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On-line - Click the "Register Now" button at the top to go to your secure registration and online payment! You will be automatically added to our class roster.
You can enroll In Person - Visit MAC at 1520 Poyntz Avenue during office hours (M-F 12-5:30).
Please pay in full at the time of enrollment. Online payments will be taken by credit card. Your registration fee includes a $15 non-refundable enrollment deposit. Camp MAC Summer Arts Day Camp has a $20 non-refundable enrollment deposit.
Reduced Fees & Scholarships
School-age students whose household meets the requirements or the federal free and reduced lunch program are eligible for scholarships. Please call 785-537-4420 and ask for information prior to registration.
Scholarships are funded by a grant from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, the YES! Fund at GMCF, and our generous MAC donors..
Cancellations & Refunds
$15 non-refundable fee on all classes less than $100 and cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
$20 non-refundable fee for all classes $100-200 and cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
Classes and camps over $200 will be refunded less 10% the cost of the class/camp if cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
Any class canceled less than 1 business day in advance will be assessed an additional $20 non-refundable fee.
Workshops cancelled less than 2 business days in advance will not be eligible for a refund but may be used towards another class or workshop.
No refunds will be given after the second session of a class/workshop.
Refunds left on an account are valid until the end of the fiscal year (June 30).
If a class is canceled by MAC, you can choose to either receive a full refund or apply your credit to your account. MAC reserves the right to change or cancel classes for any reason. Please enroll early to secure your spot.
Student withdrawals for medical or family emergencies or other extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis in regards to the issuing of tuition refunds.
Camp MAC Payment Policies
A minimum of 50% of each session's fee is due at the time of enrollment to hold your child's spot.
$20 of each session fee is a non-refundable deposit. See our website for full refund details.
Sessions must be paid in full one week prior to the first day of a camp session.
Payment plans are available for multiple week sessions. Please ask us if you need this option.
Scholarships are available for kids who qualify for free or reduced school lunch. Military families receive a 10% discount. (Only one discount applies.) Please ask us about this before registration!
Camp MAC Refund/Prorating Policies:
A non-refundable $20 deposit will be held for each camp session.
If you cancel your registration more than one week before the starting date, you will receive a full refund, less the deposit, for your paid amount.
A 50% refund will be given if your registration is canceled between one week and 4 days prior to the start date. (You must cancel by 5pm the Thursday before the Monday start.)
Refunds will not be given for cancellation within 72 hours of the start of camp.
Weeks will not be prorated for partial attendance.
MAC does not provide transportation to or from any of its classes.
ATA has a bus stop in front of our building.
Education in the Arts
The Manhattan Arts Center (MAC) offers art education to adults and children of all ages and incomes. Throughout the year there are a variety of art and clay classes for adults. We also have educational opportunities for children intheatre, art, ceramics, and music. In the summer, we offer our arts-based day camp "Camp MAC." We also have open studios for artists to work and learn together, including Watercolor Studio, Painting Studio, Clay Studio, and Film Studio.
Nurturing Creative Abilities
Our motto is Arts For All. We believe that arts education enhances the lives of all who participate. With this in mind, we will continue to nurture the creative abilities of Manhattan's children, for they are the future artists, playwrights, actors, singers, and story tellers.