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Classes are offered in four semesters throughout the year, generally running for eight weeks. Fall classes begin in September, Winter classes begin in January, Spring classes begin in April and Summer classes begin in June. Classes are posted online for registration approximately six weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Workshops are added to offering at any time in response to interests, needs, or exhibitions in our gallery.
Camps are offered during public school breaks in November, spring break, and the summer.
Registration for classes, workshops, and camps can be completed online or over the phone by calling (609) 924-8777; or in person at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm).
The ACP uses email as the primary mode of communication for everything from confirmations to cancellations. Please provide us with an email address that is checked regularly.
Confirmation of class or workshop registration completed online is part of the registration process. Confirmation for registrations completed over the phone or in person is emailed within two business days. Confirmation of camp registration is mailed to the student’s home address along with pertinent forms that need to be completed and returned before a session begins. Retain this paper confirmation for tax purposes (camp is covered by many dependent care flexible spending accounts).
In the event of low enrollment, the ACP may have to cancel a class and refund payment in the manner paid. If payment was made more than 60 days prior via PayPal, a refund check may be issued. When a class is in danger of being cancelled, a notice will be sent prior to the start date via email so students are aware of the possibility of cancellation. The ACP will make every effort to hold a class and therefore the final decision to not run a class may not be made until the week of the start date.
WITHDRAWAL & REFUND POLICY
All fees must be paid at the time of registration; space cannot be held until full payment is received. Class fees (minus a $25 processing fee) are refundable if our Education Director is notified in writing (email Liz Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org) of withdrawal a minimum of three weeks prior to the scheduled start of the class. No refunds will be made after that date due to contractual obligations and the cost of purchasing supplies. No refunds will be given if a student withdraws after a class begins. Class fees are non-transferable.
A waitlist is available for all classes that have reached maximum enrollment and are noted as “filled” online. To join the waitlist, call (609) 924-8777 or email email@example.com. If a space opens up, those on the waitlist will be contacted in the order in which they submitted their names.
Materials are included for children’s classes. Purchasing materials is required in most teen and adult classes. Materials lists can be found online at the end of the class description. Materials can be purchased at Jerry's Artarama at 2901 US Highway 1 (Route 1 South), Lawrence; Michael’s at 300 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton or Daler-Rowney, 2 Corporate Drive, Cranbury (www.daler-rowney.com).
There are also a limited number of art supplies available for purchase at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts (sketchpads, paints, brushes, etc).
The ACP does not offer make-up classes for students who have missed a class or who have joined a class late. If the ACP has to cancel a class (due to inclement weather, an instructor’s illness, etc.) we will do our best to schedule a make-up class during that semester.
Generally, the ACP will cancel classes based on the closing or delayed opening of the Princeton Regional School system. Students will be notified via email if a class is canceled due to inclement weather. The ACP tries to make the decision to cancel classes as early as possible, but please bear in mind that classes may be canceled up until the early morning for morning classes or mid-day for night classes if it is unclear if weather will be an issue. A cancellation notice will be posted on our home page as soon as possible as well as a voice message on our main line at (609) 924-8777.
Parking is available in nearby garages as well as metered parking along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. The best rates can be found at Spring Street Garage behind the Princeton Public Library. For a Princeton parking guide, visit www.princetonparking.org.
Smart Card parking passes are available for purchase at the Spring Street Garage. Read here for more info.
Please do not park in the lot behind the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, this is for staff only. For drop-offs, please use the loading zone on Witherspoon Street or use the 30 minute free allotment in the Spring Street Garage.
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Benefits of ACP membership include discounts on classes, workshops and camps, the ArtsCard (which provides deals at over 20 local stores and restaurants), reduced admission to select ticketed events, 10% off gallery purchases, and more! Visit our membership page to join and read more about the benefits of membership.
stART College Student $35
Senior (65+) $35
Individual Adult $45
Dual/Senior (65+) $65
*To enjoy membership benefits, children need to be covered by a Dual/Family Membership.
