieces may be placed on the Raku shelf by the slab roller and will be fired by a trained monitor or staff. No student may fire Raku alone. Include a firing ticket(s).
- Please take your work home after it is completed. Work abandoned 30 days after the term ends will be removed.
Firing at the WAC is based on a ticket system. Have a ticket? Fire away!
- 1 Ticket = $ 1.00
- 1 Ticket pot = 6” wide and 6 “ tall (approximately the size of an average cup)
- You will use the Size Chart to determine how many tickets you need to fire your piece.
- Tickets are required to bisque fire:
- Can stack the pieces up to 6” = 1 ticket
- Put smaller pieces in a bowl = 1 ticket
Tickets are required to fire all glazed pots :
- Put small or stilted glazed pieces on a clay tray. Tray and stilts are returned to the owner.
- You will receive:
- Class = 60 tickets
- 15 Day Pass = 30 tickets at purchase
- Day Pass = 2 tickets
- Write your name on the back of your tickets. Put the ticket(s) in the pot. Place the pot on the cart to be fired.
- Bring your pots from home or make them in the studio. (Be sure to use cone 10 clay for high fire.)
- Tickets never expire. If you have left-overs, save them or share them with a friend.
- If you run out, you can purchase more tickets for $ 1.00 each.
- Policy begins January 1, 2016.
We hope that you will enjoy your class and continue as a member of our studio. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to ask Nikki, a monitor, or an instructor for more assistance.
Raku Firing Policies
Non-raku class members’ pottery pieces will not be fired during the raku class. They will be fired at another time by a designated person.
- Non-raku class students’ and raku students’ pieces will be placed on different clearly marked shelves
- Raku student pieces will be fired during class
- A designated person will fire non-raku class members’ work when a full load is ready
- Special firing requests are to be worked out with Staff
Willamette Art Center does not copy, reproduce, publish, post, distribute, share or sell the name, personal contact information or description of donation by donor to any outside individual or business. Exceptions shall be those required by law, requested in grant applications or in connection with bank credit or debit card transactions that may be made without prior knowledge or consent of the donor.
Willamette Art Center does acknowledge donors by name and/or description of donation, after the donors have given their written permission, in certain printed material such as newsletters, brochures, press releases, event invitations or programs, stationery, solicitation letters, the organization’s website or other means of expressing appreciation for the donors’ assistance. A donor wishing to view samples of these publications may do so by contacting the Willamette Art Center at the address above.
Willamette Art Center will provide, at least annually, a means (such as a check-off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their names acknowledged on any of the printed material mentioned above. All donations shall be treated individually so that multiple donations from a single donor shall receive the same consideration as if each were the first donation received.
If a donor chooses to opt out of any acknowledgement listings in printed material, the donor’s name and address will be made available only to members and/or staff of Willamette Art Center who are responsible for managing the business of the corporation.
All records of donations to Willamette Art Center shall be maintained by the corporation according to the applicable standards of record retention in effect at the time of the donation. All records will be maintained in a secure location of the chapter.
A donor’s photograph will not be used at any time or in any WAC publication without the donor’s written consent. In the case of a minor, written permission will be obtained from the parent/guardian.
Web Site Privacy Statement
The Friends of the Visual Arts, dba Willamette Art Center (“WAC”) respects the privacy of visitors to its Web site. The WAC strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the WAC has implemented the following policy.
ABOUT THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Most of the data and information we collect through our Web site is used only to help the WAC achieve its mission of helping nonprofit organizations integrate risk management into their operations. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our clients knowingly provide.
From Casual Web Site Visitors and General Users — We do not collect any personal information from users browsing our Web site. When you use the public areas of our Web site you are doing so anonymously. We do collect aggregate use information, such as the number of hits (visits) per page. We use aggregate data for internal and marketing purposes, but we don’t collect any personally identifying information.
From Our Clients, Donors and Other Customers — If while visiting our Web site you register for a class, workshop, or pass, submit a technical assistance question, or request other information, you will be asked to provide certain information. In all cases this information is submitted voluntarily. In most cases, the WAC asks clients to provide their name, title, organization name, address, telephone, and e-mail. If you’re making a purchase, you may be asked for credit card information in order to complete your purchase. Similar information may be submitted to the WAC on an order/registration form.
Our client list is not for sale. When you visit our Web site or become a client of the Willamette Art Center, your name and mailing information will not be sold to a commercial organization.
CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT INFORMATION
The Willamette Art Center utilizes secure transaction methods (SSL) when collecting credit card information over the Internet. The WAC does not disclose credit card account information nor does it keep a record of credit card numbers provided by its clients.
If you suspect that we have handled your personal information in a manner that doesn’t comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by calling (503) 365-3911.