General Information and Policies

General Information and Policies


If the Summit is closed due to inclement weather or for any other reason, The Henderson will remain open unless announced otherwise.

Age Requirements

Regular ongoing classes will accept children 11 years up. Our Kid’s Art Sampler is for children 5 and up, with under 5 attended with a responsible adult. No one under 18 is permitted to attend a workshop without prior approval from art school staff or board.

Registration & Deposit

A deposit of one half the tuition is due at the time of registration in order to hold your spot. 50% of this deposit is non-refundable (unless The Henderson cancels the class). Registrations are non-transferable. A fee will be charged for returned checks. The remaining balance is due 20 days before the first day of the workshop. Note: Classes without a minimum registration may be canceled by The Henderson, whereas you will be fully refunded).


Tuition amounts are listed with each workshop description on this site, and they can be found in our workshop brochure.


Coffee, hot tea, and water are available throughout the day. We have vending, a refrigerator, coffee maker and a microwave available. We also have wonderful cafes and restaurants within walking distance.


The amount and type of materials will vary from workshop to workshop. Therefore, a list of suggested materials will be provided along with the workshop description or a material fee will be clearly identified. We have limited art supplies and will expand products as our programs expand.


Because of registration costs and other services, including instructor contracts, materials acquisitions and housing arrangements, The Henderson is required to charge cancellation fees to students who change their itineraries.

Please note:

  • Once students are registered for a workshop cancellation fees apply.
  • Cancellation up to 20 days prior to the first day of class will result in a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than 20 days prior to the first day of class will result in a cancellation fee of 100% of the deposit.
  • No tuition, deposit, or materials refunds will be made after the first day of class.
  • Students who cancel their enrollment in one class to transfer to another class are charged the cancellation fee, plus the deposit for the class to which they wish to transfer.

If it is necessary for The Henderson to cancel a class for any reason, students will be notified and offered the option of another class or a full refund.



No alcohol is permitted in the classrooms or during instruction time unless it is connected with our “Uncorked!” painting parties, of which we have obtained a proper ABC license.  The use of illegal substances is prohibited. If children’s art classes are on campus, alcohol consumption will be prohibited.  Alcohol is permitted in designated areas at designated times only.


Concealed and unconcealed firearms and weapons are not permitted in the building.


Smoking and smokeless tobacco products are not permitted inside the building.

Personal Property

The Henderson is not responsible for the security of property left in the facility.

Workshop Etiquette

The Henderson reserves the right to dismiss any student, without refund, for behavior that is disruptive to the creative process and learning environment. Please remember to be courteous to your classmates.


The Henderson is not responsible for injuries sustained as a result of improper or careless use of tools and equipment. Injuries must be reported immediately and the appropriate Injury Report Form completed within 24 hours. First Aid kits are available throughout the facility.

Hazardous Materials Disposition

Brush cleaning must be done in an approved location. Oily rags, papers, and paints must be disposed of in a lidded, approved container.


The Wayne C Henderson School of Appalachian Arts. admits students of any race,color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.