It is part of the ACP’s mission to keep programming accessible to everyone, which includes keeping the education fees as low as possible. For children whose family cannot afford our fees, the ACP offers scholarships for children based on need on a first come basis. To apply and read more about our scholarships, click here.
The ACP offers classes, workshops, and camps at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ (across the intersection for the Princeton Public Library). The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts offers a convenient downtown location in an air-conditioned building complete with a theater and an outdoor terrace.
Following a camp registration, the confirmation and an emergency/medical form is sent to the student’s home address in postal mail. The confirmation is for your records and the two page emergency/medical form must be completed and returned to the ACP. You may mail in the form or drop it off at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. Emergency forms must be received before your child can start camp.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Any student who supplies the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) with appropriate documentation of a disability is eligible on a case-by-case basis for reasonable accommodations, such as the attendance of an auxiliary caregiver at no additional registration fee (studio space permitting). Students, not the ACP, are responsible for securing such assistance.
In order to review and ultimately accommodate known and suspected disabilities, the ACP should be provided with documentation of the disability. If no such documentation is available, the person charged with the student requiring accommodations shall schedule an appointment with the education director to discuss the student’s needs, after which a determination will be made as to whether an accommodation could be made. Complete this Confidential Self-Disclosure Form to request such accommodation. If, upon entry into a class, it becomes evident that a student requires supplementary assistance, the ACP reserves the right to require the attendance of an auxiliary caregiver.
PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO IMAGES OF STUDENTS
The ACP uses photographic and video images (without student names or identifiers) of classes, workshops, and events in various publications ranging from our website and newspaper articles to grant applications and annual reports. It is a vital way for us to convey the importance of our work in the community. If you do not want your or your child’s photo used by the Arts Council of Princeton, you must notify us in writing (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to attending the program.
MEALS & SNACKS
Snacks and beverages are not provided at camp. If you would like your child to have a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack and beverage, please provide one. Full-day students will need to bring a lunch and beverage each day. Include an insulated lunch bag, if necessary; we do not have on-site refrigeration.
For full-day workshops or hours-long classes, students are welcome to bring food to be eaten in one of our lobbies, in the Communiversity Room if available, or outside on our terrace.
PAUL ROBESON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Campers should arrive approximately 10 minutes before their session begins.
Please drop off your child by pulling into the loading zone on the Witherspoon Street side of the building and forming a line along Green Street (around the back of the building) as shown here. Please pull all the way forward to make enough room for cars behind you.
If you would like to walk your child into the building, parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages, as well as metered parking along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. Please do not park in the lot behind the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, this is for staff only.
When entering the building, please use the Witherspoon Street door (on the terrace) and not the front lobby door. This greatly assists counselors in keeping all campers organized.
PAUL ROBESON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Please pull into our parking lot along Paul Robeson Place and pull forward as indicated on this diagram. Continue to pull forward until you reach the drop-off zone along Witherspoon Street. (Pull as far forward as you can for both DROP-OFF and PICK-UP.) There will be a camp counselor at the sidewalk to sign your child in and escort him/her into the building. In the morning, the counselor will be there from 8:45 until 9:15am. In the afternoon, campers will be dismissed at the loading zone from 3:30 until 3:45pm.
Morning session children MUST be picked up promptly at 12:00pm. After Care children MUST be picked up no later than 6pm. Late pick-ups will be charged a $15 fee for each occurrence.
If you are walking to pick up your child, please wait on the terrace (Witherspoon Street side of the building) for campers to be dismissed.
The ACP is dedicated to providing the highest quality programming to our diverse audience and we hope to instill and support a life-long interest in the arts. At the completion of a program, students can expect to receive an email asking for feedback about the all aspects of the experience. Candid and thoughtful comments are valued input into how we can better meet expectations and improve our education programs. We hope students will participate.