//Class Policies
Class Policies 2018-01-15T15:05:13+00:00

Registration

Minimum enrollments must be met at least one week prior to the class/workshop start date.
Please submit your registration early to guarantee a spot in the class/workshop.

Pay online

  • When registering online, you may pay with a credit card, or use a Pay Pal account.
  • Members must log in to receive the discounted tuition rate. Non-members do not need to log in to register online.

Pay by phone

  • Call the office during business hours: 612-436-0463. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, & American Express.

Pay in person

  • Let a friendly WGM staffer help you register! Pay with cash, check, credit card, or WGM gift certificate. Check our office hours here.

Pay by mail

  • Send check and registration information to:

Weavers Guild of Minnesota

3000 University Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

  • Include your name, email, phone, address and class number and title.

Other payment policies

WGM charges a $40 fee for checks returned with not sufficient funds (NSF).

Weavers Guild of Minnesota transactions are processed by PayPal, our trusted credit card merchant and point of sale service provider. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to complete the transaction.

Cancellations

Classes

Weavers Guild of Minnesota (WGM) reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop at any time. Classes without the minimum enrollment 8 days prior to the first scheduled session may be cancelled. Registered students will be notified and a full refund will be issued. Some classes have waiting lists; if you need to withdraw from a class please notify WGM of a withdrawal as soon as possible.

Students cancelling 8 or more calendar days before a class starts will receive a refund of their tuition minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. Students cancelling between 7 and 0 calendar days prior to the beginning of a class will receive no refund. However, transfers to other classes or private lessons will be honored at 100% credit.  There is a $20 transfer fee and the class must occur within 6 months of the original course date.

Visiting Artist Workshops

Workshop participants cancelling at least 30 calendar days prior to the start of a workshop will receive a full refund of their tuition minus a $25 cancellation fee. Students cancelling between 30 and 8 days before the workshop begins will receive a 50% tuition refund, minus the $25 cancellation fee. Participants cancelling between 7 and 0 days before a workshop begins will forfeit their tuition.

Other policies and class information

Youth & Teens

Youth and teens ages 9 to 17 are welcome in many regular WGM classes. Parents or guardians are expected to register for the class in addition to the youth student. It’s fun and a great way to explore arts activities together! Before registering, check with the office at 612-436-0463 or education@weaversguildmn.org to see if the class is appropriate for youth.

Guide to Skill Levels

Beginning (B)

Student is new to the subject and has no experience.  Beginners are first-timers or individuals who would like a refresher in the topic.

examples of classes: Beginning Floor Loom Weaving, Beginning Rag Rug Weaving, Beginning Spinning, Ready, Set, Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom,

Advanced Beginning (AB)

Student has some experience, (one to three classes in the subject).  These courses are for beginners who want to continue but would like to develop more skill and technique.

examples of classes: Exploring Twills (Floor Loom), Scandinavian Rag Rug I (Rag Rug), Beyond Beginning Spinning

Intermediate (I)

Student is familiar with the subject and has some experience.  Students have completed several classes and have a developed vocabulary as well as a general knowledge of the subject.  The instructor will assume you need some direction but students should be comfortable starting and finishing projects.

examples of classes: Stripes and Structures (Floor Loom), Time for Twills (Rag Rug), The Power of Pick-Up on the Rigid Heddle

Advanced (A)

Student is capable of  working independently and has a high skill level in the medium. Experience can vary, but usually students have several years of training or have thoroughly developed their skills and technique.

Multi-Level (M)

Classes offer a basic introduction in the subject and provide an opportunity for a higher level of practice and skill. The instructor works one-on-one with students to develop technique, subject matter and goals. Class projects are individually tailored to meet the needs of the student.