The address is 1198 Rte 21C in Ghent, at the intersection of Harlemville Road and Route 21C, and ½ mile from the Taconic Parkway in 2 directions. We are down the road from the Farm Store at Hawthorne Valley.
Classes and workshops are offered Monday through Saturdays, with individual classes scheduled mornings, afternoons or evenings. We also offer weekend workshops that have a particular focus and they are scheduled in an array of meeting times, including Saturdays and Sundays . Sign up to receive emails from the Art School to stay current with classes and other offerings.
Class registration and payment can be processed on the website. Checks are also acceptable. Please provide a note along with the check indicating what class(es) you’re registering for. All registrations are confirmed by email.
Yes, classes for the Young at Art Program begins with art at age 5 and continues through age 12. Teens are encouraged to enroll in other classes and will receive the support of the art teachers and administration to explore their interests and skill levels.
In winter months or severe weather, it is the School’s policy to send out an e-mail to the students. Students must have an updated e-mail made available to the Art School for this reason. We will make every attempt to reach the students. It is the student’s responsibility to check for these cancellations. Cancelled classes will be rescheduled at the end of the session by adding on to the schedule.
A class-specific supplies list is provided when you register, or shortly thereafter. Any questions can be directed to the instructor prior to the start of the class.
Yes! Gift certificates are available in any amount, and are good for one year. Please contact us for details.
Scholarships are available for all of our classes. Email for more information.
We welcome artists’ interest in offering instruction to the Art School community. The hiring process includes a review of the artist’s experience and work, and in-person interview. Please reach out to for more information.
Student Policies and Guidelines:
Students may register by paying with a credit card through the secure links on the website, or by sending a check or credit card information to the Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent, NY 12075. Students must provide a correct email address so that they can receive the supplies list and any other information relative to the class(es) for which they register.
Upon registering on-line, students will receive an email acknowledging their enrollment from ASCC within 48 hours in most cases, along with information about supplies. Please note that during holidays there might be a slightly longer reply time.
When sending in registration by mail, please wait up to 10 days for your payment to be received and processed.
There is a $25 charge for all returned checks or fees incurred by a student’s credit card issues, plus any bank fees incurred by ASCC.
If a class is full, students may email the school to be placed on a waiting list. ASCC will make every effort to let you know if a slot opens, or let you know when the class is next scheduled.
To help keep classes flowing smoothly and minimize interruptions, students are asked to arrive promptly. If you are unable to make a class, it is helpful (but not required) to email ASCC in advance and ASCC will pass this message on to your instructor.
If students are unable to attend a given class, they may request make-up work or brief individual guidance from faculty immediately prior to or after class, but please understand that this is at the faculty’s discretion.
We work at planning class and workshop size and keep them small in size as registrations come in. Due to faculty needing to be paid and costs associated with running our classes, refunds are not offered after two weeks prior to the start of class nor once a class is in session. Thank you for understanding.
If a class is cancelled by ASCC, you will receive notification and will be offered a refund or class credit. If you request a refund, a refund check for the full amount will be mailed to you if you originally paid by check or through the on-line registration process when you enrolled.
If you request tuition credit, the full amount may be used for up to one year from the start date of your initial class. After one year, unused or unclaimed funds will be credited to ASCC’s scholarship program or used for other needs.
The Art of Summer Children’s Program 2023:
A full refund, minus a $40 fee, will be granted when requested by April 1. After April 1 a full refund will be granted, minus a $40 fee, only if the spot can be filled before the start date of that session. If the spot cannot be filled, a credit can be issued to be applied to another week or another art program at a different time up until 6 months.
ASCC reserves the right to make any changes to its policies and tuition rates. Any changes will be posted. Thank you.