Our Studio Policies



Safety is very important to us at Chicago Glass Collective. Close-toed shoes are to be worn whenever someone is working in the studio. Cotton clothing must be worn while working on the torches or while working with the kilns. Safety glasses need to be worn while working and ear protection is available for use and must be worn while working in the coldshop. Didinium glasses are available and must be worn while working on the torches



Tuition is refundable for all regular classes and workshops, minus a processing fee of $100 for each class dropped if the office is notified at least 7 days prior to the class/workshop start date. If CGC is notified 6 days or less before the class/workshop start date, tuition is refundable minus a fee of $200 or 85% of the class fee. 

Students may opt to receive a full studio credit in lieu of a refund. Classes dropped during the first week of each session are only eligible for a studio credit equal to half of the full tuition cost of the class.  

Students are responsible for notifying CGC that they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no credit or refund will be given, except for documented medical reasons with physicians note. There is a limit of two classes per student per year that may be dropped with a refund or credit due to non-medical reasons.

Classes are cancelled when enrollment minimums are not reached. Cancellation begins approximately one week before the scheduled first class. Workshops and special events not meeting enrollment minimums will be cancelled two to three days before the start date. Visiting artist workshops will be cancelled at least 10 days prior to the start date. CGC cannot assume responsibility for travel costs for out of town students. Please contact us to confirm workshop status before booking travel. Students will be notified if classes are cancelled and will be eligible for a full refund or class credit.



In order to reserve a class date and time a 50% deposit is due when reservation is made. The final payment is due the on the date of the event. Those who cancel 15 days or less before the event will not be refunded. Those who cancel prior to 15 days before will be refunded minus a $100 cancellation fee. If you would like to reschedule, your deposit can be held and applied to a different date within 3 months of the original date.       



Workshop registrants who cancel 15 days or less to the beginning of a visiting artist workshop will not be refunded. A cancellation fee of $150 will be charged on all other cancellations.  We reserve the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum enrollments are not met, in which case all workshop fees will be refunded to participants. Notifications will be made two weeks prior to a workshops start date. CGC cannot be responsible for airline tickets or other travel costs in the event of a cancellation. Full payment of workshop is due at least 10 days prior to the class in order reserve a space.



There are no full refunds for membership dues. You may get a 50% refund within 2 weeks of signing up.